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The best anti-virus software?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by contentedge, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi guys,
    I need to have an anti-virus software which is very effective. Currently, I use Symantec and it's been okay. But I just want to know if there is anything better than that. Also, I've heard that some anti-virus apps slow down your system considerably. Is it true? Could someone shed some light on this issue? Thanks.
    SEMrush
     
    contentedge, Jan 3, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. scart3r

    scart3r Notable Member

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    I used to use Symantec - and got a couple of real nasties... changed over to Zonealarm and it catches everything. I love it now - is very cool :)
     
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    I am using AVG free edition and Zone Alarm both without having any problem.

    I think Norton slow down your system as i heard.

    DON.
     
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    contentedge Active Member

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    Does it slow down the system like Norton does?
     
    contentedge, Jan 3, 2008 IP
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    If you don't want to spend any money then Avast! and AVG are very good ones that don't use up much system resources.
     
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    for Trojans
    best if solo antivirus

    otherwise nortan
     
    funindya, Jan 4, 2008 IP
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    I have tried zonealarm, no it does not slow down the system and is quite good. But I use it mainly for firewall, have not tried any anti virus programs from them.
     
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    Try NOD32 is very good and not a resourse eater
     
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    Kaspersky, Nod32 or bit defender. Nod32 has easiest interface and kaspersky is my personal favorite.
     
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    NOD 32 & Kaspersky are the best... mate!!

    Norton, Symantec & even the ZoneAlarm AV is a Resource Hogger !!
     
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    contentedge Active Member

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    Are they both available for free? If not, what's the cost?
     
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    htmlindex Prominent Member

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    AVG is good & the best thing it's also free!
     
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    Emie. Banned

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    AVG Free. :]
     
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    My system has been running fine. I did try McAfee - and that nearly killed my computer it was so slow! McAfee = Evil!
     
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    I always stick to Kaspersky. I'm using 7 and something version and works great.
     
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    I would use whatever takes the least amount of system space, ram, CPU etc. Antivirus in my eyes is a waste of time if you are behind a router. Unless of coarse you are downloading p0rn and what not. I run the online scan at
    http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ once a month or so.

    Would rather do that then keep something running in the background taking away precious CPU and memory from me :)
     
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    i still go for AVG
     
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    Has to be AVG :)
     
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    Norton at the moment.
    I have used NOD32 and was pretty good.
     
    007wood, Jan 4, 2008 IP