In your opinion, which antivirus and computer/internet security programs are the best? Give reasons as to why you think your suggestion is the best.
dun wury, i has 2 FL0PY DISkZ!
20th November 2005
I'm with Kaspersky, since my Dad gets it for cheap, have no idea why, and i'm happy with it, I guess.
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14th June 2008
avast its easy to use, free and has nice notification messages :)
6th February 2005
Siddharth Gupta;4398365In your opinion, which antivirus and computer/internet security programs are the best? Give reasons as to why you think your suggestion is the best.
Watchguard firewall/Sophos hands down.
The Watchguard is a great range of hardware firewalls which you usually find in the comms cabinet of a workplace with a couple of hundred users. With apologies to Cisco the Watchguard is possibly the best firewall you can get. You can usually get a slightly older watchguard second hand either from doing an upgrade and keeping the old hardware or through ebay or wherever.
Sophos has to be the best anti virus program on the market as it actually catches pretty much everything, and as they don't sell to home users their support line is actually useful as the great majority of people calling them are sysadmins who don't need to be told how to do basic tasks. Again, its a little difficult to get a home installation but its possible.
I pwn Dread.
14th November 2007
I use Norton Anti-Virus 2005 but I wouldn't recommend it as it has a lot of flaws like even when I add some x-Fire things like the exception program to the ignore list in the firewall program then it still pops a lot of the same crap up so and once we get a virus then even when we click ignore then it still pops up a lot and gets to be a nuisance so I wouldn't recommend it I for one would use like AVG cause it's free and then I use like CCleaner and Spy bot Search and destroy and possible sometimes even Windows Defender and Ad-aware SE Personal though they recently won't let anyone update unless they get the program that costs $$money$$...(for Ad-aware SE Personal)
1st January 2005
Retail NOD32 1st, Kaspersky 2nd Freeware Look no further than Avast!
Thanks for the opinions guys. Apparently, this isn't going ot be an easy choice. You see, I made this thread hoping to get some answers because I don't trust my current anti-virus. Ever heard of Rising anti-virus. I doubt you would have. See, whenever I try to launch SWBF2 (Which is original) I get like a bazillion crappy messages like, "liek Z0mgZ th!s (some file).exe !s @ p0ss!ble [EMAIL="m@l!(!0us"]m@l!(!0us[/EMAIL] (0d3 (OMG!). liek ! !s g0!ng t0 [EMAIL="t3rmin@t3s"]t3rmin@t3s[/EMAIL] !t n0w. BY3S!" And I'm like WTF! This is a genuine copy bought from a genuine retail store! Also I don't trust it because I had a CD onto which I had accidently copied virus data and found out from my friend (who used symantec) that it was infected and I'm like, "Why the hell didn't my anti-virus scan it!!!???" So with that said I did some research and found out that every anti-virus had some bad comments posted about it in some forum or the other because the people who used them got their computers infected either way. So I thought here I might be able to find a common opinion but it doesn't seem like that. Well thanks anyway. Oh! And did also mention that my computer takes like 10 minutes to boot and open up word documents or other files. I also think that this anti-virus is obstructing the full capabilities of my computer.
Sorry for the double post. It looks like there are a few common opinions (by majority anyway). But if you still have opinions of your own then I would gladly like to hear them. Thanks!
24th October 2007
I use trend micro, NOTHING has gotten through it yet.
1st January 2005
Sorry, didn't notice the "give reasons" part, if that's what you meant. I base my reasons for liking Avast on personal experience. The most common other freeware AV is AVG, which I've also tried. Avast catches bugs before they download on your PC, AVG does not. Also, comparison tests of the two have confirmed this. I base my opinion of NOD32 and Kaspersky on the tests conducted by AV Comparatives, THE foremost AV test site in the world. NOD32 and Kaspersky are the only two AVs that receive the highest (Advanced+) rating on AV Comp tests. [COLOR=blue]http://www.av-comparatives.org/[/COLOR] Might I suggest as well if you are having problems with your AV to use some other tools that will detect if there is malware on your system or even in the AV program as you suspect. In fact if you have reason to suspect it's infected I would suggest uninstalling it (thoroughly) and installing Avast and use it at least until you decide if you want to buy a more thorough AV like NOD32 or Kaspersky. These are all great freeware tools that are very effective. CCleaner Ad-Aware SpyBot HijackThis Windows Defender Sophos a-Squared Sygate HijackThis is one of the quickest ways to find what if any corrupt registry entries and malware you may have on your system. Just do a scan and save log file scan, zip or rar it, and attach it to your post. I'll run it through the auto analyzer for you if you like.