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Poll Results: What is the best Anti Virus Utility

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 14% of voters (2)
    Norton
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Mcafee
  • 0% of voters (0)
    Trend Micro
  • 14% of voters (2)
    NOD32
  • 28% of voters (4)
    AVG
  • 42% of voters (6)
    Avast
14 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ok Guys

Just want to know what all of your opinions are on the best AV software out there

I want to know because Im thinking about changing from Norton SystemWorks 2005 to something different
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post #2 of 12
im using norton internet security 2006....has everything in one...however im still running adaware SE professional adwatch for increased spyware security along with the extensive antivirus.
    
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post #3 of 12
Avast is great it picked up stuff that Norton and AVG missed, if you go with Avast make sure you not only un-install Norton but manualy remove all of the Norton folders in program files,shared files and the registry. Otherwise Avast will not install.
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post #4 of 12
Another Vote for Avast, it is brilliant automatically updates without being a resource hog. It is so easy to use and I have never had a problem since using it with sygate firewall and ad-aware. Plus its free which means you donn't have to update subscription every year.
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post #5 of 12
hmm if its not a resource hog i may get it...NIS 2006 takes up a hefty amount of temporary memory.
    
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post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
whats Trend Micro like?

I saw Trend Micro PC Cillin Internet Security 2006 on Ebay for like 40 bucks
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post #7 of 12
nod32, period

I generally let people pick their favorite piece of software because theres really no way to prove what is better than what, but nod32 has proven itself better than others for several years running
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post #8 of 12
I use avast because i had norton antivirus and it expried but i've found this free software works better that norton. but i would also use ad-aware and spybot-search and destroy. i've found this combination works great.
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post #9 of 12
I think the best security software is yourself. I use none myself, and have only been hit by 1 virus by my own mistake. If you know what your doing you shouldn't need the software in my opinion so I think you should add "Yourself" to the poll. I vote for that.
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post #10 of 12
AVG all the way man!
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