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#1 jimcatlee

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:26 PM

In your opinion, what is the best antivirust/antimalware software? I have been testing some. Not impressed with TrendMicro, AVG, Avast or MS Essentials. Right now I have a trial version of Webroot SecureAnywhere and Malwarebytes Pro. I have used Malwarebytes for years and will keep it, but tests show the real time protection is not good so I'm looking for something that does have good real time protection.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium.



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 05:31 PM

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs. Please see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program.
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:45 PM

That's true and I am aware of it. My question was "In your opinion, what is the best antivirust/antimalware software". Guess no one has an opinion. :(



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Posted 22 January 2014 - 08:17 PM

You ask a common question for which you will receive varying opinions and recommendations.

My personal choice is ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint...meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is also a good choice if looking for a paid for program. If you don't want to pay then I recommend avast! Free Antivirus.
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Posted 24 January 2014 - 03:48 PM

I've been looking at Kapersky but haven't decided it I want to try it or not. Haven't heard of ESET NOD32. I'll check it out. As for AVAST or any of the free anti-virus, I'm done with them. Avast, AVG, and several other let in way too much malware. Thanks for the suggestion. That's all I was asking for.



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Posted 24 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 09:07 AM

In your opinion, what is the best antivirust/antimalware software? I have been testing some. Not impressed with TrendMicro, AVG, Avast or MS Essentials. Right now I have a trial version of Webroot SecureAnywhere and Malwarebytes Pro. I have used Malwarebytes for years and will keep it, but tests show the real time protection is not good so I'm looking for something that does have good real time protection.

I have Windows 7 Home Premium.

 

Hi

 

As quietman7 mentioned, this topic will generate many diverse recommendations.  I've been running MBAM Pro simultaneously with Norton 360 AV for about 16 months with good results.

 

Norton is my 3rd AV product since I began home 'net PC use back in 2004.  I like to grade an AV's performance after about 2+ years of use to determine how it performed on my PC.

 

In my opinion, the best approach to protection plans is to select any of the mainline AV tools mentioned here and in many other discussions, along with an antimalware-specific product, and to maintain a reliable tested backup plan since no AV or antimalware tool can guarantee a 100% success rate of blocking all intrusions into one's PC.

 

I'm using 2 backup routines:

 

- Full HDD backup plan, Cloning or Imaging.  That provides protection from several scenarios,

 

  - HDD failure

  - Nearly all malicious intrusion scenarios

  - User mistakes, bad downloads, Registry-edit mistakes, etc.

 

- Incremental backups, for those "must-have" items.  In that way, you can restore your entire HDD fairly quickly and preserve your important items.



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 09:33 AM

Some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:

What is the best antivirus protection?
What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?
Recommend a good free antivirus program
Which antivirus and malware programs should I use together?
Antivirus Solution?
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