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Best Windows AntiVirus OF ALL.

Poll Results: Best Antivirus?

 
  • 20% (10)
    ESET
  • 0% (0)
    MacAfee
  • 2% (1)
    Kapersky
  • 4% (2)
    Norton
  • 4% (2)
    Bitdefender
  • 8% (4)
    AVG
  • 20% (10)
    Avast
  • 8% (4)
    Avira
  • 2% (1)
    Vipre
  • 0% (0)
    Panda
  • 32% (16)
    Other...
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post #1 of 22
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My Kapersky Internet Safety subscription will run out in a few days. So really I want to know, what new antivirus should I get? I will get what the majority recommended, and it can be free or I have to pay for it.
    
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Microsoft Security Essentials and some mbam for backup. Both 100% free.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...2-33d813687a7f

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
post #3 of 22
AVG, Microsoft Security Essentials for backup, and Malware-Bytes Anti-Malware and you should be good.
    
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none, Malwarebytes, Super antispyware, and Microsoft Security Essentials I use everyday at work.
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post #5 of 22
Microsoft Security Essentials
post #6 of 22
LOL "The Dude abides".

Personally I like Avast. I've had the least amount of problems with it over several years.
Norton is and has been too bloated for many years. They also sell a promise they can't seem to keep although it is a fairly good Anti-virus program. Of course, who they sell it to the most, allows them to sell "the miracle cure" to the most desperate or uninformed. ESET Nod 32 I've not had much luck with although I know people who swear by it.
AVG has a known unlocker (backdoor) trojan that can be used fairly easily to disable it's ability altogether while appearing to be 100% safe (fact).
Avira is very good too but I did manage to get infected with a trojan while using it last year.
Kaspersky back in the 90's did some highly questionable things that I refuse to go back to them because of.
McAfee is a joke! Let's not even bother here.
BitDefender I've never used so I can't comment.
Vipre I tried and didn't like at all. It seemed to be a lot of hype and not much on delivery when it was first released.
Panda wasn't too bad. I'm questionable about the safety on the cloud environment though.
Another one not mentioned here was ClamWin. In a pinch I think it's useful for scanning infected systems as is Emsisoft A2, but as an active defender not very confident in it and it's very slow (ClamWin).
Also is Trend Micro's PC-cillin. Years ago I think it actually was one of the best but in the last 2-3 years it's faultered for me several times.



These are only my opinions and others may disagree but I often times switch between AV programs just because.
post #7 of 22
I use the free version of MBAM, and I only manually scan occasionally (maybe once or twice a month). If the crap hits the fan, run ComboFix in Windows' safe mode and go on with computing life.

The free anti-virus/malware is more than enough for smart users--get an script and ad -blocker for your browser and don't fall for the "you've won a prize", "your UPS shipment was lost", or "free male enhancement trial" traps.
Edited by spartacus - 1/1/11 at 9:30am
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post #8 of 22
I also use Malwarebytes although in the last 2-3 months their detection database hasn't been very good as it was previously. Thrown in as well is Spybot Search & Destroy as well as SuperAntiSpyware and of course Emsisoft A2. When it comes to rootkits (ComboFix) so long as it's a 32 bit system.
I've also used Dr. Web on occasion and had mixed results.
post #9 of 22
My vote - goes to:....Common sense!
alot of people on here do not even use one, Out of the list i would say ESET.
Or just get Ad-Aware and run it monthly if you dont want something taking up your resources
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post #10 of 22
ESET + Malwarebytes + Common Sense
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