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I want to buy an Anti-virus software online?


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#1 Smith635

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 06:31 AM

From last few days, I'am searching a Antivirus software for my PC in my local market. But someone told me search for best antivirus in Google and then buy any antivirus online. Please help me I was so much confused. I'am using Norton from last few years but now i want to go with different company... Please help.

I read following sites today:

http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/test-centre/security/best-antivirus-windows-antivirus-pc-antivirus-best-free-antivirus-2016-uk-3263332/

https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/

http://vintaytime.com/premium/antivirus-software/

http://www.techradar.com/news/software/applications/Best-antivirus-2016-10-antivirus-packages-reviewed-and-rated/articleshow/45970353.cms



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 07:33 AM

Everyone responding is going to have a different opinion because AV programs are a personal choice thing. All I can do is report my experience(s) with different programs and which one(s) I prefer and use.

 

I have purchased ESET NOD32, Norton, Kaspersky, Bitfinder and McAphee. I've probably tried every freeware program out there. At the end of the day I have settled on using AVG Free for anit-virus protection AND Malwarebytes (free) for malware protection. In the 4+ years of using this combination I have never been infected by a virus, worm, trojan, etc. If you are bound and determined to purchase your AV program, I would probably settle with Bitfinder Plus (although it does have a free version and the #2 on my AV list).

 

The only AV program that I would stay from is Kaspersky. I know some people give this the highest rating and that's great. After downloading the installer link It proceeded to install a 256MB program onto my laptop. Windows ceased to function after installation (explorer.exe became corrupted). But that was just my experience. 

 

So at the end of the day it's AVG Free + Malwarebyes for me. Good luck with your decision.



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 10:21 AM

My advice:

If you want to purchase an anti-virus, choose a few that you are interested in.

Then go to the website for the product. Look to see if there is a trial version.

If there is, download and install it.

This will give you a chance to see how it works, if the user interface is simple and most importantly if it plays nice with your system.
There is no one fits all and what works for me may not play nice with your computer.

Also read Choosing an Anti-Virus Program by quietman7.



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Posted 18 July 2016 - 05:58 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.

Choosing an anti-virus is a matter of personal preference, your needs, your technical ability and experience, features offered, user friendliness, ease of updating (and upgrading to new program release), ease of installation/removal, availability of quality/prompt technical support from the vendor and price. Other factors to consider include detection rates and methods, scanning engine effectiveness, how often virus definitions are updated, the amount of resources the program utilizes, how it may affect system performance and what will work best for your system. A particular anti-virus that works well for one person may not work as well for another.

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 05:48 AM

Microsoft Security Essentials is a free anti-malware solution for Windows 7 and Vista SP1/SP2. Windows 8 and Windows 10 integrates a more robust version of Windows Defender (and uses that name) for its anti-virus and anti-malware protection. Windows 8/10 Defender provides the same level of protection against malware as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) provides on older operation systems and uses the same daily virus definition updates.
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