which is the best anti-virus?


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I was wondering what the best antivirus is out of these:

Norton 360 v6 (RRP £30)
Kaspersky
AVG Free 2012
Or AVG you have to pay for
 
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I'm using Avast and love it. When I decided to try them, I was given a full year free. Once that ends, I plan on paying for their maximum internet security ($29.99USD for a year). I'm not sure how much that translates to in pounds. I've used Norton (can't remember which version) before and, I wasn't impressed with the way it kept blocking programs that I used everyday (i.e. www.irs.gov) and I've used McAfee. Avast is the one that I'm most impressed with. I even use it to protect my flashdrive and my boyfriend uses it on his Android phone. No problems have come up. They're quick enough on catching a potential threat to the point of having a box come up with a warning BEFORE opening the page I've clicked a link for. Norton never did that and I ended up with a virus on the computer I use to have. McAfee kept telling me my firewall was off when it wasn't. I hope this helps.
 

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Asking members here about WHICH is their favorite or the best AntiVirus or Internet Security software is like asking what is their favorite hamburger.

Everyone has an opinion, so you may receive many opinions regarding this. Your best bet is to use one of the top 5 products tested and reviewed at http://www.av-comparatives.org/ or http://www.av-test.org/en/home/

You won't go wrong with either G-DATA, F-Secure, Avira, etc. Watch out for Kaspersky though... it is a very good program but their customer no-service is a huge issue for many users.

Avast Free is a very good AV program too. MSE is a good program too, for free. However, it does have some scanning issues and such.
 
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Hi PC Geek,
I think Avast is the one to go for because it's the best one I've used. It's possible that there are some programs out there that work better but, I don't have any immediate plans to look since Avast is working out great. I'm on the basic program right now since that's the one my boyfriend signed up for but, I will be switching to the internet package once this free trial is up in November. I suggest you check out the different programs available and find one that provides the type of security you need. If you want to check out Avast I've included a link to their website: http://www.avast.com/en-us/index It will take you to a page where you can download the latest version but, if you click on one of the tabs, you'll be able to look at what they have without having to download. If you're not in the US, click on the flag next to the search bar and it will bring up a region selector. Hope you find one that works for you. :)
 
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i use to have norton 360 and when they had newer version, my laptop started acting like it had a virus, it would run slow. use norton virus tool removal and it uninstalled norton and reinstalled to newer version. didnt need that. i then got webroot security essentials and what i liked about it, it had a kick azz cleaner. couldnt afford to renew it, so i now use MSE.. no complaints with MSE it did stop malware from being installed right as i visited a website.
 
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I'm still using Eset Node32. Been one of the most reliable anti-virus suites I've ever tried.
 

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Bitdefender.
This.

I visit a lot of porn and torrent sites, so I need something that actually prevents infections. MSE failed me twice, so I don't trust it anymore. Bitdefender has worked beautifully, and supports multiple platforms.
 
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This.

I visit a lot of porn and torrent sites, so I need something that actually prevents infections. MSE failed me twice, so I don't trust it anymore. Bitdefender has worked beautifully, and supports multiple platforms.
lmao, porn websites are notorious for viruses.
 
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I have visited a lot of not-so-good site for many years and never been infected. And have been using MSE pretty much since it was released.

The important thing to remember is that AV is NOT a single fix. You need to do other things to protect your PC.

If I was to pay for bloatware (Paid AV) probably Bitdefender would be my vote.
 
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i was given a old toshiba tecra 8200 that still works good, except now its locked and wants a administrator password after i installed wireless mouse. dont have password, my bro-inlaw cant remeember it. i was browsing for windows 2000 pro iso to reinstall on it since toshiba doesnt offer it anymore. i use IE9 and while browsing one website came saying this website has been deemed unsafe all contents are blocked. i have MSE and very much like it, unlike the ones i paid for it doesnt constantly update definitions, and doesnt scan when ever system sits idle. nor does it use a lot of resourses.
 
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this is how processor and ram im using with MSE and IE9. and i have two browser tabs open.
 

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this is how processor and ram im using with MSE and IE9. and i have two browser tabs open.
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Because of the wide range of answers you're sure to get, I'd recommend doing some research and trying out a few different products (ONE AT A TIME) before settling on a final decision.

The most respected Antivirus Testing Companies are AV-Comparitives, AV-Test and Virus Bulletin. Check out a couple of the top-rated programs and buy/use the one that best fits your needs.

Personally, I've used ESET NOD32 Antivirus since early 2006 and have loved it. It's worked great with every Windows and Mac computer I've had and I'd highly recommend it. It's very light on my system, has saved me many times over the last 6 years and they even offer free Technical Support to their customers, including (should you ever need it) malware removal assistance. I have enjoyed it so much that when I found out they had an office in San Diego, I got a job there.
 
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All the major A/Vs are good ... until they aren't ... and then you will hate them and tell everyone to avoid them. Unfortunately what got you may well be fixed in an update to the software a day later.

The answer is "it is constantly changing and is largely a matter of choice and whether you get infected is mostly tied to your online behavior". Thousands of viruses come out every month so pick a good A/V and keep it updated. Avoid risky websites like warez and pornography. Don't search on popular people like Emma Watson (Harry Potter movies) because people create infected webpages to catch you, see article HERE.
 
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showing how little resources is being used with Microsoft Security Esstential and having all security on Internet Explorer. thats very little being used for having just a 1600 mhz single core processor.
 
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I use and pay for AVG. It has saved my can many times.
 
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