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Antiviruses

By Kazi
Nov 20, 2008
  1. Hello

    I was wondering which anti-virus is the best

    I DON"T care about performance issues

    All i need to know is which Anti virus has the best detection rates and how good it can remove a virus successfully.

    (I have an awesome comp)
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    This is very subjective
    Everyone has a different view, even Antivirus online reviews differ

    Pretty sure generally, most would say
    Avira (and this one is free)
    Kaspersky (although a resource hog)
    Nod32 (an old favorite of many)
     
  3. Kazi

    Kazi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Thanks for the reply,
    Right now Avira premium is like a cham as I'm using it right now
    is kaspersky or Nod32 any better? i know views are different but can i have your opinion?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    My opinion (personally) I really need to emphasize this

    And, I'm only saying this, because you said you don't care about resource hogging

    And, oh there's no more ands!

    Kaspersky Internet Security

    By the way, I don't normally recommend this to others
    I always say, use free Avira Antivirus ;)
     
  5. Kazi

    Kazi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Thanks for your input ( my avira is payed btw )
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    I know

    But others read these threads, and they say
    You said...

    And things like that
    You could just stay with Avira
    But KIS is more respected
     
  7. Kazi

    Kazi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 121

    I see what you mean. I'll try KIS for a while. ( don't reply anymore about this please )

    Sry but one more question

    how do i have zonealarm pro and KIS coexist?
     
  8. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You cannot

    KIS does it all for you (had to reply about this, because of your question)
     
  9. Kazi

    Kazi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Yeah i know you had to reply.

    Any difference between Anti virus and internet security besides firewall?


    Thanks for your help,
     
  10. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Kaspersky Internet Security

    • Premium Protection Against
      • Viruses, Trojans and Worms
      • Spyware, Adware, Rootkits & Keyloggers
      • Phishing and Spam
      • Hacker Attacks
      Features
      • Triple Threat Protection!
      • Integrated Personal Firewall
      • Privacy & Parental Controls
      • New and Improved Interface
      • Rescue Disk


    Avira AntiVir Personal - FREE Antivirus

    • Protects your computer against dangerous
      • viruses
      • worms
      • Trojans
      • dialers
     
  11. Kazi

    Kazi TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 121

    Sorry i meant KAV and KIS
     
     
  12. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Well similar to above

    As I said it's personal choice
    But you said:
    So therefore why ask ?

    You would need to go to the Internet security home sites and check all the benefits for yourself and then decide for yourself
     
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