Posted 26 January 2006 - 02:23 AM
Hello everyone, it seems like my McAfee subscription might expire soon, so I am thinking about options for antivirus.
McAfee is disliked by many, but I actually like it. The only 3 things I dislike are; it takes up lots of memory, its slow, and it asks you to scan the full PC after it merely detects 1 problem, each time, over and over again. I like its rate of detection, and its good at removing lots of different types of trojans and viruses and exploits.
Here is my dilemna: should I stick with Mcafee, or choose another antivirus?
Consumer Reports rated TrendMicro's PC-Cillin the top rated antivirus program out of all of the ones it tested, and they usually have great rating and reports.
Should I get Pc-Cillin? Or Kaspersky, which Consumers rated number 2? What about the new F-Secure antivirus that's supposed to be very good? Or NOD32? My mom was thinking of Norton and I know people flame it for hours on end, is it REALLY truly horrible? It was rated number 4 on the list.
What should I get? I want an antivirus with top rate detection and removal and quick, on-time updates and coverage. As for the interface, I don't want it to look like Windows 3.1, but I'm not that picky about it, if it looks pretty good. As for the speed, I really dont want a very slow one, but I want one that is good and flexible- that will ask you certain things. For example, if Mcafee detects certain scripts, it will block the script and it has an option to 'allow the script this time'. I want an antivirus that lets you create rules to allow a script EVERY time so I do not get this warning every single time- in other words, an antivirus program that is configurable like a firewall, only not to that much of a degree.
What are everyone's suggestions? I'm thinking TrendMicro sounds the best what do you guys think?