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Old 24th June 2008, 16:26   #181
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Bringing back this thread to life after a while.
At the current point in time, which Anti Virus would be suggested by the members here? Could someone also let me know how much the licence for the same would cost as well.

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Old 24th June 2008, 16:36   #182
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I use Avira, a completely free and a pretty good antivirus. You can gooogle it out if you are looking for a freeware.
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Old 25th June 2008, 04:59   #183
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For me, Avast! Home Edition works fine. A friend gave me Pro Edition for one of the computers and I will pay for the paid software in future for so many protections options for so little.
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Old 25th June 2008, 07:54   #184
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If you're ready to pay for antivirus, go ahead and buy Kaspersky. I use that. Otherwise use any free antivirus like Avira / Avast etc. Kaspersky is the most performant antivirus. It does not slow down your machine in the name of scanning.
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Old 25th June 2008, 08:51   #185
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I am using McAfee OEM (Dell) supplied Antivirus with one and half year of license.

This is going to expire in November 2008. I am getting quite a few discount offers in my mailbox from McAfee to renew my license. I have not decided yet.

By the way, AVG is also free antivirus available on internet. Good one also. I see some small S/W companies are using this free AVG Antivirus in their organization.
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Old 25th June 2008, 12:00   #186
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I have purchased Norton 360 for my office at $59.99 per year. This can be installed for 3 computers. But i feel that the system is slow because of the Norton 360 scanning. Can other users of this software mention their experience with Norton 360?
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Old 25th June 2008, 15:01   #187
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I have generally heard that norton although good does slow down the PC quite a bit. I guess i would try out Kaspersky.
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Old 25th June 2008, 17:17   #188
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McAfee on office laptop.
Avira on Home desktop.

Norton and McAfee really hog your system resources, and somehow I never liked the way thee programs leave all their traces and roots deep in your computer's registry.

Avira has got one of the best heuristics for Virus detection. What this means is that if there is a new virus, or if your program has not been updated, the Antivirus program can still determine whether the offending program is a potential viirus or not.

However, if your PC is connected to net 24x7 then I think all the antivirus are same, because they release new virus database files atleast daily.
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Old 25th June 2008, 23:16   #189
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Here's the list of antivirus softwares which I would not use, in the decreasing order.

(I'll try maximum not to use Norton, more likely to use MacAfee and still more likely to use Avast and so on.)

1) Norton
2) McAfee
3) Avast
4) AVG
5) Nod
6) Avira Antivir
7) Kaspersky

How many are using Kaspersky here?

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Old 25th June 2008, 23:44   #190
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Why would you not use Kaspersky? I have it for a year now and and its been trouble free and very effective.
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Old 25th June 2008, 23:51   #191
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I am using Kaspersky and its quite good.
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I have downloaded Bitdefender. Its rated as the best too.

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Arrow protection!

I'd been using the Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition for a number of years, combined with Sygate Personal Firewall.

These programs worked just fine with Windows XP but now with the shift to Vista, and the takeover of Sygate by Symantec a few years ago, they've been rendered obsolete.

The Sygate firewall had compatibility issues with certain applications and that was becoming a pain.

Currently, I'm using Avast! Home Edition in combination with Comodo Firewall Pro - both freeware downloaded off CNET Download.com.

Others programs (antivirus, firewall & spyware removers) worth taking a look at are (in no particular order):
  • Avira AntiVir Personal
  • AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
  • PC Tools AntiVirus Free Edition
  • Rising Antivirus Free Edition
  • ZoneAlarm Firewall
  • A-squared Free
  • Ad-Aware

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I've been using Avast! for a while now & have been a very happy user. it's not too obtrusive & is not a resource hog either.
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Why would you not use Kaspersky? I have it for a year now and and its been trouble free and very effective.
May be I should have rephrased it, I meant I am more likely to use Kaspersky than anything else on that list. I am using Kaspersky now, I had tried using Avast, MacAfee & Avira in the past, read a lot of bad reviews about norton.

Yea, I agree. Kaspersky is the best so far. Its detection capability is very good, plus it does not slow down the system like some others. Only negative point is that you have to pay for it. (Anyway, I am getting a key today which will allow me to use it until 2010.)
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