HELP! what is the best antivirus program?

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Hi, i,m looking to get a new antivirus software and wanted to ask what you think is the best antivirus program around, I want something that doesn't slow the computer down too much and that doesn't keep popping up screens.

I know bitdefender and kaspersky are supposed to be quite good or am I better off with a free one line AVG?.

Danny
  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    what is the best antivirus program?

    Anything but Norton.

    I use Avast. It's good, but the newest version is very aggressive in checking for viruses. As a result, my computer sometimes lags slightly.

    But I still think it's still very good... and very effective.

    John
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    • Profile picture of the author glacey
      Originally Posted by Johnny12345 View Post

      Anything but Norton.

      I use Avast. It's good, but the newest version is very aggressive in checking for viruses. As a result, my computer sometimes lags slightly.

      But I still think it's still very good... and very effective.

      John
      I agree with John, at first i thought there was a problem elsewhere on my computer when it started to lag and take a lot longer time to boot up but the new free version is very thorough and I would rather wait a few extra seconds if it means keeping the viruses at bay.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Michael
    Free Internet Security, Download Internet Security Software Suite - Comodo

    ^ Best free one you can find.

    As for "anything but norton" - That used to be true, but not anymore.

    Its actually come a VERY long way from what it used to be (when it was horrible)
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  • Profile picture of the author sanhacio
    I would recommend you use Kaspersky.
    I'm using it for ages and i'm very satisfied with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    I wouldn't put Norton on my PC if they paid me daily.
    Norton was THE antivirus when Peter Norton owned it,but once they sold out to Symantec it went downhill fast and never got back up it.

    Actually all those mentioned,even Norton would work if you are a careful user.
    The best antivirus out there is Knowledge, and Caution and common sense in what you are doing.
    A knowledgeable user can go years without getting a virus.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Have you tried Microsoft Security Essentials? I've been using it since it came out and have no issues with it yet. The best part is that its free.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jubu
      Originally Posted by JustinDupre View Post

      Have you tried Microsoft Security Essentials? I've been using it since it came out and have no issues with it yet. The best part is that its free.
      I use it too and haven't had a virus yet...knock on wood.
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      • Profile picture of the author derekwong28
        I would say Nod25. All my computers were infected an extremely nasty Chinese virus once and only Kapersky and Nod25 could detect it. However, only Nod25 could eradicate it completely.
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    • Profile picture of the author Abramm
      Originally Posted by JustinDupre View Post

      Have you tried Microsoft Security Essentials? I've been using it since it came out and have no issues with it yet. The best part is that its free.
      yes i am using Microsoft Security Essentials and its really awesome. and yes it is free and light weight and do not disturb like other anti virus
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  • Profile picture of the author ameysaw
    Why don't you give eScan ISS a shot. I have tried many but i am most satisfied with this.
    It comes with a decent set of features that allow you to block unwanted websites, features an anti-spam engine and a built-in AntiSpam module. That apart, it also comes with Endpoint Security that allows you to block USB based devices. In addition you can also prevent certain applications from executing in the background. This is one feature that is currently overlooked by most products in the market. The product also comes with a Privacy Control feature that allows you to clean all internet related junk files either automatically or you could choose to execute it at a particular time period. The product also gives you the option to add your own 'files & folder' that would need to be cleaned
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    I use ESET Smart Security. It's good. I haven't had a virus since. My friend uses Avast! with great success.

    I don't think there's any best anti-virus - there's ones you like and ones I do.
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  • Profile picture of the author bradleywills
    Kasper sky and norton are the best
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    • Profile picture of the author kekka
      Give Spyware Terminator a go.
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  • Profile picture of the author YemTv
    AVG and Avast both are good.
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  • Profile picture of the author ortonmax
    I think Avast is best antivirus. It provides good security to it's user. It is good for both free and license version. You will never get virus in your PC if you use Avast antivirus in your PC.
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  • Profile picture of the author superpayouts
    Kaspersky! Been using it for about 8 years and it never failed me!
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    • Profile picture of the author Andrian
      Avast and Avg both are best antivirus programs. Avast even allow you to download free version from its official website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Roberta1
    the best antivirus is NOD 32
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  • Profile picture of the author parihar7
    Hello,

    I am using Advanced System Protector. is an effective solution to find and remove malware infections present on your computer system.
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  • Profile picture of the author dragonlinux
    Simply the best is Avast Antivirus. Help protecting my computers 2 years already
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  • Kaspersky its bloody amazing
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