Best Anti-Virus?

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  1. mcdanielnc89

    mcdanielnc89 Registered Member

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    What is the best anti-virus software out there?
     
  2. The Hammer

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    Right at this moment it's NOD. ;) My opinion of course.
     
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    What is NOD? I'm needng a good antivirus for my computer..
     
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    Quite the charmer and sneak operations expert, aren't you? :p :D

    There is NO single "best" AV out there. Period. People have their own opinions on what is best. Just because someone thinks some program is best doesn't mean its best. But there ARE some "good" AVs out there which I've listed below:

    Dr.Web (http://www.drweb.com)
    F-Prot (http://www.f-prot.com)
    Authentium Command AV: (http://www.authentium.com)
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus (http://www.kaspersky.com)
    GDATA AntiVirusKit (http://www.gdata.de)
    AVIRA AntiVir (http://www.avira.com)
    Ashampoo AntiVirus (http://www.ashampoo-security.com)
    F-Secure (http://www.f-secure.com)
    AVG Anti-Malware (http://www.grisoft.com)
    Norman Virus Control (http://www.norman.no)
    Norton Anti-Virus (http://www.symantec.com)
    McAfee VirusScan (http://www.mcafee.com)
    Panda Anti-Virus (http://www.pandasoftware.com)
    NOD32 AV (http://www.eset.com, http://www.nod32-av.com)

    All of the above are "good". Now which one is good for YOU is up to YOU to decide (see the pricing, support, service, how many computers it covers, etc.). ;)
     
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    Look here for comparatives. It will only give you an indication though. As always the proof of the pudding is in the eating (just HAD to use that proverb once and now I did!:D).
     
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    I've been using "AVG" freeware version
    for several years and it does a nice job
    of keeping filth out of my system. :thumb:
     
  8. ErikAlbert

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    I'm still counting the signatures of each scanner, once the counting is finished, I will tell you which one is the best anti-virus software. After that I will count the signatures of each Anti-Spyware, Anti-Trojan, Anti-Keylogger and Anti-Rootkit scanners.
    So be patient please. :)
     
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    Ehh...It will be 3 generations down the line to finish counting the signatures of all the Anti-Malware programs out there...
     
  10. Legendkiller

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    get either norton or kaspersky...........both are excellent.
     
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    I think I have tried them all. But I have never "felt" safer than surfing with NOD32. It would be very difficult for me to change to another software AV. My subscription runs out in June. If I switched it would probably be to F-Secure or Kaspersky.
     
  12. ErikAlbert

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    Well, it's still April. I don't think anybody in this forum would have taken my post seriously, maybe a newbie+.
    Not being a scanner fan, I like to have fun with them. :D
     
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    IMO, it's best to look for an antivirus program with strong heuristics, so that it isn't heavily dependent upon sigs in case of zero-day bad schtuff. Thus, I would suggest NOD or F-Prot or BitDefender at this particular point in time.
     
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    NOD32 or Kaspersky. Take your pick.
     
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    Actually what you ought to do is trial several of them and find one that works well for you. Just because this person says thay antivirus "A" works well on their comp doesn't mean it will work well on yours. so trialing is the only way to get one that will work for the way you want it to on your computer.

    bigc
     
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