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In your opinion, what's the best anti-virus on the market ?

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#1 Tarheel Ladybug

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:07 PM

Going to store now - sick of numerous problems - need best i can get - help me????!!!!!! (More details in the "infeted computer forum) Just want to know what you folks consider "the very best".

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#2 m0le


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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:38 PM

Hi tarheel ladybug,

These forums are littered with the answers to this popular question.

The answer isn't straightforward because even the best antiviruses and antispyware programs are absolutely useless when a new, fast-spreading infection appears.

What you should look for is an auto-updating antivirus and preferably a free one. Free does not mean useless it just means it does what it says and nothing else. Recommended here are Avast and Antivir.

Auto-updating means that the most up to date signatures (this means that the virus is in the database and can be removed) are automatically added to your product.

None of this means nothing unless you also regularly scan your PC. Once a week is a good average.

The antispywares that are the most updated and powerful and recommended here are Superantispyware and Spyblaster. These are free and good programs and also they don't require you to know anything about viruses.

I would provide you with a link to more info but I get the feeling you just want others recommendations so I will just say that I use Avast and Superantispyware and leave it to the BC crowd to add to this... :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 01:39 PM

I would suggest you Kaspersky Internet Security 2009.
I have it and i am very happy that my pc is safe.It controls all applications and their activities and keep me aware of what's going on in my computer.
Also it has lots of virus updates in a day.
Good luck with your choice!!!

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 04:55 PM

Since this question is also asked in the Am I Infected forum. And to avoid confusing you and our members with multiple posts I am closing this post and linking to your original thread you are being helped with.

See this thread: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/197510/my-computer-is-possessed-not-by-me-and-needs-an-exorcism/

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