Best Antivirus program? 2 replies

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MoonJelly

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21st January 2005

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#1 9 years ago

For a pay antivirus program, I've come between Norton 360 3.0 and G-Data. I'm familiar with Norton 360, since most PC's here use it. I just hate how Norton tries to control everything. It's like dude, give me a break. Anyways, I'm the IT guy here, learning the ropes. I've tried the free-trial of G-Data Internet Security 2010, since PC World gave it a 91 rating.

I love it because it's suddle, and it doesn't take control of things. Plus, it's German-engineered, and I know how great German products are, such as Hilti tools, Lapel mics, and Audio and BMW. I just want the employees to be protected. What would you guys recommend?

Also, I'm setting up PC's for those headed to different countries. Some of them must use free programs since money is an issue. I've been trying Avira free anitivirus, since it has like 13.6 million downloads on softpedia. I've used AVG 8.0 Free, but once a virus overpowered it. Is Avira good for free?

Thank you.




Revenge VIP Member

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#2 9 years ago

ESET's NOD32 is what I use. It usually wins the award each year for best protection (catches the most viruses) and least false positives (identifying non-viruses as viruses) in the Virus Bulletin.

It also has an extremely low memory footprint (15MB on my Vista laptop at the moment but can go as low as 3MB), and you can customise pretty much everything in advanced mode. You may find the network management features pretty useful if you're using it for IT purposes - you can push updates across your network and send signals for remote system scans etc.




Tanith

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#3 9 years ago

Revenge;4961318ESET's NOD32 is what I use. It usually wins the award each year for best protection (catches the most viruses) and least false positives (identifying non-viruses as viruses) in the Virus Bulletin.

It also has an extremely low memory footprint (15MB on my Vista laptop at the moment but can go as low as 3MB), and you can customise pretty much everything in advanced mode. You may find the network management features pretty useful if you're using it for IT purposes - you can push updates across your network and send signals for remote system scans etc.

100% agreed. Either Nod32 or Kaspersky are the best Anti Virus software's if your willing to pay.