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Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by Doctor Inferno on June 29th 2008, 2:03 pm

First topic message reminder :

Vote for the best antivirus from the list above.

Also, please explain why you like that antivirus.

I vote for Kaspersky.


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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by lolplayer on October 30th 2010, 1:28 am

Norton Antivirus.

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by Marly on November 19th 2010, 4:17 am

I use Norton. I hated it years ago though and changed to Avast instead then that was too slow on my computer. Now the newer version of Norton seems to work perfectly for me. Very Happy

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by joelj1964 on November 19th 2010, 3:24 pm

@Marly wrote:I use Norton. I hated it years ago though and changed to Avast instead then that was too slow on my computer. Now the newer version of Norton seems to work perfectly for me. Very Happy

Being in the computer security field I see first hand what works and does not work. I also run a free computer support forum which includes help with the removal of malware. I cannot tell you the number of post from users who are infected and have Norton. Granted, some of this can be contributed to it's popularity since more people use Norton. However, the majority of it can be attributed to Norton not preventing/blocking the intrusion. This is probably the result of it's popularity. In other words, since more people use Norton and McAfee, malware creators target these two to discover a bypass to infect the computer undetected.

Finally, whatever works for you is what you should use, of course. However, I cannot imagine Avast requiring more system resources than Norton. I have honestly never heard this claim before in 15 years of computer security.

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by Cicicoco97 on December 1st 2010, 6:04 am

I used to use McAfee, but now I use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, so I just chose McAfee

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by Kazuki_Rina on December 1st 2010, 3:27 pm

I vote for Kaspersky.

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by WHITESABBATH on December 1st 2010, 4:10 pm

Norton has been good for me.

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by Aiken on December 28th 2010, 9:11 am

Hi, i vote for Kasper sky.

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by unusual on December 31st 2010, 5:16 pm

eset is the best :wouhou:

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by Signas on January 2nd 2011, 12:12 am

had norton for a while and then switched to kaspersky. works way better than norton in my opinion.

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by korecordings on January 5th 2011, 9:17 pm

Always liked Kaspersky. We use Sophos at work and it is uselsess

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by harold on January 30th 2011, 8:46 pm

i have tried 5 listed and i found avast to be the best

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by papabear on January 31st 2011, 9:50 am

At home I use Avast free, but at my workplace we are using Nod32 - really good software, bud as OpenDNS is active at work I can't REALLY test it?

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by Danica on February 4th 2011, 1:13 pm

ESET Nod32

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by musket on February 5th 2011, 10:21 pm

I got a new PC for Xmas and it came with McAfee Anti-virus plus, so far it seems to work very well it loads fast and the database doesn't get corrupted if the PC is offline for a day. I have two other PC's loaded with Kaspersky Anti-virus and if the PC misses a day online then the database reports it is corupted and it takes a long time to correct, it needs the original payed for program reloaded and re-registered everytime. also Kaspersky takes a lot longer to load.

McAfee also has SiteAdvisor as part of the program and is a bonus

Comparing Kaspersky and McAfee now.. I would give McAfee my vote now Smile

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by harold on February 5th 2011, 11:16 pm

please dont pay for anything for the pc , everything you need is free , i have never paid for anything in 6 years and never had a problem , mcafee is very slow and it had conflicts with other progs; go to my site and down load avast free its great and up dates nearly everyday

btw avg has a very big download prog; takes up a lot of room , harry

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by musket on February 5th 2011, 11:20 pm

@harold wrote:please dont pay for anything for the pc , everything you need is free , i have never paid for anything in 6 years and never had a problem , mcafee is very slow and it had conflicts with other progs; go to my site and down load avast free its great and up dates nearly everyday

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I have the 64bit windows 7 McAfee 2011 version and i can assure it's not slow :wouhou:

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by harold on February 6th 2011, 12:19 am

likewise i have win7 ultimate 64 bit

i mean its slow doing its run not the pc , there are 3 anti-virus they are avg , mcafee and norton that are not the first recommendation when people ask for one in the pc forum i help in , they would usually go for avast , avira or mse. but its how you feel about mcafee in yourself that matters at the end of the day Very Happy

BTW , your site gives the weather in belfast is that because i'm from there or the sites from belfast

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by musket on February 6th 2011, 12:52 am

Because I'm from near Belfast can't get a Newtownabbey one Smile

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by Dafi on February 6th 2011, 12:53 am

NOD32 for me Smile

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by harold on February 6th 2011, 1:28 am

@musket wrote:Because I'm from near Belfast can't get a Newtownabbey one Smile

i live in belfast an i have a lot of friends in newtownabby , must pm you some time i'm awat to bed Hello

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by SoulART on February 8th 2011, 1:15 pm

ESET Nod32

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by sokka101 on February 16th 2011, 1:29 am

haven't had I virus in a while since I set up avast

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by harold on February 16th 2011, 11:42 am

@sokka101 wrote:haven't had I virus in a while since I set up avast


i found avast the best

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by tenXX on February 21st 2011, 1:35 pm

Avast for WIN, but i use Mac so I don't need it Very Happy

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by maniakos on February 23rd 2011, 10:02 am

i think Panda!!!

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by rcm-complaints on February 23rd 2011, 10:24 pm

voted for norton antivirus

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by cassini on March 12th 2011, 9:34 am

I have voted for Norton as had no problems with it.
I have used AVG & McAfee in the past. Smile

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by YoshiGM on March 12th 2011, 5:11 pm

Eset RLZ!

Is undoubtedly the best, always blocking pages, IPs, etc malicious: P

But I tried AVAST and his old warning:

"CAUTION, A VIRUS HAS BEEN DETECTED!"

this time I download, I get so scared because I brought the volume up high X_x

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by muggs on March 14th 2011, 2:52 pm

kaspersky

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Re: Vote for the Best Antivirus

Post by Hunnyluvs on March 14th 2011, 7:08 pm

1 - Kaspersky has an application filter, which means i can look at the entire list of every program that's in my computer, and shut down those i dont want to be able to run. Well, you know a lot of programs that get in are aggressive, and usually you cant shut them down. They want to stay even after you uninstall, like malware you cant get rid of.
Well Kaspersky lets me shut that stuff down.
Heck I even shut off 20 Windows services, when i found they were only there to monitor me, and send out secret reports of what I do with my PC (oh yea, like for example "Pipeline Protection", which is a sub-program of Windows Media Player. All it does is list everything you ever watched or listened to and send out reports to cops & corporations). Well, when I got rid of all that stuff from running, my PC was 1/3 faster, and had an equal amount less usage & memory being taken up. So Kaspersky's application filter is a gem, to me.

2 -
I also know that Kasperksy is one of the very few AV's you can get that doesn't identify cracks as trojans. Now, of course, I cant recommend file-sharing and how to use cracked pirated software,
but I can tell you when you do PAY for an anti-virus program, it's obnoxious to then find they've secretly charged me to put cops in my computer essentially, using up memory, and lying to me to do it, etc.

Screw that. It's fine if corporations don't want their copyrighted stuff pirated, yes,
but McAfee is NOT Warner Brothers (or NBC or whoever), so why is McAfee, for example, playing cop for them?

Well..I don't like it.
Because that they do it secretly.
And use your space to do it.
And trick you into paying them to do it.
Well it doesn't do anything for me.
And they are not the cops!

I mean how dare a mere business assume and assign itself cop status, and secretly charge us to do it?
That isn't how legal authorities are made in a democracy. That's corporate bullying.
Its in the same league of behavior as when we found Microsoft was deliberately sabotaging the product we buy from them in ways that will FORCE US to be unable to use any competitor's product.

(For example, try using Windows Movie Maker to burn a dvd as divx (so it will play on your TV's dvd player); you can't. Microsoft purposely makes it as hard as possible, to discourage you from it). Why? Is there something wrong with making a dvd of your home movies for example, and watching them on your TV? No, of course not. But Bill Gates had in mind that he could FORCE us to start using windows as what we now watch television on. So hopefully he'd get to start controlling TV along with computers. Is this progress that does good things for us? No, it's monopolistic, it hurts the quality of products and services (by eliminating competition, so choice). So we have anti-trust laws to prevent that kind of destructive corporate over-control. But they try to get away with it anyway.

So when we see a mere business assigning itself as a legal authority,
it isn't legal or ok for them to do that, or for us to passively let them.
but mostly the problem with it is... look, a certain amount of things that are right & wrong,
and needing laws to prevent undesirable behaviors is normal,
but these are legal control methods installed by bullies,
not for the purpose of preventing bad behavior,
but for actually getting to commit bad behaviors.

Now, this may sound like idea-ish detail to some, which doesn't interest them,
but I assure you, its not;
it's actually huge sweeping change happening
And it's bad change.
And it's happening because we passively let it!

So -> screw that!
I'll never use McAfee again. Or Norton.
(And yes they're very very good AV's, other than their being part of the neo-con nightmare.)

But hey,as long as there is open source freeware to use,
why should we support a system that makes rules only to disable any competition? Isn't that what the US fought the cold war against? (yep, it is) Well...this is why I use Kaspersky. (No, Kaspersky isnt actually freeware, but it is outside of The United States invasive right wing behaviors being built into a product you pay money for).

So freeware would be my first choice.
It's also referred to as "open source" (GUI-licensed software).
and those are lovely words to read. "Open source" means that there are nerds among us, voluntarily looking inside the program all the time, and reporting of it on forums; and they'd tell us instantly if they found any spyware or tricks whatsoever, hidden inside. (So because the program is "open" for viewing (the code its made of) it means no tricks are possible. None could be hidden in there and played on us.

So I love freeware. Its made to make us happy.
Its made to screw the people who normally would charge us for a version of the same thing that would screw us! Its beautiful.

So freeware would be my first choice..usually, but because one's AV is one's safety and security, I like to pay for as best I can get. I mean sometimes if there's a free version, and a payed upgrade version...that's not the same beautiful thing as true "freeware". It may be free, but it may not be open source (so tricks are hidden in there) Plus its made to be just ever so slightly not good enough, to try and encourage you to upgrade to the payed version.

So my second choice, if I feel I need to pay to make sure I get the best, because my security depends on it, is it needs to not be full of little pixel cops and corporations who feel they have the right to secretly use my PC as a their remote controlled vending machine in my home, and have me pay for them to get to do it, and have it run real slow and yucky as my part of the unwitting bargain.
....................
3 - Is Kaspersky a good anti-virus program in general (other than it not being behooved to the interests of U.S. Corporations)?
Yes. Very much so.
It offers you a lot of control.
It comes with every conceivable extra to let you keep your computer secure.

The 2009 version was good. In 2010, they changed it and several things i used it for were missing suddenly.
But if you get 2011 Internet Security, you should be safe and quite happy. It's perfect now.
(They're charging a bit too much for it though. 90 dollars US is steep, for a year, I think. But I pay it because it has what I need.



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