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JacobQ
06-17-2011, 02:39 AM
I just wanna get your insights on the best antivirus software. i have an annoying malware bug on my computer that just seems to not be able to be cleaned. ive tried malwarebytes and spyware search and destroy and it removed most of it but when i google search and i click on a link it still redirects me to some other website 50% of the time(which hints me to believe that it is malware).

Hooves
06-17-2011, 03:02 AM
I use Norton but most of the antivirus/anti-malware softwares are pretty equal depending on what you try to compare. Its new viruses that they can't detect without an update that people get themselves into.

jlaswn
06-17-2011, 08:53 PM
i use nod32 i dont have any virus problem at all since i started using it been like 2 years

「The Laughing Man」
06-17-2011, 09:05 PM
I like avast! but I heard ESET nod32 is better. I personally prefer not to use antivirus software of any sort but that's just me.

Ferrin
06-17-2011, 09:12 PM
avast(anti-virus) + spybots&d(anti-spy/malware) + hijackthis(allows you to undo some browser related stuff) + ccleaner(removes temp files & other crap) + peerguardian2(with the right block lists (dshield & hijacked) can prevent a whole lot of connections you dont want).

one way or another, one of these will fix it & keep you safe from most regular threats.

Juas
06-18-2011, 07:54 AM
The best antivirus is Linux!
Just kidding, well it's true but I use NOD 32 as some of you said it's a good one.

Eagleheart
06-18-2011, 04:44 PM
Avast has done wonders for me.

BloodmageR
06-18-2011, 08:44 PM
Yeah Avast is what I use as well and it's quite good.

Kaspersky would be my next choice.

Can't go wrong with either of those two for anti-virus.

cupz
06-27-2011, 06:24 AM
u can try norton internet security, its powerfull n fast with SONAR technology..

ZunXenos
06-28-2011, 04:34 AM
I think many of the best antivirus, which is free and there is also to be purchased.. How if you try Microsoft Security Essentials ?

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Microsoft Security Essentials is a Free download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and is automatically updated to protect your PC with the latest technology.

You can get it here :http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/mse.aspx

Kotoro
06-28-2011, 06:25 AM
I think it is better we should protect ourselves by our knowledge because the viruses are born before the anti-virus so when your anti-virus can detect them your computer has been harmed!
I suggest kapersky internet security and Bach khoa internet security!

ankc
06-30-2011, 06:22 AM
Im use AVG and i have no problem ;P

Oh noo..you might already be infected..using NOD32 et occasional scans with malwarebytes..

blozzee
07-03-2011, 02:17 AM
Comodo Antivirus is for me. I've been using it for years and it still doing the job better than any other antivirus out there.

sailabc1
07-03-2011, 06:36 AM
ESET takes low resources? Both Norton and Kaspersky are actually lighter than that (and faster, if you turn on ESET's advanced heuristics and make it scan runtime packers which is maximum possible protection but can severely degrade performance unless you're using a quad core or better... yes I use those settings in auto-protect :P ). I use it for the iron-fisted security. It probably even slows down game start-up times too but once the game starts there's no lag anymore.

bb2000dk
07-05-2011, 03:45 AM
avast its great couse avast have boot scan tools is so recomended for buster the virus,before made our comp slow or doing
something bad

avtransfer
07-06-2011, 02:44 AM
NOD32 or Mcafee

shadowxsssr
07-20-2011, 12:30 AM
Microsoft Security Essentials is the best.

Malwarebytes and Spybot Search & Destroy are useful as well.

Rin Kaenbyou
07-22-2011, 07:31 AM
most buy versions are equaly good, only those Internetsecurity version wich are overblown and slow the pc down are good for nothing...
I have Avira - Antivir Licenced which is very good, und avast free version which is one of the best free AV Programs

a good link:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/detection-test

AkaiHanabi
07-22-2011, 10:21 PM
I'm using ESET NOD32, and everything's great so far :)

eleeinos
07-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Kaspersky Internet Security hands down. I've been using it for years and I haven't had literally a single infection problem. Only a couple of false positives at some points, but which antivirus doesn't have any of those? Kaspersky makes me remember the days when I was using McAfee/Norton and shiver.. =p

OGlonerx3
07-25-2011, 03:42 PM
hands down eset nod 32 + Malwarebytes
for OSX Sophos antivirus

yngtr123
07-26-2011, 04:33 PM
I suggest Trend Micro Antivirus to keep you protected.

Vassili
08-01-2011, 08:19 AM
I use Avast and Spybot Search & Destroy and never had a problem =)

bancong18
08-20-2011, 10:34 AM
The best antivirussoftware now. I want to buy the rights to good antivirus software for PC. Help me !

Novmbar
08-20-2011, 11:55 AM
I get the full norton suite from my cable company. Works good.

If you want a good antivirus you had better have a good cpu. like a quad core, because it's going to be wanting to always be running and doing things in the background.

bancong18
08-20-2011, 06:53 PM
According to your opinion Norton software solution in today's rather good? I have heard good software kaspersky supply,automatically updated daily version, but automatically detects malicious files and processed immediately.

Rin Kaenbyou
08-20-2011, 07:37 PM
you can find good infos here
i would pick, avast or antivir, probably f-secure (very good but i think expensive), to kaspersky: it is good but sometimes to agressive ^^
(some hotline calls from ours software are because of kaspersky xD)

us11csalyer
08-20-2011, 08:29 PM
Comodo is free and is what I use. Doesn't tax my quad at all.

solarenemy
08-20-2011, 08:45 PM
Microsoft Security Essentials. Good and free. Enough said.

AkaiHanabi
08-22-2011, 01:45 AM
ESET NOD32 Antivirus :)
It's not too expensive, it doesn't use too much ram and cpu, no stupid questions, and it protects me when I run an exe, extract a rar/zip or plug in external drive :)

otakuman1
08-22-2011, 08:12 AM
I'd say Microsoft Security Essentials (free, and it's real-time protection) maybe coupled with Malware Bytes and Spybot Search & Destroy.

For people who have problems like the already banned first poster, I would suggest that if you are already infected and scanning doesn't seem to solve any problems, go into safe mode with networking, update the scanning programs, THEN run scans. Ideally, you could even do a clean boot with a boot CD or something, and run an updated virus program from a USB flash drive.

us11csalyer
08-22-2011, 10:39 AM
^ Everything you listed can be downloaded from one provider. (Comodo) I like how much control you have with comodo. You can clean reg, clean disk, uninstall programs, clean mal-ware, realtime protection, disk encryption, disk backup, partition, cloud, ect. I love having it all under one provider.

incastudio
08-29-2011, 04:14 AM
ESET NOD32 Antivirus is still the best I have used so far.. it does not used a lot of CPU or ram, or slow down your systems!

bancong18
08-30-2011, 04:53 AM
ESET NOD32 Antivirus is still the best I have used so far.. it does not used a lot of CPU or ram, or slow down your systems!
Thank you. I had bought the rights to the antivirus software for my computer. it is also quite good.

Buttfacemonkey
08-31-2011, 08:08 PM
i use Norton but also used nod as well but i think Norton might be better because it secures the programs befor you download

H1p000
08-31-2011, 08:45 PM
i prefer ESET too, because i used it & easy to configure . .

until now i don't understand to configure firewall for uTorrent:evillaugh:

superseo
09-01-2011, 12:57 AM
AVira is chose no.1 my antivirus . But i need all share to me my key

revox
09-04-2011, 09:52 AM
I don't use any, some time ago have been using Eset Smart Security, but had problems with it like losing ability to view sites after quitting game, but also happened randomly from time to time. Currently not using any combination of AV/FV, if you don't search google for cracks, and visit suspicious sites then there is hardly any possibility to get infected. Once every few months i'm using one of online scanners to be sure i didn't get any virus and so far didn't get a single infection.
One more thing about NOD - my friend is using it and once when he was searching something on google he got infected by scareware - was getting annoying popups telling him that his pc is infected, lost ability to run .exe files, and NOD running in background not only didn't prevent it, but scanning using NOD didn't show up any infections either.

happydude940
09-05-2011, 04:00 PM
honestly MSE seems to get the job done for most things - for the rest Kaspersky is pretty good but likely overkill. No antivirus will stop everything. Get malwarebytes for the stuff that slips through.

Ms Reina
09-06-2011, 12:17 AM
avira is good freeware but kaspersky still the best as far as I know, yes, you'll need license.

Kasumi chan
09-06-2011, 03:19 AM
I use Microsoft Sercurity Essentieals - a free anitivirus from MS have firewall and Kaspersky removal tool is a free antivirus without firewall
I think that MSE isn't enough strong but it is a best free antivirus with firewall, therefore i use Kaspersky Remove tool to scan virus everyweek
This is free antivirus
But best antivirus/antimalware software, I choose Kaspersky Internet Sercurity

kickdog
09-27-2011, 10:14 PM
HF welcome back . i really happy when i see HF forum active again . I hope all funny and happiese .
I chose kasper is best antivirus . now , i have 3 key 90 days. Who's need ? can you give maseger to me

ninnuam
09-28-2011, 12:23 PM
Do you have this problem with megaupload and twitter i had this problem and i'm using an open DNS try it it work or try to cheack your host file in windows.

ankc
09-28-2011, 12:46 PM
I use NOD32,i think kaspersky is better but i like NOD32 because it's fast.

Rikko
09-29-2011, 08:05 PM
NOD32 4.2 here.

Never had mayor problems with it. Been using NOD since version 2.7

SoftwareGuy
09-29-2011, 09:37 PM
Avast! Antivirus. Ticks all the boxes, doesn't weigh down your PC unlike Norton, McAfee and the like. Virus definitions are updated regularly (usually very 6 hours!).

sonicfan1997
09-30-2011, 01:30 AM
I use norton 360 instead but I'm not excatly sure what is good about it.

Rick
09-30-2011, 08:21 AM
Avira or avast!, along with Firefox extensions such as AdBlock Plus and NoScript, works well enough for me.

Wouldn't really say they are the absolute best, however. Don't quite believe anymore there actually is such a thing nowadays.

hrobob
10-02-2011, 04:03 PM
i use nod32 too

Bond Travolta
10-02-2011, 08:58 PM
Avast + Malwarebyte Anti Malware + Comodo Firewall

The safest combo I've tried and still going strong since 2008

EDIT: Also, you can reconfigure avast TO NOT DELETE cracks & keygens, which other antiviruses are mostly very prejudiced against. Some even going as far as deleting the things without asking at their first trace into the HDD and only giving a notice about it later.

User1412
10-03-2011, 11:32 AM
Avast! still be the best for me since 2009
First, It's totally free and it has several features which are available only in Paid version of the others
Second, It runs really fast and make the machine runs smoothly (of course, sometimes it may cause your machine be slow down a bit but not much)
Finally, It is easy-to-use.
@^: Is Comodo Firewall really slow the network down???

intacc
10-05-2011, 03:45 PM
I just run malwarebytes. I think that this is a pretty awesome anti-malware program.

froxy
10-08-2011, 04:05 AM
Kaspersky Internet Security (KIS), I've been using this for years and my PC is still virus-free :D

Anjinewabe
10-13-2011, 05:56 AM
I use bitdefender 2012 just because there is a crack, and I still can update it for free =_=. I heard bitdefender is good. been a year and my computer still fine... no problem

Phoeix
10-19-2011, 01:26 AM
I use Kaspersky Internet Security 12. I see KIS scan virus and protect data my PC very good. Run program by Safe Mode should be quite safe...

phunix
10-20-2011, 06:58 AM
I choose Avira for Free and ESET for Paid AV

but the problem with Avira
hes just too agressive to delete any insecure file

sptor
10-21-2011, 01:50 AM
Mine is a combo but I prefer "MSE"

MS Security Essentials(Anti-Virus)

But for malware/adware program i choose "SAS"

SuperAntiSpyware

Lord Pachinko
10-21-2011, 04:05 PM
My vote is on Avira. It's fast, it's free, it's effective. Nuff said :hero:

CrisR82
10-23-2011, 07:12 PM
You'll all probably flame me after this, but...in all honesty...Microsoft Security Essentials.

PLEASE HEAR ME OUT *takes cover*

It's free.
It's pretty good on resource use (barely takes up any compared to all other free anti-viruses).
It has the lowest rate (from the free ones and most commercial) of false-positives when it comes to viruses (no joke here).

a bad side would be that it's slower when doing a full scan, but if you're like me and you don't download pirated stuff (or untrusted stuff), you'll be really happy with it.

dudefromLT
10-24-2011, 08:16 AM
I myself using "Avast". Though how good it is I don't know, but it is free. And it doesn't eat many recourses. And that is enough for me.
Well, I'm myself like anti-virus. Don't download suspicious files, download only from trusted sources, don't wondering in unknown places, always update Windows and so on. In my opinion there aren't best (or worst) anti-virus out there. All of them are good more or less. The best protection for your PC is yourself. If you do stupid things even best anti-virus programs won't be able to help you. I know that, I have learned that in a hard way.

sptor
10-24-2011, 10:41 AM
You'll all probably flame me after this, but...in all honesty...Microsoft Security Essentials.

PLEASE HEAR ME OUT *takes cover*

It's free.
It's pretty good on resource use (barely takes up any compared to all other free anti-viruses).
It has the lowest rate (from the free ones and most commercial) of false-positives when it comes to viruses (no joke here).

a bad side would be that it's slower when doing a full scan, but if you're like me and you don't download pirated stuff (or untrusted stuff), you'll be really happy with it.

bad side of using MSE is that you need your OS to be Genuine

i doubt many of HF users here uses pirated version of their OS(hope they crack and installed MSE)

morgmorg
10-24-2011, 04:46 PM
I love malwarebytes. It gets the job done.

CrisR82
10-24-2011, 10:14 PM
bad site of using MSE is that you need your OS to be Genuine

i doubt many of HF users here uses pirated version of their OS(hope they crack and installed MSE)

Oh I forgot to mention as alternative Avast! Free Antivirus. o.o

TreyWait
11-06-2011, 12:05 AM
I love malwarebytes. It gets the job done.

Malwarebytes isn't an anti-virus, it's an anti-malware. The best one, but it's not designed to fight viruses.

phgborges
11-08-2011, 01:44 PM
i doubt many of HF users here uses pirated version of their OS(hope they crack and installed MSE)
Not big deal if you know what you're doing. Pirate XP users truly live a nightmare to keep windows (and MSE) up-to-date without the "damned little star" popping up every boot.

Said that, I still prefer MSE, is the least intrusive, and I can truly install and forget. Avast has gone good again in latest versions (I'm from the Avast 4 times, holy crap), so I'm giving it a chance too.

If you are willing to pay for an AV, I strongy recommend NOD32 or Kaspersky (either just the AV or the full suite that includes firewall and antimalware)

vi7
11-08-2011, 01:45 PM
umh, if you wanna go on the free software i advice avira or avast, about the payment without any doubts Kaspersky ;)

sansan886
11-12-2011, 06:51 AM
Malwarebyte is the best anti malware

malo123
11-12-2011, 07:09 AM
I like avast!

Lance Stone
11-12-2011, 12:45 PM
I was really found on Eset Nod32 v2.7... Now I have Nod 4 and it ain't the same but still good one (if I even bother to turn Windows on... :D)

sailabc1
11-13-2011, 01:59 AM
ESET v5 sucks cock btw. Tried it a month ago, slow as hell. Especially if you enable the advanced heuristics, it'll practically hang your explorer and many other components for perhaps half an hour (did for me, after which I had to hit the reset switch, then system restore, then sfc and chkdsk). Its scanning power is probably still perfect I guess, but I wouldn't want to switch to v5, v4 is nice enough for me now, decent performance even with advanced heuristics + scan archives + RTP during real-time scan enabled.

DarkmensX
11-13-2011, 04:40 PM
I use nod32 v5 good anti

eniamrej
11-25-2011, 07:12 PM
I use both avast and spybot.

Coup de Grâce
11-29-2011, 05:45 AM
I use Kaspersky + deepfreeze.. Froze my System partition (C:\), perfect defense :XD:

leock
12-01-2011, 10:27 PM
I use Microsoft Security Essential and avast :P Awesomeness

rebornagain
12-10-2011, 08:31 AM
Kaspersky is also good.

AnoOtaku
12-13-2011, 03:46 AM
The only antivirus/ Malware products that I would recommend to a client are the following order of better performance...
Comodo IS
http://www.comodo.com/

Norton
http://us.norton.com/

Eset32
http://www.eset.co.uk/

Constantly been testing them and not even avast or avg can compare to their awesomeness.

Navy Seal
12-13-2011, 12:57 PM
Avast saved me back in time... If I didn't use that, all of my files would be corrupted (That virus jumped into my files during repair because they were storing every customers' files in the same external HDD)
In addition Malwarebytes' Anti Malware works great with me

If things get really worse I'd recommend using ComboFix which is really powerful cleaning application

bluis4
12-14-2011, 07:05 PM
use avast for 2 years and never had problem with viruses... :foyourinfo:

heyguys
12-31-2011, 09:39 AM
i use vipre today

wakaka
02-06-2012, 12:49 AM
I'm using Kaspersky for a few year and never got accidents happened

S1En1
02-06-2012, 02:22 AM
I use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and regular Windows 7 firewall. :smoke1:

hanwu
02-06-2012, 04:57 AM
maybe Kaspersky better

Nidaime
02-06-2012, 02:51 PM
I love those exe killers, bless them for nervewrecking viruses.

proxy00
02-06-2012, 04:47 PM
I use avast on advice from an IT friend, nice, unobtrusive thus far

InnerPain
02-17-2012, 10:37 PM
avast(anti-virus) + spybots&d(anti-spy/malware) + hijackthis(allows you to undo some browser related stuff) + ccleaner(removes temp files & other crap) + peerguardian2(with the right block lists (dshield & hijacked) can prevent a whole lot of connections you dont want).

one way or another, one of these will fix it & keep you safe from most regular threats.
That is kinda creepy. It is 100% the same I use. And the weirdest thing is that you listed them in the order I found&installed them.

onifever
02-22-2012, 12:02 AM
Kaspersky or Bitdefender may be better

S1En1
02-22-2012, 08:44 AM
Kaspersky is ridiculously expensive tho.. :smoke1:

addicted
02-24-2012, 01:07 PM
i dont whether im doing it right, but im using kaspersky IS and malwarebytes. its doing the trick so far, so no complaints from me.

lucyfer2
02-25-2012, 01:22 PM
the time as make me learn that the best anti-virus it's one self, i have learned where i can go on internet and where i don't have to go.
months and months go on, no one virus on my pc :)

but before of that i used to install nod32 on my pc.

11Z11
02-28-2012, 03:46 PM
Bah, I go wherever i want to go,the trick is to have the righ security set up and certain services disabled...antivir is what i use(the free one)

DiSKViSiON
03-16-2012, 12:25 AM
If you're on the free side, I suggest Avast! and SUPER Anti Spyware. I used to use Malware Bytes until it started getting lazy and it's just not as good as it used to be.

At least Super Anti-Spyware somewhat detects in real time :)

fumakiller
03-16-2012, 04:52 AM
been using Avast Free with Microsoft Security Esential for about 2-3 years
and it works fine on my pc
dont have any virus problem so far

aimolaster
03-19-2012, 04:20 PM
I used Avira, the best

S1En1
03-20-2012, 07:23 AM
Added Comodo Internet Security next to my Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware PRO
The only weak point is me downloading sketchy files.. :smoke1:

BellCross232
03-20-2012, 11:31 AM
if you want to be sure use whatever first antivirus you think is best after viewing this thread then use a secondary to recheck for example whats freely givein by microsoft, or my personal fave iobit malware fighter, some main programs that are good is avast, kerspersky and many others but like always you will most likely still get a few virus's since theres not just old ones online always new ones being introduced. if you wanna be safe double check :)

Lapine
04-08-2012, 08:37 AM
I would say AntiVir because it's the only one I used xD.

angelZbutcher
04-12-2012, 10:38 AM
well lets say 1 SUPER DUPER antivirus Program isnt the best idea.
But at same time to run 5 Antivirus Programs who bite another and block another also is stupid.

Theres no Perfect Antivirus Program.

Viruses develop way to fast especially polymorphic Viruses, cuz they change their code like every second.
Besides that their are so much different varietys of Viruses out their such as Worms,Trojans,polymorphic,makro,script,dialer,keyl ogger etc.
It is impossible to program the perfect Antivirus Program.
But i must say for quality u need to pay...

Good Antivirus Developers are

McAfee
Kaspersky
Avast
ESET
Panda
Norton

I personally use a cracked Avast Internet Security, Microsoft Security Essentials and the rubbish takes out my Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro(cracked).

For strange behaviour i use HijackThis to make sure it isnt a Virus.

Its the Terminator princip

Scanning ~ Hijackthis + Microsoft SE
Searching ~ Avast + Malwarebytes
Destroying~ Avast + Malwarebytes

Since Malwarebytes saved my ass from a fucking anoying trojan who transformed my pc to a Zombie pc , and killed my wonderfull HDD, i take much hopes in this program, and it didnt dissapointed me till yet.
It found some stuff not even Avast found, and it saved the pc from a virtual friend and successed where Kaspersky failed badly.
Besides that it dont bites with other antivirus programs.

So in my opinion the Terminator princip is the best safety.

notx88
04-17-2012, 12:08 PM
i use kis and ms ser, it's great

Klzroqz AkczelZeit
05-08-2012, 07:23 AM
i would choose microsoft essensial coz not a big file to download like avg and avast.. but Your PC must run genuine Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials.. lolz

wargry
05-09-2012, 11:48 AM
user AVIRA, is a good free option. even bettert of avast!..... or stop using windows and use Linux.

Gotomtom
05-16-2012, 03:21 AM
i would choose microsoft essensial coz not a big file to download like avg and avast.. but Your PC must run genuine Windows to install Microsoft Security Essentials.. lolz

HAHAHA thats a nice joke, you need genuine XD

oh good sir... there is such a thing in this world know as cracks...
works trust me :)


user AVIRA, is a good free option. even bettert of avast!..... or stop using windows and use Linux.

Well you see, i really don't mind Linux, but yeah, i don't want Urban Terror to be the only game i can play :)
Its however to the best of my knowledge that Linux is indeed the best anti-virus, simply because there are (pratically) no viruses for the OS.

Mac could help, if you want to spent 2000 dollar on a 1000 dollar desktop because apple wants your money and your soul... yes even more then 9gag does. (aka mac is a cult of scary people, whom i sadly have to deal with on a daily base)

Else well using my brains and not downloading an awfull lot hasn't gotten me a virus thus far. Those AV programs are SOO annoying since they just will not be turned off. They steal all your memory and processor, fill your internet connection with BS and before you know it your pc turned into North-Korea, very intense, but far from waterproof.
I am honestly not very happy with AV programs..
Notron tips this tho, it is THE most annoying aside from windows updates...

shybf72beywfe2
05-20-2012, 09:13 AM
I ues AVAST. I think best antivirus in freeware.

thienhung89
12-03-2012, 07:12 AM
Avast, best free antivirus software

VectorSigma
12-07-2012, 05:40 PM
I use NOD 32 + Spybot: Search & Destroy on my laptop and Microsoft Security Essentials (hate it) with Outpost Firewall Pro and Spybot: Search & Destroy on my stationary. The reason to using MSE was because NOD 32 always blocked the old Pink Petal Games site (haven't checked if it's still the case with the new site).

sailabc1
12-08-2012, 12:47 AM
NOD 32 always blocked the old Pink Petal Games site

There's an option to exclude certain apps/browsers from that site checking feature. Otherwise NOD32 blocked almost entire .co.cc domain while it lasted.

VectorSigma
12-08-2012, 05:10 AM
There's an option to exclude certain apps/browsers from that site checking feature. Otherwise NOD32 blocked almost entire .co.cc domain while it lasted.

Yep, and it was useless to add the old pink petal games site address as excluded (still remained blocked).
Edit: The new site isn't blocked by NOD 32 :D So, bye bye MSE :evillaugh:

sailabc1
12-08-2012, 11:19 PM
Not site-wise. I mean as can be seen below. (Most new browsers refuse to open HTTPS if they're not excluded in this manner anyway, IE is about the only exception lol)

Donaj88
12-11-2012, 10:55 AM
I think Avast is the best free antivirus. I dont have problem with virus or I dont see :P

ranfan
12-12-2012, 11:38 PM
Microsoft Security Essentials was a pretty good one that was free also. I heard some pretty negative things about it recently, and that it lost some kind of certification thingie after new recent tests, which isn't a good thing. Hopefully it gets fine tuned and ready to go again.

My primary is NOD32 though :D

anrio
12-26-2012, 04:25 AM
The best antivirus is your mind:) Do not click on unknown links and launch unknown .exe files. That's all.

darknessblades
02-23-2013, 09:36 AM
The best free antivirus: AVG antivirus.
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And there is no such thing as the best antivirus: 1 anti virus has security leaks for a trojan that another doesnt have.
So you are 99% safe with an antivirus, a antivirus is always good even if it is a free version.
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I hope this will help you.
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And never click on the big friendly download button you see on pages (even on hongfire).

howard960
02-23-2013, 01:00 PM
I like my avast! Anti-virus because it really detetecs every suspicious thing from Browser. But... it seems to be fail some times. Actually, I'm too much lazzy to get a better program. I should worry about it more...

demonix00
02-24-2013, 07:29 AM
The best free antivirus: AVG antivirus.

No, just no.

AVG is a complete pile of garbage and is nothing more then a placebo and should never ever be installed unless you want an infected computer.

GMP
02-24-2013, 06:49 PM
Since the OP is banned, I'm going to post this in the meantime. I tried multiple anti-virus programs and the best way is Avast. AVG, Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender and many others screw up more. Just go with my advice and it'll be fine. If it's not enough, download SpyBot Search & Destroy, CCleaner, HijackThis and Peerblock as well.

neris00
03-03-2013, 04:23 AM
for me the best is avira antivir (and it is free...)

April Angela
03-04-2013, 02:02 AM
avast for me its free and good anti-virus :)

pringles89
03-05-2013, 12:46 AM
the antivirus i use and recommend is microsoft security essentials, which is also free, the free anti-malware is malwarebytes antimalware

fndom
03-06-2013, 11:54 AM
the antivirus i use and recommend is microsoft security essentials, which is also free, the free anti-malware is malwarebytes antimalware
trust microsoft is suicidal :pika11:
i use avira and avg, both the free version, but no matter if you have the best antivirus when you dedicate to put garbage in your computer or click all that "blue pills" ads

sailabc1
03-06-2013, 12:03 PM
trust microsoft is suicidal

I assume you use only Linux/Solaris, then? In that case AV isn't even a big deal, just need a decent firewall.

Inubahamugon
03-07-2013, 02:58 AM
(I might as well add mine >-<)

I use Avira and malwarebytes and they seem like the best i have tried XD but there are a lot i have yet to try
I used to use avast but a friend said try avira so i am
I also use cc cleaner and hijack this as a back up :P

demonix00
03-07-2013, 07:22 AM
trust microsoft is suicidal :pika11:
i use avira and avg, both the free version, but no matter if you have the best antivirus when you dedicate to put garbage in your computer or click all that "blue pills" ads

Using two anti-virus programs at the same time (even though one of them is a seaming pile of shit) is suicidal as they'd cause more problems and slow down your computer to a crawl.

sailabc1
03-07-2013, 01:03 PM
If not completely deadlock the OS, especially if both have strict automatic scanning settings enabled. Because they'll want to scan each other before letting them run, but certain modules of themselves can't be run first before being scanned by the other... I made this mistake once with Norton IS and ZoneAlarm AV+Firewall.

fndom
03-09-2013, 05:04 AM
I assume you use only Linux/Solaris, then? In that case AV isn't even a big deal, just need a decent firewall.
no i use windows... but i don't trust it :p
seriously i've tried ubuntu but i quit because i mainly use my computer for gaming (and pron :o) and i get tired of wine, maybe now that steam seems interested in linux i'll give another try

Using two anti-virus programs at the same time (even though one of them is a seaming pile of shit) is suicidal as they'd cause more problems and slow down your computer to a crawl.
sorry i didn't explain myself clear, i use avg with my desktop computer and avira with another, i don't trust neither of them :pika15:

solarenemy
03-09-2013, 09:06 AM
There is no best or worst. I never understand the point of these threads when best and worst is subjective to the opinion of the poster. Even review sites are biased.

Just use the on you like and does what it needs to do for you. That is all it really comes down to.

For example I use MS Security Essentials and I have never had an issue since day one they released it. It does what I need it to and has proven reliable to me so I have no need to use another.

Again you use what works for you, not what works for others.

endryash
03-11-2013, 08:34 AM
every anti virus had plus and minus, so if you want secure from virus just update daily

i am using avast free since 2010 and i trust it

MonkeyTail
03-13-2013, 12:49 AM
Currently rocking it with the Avast/Malwarebytes combo, paid vers. of both. Works great :)

エイエイ ねこ
03-13-2013, 11:10 AM
I only use Microsoft Security Essentials on my Laptop and an Avira/Malwarebytes combo for my desktop. So far I havent encountered any problem on both machines.

BellCross232
03-18-2013, 10:53 AM
i have many layers of security on my pc

i have commodo firewall [best firewall around]
i have kerspersky pure 2.0
i have my whole HD+system partitons encrypted useing true crypt so one cannot simply boot in via thumbdrive and steal info
i have malware bytes
i have iobit malware defender
i have a tool i made that checks hureistically all my processes and files to find FUD's and keyloggers and rootkits
i have spybot search and destroy
i use sandboxie when in doubt of a program
and quite a bit more but for security reasons i wont go on listing everything.

also if you want to browse securely you can use TOR browser it encrypts your data when browsing and makes your data impossable to track [data and ip are both untraceable] and has many useful protection features built in

solarenemy
03-18-2013, 05:15 PM
i have many layers of security on my pc

i have commodo firewall [best firewall around]
i have kerspersky pure 2.0
i have my whole HD+system partitons encrypted useing true crypt so one cannot simply boot in via thumbdrive and steal info
i have malware bytes
i have iobit malware defender
i have a tool i made that checks hureistically all my processes and files to find FUD's and keyloggers and rootkits
i have spybot search and destroy
i use sandboxie when in doubt of a program
and quite a bit more but for security reasons i wont go on listing everything.

also if you want to browse securely you can use TOR browser it encrypts your data when browsing and makes your data impossible to track [data and ip are both untraceable] and has many useful protection features built in

Wow and the OCD of paranoia raises it's head? I am curious what you are so afraid of. I use only MS Security Essentials and have never had any issue. If I want to test something I do however use Acronis Try and see which is part of my back up system.

BellCross232
03-18-2013, 09:34 PM
Wow and the OCD of paranoia raises it's head? I am curious what you are so afraid of. I use only MS Security Essentials and have never had any issue. If I want to test something I do however use Acronis Try and see which is part of my back up system.

eh i am a programmer i make things for companys. thus i need to be secure else i could end up costing said company money.

Rick
03-19-2013, 07:08 AM
There is no best or worst.
Actually, there is, bias or not. Just need to search around for people bothered to make through tests on each one's pros and cons... or become be the guinea pig yourself if push comes to shove. It's for that reason I say that I found MSE quite the resource hog back when I used on my laptop a couple of years ago. While I expect it to have become better now, I removed it and my laptop ran a lot smoother ever since, so I'm not going back to it anytime soon.

Besides, Avast coupled with Malwarebytes has been working well enough for me. It comes down to good/bad browsing habits too, not just the antivirus and whatnot, you know.

demonix00
03-19-2013, 09:57 AM
i have iobit malware defender

I could tell you that iobit don't have that many morals as they were caught out when they decided to steal malwarebytes definition database a while ago.

BellCross232
03-19-2013, 10:25 AM
I could tell you that iobit don't have that many morals as they were caught out when they decided to steal malwarebytes definition database a while ago.

i did not know that guess i will need to swich it out for another only got iobit to scan to see if it finds anything malewarebytes missed.

sailabc1
03-19-2013, 02:21 PM
Actually, there is, bias or not. Just need to search around for people bothered to make through tests on each one's pros and cons... or become be the guinea pig yourself if push comes to shove. It's for that reason I say that I found MSE quite the resource hog back when I used on my laptop a couple of years ago. While I expect it to have become better now, I removed it and my laptop ran a lot smoother ever since, so I'm not going back to it anytime soon.


Erm, isn't that exactly why "there's no best or worst" holds true? You need to find out what's best for you according to your browser/software habits and the amount of system performance drop you can tolerate, but the tradeoff between strict checking and speed/performance is always there. Trust me, the Bitdefenders and Kasperskys out there that offer high performance only do so with default scan settings which doesn't usually enable advanced heuristics and in-depth autoscanning. Once you turn them on, all of them will suffer a performance drop VERY significantly (tested for Kaspersky and ESET). After that it comes down to whichever company updates their virus def databases fastest for a given virus X, and it varies from item to item among the top 3-5 AV companies.

holahov
03-19-2013, 03:21 PM
There is no best or worst. I never understand the point of these threads when best and worst is subjective to the opinion of the poster. Even review sites are biased.

Just use the on you like and does what it needs to do for you. That is all it really comes down to.

For example I use MS Security Essentials and I have never had an issue since day one they released it. It does what I need it to and has proven reliable to me so I have no need to use another.

Again you use what works for you, not what works for others.

Yeah, I've been using MS Security Essentials for a little while now. I used to use Norton 360 but MS seems to be doing just as good. I also do a periodic scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

solarenemy
03-19-2013, 05:24 PM
Actually, there is, bias or not. Just need to search around for people bothered to make through tests on each one's pros and cons... or become be the guinea pig yourself if push comes to shove. It's for that reason I say that I found MSE quite the resource hog back when I used on my laptop a couple of years ago. While I expect it to have become better now, I removed it and my laptop ran a lot smoother ever since, so I'm not going back to it anytime soon.

Besides, Avast coupled with Malwarebytes has been working well enough for me. It comes down to good/bad browsing habits too, not just the antivirus and whatnot, you know.

I have a 6 core cpu runing at 3.3Ghz per core. I have 8 GB of RAM. I never see anything causing a drop in resources on my machine.

sailabc1
03-20-2013, 11:12 AM
I have a 6 core cpu runing at 3.3Ghz per core. I have 8 GB of RAM. I never see anything causing a drop in resources on my machine.

That's like a transformer (as in the robots) saying "I never had a hit from a baseball bat to my head even put a scratch on me... " :frozen: I know further better rigs exist, but...