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Which one is the best antivirus software ?


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john1989

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There are so many antivirus softwares in the market. But i think Kaspersky antivirus software is the best one for pc use. It's very easy to configure and use. So what u think.
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I think I might have tried them all at some point but I'll still go with Avast but at the end of the day it's each to their own John. :)
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I like Avast and MSE myself. The problem is this is a very wide opinionated based question and you will have to depend on lots of research to try and wade through the suggestions.. Even listings can be different because it will depend on who puts the list together and their history of using one AV over another.
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I have read quite a few "best anti virus 2013" reviews on the internet.
My question is....why is Comodo not on one of the 20 lists I read.
Someone told me Comodo was really good.
I noticed your previous comment where you said you liked Avast.
Could you give me your opinion of Comodo and the differences form Avast ?
Thank you very much.
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Lists are just opinions and 10 different lists would have 10 different rankings that I have seen. I see nothing wrong with comodo I am just suggesting that Avast and MSE seem to be less resource hungry and work as well as any of the big name ones. Everyone has a favorite and normally will suggest them over others. You can always install one and try it for a week. Then uninstall and try another repeat till you find one you like. I have been using Avast on my system since XP and presently have it installed on all 3 of my OS's I have it installed on my system right now. My wife uses MSE and likes it a lot. Avast seemed to cause some problem with her system and XP.
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I appreciate your answer....I have used Bit Defender in the past, and presently using comodo for the past two years.
Are you able to schedule your scans with either avast or mse ?

Also I use malware bytes and super anti spyware...(free versions ) anything better out there or anything else I need ?
Thanks, Barry

Edited by barryb2008, 04 February 2013 - 12:24 PM.

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I hope you're not running both at the same time Albert because if you are then you'll have issues.
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I certainly agree with Wolfeymole and rshaffer61. If I have not tried it I have researched it. You can google "What is the 10 best AV's" and every survey is different.

In my opinion, no matter what you do use, the best Anti-Virus is the one sitting in front of the monitor, tapping away on the key board, and clicking on those miracle links that provide information to us that was not so readily available 20 years ago unless you knew what a card catalog was.

Personally though, I do use Avast and MSE on my computers and depending on system specs and user ability, I recommend one or the other.
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There are so many antivirus softwares in the market. But i think Kaspersky antivirus software is the best one for pc use. It's very easy to configure and use. So what u think.

hii...
Well i am using MSC and i found it really good...
So personally my first choice is MSC, yes Kaspersky is also good...you can go for it... :thumbsup:
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Im thinking about using Avast instead of avg now, do i need to disable avg to use avast?
Also are there benefits to using malware bytes or super anti spyware?( not at the same time)
And finally do any of these programs, in their free versions, protect against anything hackers try and do? Im looking to use a new free AV program and im just looking to upgrade from AVG
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Hi Trevor3,

Im thinking about using Avast instead of avg now, do i need to disable avg to use avast?


Excellent choice! You will not be disappointed. Yes! Though I would go further and just uninstall AVG to be on the safe side. You will need the AVG Removal tool to ensure that all the residual files are removed that might cause conflicts.

You can download the AVG Removal Tool from here

For added protection, I would choose Malwarebytes (MBAM) over Super Anti-Spyware (SAS). Though MBAM does have a free version that is an "on-demand" scanner it also has the Pro version that costs a one time fee of $24.99 for the home user and is designed to run along side your AV for added protection. The following link will elaborate a bit more:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO

Scroll down and read the article thoroughly. The advantages of the PRO edition over the free edition are that you can schedule it to auto-update its malware database. That way, if a virus strikes you have an up-to-date version so that you don't have to fight the virus to get your program updated. And the PRO edition checks your web accesses against their black list in real time, which the free edition does not do.

If you do decide to change from AVG to Avast, there is a specific method that I recommend using to install the new AV and uninstall the old:

  • Download the AVG Removal Tool to the desktop < DO NOT run just yet! << Very Important!
  • Download Avast8 to the desktop < DO NOT install just yet! << Very Important!

Close all open programs including your browser and disconnect from the internet:

  • Uninstall AVG from the Control Panel
    For Vista and above, right click and choose Run as administator to execute the following files.
  • Run the AVG Removal Tool
  • Install Avast, update and run a scan

You will have to register Avast though I consider that no big issue.

Next:

Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-malware. If you'd like to try it out the Pro (paid) version (green download button) you should be presented with that option when you install the free version (grey download button).

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask. Anyone of our devoted members would be more than happy to help.

Donna :)
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Avira...Works for me :whistling:
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Every year in January Privacy PC publishes it’s impressions, observations and perspectives with regard to the state of security software industry.

Based on the criteria reflecting the most valuable and demandable features, a team of professionals singled out leaders in each category, including antivirus, internet security, antispyware, encryption software, online privacy utilities and three more groups.

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Do Avira and Avast come with NO nagware? I know I have tried a few in the past that had daily popups asking me to upgrade to the pro versions.
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Hi Janis,

I'm not sure about Avira, though there is an area on the Avast UI where you can navigate to Settings > Appearance and scroll down and control popups as seen in the image below. Default duration is 20 seconds. You can delete the 20 and type in 0 and those particular popups should not "pop up":

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