Best AV for a new computer user

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by smush, Apr 11, 2009.

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  1. smush

    smush Registered Member

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    Hi, a family member of mine has recently bought a laptop and since they have never used one so far, I will need to teach them. They are waiting to be connected to the internet. This got me thinking about AVs, I use Avira premium because of it's high detection rate (and consistancy) but I don't think this would be suited to the new user because of the many FP's and a fair bit of user interaction when it finds a suspicious file.
    So what I am asking is does anyone know of an AV (that includes anti-spyware) most suited to a new user. Which would mean few FP's and as little user interactin as possible with a simple UI. With this said it must also be very good at detection and if necessary, virus removal?


    Thank you for the help.
     
  2. raven211

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    Norton AntiVirus 2009 with Tracking Cookies and Low-risks set to automatic removal. Will make the most simple operation IMO. Also decent protection.

    It's my personal first-choice, and I'm a fairly advanced user (I personally think I'm, but I don't know what other people think :p). I run it with those settings as well as it's even proven more effective (!). If you want I can quote a post that I made at the official Norton forum why it's actually also more effective at removal on those settings. ;)

    Norton is great at removing malware it finds. I won't go into details, but I've clearly seen that in my testing when testing different products - it's a clear advantage.
     
  3. trjam

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    based on what you are asking, F-Secure
     
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    ronjor Global Moderator

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    Thread is closed per Policy. Please read through the forums for existing comments on various anti-malware products.
     
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