My vote goes to NOD32 * fast * low cpu/mem usage * excellent * Not realy that expensive iirc
Don't get Norton, i used to have it, and i must say my PC seems much faster without it.
get AVG free, works pretty good, don't use hardly any resources, and updates are fast. and best of all its free!
For a good firewall, get ZoneAlarm.
Im currently very happy with Norman Antivirus. Iv been using Nod32, AVG and Symantec coorperate antivirus before changin to Norman. Nod32 was the best alternative for me but it seemed to miss a few threats I really needed secure. Sandbox for the win!
I've had NOD32 for a year (just rebought a year the other day), and it rocks. I'd recommend it.
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15th December 2002
NOD32 has the best detection rate out of every Antivirus software product in it's class and then some, by a long, long way. It's never ever missed a "In the wild" virus to date. It does cost money, but it really is worth it. It's silent, very light (no dent in performence at all) and never, ever bugs you unless you have come across a virus. The detection rate is brilliant, the price is competative.
Avast although not having quite as good a detection rate or real-time monitoring, is completely free, and will protect you. It is again fast, light, hardly a performence dent and IMO just outclasses the likes of Norton et. al.
If you want the best, get NOD32. If you want the best for free, get Avast. If you want to kill your system and get infected anyway, Norton is your ticket. If you want the detection rate of Sherlock Holmes drunk with toothpicks in his eyes, Zone Labs have your calling. Windows All-In-One should throw you simply because it features the word 'Windows'.
There are some other good mediokre AV's, but just get NOD32, same price, better by a long way.
. Nod32 was the best alternative for me but it seemed to miss a few threats I really needed secure.
I find that unlikely. Are you sure your definitions file was up to date?
Or if you don't want to pay for a new virus scanner just give Trend Mircro a try its a online virus scanner thats 100 % free. http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
Housecall is good in emergencies only. You should at least have Avast or AVG installed, they are free. These days, not running client-side AV software with proper real-time detection is like walking through a park naked after a group of people have just left behind some magic white needles.
Danny King | Community Manager | GameFront.com
FileTrekker I find that unlikely. Are you sure your definitions file was up to date?
Yes, they were. In my case norman did a better job detecting culprit files that hadnt yet been executed. The system was more or less for storage so filtering files before they were redistributed was important. I guess its not an average user scenario,,
heh, that's a virus some people just can't get rid of. ;)