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Best antivirus?

By msule
May 18, 2011
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  1. hi guys can anyone suggest which antivirus is the best, plus do you always need to buy an antivirus or u can get it for free on the internet. currently im using AVG free version. Does the free versions provides all the security as the non free versions.
    thanks
  2. abe10tiger

    abe10tiger TechSpot Paladin Posts: 782   +10

    Hello and Welcome!

    Hi there msule:wave:

    And welcome to Techspot.:D

    If you''re willing to pay, NOD32 or Kaspersky is the one for you.

    If you want free ones, AVG AntiVirus, AVAST, Avira AntiVir,Microsoft Security Essentials and much more are out there.

    I currently have Panda Cloud Antivirus.( just checking it out) It's pretty light on resources.But if you ask me, the best free anti virus for me would have to be Avira AntiVir. It has a high detection capability among other free antivirus.

    But I also have problems with Avira, lots of false positives. But I still like it.

    Paid Anti-viruses often offer more stuff such as firewalls,identity theft protection,system performance tools etc.
  3. CAMusing

    CAMusing TS Enthusiast Posts: 328

    No, it is not necessary to pay for antivirus to get excellent protection.
  4. HowlingWolves

    HowlingWolves TS Rookie

    I use MSE AV with Microsoft Firewall along with Maleware and SAS.
    To date I have had no problems.
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,229   +232

    I use http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download & love it. It self updates a few times a day & of course it is free.
  6. msule

    msule TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks guys!
  7. wizardB

    wizardB TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Absolutely Agree except I would steer clear of Microsoft's security essentials as it was crap under another name and still is.
  8. Neil010

    Neil010 TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I would suggest Kaspersky Internet Security.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,229   +232

    Personally, I'd steer clear of AVG. I know many people that had to remove it because it messed up their machine.:evil:
  10. WinXPert

    WinXPert TS Booster Posts: 527

    I use Avast Free for years now with no problems.
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 5,229   +232

     
  12. SKYSTAR

    SKYSTAR TS Enthusiast Posts: 250

    i think the best antivirus is Kaspersky Internet Security
  13. damonlee

    damonlee TS Rookie

    In my personal experience for me the best antivirus is ESET Nod32.
  14. Teranius

    Teranius TS Rookie Posts: 138

    I totally agree with abe10tiger. I've tried AVG, Avast, Norton, NOD32 and a few more but so far the the best I've come across is Avira, though I also agree that it is rather eager, and if you don't learn to manage it effectively it can become an irritation to some gamers who download patches and so forth.


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