Best anti-virus software?

by Ralf Skirr 63 replies
Hi guys,

I'm looking for recommendations for anti-virus software, the one I'm using is outdated.

I tested a few and they slowed down my PC beyond belief.

Any suggestions?

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  • Profile picture of the author alan mac
    I used to use Nortons which I found very slow and not always that good.

    I have just switched to Kaspersky which is much better. I did a fair amount of research before and it seemed to come out well in reviews.

    I got it off Ebay for about £15

    Thanks Alan
  • Profile picture of the author dsmpublishing
    The only time ive had a laptop completely free of viruses is when ive had norton on it but avg is supposed to be good
  • Profile picture of the author optimum
    • Profile picture of the author Ralf Skirr
      Hey guys,

      thanks for your suggestions, I'll check them out.

      I used a trial of ESET Smart Security and found it quite good but I for one of my PCs I lost connection to the network and ESET support was not able to help. Otherwise I would have bought it.

    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      Originally Posted by optimum View Post

      I thought most comupters dont need software cause windows explorer has a in built security
      The quickest way to disaster known to man. No security and IE. Get with it man.
    • Profile picture of the author Clyde Dennis
      Originally Posted by optimum View Post

      I thought most comupters dont need software cause windows explorer has a in built security
      To quote a once GREAT Tennis player "You cannot be serious?"

      I've used AVG on XP system without an issue for quite a while now. Very happy with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    I was using avg for years and it worked pretty well with one
    exceptional problem. However it does not work well with Vista.
    I had 2 serious problems that were both finally solved by
    uninstalling avg. One was difficulty logging in to my host, and
    the other was a drastic internet slowdown.

    Harvey Segal also mentioned that he had to get rid of it to
    solve a duplicate email problem in a thread just about 10 days
    ago. Everything changes and maybe its best days are over.

    I installed Avast instead, also free, and got rid of one minor
    annoying thing, and it has worked well for about a year now.

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    • Profile picture of the author Charles E. White
      I have used AVG for over two years without a problem.

      Lloyd, I think Vista is the problem not AVG LOL

      I do know Norton is a resource hog and slows everything down.

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  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    AVAST for sure sh'ld be among the top 10. It updates automatically once you get connected to the 'net. Ever since i've started using it for both computer systems, it has been performing wonderfully. Olatunde.
  • Profile picture of the author athena08
    Norton always seems to use up a ton of resources and sloooow down a system so I stay away from this. I have been using AVG for many years and have absolutely no problem with them. I use the free version and have a system with Windows XP.
    • Profile picture of the author Liquification
      My day job is a computer tech. If your looking for just Anti-virus go with Kaspersky. If you have Vista or want a full firewall and anti-virus go with Norton Internet Security. Stay away from norton 360, it's a resource hog.

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  • Profile picture of the author Spike SpiegelIM
    I use Avast for quite a long time now. It's lightweight and updates regularly, works wonders for me. I have the professional version and it's worth it..
  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Nod32 freaking rules.....blows Norton and MacAfee right out of the water and isn't even 1/10th of the resource hog they are.

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  • Profile picture of the author mccflo99
    I definitely would go with Norton 360.

    Best Antivirus Protection - Online Backup - Norton 360 Version 2.0

    Great all in one solution and it protects you from adware, spyware, viruses, worms, etc. Also has a built in firewall and cleans the registry, runs degrags, does automatic backups, even has an identity theft function which I don't really use.

    It takes the Norton Security Suite to the next level.

    Pretty much a security, virus & maintenance all in one powerhouse and it's always protected me.

    I don't like having to have a virus software, a popup blocker, a spyware scanner, a seperate firewall, etc so 360 works great for me and allows me to forget about maintenance for the most part.

    It also covers 3 computers which is just right for my house so the per computer costs is very low and you get all the cool features.

    Definitely two thumbs up.

    Also, on AVG...

    An update for the AVG virus scanner released yesterday contained an incorrect virus signature, which led it to think user32.dll contained the Trojan Horses PSW.Banker4.APSA or Generic9TBN. AVG then recommended deleting this file; this causes the affected systems to either stop booting or go into a continuous reboot cycle. So far, the problem only appears to affect Windows XP, but there is no guarantee that other versions of Windows don’t have the same issue.

    I read several reports that people had to reinstall windows because of this, yikes!

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