What antivirus program is the best for a computer?

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Re: What antivirus program is the best for a computer?

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Re: What antivirus program is the best for a computer?

Post by Neptune24 » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:17 am

I'm using avast at the mo and that doesn't chew though my RAM and it have a gaming mode. Only thing is that you have to go into task manager (or process explorer, if you have this) and shut it down that way, but I think that most anti-virus programs are like that nowadays.

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Re: What antivirus program is the best for a computer?

Post by mizort1989 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:45 pm

I am using Eset Smart Security 4 and it never let me down so far .

i'ts barley noticeable in the system and updates are done very regularly (once i had 5 updates in one day)

and its not that expensive .
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Re: What antivirus program is the best for a computer?

Post by ultimatedesk » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:35 am

I've had pretty good success with AVG, but ultimately, I think it comes down to what your browsing and application habits are.

I actually went a whole year without anti-virus on one system of mine and never ran into any issues. Once I finally installed an AV, it didn't find anything, because it was used quite conservatively when browsing.

I know my brother uses Panda and he likes it quite a bit. It's hard to determine criteria for what a "good" AV is eh?

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Re: What antivirus program is the best for a computer?

Post by Neptune24 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 3:41 am

Well firstly one that doesn't work isn't good. But I think a lot of it is a matter of opinion rather than what they do.

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Re: What antivirus program is the best for a computer?

Post by bmaverick » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:36 pm

Tried Norton for the free trial. It is very RAM hungry and bloated for the space on the HD.

Tried Mcafee for a year. It was better than Norton. In time it became bloatware on the HD space too.

AVG has been running now on the computers in the house for two years now. It has stopped a bunch of stuff trying to get through. Once there was an attack while I visited Wikipedia. It tried to slam the machine, the browser froze, but the AVG stopped it from loading and installing on the computer.

SpyBot is another item to have too. It works well with AVG.
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Re: What antivirus program is the best for a computer?

Post by binabik15 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:07 am

go for ZenOK Free Antivirus ive been using it for a while and i decided to buy upgrade version and i dabble in hacking not identity theft just stuff such as emails that freeze your computer and play techno music. but i digress some of my friends have tried to hack me and have all failed

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