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Best Antivirus To Replace Bitdefender?


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Poll: Best Antivirus To Replace Bitdefender? (5 member(s) have cast votes)

Which One Should I Pick To Replace Bitdefender With?

  1. Webroot Secure Anywhere (1 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  2. McAfee (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Norton (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Kaspersky (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Avast (1 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  6. Emisoft (2 votes [40.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  7. ESET NOD32 (1 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

  8. Tend Micro (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 ArcticWolf_11

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 03:12 AM

Hello all! I am currently trying to figure out what the best antivirus I should pick to replace bitdefender 2017 as I am constantly getting problems with it such as getting an error every time I try to add something to the firewall "Failed to communicate with the bitdefender security service" even on a freshly installed copy of windows 10 pro. Also other problems such as it breaking my port forwarding on my virtual machines using Hyper-V. So if you guys can please tell me which one I should pick as well as vote, I would be very grateful. Also I have a very high end system so I don't mind if the antiviruses take a ton of system resources and If I missed an antivirus that you use please comment below! Thanks!



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 09:15 AM

As said many times here....There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no one 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. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 01:59 PM

As said many times here....There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no one 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. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs.

If you have not done so already, you may want to read:

Here are links to some related discussion topics:

 

Ah thanks! Also sorry for asking ;-;



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 04:38 PM

Former Mozilla Engineer: Disable Your Antivirus Software, Except Microsoft's

 

 

 



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Posted 29 January 2017 - 06:29 PM

Ah thanks! Also sorry for asking ;-;

No need to feel sorry. It's actually easier to point folks to recent discussion topics so you can read opinions from others. If you have specific questions, don't hesitate to ask them.
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