Anti virus recommendation?

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  1. Legendaryone

    Legendaryone MDL Novice

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    What is the best anti virus Program you can get
     
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  2. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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  3. Legendaryone

    Legendaryone MDL Novice

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    sorry about posting in the wrong thread
     
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  4. robalm

    robalm MDL Senior Member

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    #4 robalm, May 10, 2010
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    Norton™ AntiVirus 2010 is very good to.
    But i would take Kapersky (Kis 2010) that "canouna" says.
     
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  5. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

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    #5 2centsworth, May 10, 2010
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    Kaspersky and F-Secure for detection rates. The newest f-Secure Client Security 9.01 has a small footprint too. Both companies have the highest signature based detection rates. Add sandboxie and you will have unbeatable protection from Internet borne malware....and the smallest footprint i've seen in system resources and RAM used for the protection afforded.

    No signature based antivirus can protect you from a 0-day virus/trojan/exploit (well not yet), that's where sandboxie really shines.

    For troubleshooting I recommend sysinternals and blacklight and hijackthis, three easy to use tools anyone can run and decipher.....(well cept hijackthis which can help others help you) TrendMicro also has a free rootkit scanner i forget it's name....just 2 cents worth today.

    Lol this is already posted elsewhere....brainfart as I thought this question was familiar....doh!
     
  6. Phazor

    Phazor MDL Expert

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    'Get' as in 'get for money', or 'get' as in 'get for free'?

    Thats important, because thats two totally different pair of shoes...so to speak...
     
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  7. APEXi

    APEXi MDL Novice

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    Avira Premium Security Suite or Avira AntiVirus Premium is imho the best AV you can get.
    F-Secrue is also nice and the old keygens from 2005 still work on the latest version witout any expiraton issues.
     
  8. SavinivaS

    SavinivaS MDL Junior Member

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    Can anyone using the new v10 of Avira AntiVir Free comment on their experience with it? I've been using v9 for a couple of years but avoided upgrading. I read only negative reports on new v10.
     
  9. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    Avira free worked good for me for like 3 years. My premium just does malware/spyware too but malwarebytes is good in combo with avria free. Both free...lol
     
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  10. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    I personally use avast Pro 4.8, but the latest free version [5.x] is no doubt useful and simple......... except this, I recommend MSE......
     
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    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    Never forget or underestimate Comodo - excellent suite with one of the best test results of all - especially leak tests which most of the "big" names fail miserably.

    Comodo or Kaspersky are the only sensible choices for all round protection - Comodo is free and Kaspersky is about the cheapest of the commercial choices. Don't believe me - check out "leak tests" and see how badly most fail this crucial component of security.
     
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  12. R0H1T

    R0H1T MDL Junior Member

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    Where'd you read those ? Its excellent as far as I'm concerned, you could also try out ESET/AVAST else if you can wait there's gonna be 2011 versions of G DATA/NORTON/KASPERSKY products just ahead with more features & better detection/performance (I've tried all their betas).
     
  13. SavinivaS

    SavinivaS MDL Junior Member

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    Just look at the history on the Avira Free support forum since they released v10. A wave of complaints, criticisms and negative reports. The initial release (build 561) was widely believed to not be ready for mainstream release and within a month Avira rushed out an update (build 567). People also don't like the new behaviour when Avira detects malware - something about there no longer being the option to "ignore" and delays as a secondary scan is done in the background.
     
  14. timesurfer

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    acyuta MDL Expert

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    Since I already have MSE (no comments please) installed, and malwarebytes downloaded (full version but not installed), is it worthwhile to install that also??? I have heard good things about it.
     
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  16. Moosestache

    Moosestache MDL Novice

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    In the other thread, a lot of people liked MSE. It also did really well in the head to head tests that, once again, are linked in the other thread.
     
  17. R0H1T

    R0H1T MDL Junior Member

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    #17 R0H1T, May 11, 2010
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but if you turn off 'proactiv' & heuristics that problem will be solved, those options are for advanced protection & yield lots of false positives (mainly for people who use cracks/keygens). You should turn on the rest(like web protection, firewall) of the settings to high which will prevent trojans & malware while you surf the net. AVIRA build561 was just a bit buggy but nothing more than that, I tried it for about a month before I switched to ESS(4.2.40). I bet those posts on the AVIRA forum are about antivir's heavy handed approach towards PUP's that's all. You always have a choice whether you wanna try out the best these AV's have on offer OR don't download stuff that can get you infected, if you know about the dangerous stuff you can always turn heuristics off !
     
  18. christopher

    christopher MDL Novice

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    Norton
    AntiVirus 2010
    with Antispyware is best ansivirus software. It is winning protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.Its contain
    Key Technologies as below : Antivirus, Antispyware,Anti Rootkit.Its really very good software as per my view. for more detail you visit website ot contact computer anti virus expert.
     
  19. timesurfer

    timesurfer MDL Developer

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    As far as free is concerned I do like how there is no 30 day trial with Avira and the only "nag" is the pop up to get real thing...lol
     
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  20. WCCobra

    WCCobra MDL Junior Member

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    I'm not sure why people ask this question. You might as well ask "What antivirus program do you use and why" because that's the exact type of response you'll get.

    But anyway, I find Avira to be pretty effective and lite on resources (the two things I look for from my antivirus).

    I'm using Avira v10 and have had no major issues with it at all. The only problem I had was with it updating (it wouldn't run the scheduled update no matter what I did). I ended up just used Windows Scheduler and created a task to run it on a daily basis... and that fixed that problem. I have Avira on several other PCs and they have no update problems (or any other issues). My PC is Windows 7 x64, and the others are a combo of XP and Windows 7 x86's. Maybe it has something to do with x64... or maybe it's just me.