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Thread: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

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    Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

    Anti-virus Software's are much essential programs of every Windows PC these days. Surfing online without an updated anti-virus program is like inviting viruses, adwares and Malwares, which harms your pc.Here are some best anti-virus programs . So Guys, Which of these Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

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    Re: Which Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?

    Quote Originally Posted by Member393184
    Anti-virus Software's are much essential programs of every Windows PC these days. Surfing online without an updated anti-virus program is like inviting viruses, adwares and Malwares, which harms your pc.Here are some best anti-virus programs . So Guys, Which of these Antivirus Software do you use ? Why?
    The quality of antivirus software depends on the database it uses, the speed of scanning and usability. In terms of being able to detect the most viruses this depends on the database and it is never clear cut whether brand X can detect more viruses than brand Y as the databases are frequently updated. Users of AVG will say theirs is better as will users of Avast but I'm not sure how they actually know. Claims of "I have never had a virus with brand X antivirus means nothing either - again how do they know? In terms of speed and usability, Kaspersky always tops the list. It also appears to be better at detecting more viruses than others but I am not sure why it is always one step ahead whereas others are jostling for the next best position.

    If you want a free anti virus package, then currently, Microsoft's Security Essentials is the quickest of the lot. It also appears to detect more viruses than the other popular free versions but as I said this can change depending on updates. Have a read of some of the reviews of Microsoft Security Essentials and you may be impressed - it's a far cry from its predecessor (the ill-fated Live Onecare).

    None of the anti virus packages are able to detect a dummy virus that I wrote which has been encrypted and embedded in an executable file and remember that if a virus scan does not detect any viruses on your computer - it does not mean that there are no viruses on the computer - prevention is better than cure.

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    Well said Player3746.

    I have been using Microsoft freeware for 2 weeks and it seems to be effective and quick.

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    McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i on my Windows XP laptop and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 on my WIndows 7 laptop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceKay@Rpoints
    McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i on my Windows XP laptop and Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 on my WIndows 7 laptop.
    Ah yes, I forgot to answer the original question. I use AVG and the reason is that it is the first one I could think of that was free at the time of deciding which to use. How effective the software is wasn't a priority for me but speed of real-time scanning is in which case, I could well be swayed towards Microsoft's offering. Many prefer Avast because they like the interface - sometimes a frippery interface can instill a belief that the engine behind it can perform miraculous tasks! For the OP to choose, it is prudent to read objective independent reviews rather than some fo the forums where people are bickering about whether Norton is rubbish or whether AVG is better than Avast.

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    no reason at all to pay for firewall or a/v these days. Free alternatives do exactly the same without the bulk of stuff you just do not need.

    AVG/Avast/Microsoft for a/v
    Comodo/Microsoft for firewall

    Alll free, all work very well and saves you silly amounts of money as well

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    bullguard - it came on my pc - I liked it so renewed the trial

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    If you bank with barclays the free kaperski AV is very good.

    If not another vote for the mickysoft one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenoak
    If you bank with barclays the free kaperski AV is very good.

    If not another vote for the mickysoft one.
    same here, got kaspersky free from barclays and got mcafee from work.


 

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