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Best Anti-virus Program?


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#1 nixx

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:28 AM

hello.

i would just like to ask what is the best anti-virus software out there. i'd like something that's easy to use since i don't really know much about computer stuff, something that doesn't take up much space and something that's not a memory hog.
suggestions would be cool. thanks :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:34 AM

I'm currently using the freeware version of AVG Anti-Virus. I'm not going to say it's the best, but I like it and it's free.
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:35 AM

hello.

i would just like to ask what is the best anti-virus software out there. i'd like something that's easy to use since i don't really know much about computer stuff, something that doesn't take up much space and something that's not a memory hog.
suggestions would be cool. thanks :thumbsup:


Are we talking about free Antivirus tools?

#4 nixx

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:37 AM

nope, antivirus you have to pay for, anyway my mum's paying for it. lol

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:14 AM

OK, if you want a PAID version, here you go.

If you want a standalone antivirus (without a firewall) I would recommend either:

Kaspersky Antivirus 6 (the best one out there, but expensive)
Bitdefender Antivirus 10
Norton Antivirus 2007*

*Note that Norton is notorious for system drag and uninstall problems, but I've read that the 2007 version is lighter than 2006. It DOES do it's job quite well and have been around for a while.* Many of the expert reviews on the web give Norton high marks.

If you're looking for an all-in-one security suite (antivirus, firewall, anti-spam, etc.) you can't beat ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite. Make sure you get version 7 as this version uses the Kaspersky engine for it's antivirus component (a good thing, see above). If you have Windows Vista, use the newest ver. 7.1. If you only have XP, use 7.0 You can use it FREE for 15 days, fully functional, without obligation.

Norton Internet Security Suite 2007 also received very high marks out there from reputable reviews, but the average user has complained more about this company than any other. You make the choice. :flowers:

Good luck. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:32 AM

alrighty, ill go check em out. thanks :D

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:10 PM

For paid service I may recommend Kaspersky or NOD32
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:49 AM

I'd say BitDefender.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:44 PM

i recomend NOD32. realy good antivirus. Also Kaspersky and McAfee are good.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 08:45 PM

I'll second NOD32, i've had it for 4 months now and will never regreat buying this :thumbsup:... Works like a charm and not a resource muncher

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:56 PM

I would say avg internet security is the best.




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