Looking for AV suggestions

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by whitedragon551, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. whitedragon551

    whitedragon551 Registered Member

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    I have removed KIS2010 for firewall problems. Im now using Rising Firewall 2010 Free. Im looking for something that has great detection rates and is light on resources. Fast scan times would also be great. I have A2 Antimalware free for 1 year as well as MBAM, but use both as on demand scanners.

    Paid for or otherwise is fine. Looking for something thats Win 7 x64 compatible.
     
  2. kjdemuth

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    Norton 2010 is pretty good. A2, avast or avira( all paid) and Online armour/comodo IS make a good combo. Defense wall with any AV is also a good setup. Avira internet security is good and so will avast 5 internet security when it comes out. Take your pick. Try them out for a few weeks.
     
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    whitedragon551, you should review this Posting Policy Statement - Antivirus Software and particularly this:
    Take the time to search for an AV product and try any of them for yourself. The minute this thread turns into an A vs B debate, it will be closed.

    JR
     
  4. Kerodo

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    I will 2nd the Norton 2010 also. It's running light and well here on Win 7 x64. No issues.....
     
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    trial a few:-they work differently on different rigs,this will turn into A v B and be closed
     
  6. Ed_H

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    Online armor++ runs very light. Also I agree with kjdemuth...DefenseWall plus just about anything and you're set.

    You have to try them out on your setup. Just because some combo runs great on another's PC doesn't mean it will do the same on yours.
     
  7. codylucas16

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    Norton 2010 is light on resources, CPU and has a pretty good detection rate and prevention rate.

    Vipre is also very good, though it does have a bug that causes your PC to become unresponsive on certain events.
     
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    If iwere you i would go with a suite
    Norton IS is very light and very useful with a setuo for some peace of mind
    ZoneAlarm IS a very good one. Been using it for almost a year and never had a problem or infection in my laptop.
    Panda IS is also very good but i would not call it light

    As far as stand alone AV here are my suggestions
    Dr Web Antivirus very light and quite strong
    Norton AV very light :thumb:
    F-Secure light and very strong (i really like it):thumb: :thumb:
     
  9. xandros

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    light antivirus : avast pro , nod32 , norton antivirus 2010

    excellent detection : avast pro , norton antivirus 2010 , avira antivirus premium

    light firewall : i dont know long time im not use firewall program , just windows 7 firewall and the router firewall

    excellent firewall : comodo firewall free
     
  10. jmc777

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    Yeah, it is. :thumb:


    whitedragon551: The Symantec site offers a 30-day trial, but you can get 60-day trials elsewhere (Here, for example).

    The only complaint I have with 2010's performance is a slight pause/hang on the welcome screen after logging in on my Windows 7 PC.
     
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    Zonealarm IS? I thought that was kinda heavy on resources, starting up and internet traffic.
     
  13. Fajo

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    I'm surprised this thread has managed to stay unlocked lol. Advice try them all deiced what works best for you and stick with it.
     
  14. firzen771

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    im gunna recommend A-Squared AM.
     
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    Some of A-Squared's features do not work on 64bit, like the IDS feature.



    @whitedragon551
    So far the AV's that seem to work well with 64 bit Win 7 that I have tried are listed below. Also, some of the suggested products above do not work on 64 bit.


    NOD32 (standalone AV and security suite)
    Avira (Rootkit scanner not available for 64 bit OS though)
    F-Secure Security Suite
    Avast (current release and beta 5)
    Microsoft Security Essentials
    Norton Internet Security Suite


    Quick question about your issue(s) with KIS 2010... I assume that you were having issues with Kaspersky's firewall. If that's the case, why not choose custom install and not install the firewall? Just use everything else KIS 2010 has to offer.
     
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    Wow did not expect all of these replies. KIS without firewall is no longer an internet security suite. Basically that was my go to suite and had everything I needed. Some components failed to work right and I feel like if its supposed to keep my private data secure and its not doing its job then my data is freely available for anyone.

    I know ZA is not light.

    Im looking for a combination of good detection rates, no HIPs, and light as possible on resources. But there has to be a happy medium. I realize the lightest AV wont have the best detection rates or the absolute best will have FPs.

    Im not a huge fan of anything Norton just because its Norton regardless of what reviews say. AVG is a FP heaven.

    I have A2 AM running fine on x64, but it flags alot of stuff. The Ikarus engine isnt very good. I dont want to use this as an active AV unless its a last resort.
     
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    well all that does is put it on par with other AV's, o but dont forget u still get the 2 engines, so i dont see it as a way to dismiss A2.
     
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    I would go with Avast free or pro both are great. And avast 5 is definately the most complete free AV out their when it releases. I am using the beta version now and have had no problems but Avast 4.8 is great also and fairly light.
     
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    I am trying out Vipre now. Seems pretty decent and Sunbelt makes some good stuff. I remember when Couterspy was around way before MBAM and SAS.
     
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    A2 AM and Avast when v5 is released or even the beta are my top suggestions.
     
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    Turns out I lost my Vipre key that I had or it expired. Im now using Avira Premium. The only thing that seems heavy with Avira is the web guard. I want to test out Avast v5, but the beta problems Ive been reading about scare me.
     
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    all the beta problems are relatively minor, no major ones, couple inconveniences here and ther, but the main functioning of it is fine.
     
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    Their site says that the beta doesnt have the latest definitions. Ive read its had update issues, rootkit FPs, and loads of other issues.
     
  24. firzen771

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    well the last several betas DO have the full database, the rootkit FP is a specific issue for certain people, and its more of a bug than an FP. and not really "loads" that u seem to be pointing out... im a pretty frequent poster in their beta forums and dont see these "loads" of issues, mainly just diff people reporting the exact same thing...
     
  25. Fly

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    Try them ALL ? That's a bad idea, since installing and uninstalling security software can easily corrupt a system. Unless you use imaging software and hardware, like I do.
     
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