ok, which paid antivirus is best? :)

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  1. Lawrence Connor

    Lawrence Connor Registered Member

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    I have used some form or other or many different antivirus over the years

    including

    KAV
    NOD32
    BitDefender

    Norton

    McAfee

    AVG
    avast
    AntiVir

    and perhaps others

    I am looking to get a new one now
    not free but paid, so I can try to get
    whatever I feel may be the best ;) lol

    oh alright well what is the best site reviews of antivirus?

    thank you for any helpful info I appreciate any useful tips thanks
     
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  3. Lawrence Connor

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    alright I will look this site over thank you
     
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    LC,

    Some reasonably comprehensive detection tests are provided at av-comparatives.org. Don't read just the numbers, but what's behind them, and the degree to which they differentiate products. Personally, I tend to view those receiving an Advanced+ rating as at the "top" with respect to detection and equivalent.

    However, raw detection is only one dimension of use. There are a number of other items which can be weighed in making a decision, some of which could place a contender rated lower on raw detection at the top of your personal list. Unfortunately, many of these issues (GUI relative to your optimum look-and-feel, impact on system performance, configurability in your hands, compatibility with other software on your system, etc.) are local to you and/or your system.

    Blue
     
  5. Lawrence Connor

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    right, and active, or real time, protections or guards are imprtant too of course
     
  6. Lawrence Connor

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    ok at first glance of the comparison I saw
    it looks to me that these 3 following are
    closely matched as among the best imo


    AntiVirusKit (AVK)
    (G DATA Security)


    KAV Personal Pro
    (Kaspersky Labs)


    F-Secure Anti-Virus
    (F-Secure)


    I had never heard of AVK or G DATA before.

    I don't especially like that
    On-demand detection of dialers
    was not present for F-Secure, but
    it's numbers were very good otherwise.

    I do know Kaspersky and the info at their
    own site about KAV Personal Pro looks good


    apparently AntiVirusKit (AVK) by G DATA
    uses both Kaspersky KAV and BitDefender ("DoubleScan")
    engines, and now it seems a third thing, too,
    which they call "OutbreakShield" (a "third security shield")

    but what is not clear to me is what versions of each
    of Kaspersky and BitDefender they use in AVK and if
    the versions of KAV & BitDefender in use in AVK are the newest

    or if the versions available seperately from Kaspersky and/or BitDefender
    are the newest versions respectively, which are not included in the AVK.

    IF the Kaspersky and BitDefender antivirus engines in AntiVirusKit (AVK)
    ARE, in fact, also the newest versions available from each vendor, THEN
    AVK (AntiVirusKit) would seem to be my preferred choice for myself.

    But this is unclear and I cannot be sure of that yet, for now.

    AVK did show the best numbers though, but I trust KAV most by my
    own experience of these that showed as the best looking three to me.
     
  7. Lawrence Connor

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    well I found this stuff too besides the info at av-comparatives.org site

    this virus.gr site has a test that shows Kaspersky is the best

    http://www.virus.gr/english/fullxml/default.asp?id=72&mnu=72

    Rank

    1. Kaspersky Personal Pro version 5.0.390- 99.46%

    Kaspersky 2006 beta version 6.0.15.222- 99.46%

    2. F-Secure 2006 version 6.10.330 - 96.92%

    3. CyberScrub version 1.0 - 96.62%

    4. eScan Virus Control version 2.6.522.9 - 95.21%

    5. McAfee version 10.0.27 - 94.80%

    6. BitDefender version 9 - 90.75%

    7. Nod32 version 2.50.41 - 88.79%

    8. AntiVir Personal version 6.32.00.51 - 86.55%

    9. MKS_VIR 2005 - 86.16%

    10. Norton Professional version 2006 - 85.17%
     
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    The test-bed and methodology used in this test have been questioned before.

    Much better to look at a range of testing sites; AntiVirus Test Centre, AV-Test.org, VirusBulletin, CheckVir, Checkmark for example.

    Then trial some of the AV's you are interested in and see which ones run the best on your system.

    Then the best AV is the one that offers you good protection, good support and does not affect system performance on your computer.
     
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    (not listed in any order)
    Kaspersky
    BitDefender
    NOD32
    McAfee
    Symantec
    F-Secure
    AntiVirusKit (GDATA)
    AntiVir Premium

    Either one you chose, they are all top paid programs. Just select the one that fits you best. You may also wonder why the heck is AntiVir up there but they certanly deserve to be there with their latest AntiVir 7...
    So choice is yours. KAV engine based (except upcoming KAV6) tend to be a bit heavier on system (especially GDATA), but in general they all perform well on 3200+ and 512MB of RAM and 200GB 5400RPM 8MB cache ATA133 HDD.
     
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    There have been past problems with this site.

    Try this one.

    You have made a good start ;) :D
     
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  12. Lawrence Connor

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    I have an ABS Ultimate M6 bought in early November 2004

    AMD Athlon 64 FX-55 CPU (2.6 GHz but equiv. to 4.0 GHz P4)

    2 GB dual channel RAM

    2 HDD (Two Hard Disk Drives (NOT in any RAID))

    one 250 GB maxtor SATA HDD ATA 133
    this is now my main Hard Drive
    and the one I am booted into now
    which I intend to get new AV for

    one WD 74 GB SATA HDD (10,000 RPM) ATA 133
    used to be main HDD, but not anymore
    I have KAV 5.0 Personal on this HDD
    (this Windows XP became very buggy)

    these are seperate drives with seperate OS, NOT in RAID
    which I have to install and update any software seperately,
    as I did not want RAID, and ordered it this way, without RAID.

    Thanks for any help
     
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    Considering all the horsepower you have, you should be fine with any of these.
    So it's up to what you prefer more (GUI, update frequency, tech support etc)...
     
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    Lawrence, I see you have made a good choice ;)
     
  15. TradeMark

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    Lawrence a very good choice KAV 6 Rulezzz;)

    Good luck with it:thumb:
     
  16. Lawrence Connor

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    Yep. :cool: thanks again
     
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    In my opinion...you've tried the top 3 right here...it's down to personal preference for you.
     
  18. Lawrence Connor

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    that was my feeling too that those were the three best there
    but I wasn't sure which of those three were the best of them
    but it's kinda like they are so close it's not so easy to call
     
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    LC,

    Another things to consider beside those mentioned above .... Imho you should look what "Features" available come with it .... ;)

    Good Luck
     
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    My opinion is..there can be more than one brands that "is the best". You can have several.

    It's like asking "What is the best car?"

    Best "For what?" What are your driving habits, what do you like, what do you wish to do. Ask 12 different people "What is the best car"..and you could quite possibly get 12 different answers...and each answer is probably correct...for the person who answered it.

    My thoughts...Kapersky has had the reputation of having the best detection rates, from most reputable sources. Historically it had a reputation of slowing downs PCs...it seems their recent version has lightened up substantially.

    NOD32 has had a solid reputation for quite a while..and it's been catching up to Kapersky in detection..nipping right at its heels. It's also been known to be very light weight..in system performance impact. Me being a hardcore online FPS gamer..that was one of my deciding factors...probably the biggest factor for me.

    It's kind of...finding what works for you, on your system.
     
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    the top 3 are definetely nod32, kaspersky, bit defender (random order). Others such as F-Secure, AVK, etc use their engines so ... I don't even look at them. :D
     
  22. Lawrence Connor

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    thanks everyone, I have KAV 6 now :)
     
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    I am also trialing KAV 6, and am surprised at how light it is on memory. It is even lighter than NOD.

    After you trial it awhile give us a report as to how you assess it.

    Jerry
     
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    It amazes me, that you find Kav 6 lighter than Nod.......here it is exactly the other way around. How is your Kav configured, standard or did you do some surgery?
    I have stated here before, Dr. Web and Kav really slow my system down too much. I really liked Kav 6, but the slowdown made me uninstall again.
     
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    Hmmm, must be someting on your system then. KAV 6 / NOD32 are *at least* equal on my machine. :)
     
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