Commercial antivirus

By petka
Mar 31, 2012
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  1. Hi there;

    I have seen a lot of "best antivirus" threads here.
    Just about everything is about free stuff.

    I need to make choices for company.

    Any well-founded pros/cons for different commercial products, or suggestions would be really nice.
  2. ansh1993

    ansh1993 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 107

  3. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TechSpot Booster Posts: 808   +51

  4. petka

    petka Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

    ok

    Thx;

    I'll just throw in the towel on this one :)

    Not easy to get a clear opinion on this matter.
  5. Doctor John

    Doctor John TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 247   +15

    Panda Internet Security (not free) works for me; also Malwarebytes (free version) is handy if I need a "second opinion" on whether a storage device is clean (as ever, the paid-for version is even better).
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,266   +218

    Just go with the big boys for paid corporate stuff. Symantec or McAfee.
  7. Razer

    Razer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 122   +9

    IMHO, there is no "best antivirus", every AV has their pros and cons, but every vendor offers different package for their product. The more expensive AV package means more protection for your PC, so if you want a better protection for your pc, then subscribe one..
    Generally, AV vendors at least offers 3 package (some vendors offer more) of their product
    package one: Free antivirus offers basic antivirus, mostly it's free such Avira
    package two: Premium package, in addition from 1st package offers with extensive database, updates available more often than package one, some comes with extra feature such anti phishing and anti spam
    package three: Internet suite, in addition from 2nd package comes with firewall, and offers with a pile of features such online backup, children monitoring, online support from IT experts etc
    I suggest you use AV from big vendors such norton, avira, eset, etc
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,569   +184

    I'll suggest MSE. Download it,install it,update it & it'll auto update before it auto scans once a week.
    I have the free home version & love it.
  9. mike1959

    mike1959 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,033   +15

    Hi, This site has been doing in-depth testing for many years, on both free and paid for Anti-virus'.
    Many of the 'popular' A/V programs sometimes don't do very well under these tests, but the results
    are worth looking at. The results can be downloaded as a .pdf file also.

    http://www.av-comparatives.org/
  10. ReviverSoft

    ReviverSoft Newcomer, in training Posts: 30

    On an enterprise level, I would recommend ESET's NOD32 or Smart Security.


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