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Hitman Pro 3.5 takes my vote for best scanner.
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MSE is good for a free virus tool. If you want to pay for something I would say NOD32. Not only is the company great to work with if you get more computer but the product is the best.
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Originally Posted by nicholasgage View Post
In my opinion, Norton Internet Security is the best available antivirus software in the market. I have been using this software for more than 2 years and still I haven't faced any problems. Some small issues were raised but got it easily resolved with the help of good customer care. The only negative point of this software is that slows down the overall performance of PC.
Same here. i used avast for a while then I got norton internet security free with my ISP and said what the heck and tried it out. Slowed my computer a little at start up but its been fine for me ever since.
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post #14 of 19
I have singlehandedly seen Norton installed on a good majority of customers that come in with a virus infection. Conversely, I have never seen a PC installed with NOD32 come into the shop for that service.

I haven't done first hand PC repair in a couple years but I imagine the trend to be exactly the same.
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post #15 of 19
I had Norton on a previous computer and I would never use it again. I got hit by a virus and it wouldent do anything but display a window saying it blocked it every second until it crashed. Had to restore the pc to factory condition.
post #16 of 19
what about avast its free and works great, been using avast over a year now and i like it.
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Go back to Avast Free Edition.
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post #18 of 19
Check out my guide below if your having problems with viruses.
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post #19 of 19
Norton is bad for false positives and removing without asking, AVG has gone downhill and destroyed it's reputation, MSE is great and is barley noticeable, Kaspersky has the best definitions but is pricey, NOD32 is great for detecting threats in the wild, Avast is really good at real time scanning. There are others, but it all comes down to what you're looking for in one. Whatever you pick, use it in conjunction with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware; It finds stuff the others miss.

Forgot McAfee. It sucks.
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