which is the best antivirus?

India
March 12, 2008 11:39am CST
hey I'm using Mcafee antivirus are there any better options available.
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11 responses
• Philippines
21 Mar 08
I am currently using NOD32. I think it's the best that I've used. It detects any kind of virus and my PC never had any virus problem since I had it.
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• India
22 Mar 08
i will check it.
• Hyderabad, India
13 Mar 08
Kaspersky is the best. I had been using AVG antivirus from past six years and when i installed kaspersky it detected approximately 95 bugs whereas AVG detected nothing. Note i was connected to internet all time and allowed it to download updates. Today industry ratings show Kaspersky you will love it approximately for one month why? it is not free. Bye the way it updates itself and you never even now when it updated it self.
• India
22 Mar 08
let me check out Kaspersky, hope it doesn't slow down my PC
@amju_kk (42)
• India
13 Mar 08
Norton anti-virus is the best iam thinking
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• India
22 Mar 08
it slowed my PC that's why i am not using it.
• India
13 Mar 08
All antivirus softwares are same in their functions. The only thing that differs is the ease to use and teh extra functionality they provide. I have been experienced with using AVG, Mcafee, Avast and currently Norton. All are best in removing viruses, but Norton also has Basic securityand Transaction Security features. These are good extras one can have. If you are concerned only with removal of viruses and nothing else, go for the free version of AVG.
• India
22 Mar 08
thanks some antivirus slow down the PC then it becomes a problem i will check AVG and Avast as i already have the other 2 you mentioned.
• United States
12 Mar 08
I have used both Mcafee and Norton anti-virus systems, and to be honest I really can't tell a whole lot of difference. I mean they both detect viruses and both of them remove them if they can. They pretty much have about the same feature and serve the same purpose. I think it depends on what you are used too and your individual preference. Personally I prefer Norton, just because I have used in more and it is what I am using now. However, I didn't have any problem with Mcafee when I had it.
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• India
12 Mar 08
i tried norton but it slowed my pc then i switched to mcafee but i still see my pc is a bit slow i have to set my computer's appearance to classic version to get good speed.
• China
17 Apr 08
i like Avast,it is free and have a good speed kaspersky didnt pass the VB100 in 2007
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• Malaysia
16 Apr 08
In my opinion i believe the Kaspersky Anti-Virus is the best of all to protect against any viruses and Trojans. I was using Norton before and it never detect even a weak virus. After using Kaspersky then i have a nice experience of living in peace without any viruses for two years. Then the key expired and viruses start to come in again lol. I need some money to get the new key. The best part of Kaspersky AV is when you have an external device such as thumb drives, CD, or Floppy that might contains virus are plug-in to your PC. Unlike other Anti-Virus you need to scan or transfered in the infected in order to get detected, Kaspersky AV automatically detect and scan if there are any viruses. The early alert helps you a lot to avoid virus before your PC got infected. Secondly Database updates is almost every hour or day to make you have the newest Virus list library from Kaspersky. So any new viruses, Trojans, and Worms will not easily get into your PC. So i definitely recommend Kaspersky the best AV out there. Try it to believe yourself
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@tholmes (101)
• Canada
15 Apr 08
I myself use nothing but AVG Free and have had no problems with it what so ever, I have also tried other ones as well, but this is the one I keep coming back to, so I would say this is the best free anti virus out there.. Here is the link for it..http://free.grisoft.com/ And they also have a forum for the free version here is the link for that as well.. http://forum.grisoft.cz/freeforum/ Hope this helps...
@jason_co (408)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
For me the best Anti-virus would be the Norton Antivirus. I have used this before but the problem is that is uses more of your computer memories. Sometime if you have a slow computer it crashes down your computer.
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@santuccie (3382)
• United States
13 Apr 08
It depends on how you use your computer. If you're careful about opening e-mail attachments, and you don't download software and media from file sharing networks or dodgy Web sites, McAfee is about as good as it gets. Their latest line of products employs a new technology called ScriptScan, which blocks Web-borne malware without the need for signature or heuristic detection. I've read that Symantec and Trend Micro have implemented similar technologies in their own products, but my sources tell me that parasites are still getting past them. McAfee kept my test system 100% clean as long as I used it; not even basic adware could get a foothold. Unless you're a high-risk user, McAfee would be your best bet. If you're a little dissatisfied with the Classic Windows look, you can still use the theme you're used to and simply disable animation. The only checkbox you need to check is "Use visual styles on windows and buttons," and perhaps also "Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop." If you don't know about scanning e-mail attachments at VirusTotal or Jotti, and/or if you happen to be into file sharing, the best antivirus would be the one that offers the best heuristics. AntiVir is #1 in this case, but its high rate of false positives precludes recommendation from me. The runner-up is NOD32, whose heuristics are right up there with AntiVir's while making fewer mistakes. NOD32 is also light on resources, and extremely resistant to termination by a hostile agent. For more information, visit http://invincible-windows.blogspot.com/
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@omupas (1243)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I have been using AVG Free on all of my computers over the last 5 years. I have never had any problems with viruses on any of my computers and the best part is the software is free and updates daily.
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