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Advice on buying new Antivirus


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#1 gee019

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 10:33 PM

Hello guys, can anyone give me advice on what is the best anti virus that i will buy?

Thanks in advance.


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Posted 11 December 2017 - 11:49 PM

I suggest a Kaspersky Internet Security ( as I use it). 

Eset Nod 32 is even a good choice.

 

But seriously no Avast or AVG, please. Too many false positives.

 

Also get Malwarebytes for the advanced security features.

 

I also advise you to run the trial versions before you think of buying the programs.



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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:20 AM

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.

If you don't mind paying, I generally recommend ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they are effective but leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources which slow down performance. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason.

 

For more suggestions see Choosing an Anti-Virus Program where I also provide comments as to why I recommend ESET and Emsisoft.

Once you make a decision, remember that an anti-virus solution is not enough since most do not offer comprehensive protection...be sure to read Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools.
 


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