What the best virus program and how you like bit defender total security

By tpw
Jun 9, 2008
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  1. What the best virus program and how you like bitdefender total security.
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    I don't know that there is any 'best' antivirus program! But there are many good ones: But you can find a listing and review here:
    http://www.consumersearch.com/www/software/antivirus-software/

    As for Bitdefender Total Security, my preference is for stand alone programs, not security suites. The reason being that when a problem comes up it is often difficult to determine which part of the suite is causing it and how to fix it.

    But I would take issue with BD suite in particular as it not only contains security programs but a tune up module. I would not want all of those features in one program.


    As to the basic security needs:
    One antivirus program
    One firewall
    Two or more spyware/adware programs.

    Tune up programs should be separate and I do not recommend a Registry cleaner.
  3. tpw

    tpw TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 104

    what virus program u useing bobbye and why thanks
  4. Xfactor

    Xfactor Newcomer, in training Posts: 76

    I like windows live 1 care(90 day trial)Anti-virus

    House call 6.6 and Trend micro Anti-virus/spyware(30 day trial)
  5. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,392   +35

    Sorry, for some reason, I'm not getting notice of replies. I now use the paid version of AVG and have been very pleased with it. I used eTrust AV from Computer Associate for many years, but they insisted I get their security suite when renewal time came up and billed me for it. I don't do suites. Unfortunately, as some the these companies grow, their whole attitude changes!

    I don't use any of the security programs offered by Microsoft.
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