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Poll Results: what is the best Internet security (anti virus with firewall) ?

 
  • 1% (1)
    AntiVir
  • 18% (13)
    Avast
  • 5% (4)
    AVG
  • 2% (2)
    BitDefender
  • 2% (2)
    Comodo
  • 0% (0)
    F-Secure
  • 15% (11)
    Kaspersky internet security
  • 0% (0)
    McAfee
  • 7% (5)
    NOD32 smart security 5
  • 1% (1)
    DrWeb
  • 8% (6)
    Symantec
  • 0% (0)
    TrendMicro
  • 36% (26)
    Microsoft
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post #31 of 58
ive used adaware free for years
 
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post #32 of 58
ESET nod32 for me wink.gif
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post #33 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by LaserJock View Post

McAfee is a total resource HOG and it SUCKS thumbsdownsmileyanim.gifdevilsmiley.gif and has for a very long time - same for Symantec being a resource hog [after the great Norton years before Sym. started really messing around with it].
I'm sure allot of OCN'ers realize why McAfee aka McA-CRAPPY and Symantec (possibly Kaspersky but I have no experience with it] offer their product for free with rebate???????? Go Figure!!! and then suck up renewal $$s from the misinformed.
It took me 3 years to convince my bro-in-law and two nephews to stop using those bloated, resource hogs. After having to hack McA-crappy off of their PCs and NBs, they are running ~tip-top with MSE.
I used Norton for DOS, Win 3.11 for several years before Symantec proceeded over the years to bloat it out of sight. I used AVG for several years and they bloated up, then went to AnitiVir, which was decent, then to Avast, which was a bit better when I had prolonged challenges syncing updates with AntiVir.
Lastly and currently: MSE RULES thumbsupsmiley.png ... specool.gif ... cheers.gif
along with Malware Bytes and a bit of Spy Bot -S&D from time to time
MS has gotten it right this time or at least for now.
Note: Only thing I don't like about MSE is that only way to update the program (not just definitions) is by using IE or merely do it with MS Update.
OK, I'm off my soap box, but bloatware and resource hogs are total crap and force my somewhat experienced opinion.
MSE RULES!


mcafee always was the worse resource hog, however norton as it stands I havent notice it ever do a virus scan in the background even when I am gaming. The thing I like about norton now is it does every thing from handle malware, spyware, reg clean and optimize. The only downside to norton could be cost I guess however when your protecting a big investment like your computer 80 dollars seems fair.
Edited by jmmm7519 - 12/30/11 at 1:16pm
post #34 of 58
I used to use Avast on my computer until I started getting blue screens. Found out Avast was the problem, so I switched to Comodo.
post #35 of 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmasteR View Post

Microsoft Security Essentials gets a +1 from me.
Honestly though common sense goes a long way. I only use MSE "just in case".

I concur.

any AV app is "just in case". biggrin.gif

MSE has been great for me.
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post #36 of 58
Kaspersky for sure but I don't want to pay for it so I use Avast now.

I really liked MSE but I actually ended up with a virus once while using it (and common sense) and it didn't even detect it. I downloaded Avast and it caught and removed it.
    
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post #37 of 58
I do remember seeing tons of 'studies' where they rated BitDefender the best, overall..

I got a copy from Fry's for free AR, but never installed it since MSE seems to be working away just fine.

MSE 4.0 is coming out soon (my boss got a beta version from Microsoft, and gave it to me), seems to be a bit better too!
post #38 of 58
I don't use any antivirus software. biggrin.gif To resorce hoggy. As long as your careful you should have no problems. thumb.gif But, if you really want anti virus kaspersky is best but kinda overkill. I would just use MSE.
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post #39 of 58
There is no best anti virus. They all do the same thing in the end, the only difference is the definition update rate and heuristics.
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post #40 of 58
I sadly use McAfee but with ThreatFire which is what corporate security gurus recommend. It gives your AV the functionality it needs but that vendors would never implement for marketing reasons. And it's completely free (ThreatFire, not McAfee).

I used to use only MSE because I wasn't concerned but then I found a sneaky little trojan (that MSE did not detect) and upgraded my defenses.

I got a free license of McAfee from my university. McAfee gives away their software a lot and now that they are under Intel, I feel they will only be getting better despite their past bad cred.
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