The best paid antivirus engine of 2012

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What the best paid antivirus of 2012?

  1. Avast Antivirus

    7.2%
  2. AVG Antivirus

    2.1%
  3. Avira Antivirus

    4.8%
  4. BitDefender Antivirus

    7.5%
  5. Comodo Antivirus

    1.4%
  6. Eset Antivirus

    36.3%
  7. McAfee Antivirus

    2.7%
  8. Norton Antivirus

    12.0%
  9. Panda Antivirus

    0.3%
  10. Kaspersky Antivirus

    25.7%
  1. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    #1 Josh Cell, Feb 5, 2012
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    I'll create this thread to decide via pool, what the best paid antivirus of 2012;

    Please not repeat the same arguments of other members;

    This thread will be done goes to the end of 2012.

    2013 Update:

     
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  2. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    IMO, The best Antivirus System I used, is the Kaspersky;

    An best security system, application protection, and many process running to prevent virus attacks...

    In the moment, I use the Kaspersky Antivirus 2012 on my Notebook, and McAfee Antivirus Plus on Desktop, I like also of the McAfee, your detection engine is fast.

    One problem: The False-Positives.

    Also have an cool application protection and many process running on the machine, locked by Services.
     
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    #3 =)(=, Feb 5, 2012
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    ESET Smart Security 5. Good detection rates, not so many FP's, i like the the UI, updating fast, is not using so much system resources.
     
  4. Josh Cell

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    No warez on this forums please :)

    I've tested the ESET 5 - Also is an good antivirus, fast as McAfee, I've not found many FP's, and an nice GUI :eek:
     
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  5. windsman

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    #5 windsman, Feb 6, 2012
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    I 've infected all my systems machine and try almost 2012 anti-virus engine and my top 5 is :

    1- EAM (Emsisoft anti-malware) (Ikarus and emsisoft engine).
    2- Coranti (Bit defender, Lavasoft, f-prot engines)
    3- Kaspersky (house engine)
    4- G-Data (Bit defender and avast engine)
    5- Trustport server version (avg and vipre engines)

    windsman.
     
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    I liked Emsisoft very much. I was in the EAM 6 beta. It has the fastest scanner and good detection rates. I always use their emergency kit to clean infected pc's.
     
  7. Krakatoa

    Krakatoa MDL Senior Member

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    my brain is best antivirus engine
    i no antivirus engine my pc
    please write my brain select in poll
     
  8. NVD_TSQLQ2

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    #8 NVD_TSQLQ2, Feb 8, 2012
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    Bkav2011 is the best. :boat:

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  9. Deb_Rider

    Deb_Rider MDL Senior Member

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    #9 Deb_Rider, Feb 8, 2012
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    I think it's kaspersky...
    good interface and everything.....:)......


    (of course I haven't used all of this, I'll try eset soon)
    can I change my poll (If I need to) after trying another antivirus????:p
     
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  10. tanjali

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    Too bad you asked for best "PAID" AV because you are losing couple of free ones which could be better than any of the paid one.
    Can I know the reason?
     
  11. burfadel

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    An antivirus is one area where I wouldn't think a free one could match or exceed a good paid one. Its about the ability of the companies to keep up with the virus definitions. Having an update once a week is no good, it leaves too much time to be susceptible to new viruses. Free antiviruses just don't have the money and support behind them to provide effective, excellent protection. The 'free' (home versions) of Avast, AVG, and Antivir all have the backing of the paid versions, and in some ways actually act as an advertisement for the full version for company use. Microsoft Security Essentials has the backing of Microsoft. All the home versions of paid antiviruses have functionality limited in some way (usually 'minor' things), enough though that they aren't as good as their paid versions. So talking about true free antiviruses you can't include these and others like them, and in that respect I doubt whether they can match Kaspersky, ESET, Norton, Trend etc.
     
  12. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    Kaspersky the Best!
     
  13. DaNiEx

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    not sure, I dont need antivirus, but good question waiting results.
     
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  14. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    Well, It's an Paid thread...

    Paid AV isn't equals of free...
     
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  15. R29k

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    :boat: All have their drawbacks, Kaspersky has a good cleaning record but misses stuff on scanning and it slows down pc. Norton has good detection record but not that good cleaning and the same goes for Eset. Then you have Avira with good detection and cleaning record but the false positives are ridiculous.
     
  16. Josh Cell

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    Here's the problem of COMODO, AVIRA, AVG and PANDA :eek:

    No much false-positives for my MCAFEE here, I've also the Kaspersky on my notebook ti have low FP's.
     
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  17. Nawzil

    Nawzil MDL Guru

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    That is right, Paid AV is better than Free ones.
    In my opinion the best one are:

    Paid: Kaspersky
    Free: MSE
     
  18. jean_phile

    jean_phile MDL Junior Member

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    hi,

    The list is not complete and some people do not use antivirus.


    Jean phile
     
  19. Josh Cell

    Josh Cell MDL Developer

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    #19 Josh Cell, Feb 18, 2012
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    "The most popular Paid Antivirus Engines", this thread is focused to evaluate the best PAID antivirus engine of 2012, who does not use is another matter.

    Free antivirus isn't present on this list.

    And the pool maximum length is 10.
     
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  20. tanjali

    tanjali MDL Junior Member

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    Well I get where you coming from but I have bad experience with paid AV programs
    First they were resource hogs back in a day some even today,
    They made more problems than they were useful like a needy woman,
    Using scare tactics to sell their low value products
    Even making viruses themselves so they would come later and solve the problems or give hard time to competition (no proof for that).
    Pay for protection of your business for a small fee or else.
    So I guess I don’t like them from ideological reasons, LOL.
    Full respect to your thread though!