Which Antivirus software is better and why?

@swapw07 (247)
United States
April 24, 2007 2:47am CST
I have been a long user of Norton Antivirus software, however recently I have realized that their prices for internet security has sky rocketed. With no rebates at all to make it even worse. Therefore I decided that it might be a good idea to switch to another Antivirus software. The deal is I don't know who to even start. The shelves were stacked from CA antivirus protection, Mcafee, Trend Micro, etc. The packaging of all of them doesn't really tell me much and most of them claim to protect all viruses. What do you use and who's a good virus protection company? -Swapw http://swapw.blogspot.com
4 responses
• Philippines
25 Apr 07
Norton Antivirus is the most over rated AV of all. Why don't you try NOD32? It's fast, work silently in the background, easy to manage, uses less resources and won't affect your system speed.
@swapw07 (247)
• United States
25 Apr 07
NOD32? What brand of antivirus software is that? I have never heard of it before. Where would I be able to purchase it and how much is its cost? I would appreciate it if you guys can tell me more about this antivirus software!
• India
25 Apr 07
go to www.eset.com. you can download a trial / buy it there. see my response for answer of your questions.
• Philippines
25 Sep 07
Hi swapw07, for paid version, you can try Kaspersky and Symantec antivirus. Both the two does its jobs pretty well. For free version, you could choose AVAST, AVG, and AVIRA. Currently, I am using a free version, which is Avira AntiVir Personal Classic Edition. I have been using this one for over a longer period of time. Since using this software, I have never had encountered any problems at all with regards to the overall function and system performance of my machine. Otherwise, I am very impressed and satisfied with its performance. Its feature is to update regularly and this can be scheduled at your most convenient time. It is very light on resources and does not use a lot of memory. It does not slow down your computer. Overall, it does its jobs pretty well. It detects and deletes rootkits, viruses, worms, etc. Hope this would help. Have a great day and God speed!
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@nanna_m (71)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Trend Micro's PC-Cillin is good. I especially like the toolbar for Outlook that allows you to block and report spam. I use this at work, but have NAV Internet Security at home. I wish I had stayed with PC-Cillin at home also, but it's done now. I've heard that AVAST is good too. I've used their free download, and it's worked fine for my laptop at home (rarely used).
@swapw07 (247)
• United States
26 Apr 07
I have used PC-Cillin, but it kept blocking contents that were never blocked before which was annoying. About Avast, I'm kinda interested in knowing more details about it. Like where to get it, buy it, download it, and additional user experiences in it. Who else has used it before?
@funfreak2k2 (1739)
• India
24 Apr 07
i suggest NOD32. it uses less ram, works silently, stops malware and spyware to some extent. above all, unline NAV, it doesnt start communicating with its servers whenever internet is connected. i think it is the best.