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#1 10 years ago

AVG? Avast? Cyberdefender? Norton?

I prefer Cyberdefender. Their 24/7 tech help has gotten me out of several jams. What do you all use and why?




kow_ciller

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#2 10 years ago

Avast! Its free, has a small footprint, and constantly scans. It also picks up a load of stuff if you scan properly.




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#3 10 years ago

They say Kaspersky is the best, but it isn't free.

I like Avira AntiVir, it is free but relatively effective for that.




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#4 10 years ago

Avast! user here as well, great product :)




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#5 10 years ago

If your willing to pay a little then: Kaspersky or Nod32 are the best.

If you want a free antivirus then AVG, Avast or Avira are okay options.

note: You tend to get false positives with the free ones I mentioned (Detecting files as Trojans when in reality there harmless.)




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#6 10 years ago

Another vote for Avast here, great AV and still the best free one IMO.




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#7 10 years ago

I use Avast on one computer and Antivir on another. I have to say that Antivir is slightly less obtrusive, but that Avast is (apparently) slightly more effective. I don't know though, I don't go out of my way to infect my PC with all sorts of virtual nasties.




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#8 10 years ago

Another satisfied avast! user here. To the best of my knowledge it's never given me a false positive, but it's never missed anything actually dangerous either.




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#9 10 years ago

If you want free, definitely use Avast, if you want to pay money get Norton, I've used Norton for years and never once had a virus.


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#10 10 years ago

Omg, Norton support sucks though. Good program, but HORRIBLE support. The stories I could tell you......