Best antivirus?

India
January 27, 2009 6:19am CST
Which do u think is the best antivirus available in the market? Norton, Avg, Zone alarm...... Name the one u prefer ?
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10 responses
• United States
28 Jan 09
Avast, Avira AntiVir, ESET NOD32. All three excellent.
@Zaphan (710)
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
what is your opinion about bitdefender total security suite 2009???
• United States
29 Jan 09
BitDefender is also very good, but its detection rates aren't as good as Avast or ESET (probably a little better than Avira). I don't see this as a problem really, it still gets pretty much everything, but is very fast - a good bonus for less powerful computers. However, I am always a bit averse to AV/Firewall combos... Either one thing or the other seems to suffer or you are not offered enough control over them. However, I would trust BitDefender to come out with a good product; and looking at the page now, I see it has a pretty impressive feature set, so I would vote go for it.
• Nepal
29 Jan 09
There are so many, just try one of these, norton,avg,kesper,avast,zonealart,pccelin,mecafe All these are good one. :)
• Australia
28 Jan 09
PC World 2009 "best suite" is Norton. But the best detection and removal is Avira (for both virus and spyware) and the virus blocker/detection/removal is free (you have to pay for their package to get spyware protection). scanner to detect inactive rootkits using a signature, it can be really tricky to detect such nasty malware when they are active and hidden. We checked the scanners detection against 12 active rootkits. Detection is one thing, removal and repair is just as important. You don't want to reinstall and setup a system after an infection has been detected,and Nortons does not include a backup facility like Avira. AVG lets too many nasties past, and I recently had to use Avira to scan and repair my system when AVG and McAffee kept reporting no detection when Windows own built in security system kept warning about malware on the computer.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
28 Jan 09
does it matter, they are all good, and everyone will have their own preference so with that said they are all good choose one, go with it, and keep it updated.
@JenInTN (27546)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I have always used AVG but am just now trying Avira. It is a free virus protection download too. I'm thinking as of now I like AVG better but Avira did catch something AVG missed..so I'm giving it more time.
• India
27 Jan 09
hi dude i am arman. i have a internet cafe and i use many antiviruse, just like avg, avira, avast, trend micro office scan, bit defender, norten, eset, etc. no one antiviruse gives you ful protection from all viruse/ malware/ spyware. i am using licenced avast 4.8 professional but my it will make my computer slow. currenty i am using avira classic(free version). it good but not best. use trend micro it's security is also very good but you found only three months trial on net. i think there is no one anti viruse avilabe who make your computer fully protected.
@Leppie (44)
27 Jan 09
I'm currently using Trend Micro, but testing Comodo Internet Suite (freeware ;)) on another machine. According to Matousec.com this is the best freeware firewall (there is not much difference between Online Armour Personal Firewall, which is a commercial version, and Comodo Internet Suite, which is freeware). We'll see how the test goes... ;)
• India
27 Jan 09
Now after testing all the antiviruses I don't think there is any difference except the main screen.They all slow down your PC a bit,they all detect the same viruses.I hardly found a difference in them.But still I think Avira free version is good as it's free. Now I'm testing bitdefender but it also seems same but avira was the best one I used so will test more and see if anyone is better than it or not. Cobra is the next in line for testing.The cover is great.
@aspnaren (314)
• India
27 Jan 09
There are many available today and my personal favourite is avast because I am using it more than three years and I update it daily and its cool according to me.Previously I was using AVG and unfortunately it doesn't suit with my requirements and I got shifted to avast and now this works very well.Now I dont need to reinstall my OS once in 2 months....
@dinos1 (204)
• Greece
27 Jan 09
Norton 360 that I am using too, seems to be very reliable and also offers free online backup storage.