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Which is the best Anti-virus software?

  1. sasta10 profile image66
    sasta10posted 6 years ago

    Hi, I am thinking of buying a Anti-virus software as I am fed up of free software that doesn't fully protect my PC.  Can any one tell me which is the best one to Buy.  Thanks.

    1. shwetha123 profile image71
      shwetha123posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am using Quick Heal antivirus. It works well. I do not have any problem while using it. So for me Quick Heal is the best Anti virus software.

    2. qeyler profile image57
      qeylerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You don't have to buy; download a prog like IObit.  This can be installed offline, which is exactly what you want to do.  After you've cleaned everything, you keep it for a time, then move to Avast or AVG...you have to change your protectors often, not just 'upgrade'.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image94
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    There is none. They are all crap. Sorry.

    Just my personal opinion. smile

    1. Sona Randuria profile image52
      Sona Randuriaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I do not agree, ClamAV is pretty good, you can test it online and perform an online antivirus scan yourself.

  3. Purple Turtle profile image61
    Purple Turtleposted 6 years ago

    I am not sure what you are using but I too am pro AVG. Even if I know its flaws. I  also use 'McAfee Stinger' and 'Spybot S&D'. These two additional programs seem to find things that AVG dose not. I would recommend not using Spybot if you are not a techy person. If you do not know what you are doing you may end up deleting something important.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image62
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    Go for AVG.  They do have a free one.  They also have one that is trial for 30 days, and then you can make a purchase.

    Norton is horrible. I was a big fan of McAfee, but they have gone to the dogs as well.

  5. emrldphx profile image61
    emrldphxposted 6 years ago

    Don't pay for anti-virus. There's no reason for it.

    This group does tests of programs:

    You can find detection tests here:
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/compa … ction-test

    The biggest factor, in my opinion, depends on your computer. If you have a beast of a machine, it doesn't really matter. If your computer is a little slower, you want something 'lightweight' that doesn't use a lot of resources.

    Realize that with any free AV software, they are going to tell you your computer it is worse than it is. They track innocent cookies and such as malware to try and scare you into buying.

    This is the most recent report, go to page 6 for results:
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/images/s … ug2011.pdf

    You want something that is Advanced+, low false-positives, and good proactive detection. Avira does a good job, as does kapersky.

    All in all though, the best antivirus is you. Being careful what websites you visit, what files you download, and what emails you open.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad you mentioned Kaspersky.  That's what I use and I know little about the real workings of any of this stuff.  But I do pay for it.

      Should I be getting rid of any Microsoft protection that comes with my Vista or Vaio that came with the laptop?  Do they interfere with each other?

  6. RadAdMusic profile image61
    RadAdMusicposted 6 years ago

    Nod32 by ESET, amazing piece of software and uses very small amount of your computers resources.

    Not a widely known anti-virus but it's won a bunch of top anti-virus awards and I can vouch for it from personal experience I've used it for years

  7. greencap profile image60
    greencapposted 6 years ago

    Kaspersky for sure. Doesn't crash your system on start up, catches every malicious thing, and doesn't delete genuine files

  8. qeyler profile image57
    qeylerposted 6 years ago

    What you do is try all of them...one after...AFTER  ANOTHER. Download Free prog X (which ever prog has the most recent version.  If Prog A was Nov 1 and Prog B was updated Nov 16 and Prog C was updated this morning, do Prog C.  Load it, use it, and then, when one of the mentioned items has a new version, Download that, DISABLE OR DELETE THE OLD VIRUS PROG. and use the New one.

    AVG was fantastic, got crappy, Avast got better, IObit got better, AVG got good again, on and on.  Don't be faithful to any one prog.