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friendster7
friendster7 • Mar 4, 2008

Best Antivirus: Post your rating and experience

AVG Antivirus is the best antivirus. I've been using it for over a year and my computer's never been affected by any virus or malware.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 4, 2008
Re: Best Antivirus...., Post ur rating and experience.

friendster7
Avg is one of the best antivirus..
I'm surprised to see that AVAST didn't make it to your list! πŸ˜’

Anyway, my vote goes to AVAST!
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Mar 4, 2008
Re: Best Antivirus...., Post ur rating and experience.

Don't forget AntiVir! Its free too.

If possible, I'd vote for that & AVG together. Using both at the same time gives you a peace of mind 😁
mahul
mahul • Mar 4, 2008
Re: Best Antivirus...., Post ur rating and experience.

I'm all for nod32. Ya AVAST should be on the list, it's really very popular.
friendster7
friendster7 • Mar 4, 2008
Re: Best Antivirus...., Post ur rating and experience.

big_k if possible do add avast on the poll list ..as it is popular too
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 4, 2008
Re: Best Antivirus...., Post ur rating and experience.

We can have max 6 options. If AVAST makes an entry, one of the existing onces will have to go.
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Mar 4, 2008
Please add Antivir too! Oh, you can safely get rid of Norton and McAfee.. *grin*
friendster7
friendster7 • Mar 4, 2008
cannot u change the max poll option from 6 to 8 ...if so do add few antivirus.
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Mar 5, 2008
Hey friendster, good point with Avast! its free as well πŸ˜€

As of now though, my vote goes with NOD32. Extremely lightweight.
viiper
viiper • Mar 21, 2008
Hey please add Trend Micro OfficeScan..
friendster7
friendster7 • Mar 22, 2008
please provide more information about this Trend Micro OfficeScan..Is it an antivirus software..?
viiper
viiper • Mar 24, 2008
Yeah its an antivirus Sofware mostly used in offices. It also comes Sify Broadband package. This is the only antivirus that removes brontek virus effectively.
Jitheshvk
Jitheshvk • Mar 25, 2008
my vote is for NOD32 and kaspersky if i have 2 options to vote...[πŸ˜€]....
these will not effect the system performance...
gohm
gohm • Mar 25, 2008
Although I do use & like McAfee, my favorite because it works well, nice interface and is free is Lavasoft ad-aware. Other items I like are Spybot s&d and cwshredder.
MaRo
MaRo • Mar 25, 2008
Norton 360 πŸ˜‰
derisghafar
derisghafar • May 13, 2008
how about panda. antivirus..i heard that one also best antivirus...but the price i think is much expensive..i don't know why.....
simple
simple • May 13, 2008
Mc Affee gets my vote!!
although it hogs on system resources, still i think it provides the best security features.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 13, 2008
McAfee is good. I'd love to have a freeware on my PC though πŸ˜‰ . What do you all think about AVAST?
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • May 13, 2008
Hey, I just switched to Avaste!! Pretty good ... the winxp part of my machine is still up and running despite my notorious LAN
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 14, 2008
Oh, it does? Is it a known bug or what?
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • May 14, 2008
Maybe the network shield part of it stops the SQL server connections πŸ˜€
Ruhi
Ruhi • May 16, 2008
I guess Avast is the best right now...

It hasnt disturbed my SQL!!!
devesh
devesh • May 16, 2008
Best Antivirus:

and my valuable vote goes to NOD 32.....
it rocks
Mayur Pathak
Mayur Pathak • May 16, 2008
Have been using Norton for quite some time now and I'm told the new 360 rocks. But I'll still go for NOD32.

Avast? Biggie can you tell me more about it? And what about Quickheal? Heard its good
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 16, 2008
AVAST actually rocks on my Vista powered notebook. One thing I like about it is that it updates frequently and I haven't had any problems or system performance issues.

AVG - I tried it but someone told me (here on CE) that it only checks for the viruses/trojans but doesn't remove them. AVAST had great reviews on other forums and I decided to switch to it.

I'm not quite sure about QuickHeal. They do advertise a lot though πŸ˜‰ .
The_Big_K
AVG - I tried it but someone told me (here on CE) that it only checks for the viruses/trojans but doesn't remove them. AVAST had great reviews on other forums and I decided to switch to it.
Thats sooo not true! Its a fully functioning AV, much like AVAST.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 16, 2008
ash
Thats sooo not true! Its a fully functioning AV, much like AVAST.
Oh, is it? [​IMG] I never bothered to check [​IMG]
friendster7
friendster7 • May 17, 2008
AVG is good i have been using it for past 2 years..
mahul
mahul • May 17, 2008
Have any of you had any experience with the "kinza.exe" virus?? My updated NOD32 with its standard protection could not detect it. It was only when i scanned with full protection in safe mode that it was detected, but by then part of the damage had be done and a few system files had to be deleted. My system is s bit wobbly now.
samantj
samantj • May 23, 2008
NOD 32 is the Best. Just use it you will accept that it is the best.
😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
friendster7
friendster7 • May 24, 2008
Guys have u tried the latest version of AVG 8 its awesome.the GUI is good too.
just2rock
just2rock • May 25, 2008
Go for McAfee Total Protection 2008...awasome AV with Ste advisor as an added feature...iam impressed...give it a try..
suyash
suyash • May 25, 2008
I've been using AVG 8.0 for some time now...
and life has been a piece of cake 😁 till now !

but I liked Zone Alarm the best, alas, its not a freeware πŸ˜”
Muffy
Muffy • May 26, 2008
Nod32 is no doubt the leader of them all. Its performs flawlessly without being a burden on the machine and is reasonably priced 😎. The Threatsense technology gives it the edge over all the other antivirus in the market. But the most attractive feature is its simple uncluttered user interface.
joe3204
joe3204 • May 30, 2008
Although i don't use an antivirus anymore since i shifted to linux. but my vote goes for avast, which is available for linux as well.
A SudhaKar
A SudhaKar • Jun 2, 2008
Don't belive avast, Avg is good and am using it for all my machines.
Recently they came with AVG 8 Free, even thought to sounds good then others. . .
bsbimalbose
bsbimalbose • Aug 27, 2008
Avast Sucks!!
Please dont beleave it
it will false detect many of the flash programs and cracks
Use Norton,McAfee,Karspersky or Avg
Along with this use Spybot and Lavasoft ad-aware
niraj.kumar
niraj.kumar • Aug 27, 2008
they provide quick updates ....
bayazidahmed
bayazidahmed • Aug 27, 2008
I helped NOD32 take the lead
Ya know, since no one is voting for Bit Defender, might as well get rid of that entry and put the Avira AntiVir software. Blows all other free anti virus scanners away in terms of detection. The only caveat is the updates, which can be slow πŸ˜”
Kishan Gupta
Kishan Gupta • Aug 31, 2008
in my view kaspersky is best. norton is preety good, but it slow down the system to much.
takalu
takalu • Sep 4, 2008
i think AVG is the best antivirus and easy to use
AshutoshGupta
AshutoshGupta • Sep 8, 2008
EAST OR WEST NOD32 IS THE BEST ! [:d]
samboy2005
samboy2005 • Sep 8, 2008
NOD32 all the way ....the best security at lowest memory cost...
YUGA
YUGA • Sep 9, 2008
i think AVAST is best,i am not sure 100%,but i am confident about avast.
sshikhar21
sshikhar21 • Sep 9, 2008
HEY...
My vote goes to Norton.....
akhi_dapro
akhi_dapro • Sep 9, 2008
hello
i think avg is a good antivirus from the list above but avast is the best one
sanky
sanky • Sep 11, 2008
😁AVG IS GOOD BUT IT CAN BE USED MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH SPYBOT AND ADWATCH!!! I VOTE FOR AVG
anki_0305
anki_0305 • Sep 30, 2008
avast is the best antivirus
gaurav.bhorkar
gaurav.bhorkar • Oct 2, 2008
Re: Best Antivirus...., Post ur rating and experience.

ash
Don't forget AntiVir! Its free too.

If possible, I'd vote for that & AVG together. Using both at the same time gives you a peace of mind 😁
Yes Avira Antivir is a very good antivirus.
Sunnyrulz
Sunnyrulz • Oct 4, 2008
well...my experience says that "NOD-32" is the best...!!
simple and quite effective...!!
and also Bitdefender is cool but still cant get a free version πŸ˜‰
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Oct 4, 2008
i am with NOD32 but have some prob with update.. πŸ˜”
Sunnyrulz
Sunnyrulz • Oct 4, 2008
godfather
i am with NOD32 but have some prob with update.. πŸ˜”
oh...!!
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Hope it will help you...!!
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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Oct 4, 2008
Rule of thumb:

Anything that is illegal is NOT allowed on CE.
crazypooh
crazypooh • Oct 5, 2008
norton is best in detection and resolving the problem
Gumbo
Gumbo • Oct 7, 2008
Hi my experience with Kaspesk has been great because it uses less computer resources (especially memory). I woulded like an anti virus which eats up my resources for the seek of protecting my coomputer.
sumir_kumar
sumir_kumar • Oct 9, 2008
I also think that avast shuld be also int the list
sumir_kumar
sumir_kumar • Oct 9, 2008
I also think that avast shuld be also in the list
friendster7
Avg is one of the best antivirus..
Agree.. one of the best in free category is AVG...

I am strange that BitDefender got only 1 vote... :shock:, i am using it since long, and I felt that its performance is much better than the rank it had in the list right now. At least it dont make system lazy and slow......

-😁 Crazy
karthie
karthie • Nov 1, 2008
I Voted for AVG... AVG is best comparing to all other antivirus..
krishniha
krishniha • Nov 2, 2008
BBBEEEESSSSSTTTTT

kaspersky internet security 2009

NO.1
swati verma
swati verma • Nov 16, 2008
Yeah.... avg is a good one. It is working properly on my laptop.
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Nov 16, 2008
Hi All,

Totally confused with reviews πŸ˜•-
Can anyone tell me which virus would be capable of removing following kind of virus?One month back, I got a mail from my friend about it.

Following is the clip of my mail:
You should be alert during the next few days. Do not open any message
with an attachment entitled 'POSTCARD FROM BEJING', regardless of who
sent it to you. It is a virus which opens A POSTCARD IMAGE, which
'burns' the whole hard disc C of your computer. This virus will be
received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact
list. This is the reason why you need to send this e-mail to all your
contacts It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive
the virus and open it.
If you receive a mail called' POSTCARD FROM BEJING,' even though sent
to you by a friend, do not open it! Shut down your computer
immediately.
This is the worst virus announced by CNN. It has been classified by
Microsoft as the most destructive virus ever. This virus was
discovered by McAfee few days back, and there is no repair yet for this
kind of virus. This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard
Disc, where the vital information is kept.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Nov 17, 2008
Shalini,

Almost all leading anti-virus software companies release a patch as soon as any new threat is discovered. So all the anti-virus discussed here will be able to handle the virus.

The best advise is "Do not open any attachments, unless 'required'".
guna99
guna99 • Nov 17, 2008
nod32! is my option. its just awesome
πŸ˜›
Just keep in mind that you update the AV time to time... that should be more than enough for the list of AV mantioned here.

Personally I will go with BitDefender...

-Crazy
shiwa436
shiwa436 • Nov 17, 2008
I love AVAST please add it.
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Nov 18, 2008
The best advise is "Do not open any attachments, unless 'required'".
Thanks for the advice Sir. My vote is for McAffe.
Kag
Kag • Nov 28, 2008
Avg................
Trojantech
Trojantech • Nov 29, 2008
BitDefender is number one antivirus

AntiVirus Software Review 2009 - TopTenREVIEWS
ttyX
ttyX • Nov 30, 2008
NOD32>Bitdefender>Kaspersky
I say Kaspersky is the best one but if you are working it out for your pc at home having upto 512 MB RAM then AVG works best I guess so???
G4ever
G4ever • Jan 3, 2009
avast and antivir is good..😁
nileshchakkar
nileshchakkar • Jan 4, 2009
I think Macf. this is because its the only one virus i have seen who repair your system rather than injured operating system.
cse_200509
cse_200509 • Jan 4, 2009
i don't care about antivirus!!!
i m using fedora 10 & its running nicely.
vamshi.832007
vamshi.832007 • Feb 3, 2009
Have tried many Antivirus for the past 8 years. I felt the is NORTON ANTIVIRUS is the best. The biggest advantage with it is that in addition to a good Antivirus it also has a strong Firewall and Anti-spyware.
silverscorpion
silverscorpion • Feb 3, 2009
My vote is definitely for Norton.
vidivelli
vidivelli • Feb 3, 2009
avast is much better than others like mcafee on basic of memory space and it does not slow down our s/m.....my vote goes to avast
glenn.13
glenn.13 • Feb 26, 2009
Hi there, nice idea for a thread 😎
Well out of the ones you suggested I would definitely go with Kaspersky because out of the many ones that I tried it's the only one I really liked and that really helped keep my computer completely free of all kinds of stuff and when the PC did catch a virus Kaspersky was able to clean the mess up so I really liked it. Now at uni they make us all use Sophos so we can access the network and it is terrible. Long live Kaspersky 😁
ms_cs
ms_cs • Mar 3, 2009
Avast is better...
safwan
safwan • Mar 4, 2009
hi all
why its when ever i download new tral virsion of symentec or norton after somedays it make my computer slow is it its drawback?πŸ˜•
GazzaS
GazzaS • Mar 9, 2009
AVG 7 and basic 8 is great and has always beaten Norton and others hands down.
SlackerLX
SlackerLX • Mar 10, 2009
The latest reports from AV research labs (confirmed by Cambridge and Technion Universities:

...The good news is that the NOD32's virus scanner found 3 virus infections that both Kaspersky and Norton and other antivirus programs missed on our test computer which we thought was virus-free. So, Eset's virus database definitely impressed us.
esthersowjanya
esthersowjanya • Mar 12, 2009
effective antivirus

pls suggest any free effective antivirus for my system which is now virus attacked
FrankSinatraJr
FrankSinatraJr • Mar 12, 2009
Re: effective antivirus

Not Free: My favorite scanner, because it's reliable, extremely fast and does not consume all your system resources (even if you're scannnig network folders and email) is ESET's NOD32 www.eset.com

Free: The freebie version of AVG is very nice. I am not a fan of their web related add-ins though. I would disable those. Everytime ME publishes an IE update, the AVG Web tools and the MS Patch conflict, break your IE, and then you have to wait for AVG to publish a fix of their own. It's just a big fat hassle. However, the rest of the tool is VERY nice considering it's free.

Best regards
FrankSinatraJr
FrankSinatraJr • Mar 12, 2009
I'm in agreement with the current majority vote; NOD32.. reliable, and has no affect on system performance. I was an AVG fan until I tried NOD32. Whoa, what a difference.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 12, 2009
Hmm. I guess I'll have to switch to NOD 32. What is the USP of NOD 32? Anyone?

PS: Is there a freeware or home edition available?
SlackerLX
SlackerLX • Mar 12, 2009
The_Big_K
Hmm. I guess I'll have to switch to NOD 32. What is the USP of NOD 32? Anyone?

PS: Is there a freeware or home edition available?
There are several editions of this AV evgine

a. Antivirus
b. ISS suite

1. Home users
2. Business users

Sadly not free. Good stuff doesn't come cheap. Fortunately, it's not very expensive πŸ˜›

However, if you want free stuff - join the beta testers. As long as you keep supplying them with detected viruses they'll keep extending your beta license
SlackerLX
SlackerLX • Mar 12, 2009
OK. I've been collecting data from various polls that I set in various sites.

Moreover, during the test we have infected 20 computers with different set of Trojans and viruses on different AV engines. The results were astonishingly surprising!

Well, first of all - polls. Here are poll results from 15 sites:

Percentage in number of users voting for particular AV
ESET  - 97.8%
Bitdefender - 84.3%
AVG - 84.1%  (chiefly because it's free!)
Kaspersky - 82.5%
Symantec - 79.8%
Trend Micro - 76.7%
ZoneAlarm - 73.6%
PC Tools - 67.3%
Avira - 64.8%
F-Prot - 58.9%
McAfee - 58.5%
CA Antivirus - 54.1%
Agnitum Outpost - 46.3%
Spy Emergency - 32.2%


Live test results taken from 20 computers. Dual tests were performed featuring On demand scan and On access probe


Results are printed with percentage in failure to ID and take care of the infection:

ESET  - 0.6%
Bitdefender - 2.3%
ZoneAlarm - 2.6%
Spy Emergency - 3.2%
PC Tools - 4.4%
Trend Micro - 4.9%
Symantec - 5.2%
Kaspersky - 5.5%
F-Prot - 6.5%
AVG - 11.5% 
McAfee - 13.1%
Avira - 23.8%
Agnitum Outpost - 26.3%
CA Antivirus - 44.1%

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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 12, 2009
Woa, that's cool! 😁

Do you work for ESET?
rama_krish627
rama_krish627 • Mar 13, 2009
Hi everybody. Can you tell me how to download a free avast anti virus in the net?
SlackerLX
SlackerLX • Mar 13, 2009
The_Big_K
...

Do you work for ESET?
No, I'm a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford.
aswathyramesh
aswathyramesh • Mar 13, 2009
I have heard that Avira is also a very good antivirus. I'm using the same now. Its nice.
aswathyramesh
aswathyramesh • Mar 13, 2009
rama_krish627
Hi everybody. Can you tell me how to download a free avast anti virus in the net?
Hi...
just try this.
Download FREE antivirus software - avast! Home Edition
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 13, 2009
SlackerLX
No, I'm a doctoral researcher at the University of Oxford.
Simply amazing! May I request you to tell us about yourself in our Introductions section?

Link: CE - Introductions - CrazyEngineers Forum
Yeah, I've been using Avira for a while (and have already mentioned why it isnt on the poll yet!)... its great free virus scanner πŸ˜€
yousufrafi
yousufrafi • Mar 13, 2009
Re: effective antivirus

well if you want free then AVG is the best free AV, otherwise i prefer using Norton Internet Security 2009
Re: effective antivirus

Hey Sowjanya please check the Computer Science Section there is a similar thread going on the Effective antivirus after reading all the posts in that you can easily decide the effective antivirus.


Cheers!!!😎😎
just2rock
just2rock • Mar 13, 2009
Re: effective antivirus

go with Mcafee 2008/09 total internet security else NOD 32 will be another option.However later uses less OS resource;-)
oldboy1985
oldboy1985 • Mar 13, 2009
my experience says ESET nod32 is a fine choice
it is lighter scans fast and
up till now i have faced a very few problem with it

and i think polls says the same thing
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 13, 2009
I searched their site but couldn't find any freeware. Is NOD32 available freely for use? I need it for my home PC.
SlackerLX
SlackerLX • Mar 13, 2009
The_Big_K
I searched their site but couldn't find any freeware. Is NOD32 available freely for use? I need it for my home PC.
Hmm, the beta research seems to be concluded, so no. No freebies
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 13, 2009
πŸ˜€ Alrighty! Thanks for the information. I'm with AVAST and it does the job. I'll seriously consider NOD32 for my desktop.
SlackerLX
SlackerLX • Mar 13, 2009
The_Big_K
I'm with AVAST and it does the job.

How do you know that? You might have infections neither you nor AVAST are aware of...
Double check wouldn't hurt. When it concerns the matters of security I had better not compromise... Again, I may be different person
:sshhh:
thecoolsops
thecoolsops • Mar 14, 2009
Hi. I think that Avast is a very good anti-virus. I am surprised that its not in the list.
mrajiv
mrajiv • Mar 15, 2009
BitDefender is best....1st try dn poll
Predictor
Predictor • Mar 15, 2009
Hmm... I wonder if it would be more helpful to ask, for each product, whether one's experience had been "good" or "bad". I say that because the current poll will be skewed by the popularity of products like McAffee and Norton, which many people have used, versus less well-known products. By asking both "Norton: Good" and "Noton:Bad", we learn what fraction of Norton users found the experience a good one.


-Will Dwinnell
Data Mining in MATLAB
venugopal606
venugopal606 • Mar 18, 2009
NOD is too GOOD to use...............
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Mar 18, 2009
Nod32 is Rocking on way
amanbit
amanbit • Mar 20, 2009
Avast 4.8 proffesional really rocks ,good scanner,regular update,no after effects.
rahul_sid
rahul_sid • Mar 21, 2009
nod32 is fast , light and able to catch up the virus hence becoming the best antivirus. it takes less resources but have very good virus signature database
Predictor
Hmm... I wonder if it would be more helpful to ask, for each product, whether one's experience had been "good" or "bad". I say that because the current poll will be skewed by the popularity of products like McAffee and Norton, which many people have used, versus less well-known products. By asking both "Norton: Good" and "Noton:Bad", we learn what fraction of Norton users found the experience a good one.
Good point. Unfortunately there is a limit on the amount of entries in the poll, unless we put a separate poll for each one πŸ˜€

Regarding McAffee and Norton, the last time I used them were years ago.. when they were shipped with the computer system. Probably a big factor of why many don't bother with checking other products out unless something catastrophic happens with their system due to virus attacks.
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Mar 21, 2009
Re: effective antivirus

I Use NOD32 and its working great at my side.
sanket87
sanket87 • Mar 23, 2009
i dont think so........is there any standard way to see which is better or which is not ...........i hav used almost every anti viruse....and u will not belive that my pc is still suffering with viruse..........so updation of anti viruse database is very important.......but u asked question.......thats why my answer goes to
KASPERSKY.........
Black_Rose
Black_Rose • May 23, 2009
Well I have McAfee installed on my laptop because I got it free πŸ˜›

I've used Kaspersky, AVG, BitDefender and Norton.. from my experience Kaspersky is the best hands down, no other Anti-Virus has come close.
RajdeepCE
RajdeepCE • May 23, 2009
My vote goes to Kaspersky.
It is a superb antivirus which protects your pc from backdoor & hidden installations. It will block all the unauthorize network activity. And it has great virus definations database. It has all types of scanner inbuilt which we need in daily use. Except Nod32, no other antivirus program come close to the Kaspersky.
SlackerLX
SlackerLX • May 23, 2009
RajdeepCE
My vote goes to Kaspersky.
It is a superb antivirus which protects your pc from backdoor & hidden installations. It will block all the unauthorize network activity. And it has great virus definations database. It has all types of scanner inbuilt which we need in daily use. Except Nod32, no other antivirus program come close to the Kaspersky.
This is your Kaspersky:
With several fake antispyware and fake antiviruses sitting on our test machine. And this is after complete and thorough scan. That is SAD for Kaspersky:

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SlackerLX
SlackerLX • May 23, 2009
Black_Rose
Well I have McAfee installed on my laptop because I got it free πŸ˜›
And here is your McAfee after complete scan of the infected machine. Featuring Fake Antispyware
It left tons of trojans, keyloggers and rootkits. Sad too:

[​IMG]
RajdeepCE
RajdeepCE • May 23, 2009
I have no troubles at all using Kaspersky. So which one is good from your point of view?
SlackerLX
SlackerLX • May 24, 2009
RajdeepCE
I have no troubles at all using Kaspersky. So which one is good from your point of view?

Your SAFEST #1 has to be PCTools Internet Security. Amazing cleaner and preventer yet tends to use about 30MB of RAM when idle. No big deal if your RAM is 2GB

And your choise #2 is Avira Internet Security. Very solid antiscripter. Very light on resources


If you insist on using Internet Security suite (it's rather outdated technology already, but anyway, still protective) for your #3 grab Bitdefender Internet Security 2009.


And ALWAYS use HIPS product. I recommend GeSWall

Sadly, Eset and F-Secure or Bitdefender are already slightly outdated technology. Signature based anti-virus is far too
overwhelmed by the vast amounts of malware which's being released every second.

Presently there are only a few suites (ESET, Comodo and F-Secure) use HIPS. And yet their products are not exact HIPS. And this is THE FUTURE of Antivirus.
HIPS - Host based Intrusion Presention System

There are many different products (Spyware Terminator, DriveSentry, DefenseWall, GesWall) that use HIPS
but there are not Internet Security Suites

It saddens me to say this, but neither McAfee nor KAV 7 detect rogue anti-malware at all. On our infected Virtual Machine Kaspersky removed over 300 pieces of malware, however it left behind Virus Heat and SystemDefender (2 fake anti-malware programs designed to swindle pc users out of money). KAV has always been good antivirus, but this is just sad :
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Same for McAfee. As you see it left tons of malware. Trojan, downloaders, redirects to porn sites, etc.
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As a personal note: GesWall is far more superior than any existing Antivirus



GesWall is practically even better than virtual box (once configured properly). It creates protective bubble, much like a condom with which it accesses the outside world. It's entirely possible to reach my box and even touch it, buuuut only through my "condom". Basically GesWall tells the outside world: "We can speak, but, please, remember that I'm unreal. Hence, whatever words you say I shall forget as we finish our conversation"


In our lab we've been testing GeSWall extensively. You can use it with supplements but really don't have to. But, just to be on the safe side:
1. Avira AV + GesWall
2. Outpost Firewall (not security suite) + GeSWall

On my desktop and my wife's laptop I have Outpost Firewall + GeSWall.
Outpost: Portscans + Ads Prevention (;-), yes I browse without ads at all)

You could have Avira AV installed for it's great anti-scripting engine (this is just to be on the safe side) however, it's not really necessarily, because unless you allow GeSWall or specifically want to harm your system GeSWall won't let modify anything because it has come from "unreal" source.

We've been testing GeSWall on Virus attacks and malicious urls (the way most people are usually infected) and after extensive abuse we usually scan our machines with Super AntiSpiware , Malwarebytes and Dr.Web CureIt. Result - Clean.

With Vista it gets even harder to break this condom because in order to actially allow something to be "trusted" user MUST disable UAC

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Phew, As my personal recommendation to my friends: if you're not a gamer or your children don't play on this box - USE LINUX!!!


Be Safe 😁
SlackerLX, please format your post properly with a consistent font πŸ˜€

Your post looks like spam otherwise!

Regarding anti virus software, it is already clear you should not use them to detect spyware too. Hence the existence of anti spyware and malware softwares.
manusaluja
manusaluja • Jun 1, 2009
NOD 32, no hanging systems, so cool, I love itt since i own computer
lal
lal • Jun 3, 2009
None is perfect!

If you scan with one antivirus you find some virus and delete them. Again when scanned with some other antivirus, you find more not detected by the first one!
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Jun 3, 2009
I used to use two different scan engines.. (one only activated for on demand scanning, of course).

Now I just use one. Quite lazy to scan so many files these days.. so its better to try preventing the virus from coming in the system in the first place πŸ˜‰
phoenix.s58
phoenix.s58 • Jun 9, 2009
Is it true that keeping 2 antivirus softwares installed at the same time in your system is unsafe?
ms_cs
ms_cs • Jun 9, 2009
yes, It is
avst is cool dude... moreover u get it 4 free ..tat too easily.
rigby
rigby • Jun 15, 2009
I absolutely love AVG, it is free and lightweight and I have never had a problem with it.
Saminder
Saminder • Jun 30, 2009
I am using Zone Alarm from past 2 years and I feel it's the best for my pc.
Surprised that it's name is not in the list.You must try it
jhbalaji
jhbalaji • Jul 26, 2009
Nod32 here...
It works great...
shuvalp
shuvalp • Aug 12, 2009
I had good experience with the follow:

*Kaspersky
*Norton
*Bitdefender
*Trend Micro
*AVG

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ahashmi06
ahashmi06 • Oct 1, 2009
I have used all the antiviruses in the poll and i think the best antiviruses are as follows (in descending order-Best ones first):
1. Kaspersky Antivirus(2009 & 2010): Its low on system resources and detection rate is very high. It is a shareware(not free- only 30days trial).
2. McAfee: Its moderate on system resources and detection rate is good. It is a shareware but you can find updated ones at download.com or by googling.
3. Bitdefender: Its very high on system resources but has good detection rate. Its also a shareware.
4. Nod32: Its moderate on system resources but has not so good detection rate. Its also a shareware.
5. AVG: Its high on system resources and its detection rate is ok. It comes in two versions: one is freewareand other is shareware. Shareware is much better than freeware as its detection rate is better than the free one.
6. Norton: Its old versions (before 2009) are high on system resources and detection rate is not so good. They are developing it and from 2009 version, they have improved a lot in detection rate as well as it uses less system resource. Still i place it in the last because of its detection rate. It is a Shareware.
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 1, 2009
best is bit defender....i found it to be pretty darn good...also, a free version is available from their website...you need to register for it, and of course it is available only for home users...

I had problems with nod 32...it couldn't detect conficker.win32 worm...well, it did detect the damn thing, but only after it had infected my system32 folder..and they did not have any solution for it for quite some time...that made me install bit defender (linux version)
skipper
skipper • Oct 1, 2009
I gave up using Microsoft OS, and gave up trying to use it for internet access. It's still the only game in town for, you know, games, but these days I find the best antivirus s/w is called Linux.

No need to sweep out the trash every week, no trojans or sector viruses to worry about; the remaining problem is spyware and cookies, but that's a doddle.
With MS, you are obliged after paying hard cash, to purchase or "borrow" antivirus s/w because MS has never built in any security - that came after they realized the internet has users with malicious intent, what a surprise that must have been for them! But since there is fundamentally no "secure core" in their OS, all the security add-ons really are just afterthoughts; they actually expect you to deal with this yourself, the bounders!
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal • Oct 1, 2009
Avg 8.5 is best
Full support to one and only AVAST
It's best amongst all the antiviruses. πŸ˜€
Avast is best..😁 😁
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 1, 2009
The best out there according to me (not any particular order):

1. Kaspersky
2. Bit Defender (my current antivirus, i use the linux version)
3. Avast (my father's current antivirus. pretty good detection system..even detects viruses on downloads that are currently running [including torrents], and webpages)
i will only support

ESET NOD 32 for windows

BIT DEFENDER for linux as i use it in ubuntu..


Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 1, 2009
as far as nod32 is concerned i liked version 2.7.x better than the new 3.x.x version...
mad_scientist
as far as nod32 is concerned i liked version 2.7.x better than the new 3.x.x version...

i don't know the version i use but it has 19mb setup and i have its crack ...it will work for 65 years.....so no tension till then,..


😁
Mangesh6688
Mangesh6688 • Oct 2, 2009
Avast is the best antivirus!
So my vote goes to only avast...😁
Aashish Joshi
Aashish Joshi • Oct 2, 2009
yadavundertaker
i don't know the version i use but it has 19mb setup.....so no tension till then


😁
no offense, but don't advertise the fact that you use pirated software. the mods and the admin may not like it.
shonali55
shonali55 • Oct 2, 2009
Hi friend 😎
I don't think that we can able to judge which one is best as per my knowledge all the antiviruses are to quarantine or kill some specif viruses, they are spyware malware or adware. For example Norton is very good against spywre, similarly KASpersky is good against malware. Also there is one more software recently in more demand is Quickhill, provide an advance security to system, fight against spyware,malware. Also provide a good scanning facility for USB Drives or other input Hardwares.

πŸ˜›
mad_scientist
no offense, but don't advertise the fact that you use pirated software. the mods and the admin may not like it.


sorry....:sshhh:
but it is not a pirated software ..i downloded it from the official site of NOD 32...
vishnu priya
vishnu priya • Oct 2, 2009
Kaspersky is the best...
shivang27
shivang27 • Oct 2, 2009
avast is best antivirus.it's home edition is free& it get updated when you connect to internet.
shivang27
shivang27 • Oct 7, 2009
avast is best to use.its home edition is free also. and it is updated automaticaly when connected to internet
arun.aj
arun.aj • Oct 7, 2009
using avira which is not in d list..
its pretty good..
ONKSSSSS
ONKSSSSS • Oct 8, 2009
Surprised why avast is not in your list.
AVAST is just good.
Worth Trying.....
Jame20
Jame20 • Dec 11, 2010
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HirenBarbhaya
HirenBarbhaya • Dec 11, 2010
I use SOPHOS antivirus... but it is not part of the list... πŸ˜”
itchap
itchap • Dec 11, 2010
Guys i think quick heal should be in the list as well. As it doesn't take so much space of Hard disk as compared to McAfee and Norton. And provide good security. So my vote goes to Quick heal.
as i know kapersky and bitdifender is almost same and both are different when we go to bitdefender full version is good than the demo
Deepika Bansal
Deepika Bansal • Dec 13, 2010
Initially i was using kaspersky till i had its keys.... πŸ˜‰. After that i switched to antivir and still using antivir. But i found kaspersky better than antivir........
sachin bankar
sachin bankar • Dec 14, 2010
I am surprised. Quick Heal is not on the list.
BCA_GIRL
BCA_GIRL • Dec 14, 2010
Avast is best the best one.
4M4N
4M4N • Dec 14, 2010
if you see securitywise then Norton but it degrades the performance of system a little bit
gizmotech
gizmotech • Dec 16, 2010
Hello,

I have used licensed Kaspersky Antivirus for about two years now and I can safely say that it is the best available commercial anti-virus solution in the market. I have used licensed Norton, McAfee, Avast and Bit Defender. I'll explain about them in detail.

Norton: Norton has been an old chap in the market being very popular in the early days and lack of awareness among the people (Indian) led to everyone using its products. Other anti-virus software available during that period were Trend Micro, Webroot Spy Sweeper etc. These are still available. Norton was the worst of all the anti-virus software that I have ever used. It made the system hell slow. You had to leave your system alone with just the antivirus running on it. It reported viruses that didn't exist in the system. This has been reported and documented by noted hacker Ankit Fadia in one of his books.

McAfee: I used McAfee when it was given by Satyam InfoWAy as an antivirus free with their broadband connection. It reported only anti-viruses and no software intrusion like installing a trojan while installing a software in the background etc, or in patching pirated games.

Avast: Avast was a classic anti-virus considering it was free. However, its corporate version was much better than Home version and I felt that home version was lacking in many areas. It scanned very slowly and due to its poor interface (where the moment it detected a virus, it demanded an action from the user right away and stopped continuin the scan, which made me sit in front of my PC for the notification). This was three years back.

Kaspersky:This is the best anti-virus, better than AVG or Avira Anti-Virus. It check everything automatically. I am using Kaspersky Internet Security.
It scans pen drives diligently and my PC stays free of viruses even when I insert an infected pendrive. All the software is scanned before installing, which helps me detect a trojan behind some patches etc. Its internet security is quite comprehensive and feasible to those who have high-value files in their system. Scanning is fast, interface is good and available option spans many areas. All in all, I am very satisfied with this, and hence I would continue buying it till I find something better.

AVG: I have seen AVG installed in my college PCs, it was a bad experience. Not much to comment about it.
optimystix
optimystix • Dec 16, 2010
@gizmotech
Kaspersky is a good value for money I must say but their performance have gone down in past few quarters. But among the paid ones it is still recommended.

Norton WAS the worst AV but the current versions are scoring above everyone else. It is getting good overall reviews lately.

Avast WAS the way you described. The new 5.0 version is good one with consistent rating in security tests. Its boot time scan is very handy in case of serious infections.
it is well received and highly recommended among the free ones.

Avira has excellent detection rates but has its own issues too such as higher false positives (highly undesirable for average pc users) among others.

AVG has slipped down in the rating recently. Just pops in once in a while. Not highly recommended.

McAfee, Bitdefender,Gdata, ESET, TrendMicro etc are somewhere in between.
Reya
Reya • Dec 18, 2010
Avast is the best which secures the system more from viruses and malwares compared to other antiviruses!
Guravareddy
Guravareddy • Sep 29, 2011
Microsoft Security Essentials ....
born_star16
born_star16 • Sep 29, 2011
I don't find any anti-virus perfect but my vote goes to McAfee.

sachhi
sachhi • Oct 2, 2011
Microsoft security essentials rocks...........
TheCSGuy
TheCSGuy • Dec 19, 2012
Definitely norton. I am using it for last three years and there is no chance to complain about anything. Everything works just perfect. Just open whatever you want. Norton takes care of the rest.πŸ˜€
avast sucks! deletes the files without our permission...
quick heal and bitdefender are too gud!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 19, 2012
Vishal0203
avast sucks! deletes the files without our permission...
quick heal and bitdefender are too gud!
Strange, I used AVAST for nearly 2-3 years and never had any issue with it. In fact, I found AVAST and AVG to be a good choice for any regular user. But I admit that I never pushed the antivirus software to limits. I never downloaded anything from unauthorised source or used the Torrents - one of the primary source of malware on Windows computers.
Jeffrey Arulraj
Jeffrey Arulraj • Dec 20, 2012
AVG rules always that is my opinion compared to kaspersky and Norton I love my time with AVG
The_Big_K
Strange, I used AVAST for nearly 2-3 years and never had any issue with it. In fact, I found AVAST and AVG to be a good choice for any regular user. But I admit that I never pushed the antivirus software to limits. I never downloaded anything from unauthorised source or used the Torrents - one of the primary source of malware on Windows computers.
my pc was once a hometown for malwares and viruses.. πŸ˜› at that time i installed avast... and my pc dint start after that. So that's my reason behind saying that..
Ganesh MSD
Ganesh MSD • Apr 7, 2013
I am using Kaspersky Internet security 2013 it is so useful to use internet. It will find the phishing sites. And if you want to block adult sites using this you can block. It woll give the secure field for banking information and net banking.
Sanyam Khurana
Sanyam Khurana • Apr 7, 2013
My vote goes to NOD32, it's just awesome, Norton actually makes computer slow, and I have found other antivirus also not that useful, like AVG etc.
Prateek Gupta
Prateek Gupta • Apr 18, 2013
wat abt microsoft security essentials 😁
mail154
mail154 • Jul 24, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
Re: Best Antivirus...., Post ur rating and experience.



I'm surprised to see that AVAST didn't make it to your list! πŸ˜’

Anyway, my vote goes to AVAST!

Yes..Where is AVAST?
mail154
mail154 • Jul 24, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
Re: Best Antivirus...., Post ur rating and experience.



I'm surprised to see that AVAST didn't make it to your list! πŸ˜’

Anyway, my vote goes to AVAST!

Yes..Where is AVAST?
mail154
mail154 • Jul 24, 2013
Kaustubh Katdare
Strange, I used AVAST for nearly 2-3 years and never had any issue with it. In fact, I found AVAST and AVG to be a good choice for any regular user. But I admit that I never pushed the antivirus software to limits. I never downloaded anything from unauthorised source or used the Torrents - one of the primary source of malware on Windows computers.

I Used all most all top av's. And my last opinion was the one which i tried first! It Is Avast! I Had the Problem of deleting files without consent sometimes. but that doesn't mean that av is not good. we should go into the settings where it clearly gives the options to choose from, when a virus or malware is found. we may set that to delete manually.But to be true,norton is a very good compared to avast and when it comes to pc perfomance, norton is no longer comparable to avast. apart from avast,i prefer using mcafee and avira. Dear,Big k., as you mentioned rightly, downloading from trusted sources and non-using torrents will help a lot. and scaning removable disks first and then using it will be a added help.
I have voted for AVG. But i think that Microsoft essential should also be placed in this list. It is the best commercial used antivirus now a days.
pradeep.pawar
pradeep.pawar • Aug 6, 2013
Kaspersky, highest detection level
Please check this website:
https://www.av-test.org/en/home/

I found nice bug in https://bestantiviruspro.org/Β 
If you take trial of Nod - you don't need to pay any money
But when trial is over - you should to make this operation again.
I use Nod about 2 month=)
no thanks)

Rahul Jamgade
Rahul Jamgade • Oct 10, 2018

Hi All,

Being worked into the industry for long time and with my experience, I would like to to elaborate it a bit further. I think this would help to understand it in a better way.

1. There is no concept as "Best Antivirus". X antivirus are able to detect "abc" virus/malware and Y antivirus is able to detect "xyz". No antivirus is perfect.

2. Symantec CEO said antivirus is Β dead - long back.

3. There are other features associated Β to antivirus (generally paid version), such features could be Sandboxing, Avoiding Spam,safer shopping,Secure wipe,firewall. Hence don't always go by the free version.

4. Many malware/virus Β last for less than an hours time and vanishes forever. hence no signatures recorded or reported.

5. I was never infected by virus/malware because of antivirus is a myth.Β 

6. It acts as a deterrent for common viruses. Its good to have one. It really helps.

Open to take it further, if you have queries...Fire!

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