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Security Software Armory: => Anti-Virus (Security Suite) => Topic started by: Samker on 18. May 2007., 21:08:04

Title: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 18. May 2007., 21:08:04

Hi SCF Visitors,

what do You think which Anti-Virus is The Best one and why?

Personally I use  McAfee Enterprise 8.5 about two years and till now it work perfect. This version have excellent protection and low using of PC resources.

Also believe me I love to surf everywhere (mostly risky sites).  ;)

Come on people tell us Yours opinions and don't forget to Vote in Poll (above)!?


Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Security l33t on 25. July 2007., 13:32:56
I use Norton, REALLY trong protection, but extremly Process & Memory use. Since i've got a good computer, I really don't care xp
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 25. July 2007., 21:20:03
I use Norton, REALLY trong protection, but extremly Process & Memory use.

That's first reason why I don't like Norton and second is that I "pickup" some viruses with them.

My Favorite is McAfee as I said earlier.  8)


Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 25. July 2007., 21:20:43
Did you try McAfee sometime?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Security l33t on 25. July 2007., 21:39:42
I don't bother changing Anti-virus, i've tried it once on someone elses pc, i was setting up his pc for cash, & he wanted something stabil as anti-virus!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: determined on 02. November 2007., 14:32:32
I like AVG because im not a risky user, it works fine for me. If you take bigger risks then Macafee or Norton360, SuperAnti Spyware if you have plenty processor speed, memory capabilitiy. They are "all" good,0it really depends on what you do and what system you have.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: hehiro0o on 16. November 2007., 08:49:56
NIS2008 is the best antivirus the other antivirus software.. without having a problem like NIS2007 and can detect in silent mode for spyware and virus. however, no crack available until now. try using in windows vista.. it's cool
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: cobaltazule on 26. December 2007., 07:06:22
I like Norton360. It has an easy install and is strong(even at default levels). At first I had trouble with it in letting low threat items through but then learned that for commercial reasons, it is set to ignore them. A good example would be tracking cookies and how they're removal can disable some programs. All I had to do was go into the advanced settings and PRESTO my system is now mostly bulletproof. I also like it's ease of use. ANYONE can run it effectively right away without alot of knowledge or the danger of hurting their system.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Ravi Gupta on 02. January 2008., 11:01:03
the best free antivirus is Avira Antivir Personal Edition Classic while the best paid Antivirus is Nod32.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Paul on 26. January 2009., 10:48:07
I swear by NOD 32 - It has never let me down as others have
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: georgecloner on 25. February 2009., 13:54:33
Been using Mcafee for years now, really satisfied with the works (just too much DAT updates to download nowadays <115MB>)...

Norton also does the work but eats too much resources.

Same all other Anti-viruses can do the work, but the point is, all these AV software are only "good and effective" until the last defined virus. So be aware to download the updates!

In my system is the sure thing: McAfee Viruscan 8.5.0i + DeepFreeze. It's OVER-the-EDGE people!

Keeps me totally away from viruses and systems' crash!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 26. February 2009., 08:25:04

Quote
Same all other Anti-viruses can do the work, but the point is, all these AV software are only "good and effective" until the last defined virus. So be aware to download the updates!


That's right !

Excellent point George.  :thumbsup:


Regards,

Samker
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: BGM on 05. March 2009., 18:35:23
Used Mcafee V8.0.I on a number of machines for years. Good product. When V8.5I came along we switched and have been very happy with the product. V8.5I adds many additional features but still requires additional MalWare protection
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: BGM on 05. March 2009., 18:41:52
Expanding slightly from just antivirus, tried the Symantec Endpoint product. This product has antivirus, antispyware, and a remedial firewall.

We were not as happy with the detection part of this product, and the firewall had much fewer control than something like Zonealarm.

Be careful, if you thought Mcafee products were difficult to install and eliminate all of the components, Symantec is one of the toughest to get rid of.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jake2pointzero on 05. March 2009., 19:57:12
In our company, we are using McAfee as our Virus scanner and anti-spyware. We also satisfy with the performance, but it sometime consume lots of Computer resources.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: midias on 05. March 2009., 21:37:30
I use McAfee 8.5i mostly because I got a free copy from RIT but it has served me well.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: midias on 05. March 2009., 21:38:37
Used Mcafee V8.0.I on a number of machines for years. Good product. When V8.5I came along we switched and have been very happy with the product. V8.5I adds many additional features but still requires additional MalWare protection

I have found a combination of spybot, adaware, malawarebytes and super anti spyware with 8.5i is just about perfect.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: duomaxwell22 on 05. March 2009., 22:48:46
the best antivirus is the one that is installed in your pc right now.. cause if it's not, you'll be thinking out to remove it.
almost antivirus are the same.. the competition are, "who is updated?"

im using mcafee 8.5i antivirus+antispyware+hip
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: georgecloner on 06. March 2009., 06:41:59
Nice comments everyone!

It's true that we get rid the ones which is not worth our while and there are reasons.

It stays there because we know it is the best as long as its satisfy our needs and yet being effective.

But does it really satisfy us of just being updated? I don't think so. 
We tend to update our anti-virus software whenever new viruses found and defined (favoring those who are not being infected).
Still if not, systems get infected!

For me it is more than satisfaction in regards... Be "Pro-Active" is the best thing to do!

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: cyberick on 06. March 2009., 07:20:17
For me, McAfee is the best. I'm using it since 1999 and its very great.
The good thing here is that it does not take memory resources of your pc and easily detect the virus. Just make sure your data is up to date.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 06. March 2009., 16:22:26

It's look like here are only McAfee fans?

Voting Poll also show same results, but I know that Kaspersky, Norton & NOD32 are also very popular.

What's reason for this here at SCF?



Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: zaccqu on 07. March 2009., 15:34:18
I like mcafee, safe, and I never had problems, the use by 5 years
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: haz on 08. March 2009., 12:48:06
I dont like McAfee very much ! we use it at work and it literally KILLS the old PCs and laptops ! poor things seem to suffer with it ! :)
I like Kaspersky most
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 08. March 2009., 15:19:21
I dont like McAfee very much ! we use it at work and it literally KILLS the old PCs and laptops ! poor things seem to suffer with it ! :)

Yes you got a right, because of that we often turn off Heuristic & PUP Real-Time Protection for older PCs.

But I think that it's same thing with for example KIS 2009 or Norton products??

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: mashed on 08. March 2009., 20:18:34
i'm using mcafee enterprise, the same thing we use at work.  i used to use symantec corp antivirus which was good aswell (not as resource hungry as the old norton ones :) ).

AVG free didnt seem very good after installing symantec that found a couple of viruses AVG missed.  this was a few years back so things might have changed?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 08. March 2009., 21:59:29
I was also ex-user of Symantec Corp. AV, last version which I use is I think 9 or 10. That version was have problem with detection of Adwares and Spywares... You have a right about PC recourse using, much much better than Norton version 2005-2006 (in these years I was using Symantec Corp.).

In my opinion also Symantec is better than AVG, but also true is that AVG is Best FREE AntiVirus solution right now.

Do you agree??



 
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: mashed on 08. March 2009., 22:36:06
yeah i agree AVG is the best free AV out there at the moment
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: GoshaTM on 09. March 2009., 13:59:21
McAfee The best Antivirus
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: bodarc on 09. March 2009., 15:43:46
I like NOD 32 from ESET.  As a gamer and system builder I want the lightest weight AV in terms of CPU utilization ...after years of the competition, it's a noticeable improvement in boot time and visibly less junk running in Task Manager.  Works perfectly and seamlessly.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 09. March 2009., 16:21:13
I like NOD 32 from ESET.  As a gamer and system builder I want the lightest weight AV in terms of CPU utilization ...after years of the competition, it's a noticeable improvement in boot time and visibly less junk running in Task Manager.  Works perfectly and seamlessly.

I know that NOD 32 is very fast, but did they enable option for Automatic Update?

As I remember, some old version (probably FREE) need Manual Start of Updates.

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: bdarshan on 09. March 2009., 18:38:51
i prefer mcafee as it has saved me lot of times with the new worms & trojons
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: humbox on 09. March 2009., 20:43:29
I think the best one is McAfee
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: duomaxwell22 on 10. March 2009., 01:14:59
i much like the mcafee8.5i.. im secured especially from "pc-modifying viruses"

nod32 is a fast scanner, yet it is vulnerable from local viruses like here in Philippines.. Although it's good, i observered it is vulnerable sometime..

yeah, yeah the best free is avira.. with cool sounds!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: GoshaTM on 10. March 2009., 05:43:40
I'm gamer McAfee cool. McAfee low loading CPU.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: deadeye on 11. March 2009., 23:34:00
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise Version 8.5i for sure.  Great due to the fact that it does a great job at preventing any changes to your computer.  Kind of a pain though because it doesn't tell you that it has blocked a change from happening, but if you can overlook that you will love it.

V/r

deadeye
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: kike73 on 13. March 2009., 12:18:28
It is really difficult to Know what is the best anti-virus for Windows, because in the end the factors are many that help us to decide us by one of them, as they can be if it is free or of payment, its price in the case of payment, the comparative ones, the recommendations of the friend, the luck, Mcafee is very good and nod32 and karpesky also
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: kike73 on 13. March 2009., 12:26:41
I have in my work Mcafee, never we have had no problem, works very well
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: dazkool on 17. March 2009., 17:09:36
Used to have Norton, but it slowed my system right down. So much happier using McAfee.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: ibernal on 22. March 2009., 17:47:36
In my case McAfee are the best
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Patrick78 on 23. March 2009., 20:23:45
mcafee virusscan enterprise is teh best
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jhav on 30. March 2009., 10:20:58
mcafee... im using for 2 years.. and it gives me a full security.. i didnt have any problem with this software..
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: skitalec on 09. April 2009., 13:34:19
kaspersky.... better that mcafee...
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: kayjho on 12. April 2009., 08:03:31
Kaspersky is also the good ...  ;)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: smith2100 on 18. April 2009., 16:23:13
i think mcafee is the best
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: smileboy on 18. April 2009., 22:55:47
thank you
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: energyx3 on 23. April 2009., 16:50:03
I agree that Mcafee VS 8.5 is the best commercial anti virus today. However, I loved Norton corporate client, it was lighter then mcafee, allowed to scan in safe mode and kept my systems protected better then any other anti virus program.
My favorite free anto virus is AVG.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: HISNA on 24. April 2009., 09:49:02
I have tried McAfee, Norton, Trend Micro, AVG and Avast. I would have to say McAfee and close second is Avast. Avast takes very little CPU but McAfee is really proven but I sometimes have issues with it on the updates!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: demons75 on 24. April 2009., 10:14:18
It is pleasant to me McAfee an antivirus though on work it is necessary to use also Kaspersky an antivirus.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: delta_777 on 27. April 2009., 10:40:21
I'm using Mcafee Viruscan Enterprise 8.5i, and upto my knowledge it has stopped all viruses :)

But I'm seeing a lot of resources being hoarded by it, does anyone have a solution for that ?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: delta_777 on 27. April 2009., 10:46:42
Also, can anyone guide me towards the best firewall for a standalone PC ?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: azazur on 27. April 2009., 20:27:00
i love Mcafee for server computers
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 28. April 2009., 06:11:10
Also, can anyone guide me towards the best firewall for a standalone PC ?

I think that this Topic is excellent for your question "The Best FireWall?!": http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,101.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,101.0.html)

 ;)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: evgkrav on 29. April 2009., 17:31:43
I use McAfee many years, beginning 8.0 version. My company uses McAfee VSI 8.5 too. It is the best antivirus!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: zocker on 01. May 2009., 23:24:55
I'm using Mcafee sincew 10 years started with Virusscan 4.0.3. Today I'm using  Virusscan Enterprise 8.5. The home versions aren't as good as in earlier times.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Kdebian on 02. May 2009., 12:25:06
I think McAfee Enterprise 8.7i / 8.5 i is the best Antivirus.  :police:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: mm2k4u on 07. May 2009., 15:31:15
McAfee 8.5i  is best
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Zhang Fei on 07. May 2009., 17:13:00
I like Trend Micro's PC-Cillin and Microsoft's OneCare online scanners and Malwarebytes's Anti-Malware on demand scanner, which caught quite a few items missed by McAfee.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: cmistry on 10. May 2009., 19:17:42
McAfee is good, but NOT that good. In our environment which runs real time applications (Telephony under Win 2003 & Citrix servers )it really causes havoc even after excluding the appropriate applications and the database. The CPU utilisation goes sky high during .DAT updates and stops  applications without any warning or even corrupts them at times.

I am thinking of trialing out 8.5.0i patch 7, I understand there is a hot fix out which reduces the overall memory, however this remains to be seen.

Next one I want to check out is 8.7, but hear this is just as memory hungary.
If anyone has any suggestions let me know.

Appreciate if the administrator can provide the password for patch 7.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 10. May 2009., 19:42:22

Appreciate if the administrator can provide the password for patch 7.


Cmistry, I was already send you PM with info. about pass. receive.

First of all, it's better for you to install direct Patch 8 (just browse SCF better and you will find it...)..., basically you only need 9 more posts at scForum (like this one about "Best AV") and I'll send you pass. via PM just like for other SCF Members.

Hope this is clear now?

Regards,

S.


Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: rceronp on 12. May 2009., 05:55:26
McAfee 8.5i is an excellent AV, but I think it consumes lot of CPU resources, just like Norton
raceronp ;D
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: rceronp on 12. May 2009., 05:56:58
I also have try NOD32 I this is a good option
rceronp
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: rceronp on 12. May 2009., 06:08:37
I have Mandrake Linux 9.0 in a personal PC and I need to know if there is an AV available ???
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: stations on 16. May 2009., 07:28:11
i choice eset nod32, faster...
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Jaxn on 17. May 2009., 21:30:50
I have been using Mcafee Enterprise since 2000, never had any issues, auto update of dat files has never been a problem. Does not chew memory as much as Norton.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: saradhi on 19. May 2009., 09:49:36
Symantec Security Response encourages all users and administrators to adhere to the following basic security "best practices":

Use a firewall to block all incoming connections from the Internet to services that should not be publicly available. By default, you should deny all incoming connections and only allow services you explicitly want to offer to the outside world.
Enforce a password policy. Complex passwords make it difficult to crack password files on compromised computers. This helps to prevent or limit damage when a computer is compromised.
Ensure that programs and users of the computer use the lowest level of privileges necessary to complete a task. When prompted for a root or UAC password, ensure that the program asking for administration-level access is a legitimate application.
Disable AutoPlay to prevent the automatic launching of executable files on network and removable drives, and disconnect the drives when not required. If write access is not required, enable read-only mode if the option is available.
Turn off file sharing if not needed. If file sharing is required, use ACLs and password protection to limit access. Disable anonymous access to shared folders. Grant access only to user accounts with strong passwords to folders that must be shared.
Turn off and remove unnecessary services. By default, many operating systems install auxiliary services that are not critical. These services are avenues of attack. If they are removed, threats have less avenues of attack.
If a threat exploits one or more network services, disable, or block access to, those services until a patch is applied.
Always keep your patch levels up-to-date, especially on computers that host public services and are accessible through the firewall, such as HTTP, FTP, mail, and DNS services.
Configure your email server to block or remove email that contains file attachments that are commonly used to spread threats, such as .vbs, .bat, .exe, .pif and .scr files.
Isolate compromised computers quickly to prevent threats from spreading further. Perform a forensic analysis and restore the computers using trusted media.
Train employees not to open attachments unless they are expecting them. Also, do not execute software that is downloaded from the Internet unless it has been scanned for viruses. Simply visiting a compromised Web site can cause infection if certain browser vulnerabilities are not patched.
If Bluetooth is not required for mobile devices, it should be turned off. If you require its use, ensure that the device's visibility is set to "Hidden" so that it cannot be scanned by other Bluetooth devices. If device pairing must be used, ensure that all devices are set to "Unauthorized", requiring authorization for each connection request. Do not accept applications that are unsigned or sent from unknown sources.
For further information on the terms used in this document, please refer to the Security Response glossary.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: forevercool on 26. May 2009., 13:06:53
For me, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise v8.5 is the best. The good thing here is work perfect on Windows Vista. Have excellent protection and low using memory resources.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: CMTech on 28. May 2009., 11:40:02
I use NOD32, it has a memory footprint and hasn't slipped once since i started using it two years ago!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: shadab.zaka on 05. June 2009., 10:24:30
I bought a laptop and started using it. I had no internet connection. For first 4 months i used it without any antivirus. Then i installed Norton antivirus and uploaded its latest patch through internet connection. I was able to heal and delete a number of viruses.
But it made system quite a bit slow. Then I got internet connection. I uninstalled Nortan and installed McAfee 8.5i and kept updating it daily. Now my laptop is working very fine and catches any virus in any external mediums very efficiently. I have patch 6 uploaded for it.
I recommend McAfee for others also to use it.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Jaxn on 06. June 2009., 00:39:24
Mcafee Enterprise version works great with no issues. It is not a memory hog as Norton. But please be careful of downloading the software from Comcast, it has a tendency to crash or give a blue screen of death. It is the internet security software + virus scan. Couple of people whom I know did go and download from the site, sadly they had to install everything from scratch. Better to get the software from this SCforum.info
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Aditya on 17. June 2009., 11:00:59
i've switched to norton since last year and have found it doing great for my computer
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: bhimsingh on 19. June 2009., 20:20:59
I am using AVG new version and it really work good for me.. but according vote McAfee is in top I don't it is free to use or safe?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: qwertysan on 07. July 2009., 00:45:57
I still prefer Mcafee than other AV.
Since my company use it, i find no problem with virus or trojan anymore. Although it took some time to load on windows startup on my office pc (only 256MB of RAM  :-\)
And its very easy to update and upload new viruses
so, vote to mcafee  ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: ravi_and on 07. July 2009., 02:40:24
Mcafee 8.5i solved my most of the dangerous situations, So this is the best ever.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: powlin on 09. July 2009., 09:25:25
I use McAfee too,I do`nt have to Adjust too much for my forum.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: TaZyX on 10. July 2009., 18:24:58
McAfee Enterprise is the best
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Gizew on 10. July 2009., 23:36:35
Mcafee 8.5i is good and I am still using it. I have also tried kasprsky internet suite.. it is nice
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: aguunk on 14. July 2009., 04:43:35
the best antivirus is mcafee but it take much memory and can slow down you PC
norton is good today on memory but poor in detection
nod 32 is good on detection but to update it you must online
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: lancelotacme on 14. July 2009., 11:57:34
I use McAfee VirusScan Enterprise + AntiSpyware Enterprice...
Really a wonderful protection against viruses
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: lancelotacme on 14. July 2009., 11:59:48
Also, updating new sdat also very very simple...U can update it via online or just download the sdat file from internet and update..
U know what you are doning. Really a worthy programme. McAfee Enterprise is the best
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: runmartin on 20. July 2009., 09:07:49
I use  McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: splur on 26. July 2009., 16:58:52
I use Mcafee 8.5i, it's done the job for years.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: GoshaTM on 29. July 2009., 10:25:26
McAfee FOREVER ;) :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Darksat on 31. July 2009., 13:57:44
Kaspersky has one of the best virus detection rates out there, it gets my vote.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: whales on 31. July 2009., 22:46:46
mcafee 100%..... no comment :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: szn1 on 01. August 2009., 12:21:12
No doubts....McAfee 8.5i
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: danbsfc on 03. August 2009., 16:03:24
McAfee 8.5i! This has been my trusted anti virus for the past few years. Doesnt even slow pc that much!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: blodflekk on 11. August 2009., 10:23:17
My vote goes to the new Panda Cloud antivirus, Good detection and prevention and also probably the lowest drain on the system out of any i have used, Plus its silent which I like. I hate to be pestered by questions!

My second choice is Kaspersky for detection!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: rudelay on 14. August 2009., 20:07:29
McAfee is the one i prefer the most
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: fireballgonzales on 17. August 2009., 12:57:28
I have been using mcafee 8.5i on my work laptop since 2 yrs up until 3 months ago, when i changed to mcafee 8.7 and i have just installed patch 1 (the 8.7 sometimes spikes the CPU to 100%, will see how that goes after patch1)

At my Home PCs (three, one for each of us three brothers) I have mcafee 8.5i+spyware module and Comodo firewall, all three machines are connected via ADSL/router and all of us use USB drives to get videos/mp3s/software/VB.NET projects and what not from PCs who are barely functioning :D and we are yet to get infected.

PS. I have a USB Cruzer Titanium drive with U3 for which I have purchased a licensed Avast! version (it resides on the USB drive and scans the USB on-access and the host computer as soon as you plug it in) and It is has been virus free since 2 yrs :D
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Moorkus on 17. August 2009., 23:03:23
I have been using McAfee Enterprise for the past few years.  First version 8.0 (so many patches), then 8.5, then 8.7, only to go back to 8.5 when Vista x64 would not recognize 8.7 correctly.

I currently use 8.5i patch 7 on a variety of operating systems (Windows Server 2003, XP, 2000) and it has never let me down.  The AntiSpyware option makes it that much more useful.  Fortunately, it looks like patch 8 addresses the problem of quarantining cookies ad nauseum.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Fintech on 29. August 2009., 08:37:58
It's of course McAfee  8.5i Enterprise + McAfee  8.5i Enterprise AntiSpyware  :D
That's all what I can say to this case!
 :up:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devilishere on 03. September 2009., 13:38:49
Many rating sites rate Bitdefender top antivirus...I dont know why? May be they take money for ranking? For me NOD32 is the best
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: hvg001 on 26. September 2009., 08:01:54
Antivirus software is must-have protection. This review picks the best antivirus software based on its virus detection abilities, features, and breadth of protection. Whether you're seeking total system coverage or an ala carte solution, each of the following products provides superb virus protection for Windows-based PCs. Because every system is unique, evaluate several of Windows XP and Windows Vista antivirus scanners to find the software best suited for your PC and your level of experience.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: mindfrost82 on 28. September 2009., 20:14:59
I'm using McAfee Enterprise 8.7i and haven't had many problems with it.  You can really lock down a machine if you know the user will get it infected, or you can let it allow more things.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: s3ducx0n on 08. October 2009., 18:49:34
yeah still mcafee rocks! loyalty in mcafee..! lol
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: perico on 08. October 2009., 19:21:08
I'm using McAfee Enterprise 8.7i patch 1. Great i love it.No problems
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: b_gates on 13. October 2009., 00:50:09
Mcafee is Amazing
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: zsaurabh on 14. October 2009., 01:19:37
Best is SEP11 Symantec Endpoint Protection
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: low on 14. October 2009., 11:10:35
Voted for McAfee. Definitely:)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: heboman on 15. October 2009., 20:01:26
Mcafee is the best for me with it 10 years now ...........One main point if is update and follow up patches and upgrade in the right time what makes your AV works fine for you what ever the name of it
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: tikuna on 18. October 2009., 01:52:31
mcafee enterprice...great AV
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: smunozr on 18. October 2009., 02:00:22
McAfee still be a great antivirus on Windows 7?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 18. October 2009., 10:28:39
McAfee still be a great antivirus on Windows 7?

Yes it's, recommended by SCF.  ;)
 
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: kaige89 on 21. October 2009., 02:57:52
I just like how Mcafee is so darn user friendly
and easy to fix and stuff  :D
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Fireberg on 22. October 2009., 00:40:05
Enterprise 8.5i. I agree with what you said...works fine even in risks site.Pc with low config too!!

Thanxs
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: F3RL on 22. October 2009., 12:11:56
I used VirusScan 8.5 for sometime, but now I'm using Avira Antivir.
Performance issues caused by VSE was downside, though it was working fine till now.

Oh well, I still give VirusScan a vote, though I prefer Avira for my computer :)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Patrick78 on 23. October 2009., 20:02:33
 :up: For my part using McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.5i excellent work for me, but now with windows 7 am testing nod32 v 4 and does not give me problems even seems lighter
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: pestebr on 24. October 2009., 06:01:07
mcafee rulez.... the best!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: nsato on 26. October 2009., 20:55:36
What is the best spyware program
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: redjge on 27. October 2009., 15:19:37
i like mcafee enterprise very much... less resources is used for the strong protection.
______________________________________________________________________
have you also experienced undetected virus/malwares even using their latest defs?
i have exeperienced it for almost a month, were already send sample of the file and replied us with extra.dat but still it wont come up to detect it after their major daily updates...
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Sephora on 29. October 2009., 14:48:45
I'd have to agree on McAfee.

I've been using McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for years now, using 8.5i at the moment.
Others i've tried take up quite a bit of CPU usage.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: oniasiu on 30. October 2009., 16:01:23
I used to use AVG but since I got to the university and had access to McAfee, I've never looked back. The on-access scanner has save me a couple of times.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: yogesh.badhe on 06. November 2009., 06:58:46
I must say no one antiivirus is perfect. When one antivirus unable to find virus in pc sometimes another antivirus may find that. Each antivirus uses its own definitions to identify viruses. There databases for virus related informations are different. But the one antivirus which protects your pc should be updated regularly and it should have numbers of viruses in database. Also it should not consume more resources.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Fireberg on 06. November 2009., 13:51:01
Mcafee consume about 120mb...of  free ram...but works fine..

8.5 patch 8

Thanx the forum to availably for us

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: theeradetc on 18. November 2009., 04:22:12
As my experience now is Kaspersky, few months ago my college infect with msn spam virus with McAfee 8.5i AV+Anti Spam (updated definition), it can't find the virus. So I try Kaspersky 7.0 after update and scan a lot of virus detect also msn virus. problem solved. I'm not sure weather McAfee 8.7i is better or not.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: itnerdchris on 25. November 2009., 20:27:47
I also use 8.5i and 8.7i on all of my machines. I have not had any issues and they both work great!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: hazedaze on 31. December 2009., 10:32:45
Mcafee v8.5 for me, No Probs so far and less resorce hungry compared to free and symantec security products!!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: abeada on 07. January 2010., 11:08:59
i use semantic anti virus and i am fully satisfied with it.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Carvercary on 14. January 2010., 07:10:03
i like Kasper anti virus.because it does not becomes burden on the system
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Brian on 02. March 2010., 00:33:16
I'm currently using Norton Internet security 2010. Starting with the 2009 version, Norton significantly improved their speeds and proves strong protection. NIS2010 is a bit expensive though.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: heronfisher on 16. March 2010., 11:31:01
I'm a long time AVG free edition user and I have not had any problems. It's a bit clunky from time to time and the last upgrade (8.0) was very invasive and installed some crap on Firefox which I was very unhappy about, but past that it's been working well enough. I'd recommend it for anyone running Windows without any very serious security concerns.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: hung_ei on 16. March 2010., 14:20:45
I vote for McAfee, it is one of the best antivirus
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Fireberg on 16. March 2010., 17:18:26
My vote is for McAfee too....
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: sdwgnr76 on 16. March 2010., 19:30:35
Mcafee is perfect.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: cbdenver on 20. March 2010., 03:44:01
My work computer uses McAfee 8.7 (8.5 was a dog and slowed machine).  At home I use AVG free and it is low on resources usage and protects well. I also hit all kinds of "risky" sites!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: abeada on 17. April 2010., 12:49:09
My favorite is kaspersky. Its my favorite.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Hellas on 03. May 2010., 11:00:42
NOD 32 2.7

Maybe its old but it serve me well in combination with Super Anti Spyware free edition.

Not to mention that my system does not feel its there at all. Small and effective.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: luffy on 06. May 2010., 20:55:15
The best free AV are:
Avira, Avast.
The best paid AV is:
Nod32.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: janissary on 12. May 2010., 13:17:12
Comodo, Avira and McAfee.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: akira07 on 14. May 2010., 12:17:10
Well, i have no experience with antivitus except nod 32 and PCMAV (my local antivirus), so i don't know the other antivirus performance. But nod 32 makes me satisfied enough by killing win32.sality attack in my system. So, i choose it as best antivirus
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Fintech on 14. May 2010., 22:57:49
I dont like McAfee very much ! we use it at work and it literally KILLS the old PCs and laptops ! poor things seem to suffer with it ! :)
I like Kaspersky most

I agree! Too heavy and get system result too much! KasperSky is good!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: alexrock23 on 26. May 2010., 09:58:29
I love Avast Antivirus.  There is ONE thing that I must never forget to do if I Install on a clients machine: I must not forget to tell them that if they hear a man's voice comming from the computer room , Its the Avast anti virus talking to them
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Delsol on 10. June 2010., 00:07:45
It has to be McAfee VSE!! And I have been using V.8.5i for years. Before that I used V.8.0 at work and at home. I have buddies working at Symantec and I laugh at Norton on their face(s)!! And guess what? Nobody denies my claim. :-D
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: TEUFULHUND on 27. June 2010., 05:43:11
My personal preference happens to be Kaspersky. However, ESET Nod32 usually ranks slightly higher due to Kaspersky being a little more sensitive and returning a "False Positive" occasionaly. As far as Norton / Symantec goes. They test well against known malware. But, they suck at detecting new malware. (less than 35% effective) Check out Virus Bulletins RAP (reactive and proactive) test results.    http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/rap-index.xml (http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/rap-index.xml)
ESET, Kaspersky, Sophos, and Webroot were among the top scorers. As for the "FREE" anti-virus utilities Avira and AVG pretty much tied while scoring high marks (better than both McAffee and Norton/Symantec) and Avast was only a "hair" less effective.  Like Joe Friday said "Just the facts"   

Also, PLEASE REMEMBER we are discussing Anti-Virus only. Internet security Suites are another thing altogether.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 27. June 2010., 06:56:53


Also, PLEASE REMEMBER we are discussing Anti-Virus only. Internet security Suites are another thing altogether.

100% correct, which ISS you like/use??



P.S.

Best Regards to Marines all over the world.  :bih:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: breezer on 29. June 2010., 04:32:37
Ive tried avira internet security ' pctools internet security' EST internet security all very good kaspersky internet security also is great my to favourites are avira and kaspersky.Best free that i have tried avira' avast' avg' and so on. ;D ;)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: smith.jones159 on 07. July 2010., 04:28:28
As per my review Kaspersky is the very best antivirus. Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 combines reactive antivirus detection with the latest proactive technologies to provide your computer with solid and dependable protection against malicious programs.Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 provides the basic tools needed to protect your PC.It canProtection for your digital identity at all times improved.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: neerajrawat1 on 24. July 2010., 18:17:50
i use kaspersky since last 5 years as i dint get any reason to change it ,tho i also use bitdefender on my other pc its also a good one have tested almost all avs but mostly they were not upto the mark as they boast and i keep changing avs on my test pc and keep on testing different avs with different malicious softwares and sites
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: vishwanath99 on 31. July 2010., 10:16:41
I M NOT AGREE ANY OF YOU.
EVER THING IS DEPENDENT ON HOW YOUR GOING TO CONFIGURE THAT AV AND
HOW MUCH SIGNATURE IS THAT AV HAVING. AROUND 6 LACK SIGNATURE (100+MB) McAfee know

All AV r good Because they design with system fermware.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: neerajrawat1 on 31. July 2010., 11:25:17
well cant argue on this my friend just posted my personal views as i work for a paid tech support mostly the virus issues i get coz of mcafee and norton even i have tried both with different viruses they cant detect it was just to inform other members m not from any av company neither promoting any av
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: andyveer on 31. July 2010., 22:15:10
I am using nod 32 for past one year and find it good  and also last year servey was done it was given best antivirus award...
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: neerajrawat1 on 31. July 2010., 22:45:54
i installed nod for 5 minutes tested it with basic trojans and removed it dint know why people use it but it was long time back i guess 3 years ago might be they have improved now
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: testuser on 05. August 2010., 06:03:21
McAfee VirusScan 8.7i. One great feature is that you can lock your PC down by enabling additional rules (eg - prevent svchost spoofing etc.....). Another great feature is that you can create a new rule to block outbound connections...hence limiting which applications can connect to the Internet etc....
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: adimarten23 on 11. August 2010., 05:56:23
Personally I would vote for AVG anti virus is my best. Because It doesn't use alot of memory of process and constantly updates with new virus definitions. Best is, its free Up to you. You get more features with the paid for version.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: anatolibugar on 15. August 2010., 23:35:55
I USE ONLY NOD32 ALMOST 3 YEARS, AND IM SO MUCH PLEASED. But i like to try "McAfee VirusScan Enterprise v8.7i".
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: scott0720 on 19. August 2010., 13:43:02
I have used McAfee Enterprise for the past several years.  It is pretty light weight and doesnt seem to give false positives.  My father uses CA because it is free from his ISP and he is always calling about false positives...  Yuck
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: dss2010 on 09. September 2010., 03:37:48
Thanks for all of the many useful links already in this thread, but I just wanted to share one that I found the other day.  2011 software is coming out and this article highlights some of the best so far.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368554,00.asp (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368554,00.asp)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 09. September 2010., 07:30:39
Thanks for all of the many useful links already in this thread, but I just wanted to share one that I found the other day.  2011 software is coming out and this article highlights some of the best so far.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368554,00.asp (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2368554,00.asp)

Tnx dss, interesting article...  :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: raju_mama1984 on 09. September 2010., 07:41:57
Best Antivirus Is Mcafee
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: basant.ece on 09. September 2010., 18:51:03
mcafee viruscan cant detect flasy.exe virus....
and also some types of autorun virus....
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: basant.ece on 09. September 2010., 19:00:31
best antivirus is bitdefender..... it is very active to autorun types of virus... ant spyware.... also it takes very less memory to run.........
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: .:Ankur:. on 17. September 2010., 20:12:58
definitely norton or panda
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Dismen4Sykes on 25. September 2010., 09:02:34
The Best Anti Virus  is Avast. which is used by me for last one and half year. this is best virus i have used ever.
Cool thanks just creating my  kind of anti virus.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: eenz on 29. September 2010., 05:20:50
In my opinion, many years using Avira, safe to surf in the virtual world, in various sites. But the best addition to protecting the light is also on my computer. In addition, I also use antivirus locally made (Indonesia), for the protection of local virus that are circulating in Indonesia are not detected by antivirus foreign made.  ;)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 29. September 2010., 05:44:49
In addition, I also use antivirus locally made (Indonesia), for the protection of local virus that are circulating in Indonesia are not detected by antivirus foreign made.  ;)

That's very interesting, which solution you use??

I know for SmadAV: http://smadav.co.nr/ (http://smadav.co.nr/) & Gucup Antivirus: http://antivirus.inf.uajy.ac.id/ (http://antivirus.inf.uajy.ac.id/)

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: kn1ghtm4r3 on 15. October 2010., 07:13:36
the older version of kaspersky av for windows workstation 6.0 was one of the better ones.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: bimen on 18. October 2010., 09:28:42
1- is McAfee
2 - is avast
3- is zone alarm
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: danbsfc on 19. October 2010., 16:32:41
Still has to be VirusScan Enterprise. Quick and very little slowdown. Not had a virus with it. Run it on 2 machines.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: hangfire on 21. October 2010., 13:10:07
Ive been using Avira a couple of years now, and its served me well.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: diannemer10 on 28. October 2010., 00:23:57
Kaspersky for life.... :up:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: zane23snider on 28. October 2010., 13:55:02
i like Net Protector anti virus.i have installed that anti virus in my computer.It works really very good.Scanning procedure is very fast.So i suggest you to install Net Protector anti virus in your computer .
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: qwertysan on 02. November 2010., 03:19:37
In addition, I also use antivirus locally made (Indonesia), for the protection of local virus that are circulating in Indonesia are not detected by antivirus foreign made.  ;)

That's very interesting, which solution you use??

I know for SmadAV: http://smadav.co.nr/ (http://smadav.co.nr/) & Gucup Antivirus: http://antivirus.inf.uajy.ac.id/ (http://antivirus.inf.uajy.ac.id/)



I use mcafee antivirus combined with SmadAV and it works flawlessly.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: vaxile on 11. November 2010., 10:42:04
Good topic
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: cerbero85 on 27. November 2010., 14:37:19
McAfee :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: daniellehudges on 28. November 2010., 05:15:55
Well, I've tried avg and avira but I stick to avira because of some issues I had with avg. Never tried McAffee so far but will try install that in my laptop soon.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: zombi16 on 28. November 2010., 06:50:53
mcaffee the best
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: katewinslate on 13. December 2010., 10:26:05
McFee is the great. It scans automatically and the best antivirus from another antivirus.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: algeraadrian on 16. December 2010., 22:39:22
That said, the best I've used for a long time off and in fact comes directly from Microsoft, Microsoft Security Essentials, the only requirement is that you have a genuine copy of Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. Security Essentials Solutions has exceeded even paid, and is among the highest in the test.

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jhonas on 03. January 2011., 09:29:39
Mcafee and norton both are best. Iused both but currently i am using mcafee.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Payam20 on 03. January 2011., 18:54:08
Mcafee is good for big network ! norton too.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: metalmunna on 30. January 2011., 23:24:42
McAfee Enterprise Virus Scan 8.7i or new 8.8 is the best one of the world ...
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: gus17turner on 09. February 2011., 11:48:37
avast is more reliable than McAfee sometime.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jheysen on 12. February 2011., 01:05:10
From the ones I hve tried, Norton, Avast, Nod32, McAfee (consumer) and McAfee (enterprise), I'll point out the McAfee's entrerprise solutions as the best.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: metalmunna on 18. February 2011., 01:48:54
McAfee ViriusScan Enterprise is standing on a level where no Antivirus ever reach  ... i'm not kidding!!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: claudia3bush on 19. February 2011., 09:31:03
BitDefender is the best Anti-virus.It is easy to install.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: xtianfelix on 24. February 2011., 08:01:40
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise is the best suited to prevent virus injected into your computer. I've been used it for years and I always suggest my friends and colleauges to use McAfee VSE too.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: arith on 27. February 2011., 06:03:50
I am currently using Avast and I am completely satisfied with it. It blocks any malware, trojan horses or viruses and I have had no security concerns after it was installed. Avast is not a bulky application so it does not slow down the computer.
Title: W32/Mufanom Trojan Removal Tool
Post by: ninojose on 13. April 2011., 14:27:35
The best antivirus for me is the W32/Mufanom Trojan Removal Tool (http://www.sembrarpaz.com/Windows/Sicurezza-e-Privacy/Anti-Virus-Tools/WMufanom-Trojan-Removal-Tool_3072.html). It perform well for me i'm sure you will also like it.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: rovie on 18. April 2011., 11:31:28
Hi everyone,

Here is a new antivirus that can help you to protect your PC's from all harmful viruses. This antivirus called PC Tools AntiVirus Free 8.0 (http://www.sembrarpaz.com/Windows/Sicurezza-e-Privacy/Anti-Virus-Tools/PC-Tools-AntiVirus-Free_1181.html) is the best antivirus in the market today. You can try it for free. It works well for me.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Albertina01 on 20. April 2011., 03:39:13
For my own opinion Nod 32 is the best antivirus. Well we all have our own opinion and own criteria why we choose a certain software. Well for me I find it much better than the previous antivirus program that  I had been using. It don't missed catching a potential threat, updates itself easily and has great customer support and a variety of unique options. I really love using Nod 32.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: wanivishal on 06. May 2011., 16:51:37

Hi SCF Visitors,

what do You think which Anti-Virus is The Best one and why?

Personally I use  McAfee Enterprise 8.5 about two years and till now it work perfect. This version have excellent protection and low using of PC resources.

Also believe me I love to surf everywhere (mostly risky sites).  ;)

Come on people tell us Yours opinions and don't forget to Vote in Poll (above)!?



Hi I am also using the same version but I am facing the problem of auto update, showing message at the time of auto update that "Failed to initialize Common Updater System. Make sure the McAfee Framework Service is running. McAfee Common Framework returned error 80080005@2". Can you help me please?
Title: McAfee Common Framework returned error 80080005@2
Post by: Samker on 06. May 2011., 19:41:23

Hi SCF Visitors,

what do You think which Anti-Virus is The Best one and why?

Personally I use  McAfee Enterprise 8.5 about two years and till now it work perfect. This version have excellent protection and low using of PC resources.

Also believe me I love to surf everywhere (mostly risky sites).  ;)

Come on people tell us Yours opinions and don't forget to Vote in Poll (above)!?



Hi I am also using the same version but I am facing the problem of auto update, showing message at the time of auto update that "Failed to initialize Common Updater System. Make sure the McAfee Framework Service is running. McAfee Common Framework returned error 80080005@2". Can you help me please?

Hi wanivishal,

of course that We'll help you... but since this Topic is for discussion about "The Best Antivirus", you'll need to open NEW (your own) Topic in SCF's "PC Help Center": http://scforum.info/index.php/board,16.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/board,16.0.html) with all information related to mentioned problem with your McAfee AV.


cya there,

S.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: evansward on 27. June 2011., 08:07:44
McAfee is the best anti-virus. I like very much. It is very safe and protecting anti-virus, that secure the system and make fast it. It has great features which give better result.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: stefan926 on 04. July 2011., 08:55:55
haha, thats hard to choose. i like AVG and Avast. another one is the antivírus (http://doctor.v9.com) from the brasil. you maybe not hear of it before
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: stefan926 on 06. July 2011., 03:27:59
I think that the best antivirus software must offer their service to make the antivirus more simple and convenient and make us save a lot of time
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jabrix on 20. July 2011., 00:24:00
I use McAfee for more than 7 years. Still the best for me as long as I always update dat files.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: chelseywhitee on 12. August 2011., 08:04:16
I like AVG , using it for 8 years
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: hazedaze on 18. September 2011., 14:42:53
Ok a Quick update and Im about to go back on my Decision to use McAfee,

Ok main point is that that Windows 7 Wont work with V8.5 ok so you upgrade to V8.7 no problem next problem McAfee Firewall wont work with Win 7 as that has been replaced by McAfee HIPS ok that's fine too, what's not fine is that there is no WebUpdate method for HIPS as it is desgined for Group Policy - NOT COOL! :thumbsdown:

This was one of the reasons I have moved away from McAfee now and I wont bore you with the other reasons.

My new HOT Product of the Year has to be ESET Smart Security, A verly unknown but Very powerfull AV Suite Inc Firewall and Anti-Malware Protection for your E-mail's and it also has the cool looking Robots on it's splash screen from the Film I-Robot and no this was not the reason for choosing it! ::)

Not only does the Software have a TINY and I mean TINY memory footprint you can disable ALL windows Defender and Firewall services e.t.c essentually reducing the System load by removing 3 odd services running for the Price of 1! now that's COOL!

I wished other AV Vendors took a leaf out of the this Manufactures Coders book as we have all become too accustomed to accepting the fact the AV prodcucts need to have a fairly substantial footprint to be effective - NOT TRUE

All I can say is give it a go, it's cheap as chips for a years membership and if you want customisable setups you can actually get the AV seperately if you have your own Firewall and Malware Solutions. - http://www.eset.co.uk/ (http://www.eset.co.uk/) it even has a MAC solution for the die hards. :thumbsup:

All The Best..

HD

 :up:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 18. September 2011., 18:46:21
...

My new HOT Product of the Year has to be ESET Smart Security,

...

If I ever change McAfee...  ??? ... next choice will be ESET (NOD32).

By the way, my old Friend "amko_sa": http://scforum.info/index.php?action=profile;u=3 (http://scforum.info/index.php?action=profile;u=3) is also a really big fan of NOD32. Every time when We speak about AV solutions, He say that NOD32 is current No1. in AV World.

However, I must to admit that I have installed "ESET Online Scanner": http://www.eset.com/home/products/online-scanner/ (http://www.eset.com/home/products/online-scanner/) (of course it doesn't have Real-Time protection) and time to time I scan whole PC, just to be sure that everything is Ok (double check because of my electronic payments - credit cards). ;)


Title: Bitdefender is the best!
Post by: aaronrrc on 19. September 2011., 06:56:54
I've been using Bitdefender for 2 years and is fantastic, my PC has never been infected with virus and it is quite light, so a basic computer can run smoothly. I've seen that on many pages recommend it, as on this website, where is ranked #1  O0:

http://www.toptenauthority.com/Antivirus-Software-Review-Comparison-Chart (http://www.toptenauthority.com/Antivirus-Software-Review-Comparison-Chart)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: kartermichael65 on 12. October 2011., 05:22:43
Hi to all i have used quite a lot of AV's such as Norton, Avast, Quickheal, E-scan etc. but among them which one i am still using is the Avast AV. Till now i have never faced any problem in its functioning or updating the virus update. :up:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Duar97 on 12. October 2011., 19:08:53
I use McAfee VSE like Samker, but I think that for a home computer that the owner doesn't know what is VSE, KIS is the best one.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: unixinfoservice on 12. November 2011., 08:21:03
Well, I prefer AVG Anti-Virus in my Laptop. AVG Anti-Virus software is an effective performer with well-considered features. It array awful in tests conducted at absolute software testing labs. AVG has Identity Protection features, but they are limited to US residents only. This feature can be access through a web browser toolbar.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: workout on 27. November 2011., 07:13:20
hi guys, here is an assembly of good anti-virus, I do use them, work perfectly, which will suit someone    http://theshhit.com/software-free/1-Antivirus.html (http://theshhit.com/software-free/1-Antivirus.html)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Payam20 on 07. December 2011., 17:38:13
I think...McAfee is best for Network !
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 22. February 2012., 00:06:10
Some thoughts and further reading with links, here: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7429.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7429.0.html)

In my day-to-day friendships, I see mainly 2 anti-virus programs installed by 'regular, non-savvy, I-got-money-and-I-don't-use-my-comp-for-real-anyways'-peoples;
1. Norton
2. AVG

I used to be Avast ALL THE WAY, and would NOT install Norton, McAfee or any other payed anti-virus (Kaspesky; only in those DOS-days;p). Avast, according to MANY official tests and according to user forums, has the best detection rates out there WITHOUT compromising usability. When you know computers & use warez; Avast was (is????) the way to go.

Nowadays I'm sad, looking and completely clueless ;s

I don't like Norton (money), resources look high but don't bother too much (honest is honest;p). Mostly I don't like it due to false positives and its awful way to disable protection COMPLETELY. You never seem to know what's still running and blocking 'shit' that isn't shit but nice candy ; ). Also, at least in the old days, it was a number one reason for internet connectivity problems. Ironic, I know ; )

McAfee just sucks all the way, just like AVG. And I hardly ever see it installed with anyone (contrary to the polls here!).

AVG is, in the Netherlands at least, I think the most installed antivirus software. It's free, and it takes no effort whatsoever to keep it activated. And it sucks, but nobody cares, for they don't understand or use computers anyways. Just hope it doesn't remove one of those handy microsoft system files... : >

Peace!

Devvie



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Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 22. February 2012., 11:37:35
Quote
... and would NOT install Norton, McAfee or any other payed anti-virus (Kaspesky; only in those DOS-days;p).

Hi Devvie, nice post...  :thumbsup: also, I would like to hear your opinion/experience with Kaspersky and Avira: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,208.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,208.0.html)

Thanks!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 25. February 2012., 11:38:16
Just installed & tested Comodo antivirus.

My experiences... Looks techie enough, that's good. It has a strange system where you have to decide which 'security' level your system currently is in. I put it to Trusted computer, knowing I have no warez installed. I might better not have done that though, after a reboot everything I did was suspect - even opening taskmanager ;p

Also it uses a lot of RAM. This MIGHT be due to the fact that it was a 'first run' situation. One should test for themselves how this keeps up in time. I consider 80MB too much. free.pctools.com is another I tried again, and the same as Comodo they hog about 200MB of memory. Unacceptable, for me that is ;p

Also boot times went up by a minute or more, effectively at least doubling boot time. Again, first time boot so this might improve. Test & REPOST yourself ;p

BIGGEST problem and MAIN reason to remove it was the scanning process. This was the worst I've seen in years. After running for 5 hours, I only was at 2%. This morning, it was literally stuck at 13%. Pausing or stopping gave error that it ran out of system resources!! Sigh. Funk that! So I removed it (and kept their browser with build-in Secure DNS, which actually works these days :>).

So two down, see what's out there next... Till repost and...

Peace!

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 25. February 2012., 11:40:39
your opinion/experience with Kaspersky http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,208.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,208.0.html)

Thanks!

Don't use it ;p
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 25. February 2012., 11:42:24
Everybody keeps raving about NOD32.

NOD32 Free is an obsolete AV. You cannot download it anymore from the official site. No new free product came in it's place.

So NOD32 is out - it's a relic.

Also, it never really got my love. It was ok enough, but not good enough (false positives). A friend of mine loved it though ;p

Peace!

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 25. February 2012., 11:47:59
Bleepingcomputers, makers of the excellent and free cleanup-tool Combofix, also offers a download for Malware Bytes' Anti Malware.

It does not offer (Free) a real-time protection shield. So removed immediately.

Same for Emsisoft anti-malware.

Peace!

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 25. February 2012., 11:56:37
Next up: Lavasoft Ad-Aware.

I DO NOT LIKE LAVASOFT!

So we'll see in the re-edit how it went ; )

Peace!

devnullius

RE-EDIT:

Well... I must say, I did not have many problems on my x86 Vista laptop. Running it for over 2 weeks, I did not see many problems.
Still, it consumes a lot of memory (stats: process 1 approx. 100MB workset, peak about 160 & for process 2, the tray icon, it's about 30MB.

Still, boot times were fast. I do not complain. Also, no CPU hogging noticed.

Why removing? Although I did not encounter false positives AND I USE CHROME, I do not know how close Ad-Aware comes to 100% protection. Still, I could live with all this.

BUT I also have noticed many instances (about 15 a 20% of the time?) Vista Security Center complaining that the antivirus and antispyware programs were turned off. This is NOT the known timing-bug - only a reboot convinces Vista on those occasions that all is well. Ad-Aware itself reports all ok!

I'm going to test a new program - I'll let you know in a reply. If I go back to AA, I'll let you know in a re-edit here.

RE-RE-EDIT:
I cloned one of my Vista's to a virtual VMWare box. In VMWare, suddenly I have lot's of CPU cycling problems with Ad-Aware. I guess it does not understands its surroundings? :s So removed from Virtual Box too ;p


Again: PEACE!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 26. February 2012., 06:12:30
Everybody keeps raving about NOD32.

...

Also, it never really got my love. It was ok enough, but not good enough (false positives). A friend of mine loved it though ;p

Just like one of my best friends (IT Pro), He say that NOD32 have extremely good detection rate and that it's very light on resource consumption.


Next up: Lavasoft Ad-Aware.

I DO NOT LIKE LAVASOFT!

...

I also don't use Ad-Aware anymore, after they integrate Anti-Virus with Anti-Spyware. :thumbsdown:
Now, it's also "un-sticked" from SCF's Anti-Spyware area: http://scforum.info/index.php/board,12.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/board,12.0.html)


your opinion/experience with Kaspersky http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,208.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,208.0.html)

Thanks!

Don't use it ;p

Don't know about Kaspersky, but it's true that it have really huge number of Fans around a globe.

Link above is for Avira FREE AV... IMO, right now, AVIRA is the best Free AV solution for "regular" users. I really often install them to PC's of my friends and (in most cases) it work perfectly.  :thumbsup:




Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jheysen on 26. February 2012., 16:23:13
In my experience, Avast works well with regular users (I usually install Avast in my friends computers when they ask me for some AV, or when I do an OS reinstallation...)
But for me, I've used McAfee VirusScan Enterprise for years and I'll keep using it, It's just comfortable for me because I can configure almost every aspect and make it act automatically so I'm not even bothered when it finds something, also has a very good detection rate. The only con is the resource consumption, as the DAT file grows, so does the memory footprint and ths happens no matter what McAfee has tried to do with patches to VSE and to the engine itself, but my computer can handle it so I don't worry that much :p
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 27. February 2012., 08:00:00

... forgot to mention (again), I'm also loyal & (mostly) satisfied McAfee user.  ;)

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: johnw2738 on 28. February 2012., 14:17:59
I voted For Norton, I am currently using Norton Online Security.. it is very good and did not gave me any trouble for six month.. On my other laptop i am using Eset Nod 32 .. it is also very good and lighter then Norton.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 28. February 2012., 23:06:47
Tried digital-defender antivirus.

Looks promising, no CPU hogging. RAM is high; about 150MB -> 200MB.

Removed again, for it ads a looooong time to the boot process. Think 1 or 2 minutes longer boot times. At least ;p

So bye bye :s

Peace!

Devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jheysen on 29. February 2012., 05:39:21
Tried digital-defender antivirus.

Looks promising, no CPU hogging. RAM is high; about 150MB -> 200MB.

Removed again, for it ads a looooong time to the boot process. Think 1 or 2 minutes longer boot times. At least ;p

So bye bye :s

Peace!

Devnullius
If it hogs memory, boot will be a very long process....
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 29. February 2012., 05:51:18
Tried digital-defender antivirus.

Looks promising, no CPU hogging. RAM is high; about 150MB -> 200MB.

Removed again, for it ads a looooong time to the boot process. Think 1 or 2 minutes longer boot times. At least ;p

...


Digital Defender Antivirus Free
: http://www.digital-defender.com/?page_id=28 (http://www.digital-defender.com/?page_id=28)

"Antivirus software can be very hard to use, it often slows down your computer and seems to be built by engineers for engineers. We designed digital defender antivirus to be the opposite: easy to use, extremely fast and it should never slow down your computer..."

No comment. :)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 29. February 2012., 09:36:59
:> sorry?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 29. February 2012., 10:55:09
:> sorry?

Why? :)

My earlier comment is only ironic... (copy-paste)...

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: krishm on 02. March 2012., 12:09:11
Why is Quick Heal not seen anywhere. Not even a single review. somebody should review it. It is a good antivirus suite
Title: Re: Review of latest "Quick Heal" AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 02. March 2012., 15:11:04
Why is Quick Heal not seen anywhere. Not even a single review. somebody should review it. It is a good antivirus suite

Only reason is that Quick Heal isn't "popular" at SCforum, whole "Other" category in "Voting Poll" (above) have "only" 4.2% of votes...  :-\

But after your comment here, and your request for "Zemana AntiLogger" license... I have one idea/proposal for you  ;) : http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7429.msg18478.html#msg18478 (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7429.msg18478.html#msg18478)


Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: krishm on 03. March 2012., 07:37:31
Well. I am not much of a computer guy. I browse a lot. With regard to Quick Heal Antivirus. Iam using Quick Heal Internet Security. I will not be able to give a good review about software as I do not know much about the technical aspects. But as per me, Its a good antivirus. It does not use much of system resources. Fast scan and detections are also good. Made in my own country. good costumer support. user friendly interference and easy for a novice like me. silent firewall. cost is also not much. If you go for 3 users it cost around 900 rupees. i.e 300 per head.
I had requested for a review because I did not find one in the net expect the product's web page and wanted to know what other users of the software think/ professional opinion.

 :) 
Title: Re: [Review] Quick Heal Internet Security 2012 ?!
Post by: Samker on 03. March 2012., 16:00:54
...

 I will not be able to give a good review about software as I do not know much about the technical aspects.

...

I understand that you're not professional ;) , don't worry about that... simply, write something "similar" to for example this review from SCF Member "F3RL":

"[Review] Kaspersky Internet Security 2011": http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,4930.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,4930.0.html)


...use your experience (like regular user) with additional details from official site:

- "Quick Heal AntiVirus Pro 2012": http://www.quickheal.com/qhav.asp (http://www.quickheal.com/qhav.asp)


or/and this one if you prefer them:


- "Quick Heal Internet Security 2012": http://www.quickheal.com/small-desktop-edition-win.asp (http://www.quickheal.com/small-desktop-edition-win.asp)



I'm sure that'll be quite good Review. :bih:



...

...cost is also not much. If you go for 3 users it cost around 900 rupees. i.e 300 per head.

...

This will be $60 for 1 Year / 3 licenses ??

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 08. March 2012., 09:00:17
Logic dictates...

According to: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7493.0/topicseen.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7493.0/topicseen.html)

The next list of anti-virus softwares shows you all-round the most trustworthy security suites. Why? For they even work on unknown platforms. Unknown, like not ancient compared to Windows systems.

Also note, AVG sucks. Again.

" Packages that detected more than 90 per cent of the Android malware thrown at them included Droid security software from Avast, Dr Web, F-Secure, Ikarus, Kaspersky, Zoner and Lookout. "

Two of those programs I did not know and are available for Windows too.
http://download.drweb.com/?lng=en (http://download.drweb.com/?lng=en) (payed)
--> http://www.ikarus.at/en/private/downloads/ivu_software/ (http://www.ikarus.at/en/private/downloads/ivu_software/) (payed)
--> http://www.zonerantivirus.cz/aktivace-produktu (http://www.zonerantivirus.cz/aktivace-produktu) (free activation!)*
Lookout AV is Android-only.

Again, Avast scores among the very best. Oh why did you forsake me and Chrome, oh Avast! :(

Peace!

devnullius

*POST-EDITS:
Tried to download Zoner Antivirus but I CANNOT get a download link :( I have the serial number alright, but that's about it.

I sent support following request:
I'd like to test your product, but WHERE TO DOWNLOAD?? Vista / Win 7? XP? I carefully followed your site, but THERE'S NOTHING THERE :P

Also see:  https://encrypted.google.com/search?&q=zavw-0.3.1-winxp-x86.exe (https://encrypted.google.com/search?&q=zavw-0.3.1-winxp-x86.exe)

 Please assist?

Also, the following URL http://update.zonerantivirus.com/download/ (http://update.zonerantivirus.com/download/) leads to two downloads:
403 Forbidden
You don't have permission to access /download/zavw-0.1.0-win7-x86.zip on this server.
You don't have permission to access /download/zavw-0.1.0-winxp-x86.zip on this server.

Apache Server at update.zonerantivirus.com Port 80

Sigh :s I think I'm gonna try the new Avast 7. Maybe we can patch things up? ;-0

SECOND POST-EDIT:
From their site, WHICH HAS AN ENGLISH FLAG UPPER RIGHT CORNER :P
You cannot download this version right now. If you want to become a tester, please write to us at support@zonerantivirus.com

So there it is ; -) You can register, but not download.

THIRD POST-EDIT: JAN. '013:
I have to licenses for Windows version of Zoner AV but still downloading the binaries is impossible. I guess something is seriously wrong with this product, or else they would have offered it more easily... Too bad, it all sounded very good and it might still be a good choice for Androïd. Luckily, me, Chrome & Avast 7 have patched things up and the Androïd version of Avast seems to work just fine!
Title: Re: AntiVirus with Zero detection
Post by: Samker on 08. March 2012., 15:54:05
Logic dictates...

According to: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7493.0/topicseen.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,7493.0/topicseen.html)

...

D., did you notice this part (PDF report - page 7):

(http://i.minus.com/ibwFaL4wsbFpWS.gif)

*@SCF Members - to view pics in normal size, simply make a right click with your mouse (on pics) and choose option "View Image" (Firefox).

- 6 AV with zero detection  ???

- 12 more with detections close to zero !!!


Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 08. March 2012., 19:44:28
Nope, never looked into it ;)

But DAMN! 0 detection... Meaning it DETECTS 0%... SIGH. I NEVER heard anything like that, ever. Not even in good ol' (ahum) DOS... I've heard of 30%-only detections. But ZERO... :S Wauw. Impressive :>



Peace!

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: stryke on 12. March 2012., 04:48:13
I am currently using Norton Internet Security 2012 and I was so surprised when I found out that the program only consumed 81.39 MB of hard disk space in my computer. Is this true? It is very light on my PC and interestingly, it has a very nice user interface.
Title: Re: Review - Norton Internet Security 2012 (memory use, reboot time, scan speed)
Post by: Samker on 12. March 2012., 07:04:32
I am currently using Norton Internet Security 2012 and I was so surprised when I found out that the program only consumed 81.39 MB of hard disk space in my computer. Is this true? It is very light on my PC and interestingly, it has a very nice user interface.

According to these data, installation size is 280,9 MB: http://www.antivirusware.com/testing/performance/ (http://www.antivirusware.com/testing/performance/)

However, I also notice that Norton make huge improvement in better (low) memory consumption in comparison with older versions: http://download.cnet.com/Norton-Internet-Security-2012/3000-18510_4-10592551.html (http://download.cnet.com/Norton-Internet-Security-2012/3000-18510_4-10592551.html)  :thumbsup:

 


Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: stryke on 14. March 2012., 11:36:30
Hi Samker,

Thanks for your response. Regarding NIS 2012 in my PC, its really 81.39 MB. I checked it with my Revo Uninstaller Pro. Why is this?
Title: Re: Norton Internet Security 2012, installation size ?!
Post by: Samker on 14. March 2012., 20:22:50
Hi Samker,

Thanks for your response. Regarding NIS 2012 in my PC, its really 81.39 MB. I checked it with my Revo Uninstaller Pro. Why is this?

Probably, "Revo" (only) shows size of installation files in "Program Files" folder, but Norton have more files... for example in folders like: "Common Files", "Application Data" etc.

Here is also confirmation about size, Norton Internet Security - official page: http://us.norton.com/internet-security/ (http://us.norton.com/internet-security/)


Check under "System Requirements":

Quote
Minimum Hardware Requirements

   
- 300 MHz for Microsoft Windows XP, 1 GHz for Microsoft Windows Vista/Microsoft Windows 7
   
- 256 MB of RAM
   
- 300 MB of available hard disk space
   
- CD-ROM or DVD drive (if not installing via electronic download)



Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: stryke on 15. March 2012., 13:37:42
Thanks Samker for the info..
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 30. March 2012., 23:17:48
Forget everything I said about Avast not being good anymore.

For the last two and a half weeks I've been using Avast 7, which was released in February (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93866.0 (http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=93866.0)).

And I can tell you... I had ZERO problems. ALL IS sweet and nice in Paradise again ; )

Peace!

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 12. April 2012., 20:18:36
New kid on the block? Anyone willing to test? Screenshot and initial description sound like one of those backup cloud-based antivirus product. I do not like them (false positives). Reading along, the program claims to be an alround protection suite. And with a virtual keyboard... It might actually be ; )

FROM: http://www.softwaretricks.net/2012/04/download-zenok-free-antivirus.html (http://www.softwaretricks.net/2012/04/download-zenok-free-antivirus.html)

"ZenOK scans real time internet, e-mail, instant messengers, (WIFI-)Networks and new files. ZenOK works with virtual keyboards and is automatically game safe to make sure you're well protected.ZenOK Free Antivirus likes to scan your files real-time for optimal protection. The scan consumes 0,1% of your system resources. No more waiting time with ZenOK Ultra-light Scan.With ZenOK your PC does not get any viruses. Online dangers, Spyware and Online Banking trojans are blocked before they make their way into your computer. Install ZenOK and protect your PC. Ultra-light file scan. Real-Time.

ZenOK Antivirus Features

Antivirus and Antispyware
Boot-up Protection
Secure E-mail
Messenger, Yahoo, Skype, ICQ Chats Protection
P2P Shield
Safe Web Surfing
Secure Downloads
Ultra-light scanning
Hourly updates"

Peace!

Devvie


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Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: stryke on 19. April 2012., 13:51:37
I'm currently using Norton 360 v6 now and it's really very impressive. It's very light on system resources. I just upgraded my Norton Internet Security to Norton 360 v6. Rework on the Norton products are really good having low footprint on the system. I don't know why a lot dont like Norton products but I just love the products.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 22. April 2012., 21:50:23
New kid on the block? Anyone willing to test? Screenshot and initial description sound like one of those backup cloud-based antivirus product. I do not like them (false positives). Reading along, the program claims to be an alround protection suite. And with a virtual keyboard... It might actually be ; )

FROM: http://www.softwaretricks.net/2012/04/download-zenok-free-antivirus.html (http://www.softwaretricks.net/2012/04/download-zenok-free-antivirus.html)

"ZenOK scans real time internet, e-mail, instant messengers, (WIFI-)Networks and new files. ZenOK works with virtual keyboards and is automatically game safe to make sure you're well protected.ZenOK Free Antivirus likes to scan your files real-time for optimal protection. The scan consumes 0,1% of your system resources. No more waiting time with ZenOK Ultra-light Scan.With ZenOK your PC does not get any viruses. Online dangers, Spyware and Online Banking trojans are blocked before they make their way into your computer. Install ZenOK and protect your PC. Ultra-light file scan. Real-Time.

---

I just remembered... "ZenOK" & SCF's introduction in 2010.: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,4659.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,4659.0.html)



I'm currently using Norton 360 v6 now and it's really very impressive. It's very light on system resources. I just upgraded my Norton Internet Security to Norton 360 v6. Rework on the Norton products are really good having low footprint on the system. I don't know why a lot dont like Norton products but I just love the products.


Simply because "latest" versions are to slow and heavy...  :thumbsdown: 

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 04. May 2012., 19:44:58
Got a mildly infected Vista x86 system today.

It had AnVir installed. At startup, an error would follow that local temp file csrss.exe that couldn't be found.

First round of cleanup? Steven Gould's Cleanup - gives for faster scantimes :)

Then actual antivirus cleanup: Combofix fist. Found some nasty toolbars and the like.

I now installed Avast 7, Hitman Pro & Superantispwyare.

I let them all do a quick scan, to see if there would be any differences.

These are the results...

- Hitman Pro scan? 300MB RAM (360 max)
It says (!) IE uses a local proxy on port 50566. I could not find evidence of this, but I won't dispute it either.
Found possible malware in crack file for game.
Found temp file in ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Temp considered to be Infected. Maybe from other antivirus apps? If not, it was missed by Combofix.
Also found (traces of) Adware.MyWebSearch.

- Superantisypware scan? 95MB RAM (135 max)
Same results, except proxy (maybe fixed while still scanning due to me pressing Repair). Adware.MyWebSearch is called Adware.MyWebSearch/funweb/products.

- Avast scan? Nothing... :|

Peace!

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 06. May 2012., 11:39:31
Another AV I didn't knew.

http://www.thetechentity.com/download-zillya-free-antivirus-software/ (http://www.thetechentity.com/download-zillya-free-antivirus-software/)

Peace!

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 06. May 2012., 21:37:25
Another AV I didn't knew.

http://www.thetechentity.com/download-zillya-free-antivirus-software/ (http://www.thetechentity.com/download-zillya-free-antivirus-software/)

...

Me to, never heard!  ::)

Quote
"Zillya! Antivirus is a free popular anti-virus software from Ukraine."



P.S.

Devvie, please scan "your" PC with ESET Online Scanner: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,734.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,734.0.html) and provide us result. ;)


Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 08. May 2012., 23:44:10
Eset? Next time, maybe ; )

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 09. May 2012., 19:58:21
Eset? Next time, maybe ; )

...

Yes Eset, saved my butt a few times ...  ;D
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: mikey on 09. May 2012., 21:48:02
I remember a time when I could vote in this kind of poll. I can't vote now cause there is no selection for 'NONE'.

Nothing initiates on our systems without admin knowledge and approval. So we don't rely on bloated reactive signature scanners anymore.

That's not necessarily a recommendation.  It's more of a statement on current affairs. :)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 09. May 2012., 23:45:01
Same here ; ) With Chrome ofcourse...
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 22. May 2012., 08:18:00
I stumbled upon another comparison article...

Copy Paste:
"Final Verdict

While there are some noteworthy aspects - such as Microsoft Security Essential's low false positive count or avast!'s lowest computer impact or Avira's best detection and removal performance - there is no one "winner" between Microsoft Security Essentials, Avira Free, avast! Free, and AVG Free. To try to determine which one is the "best" is like trying to split hairs; it is hard to do and it hurts. In real-life situations, all four programs will provide users with excellent protection.

However, with that being said, if I were to rank these four I would rank Avira and avast! as my top two picks; Avira for its detection and malware removal and avast! for its features and lowest computer impact. Microsoft Security Essentials and AVG come after Avira and avast!, with each providing one or two unique features that have potential to win over users."

More? Here: http://dottech.org/freeware-reviews/14151/windows-best-free-antivirus-antimalware-program-microsoft-security-essentials-vs-avira-vs-avast-vs-avg/#finalverdict (http://dottech.org/freeware-reviews/14151/windows-best-free-antivirus-antimalware-program-microsoft-security-essentials-vs-avira-vs-avast-vs-avg/#finalverdict)

Peace!

devnullius
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 23. May 2012., 05:58:43

Devvie, what do you think about "Panda 'Cloud' FREE AV": http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,2708.0.html (http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,2708.0.html)  ??


P.S.

Quote
I stumbled upon another comparison article...

Probably that's reason for more visitors at SCforum Yesterday... ?

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Raman11 on 01. June 2012., 16:09:10
For me AVAST ia best as I voted for it...Using this antivirus from last 3 years..
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Jaxn on 15. August 2012., 02:48:32
Of all still McAfee is the best because the way one can configure it. :)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: lopezsimmon on 01. September 2012., 14:41:03
According to me to protect you computer from the viruses you must have to get the AVG antivirus which is very advance and good to use.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: moezoe on 13. September 2012., 04:21:40
Just McAfee on My Think...

you know What..??
:) :D
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Payam20 on 15. September 2012., 20:55:18
For big size network....McAfee is the BEST !!!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: oncle_sam on 16. November 2012., 14:39:11
I use McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.7i patch 3 for some years and I have never been infected by a virus  :)

I would like to patch 4 but I do not have the password !  >:(
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 16. November 2012., 21:41:57
...

I would like to patch 4 but I do not have the password !  >:(

But you have pass for P5 (on your PM) which is cumulative - include all earlier fixes from older Patchs. ;)

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: oncle_sam on 17. November 2012., 09:32:06
...

I would like to patch 4 but I do not have the password !  >:(

But you have pass for P5 (on your PM) which is cumulative - include all earlier fixes from older Patchs. ;)

Thank you very much  :) :) :)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: portoleone on 18. November 2012., 18:15:28
I believe NOD32 is good enough and quite light for a not so strong pc :)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: ojos on 06. December 2012., 06:02:09
I love McAfee. Work silent but deathly for virus
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: portoleone on 06. December 2012., 16:49:29
I've read a relevant report stating that ESET has been top ranked, in terms of false alarms for positive infection!!
I believe that it deals well with virus, etc. detections and in combination with excellent rate for false alarms, will make the user really happy!  :thumbsup:
I was using it for a long time with no any issue or infections ever (!!!) but I changed to Panda Cloud Free, as I'm not working home-alone anymore ;)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: moezoe on 12. March 2013., 17:32:29
I love McAfee. Work silent but deathly for virus

 :up: oh yeaaa... McAfee is better...  :up:
easy to update...
easy to use..
Enjooooy using McAfee ;)

 :bih: :bih:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: vra99 on 17. March 2013., 21:53:51
Hi there.
I want some help if you can told me, are these sites ( ### or ### ) ok to use free licenses keys from here? I want just free licenses, not pirated!
Thanks!
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jheysen on 17. March 2013., 22:34:09
Those are pirated ones.
I'll delete the links.

Regards,
J.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 20. June 2013., 22:26:12
I love McAfee. Work silent but deathly for virus

 :up: oh yeaaa... McAfee is better...  :up:
easy to update...
easy to use..
Enjooooy using McAfee ;)

 :bih: :bih:

We all know I do not like McAfee.

I do like Jòhn McAfee :)

Anyways, here is some great expert feedback on the inner workings of McAfee antivirus - by John my-main-man McAfee

http://www.blinkx.com/watch-video/john-mcafee-teaches-you-how-to-uninstall-mcafee-antivirus/HAWXS0TA7ZBk5z2WmwibOw

POST EDIT SEPT 2013: blinkx sucks - video offline. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/bKgf5PaBzyg

xx

Devvie ; -)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Naina11 on 19. September 2013., 10:20:22
For me Avast is the best among all of them...
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Moskal on 10. January 2014., 10:06:52
well, my opinion (+10 years in IT)
The best free package: Malwarebytes Free + MSE (or Avira Free) + AdwCleaner
The best commercials for me are Kaspersky, BitDefender and ESET NOD. I hate Symantec and AVG products ). 2014 version of BitDefender is realy great, some indpendent antivirus rankings (http://privacy-pc.com/news/best-security-software-2014.html) proved it
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 10. January 2014., 12:17:34
well, my opinion (+10 years in IT)
The best free package: Malwarebytes Free + MSE (or Avira Free) + AdwCleaner
...
 2014 version of BitDefender is realy great, some indpendent antivirus rankings (http://privacy-pc.com/news/best-security-software-2014.html) proved it

Don't you get TIRED of a PC halting to a crawl because your fav AVs are running there obliged scans again? And how about MSE slowing down the bootprocess, sometimes for minutes...?

Just wondering,

20+ years of IT experience,

Avast Free ;p
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Moskal on 10. January 2014., 13:03:37
no, not tired, it's ok  :D the eternal debate
devnullius which one do you prefer?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 10. January 2014., 17:19:28
no, not tired, it's ok  :D the eternal debate
devnullius which one do you prefer?


Avast, as signed ;p

:)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: mandikipeh on 10. December 2014., 10:44:05
i used kaspersky,, very2 powerfull :IMO
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 10. December 2014., 12:01:00
i used kaspersky,, very2 powerfull :IMO

IN the old days, yes, most certainly. Nowadays, not so much. And despite its excellent scanning engine, it sometimes misses a virus with BIG consequences. Once a virus is able to bypass Kaspersky, you are really really screwed. I trust Avast way better to protect me :)

Devvie

PS: take a look at Chinese 360s or even Baidu as backup AV
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Audiracecar90 on 13. August 2015., 16:31:28
hai guys have anyone tried TREND MICRO antivirus???? If yes explain about features
Title: Re: have anyone tried TREND MICRO antivirus?
Post by: Samker on 16. August 2015., 10:05:13
hai guys have anyone tried TREND MICRO antivirus???? If yes explain about features

Hi A.

Yes, I tested this AV few times during a past years and it look quite good but I'm not impressed... however, as you see, since 2007. it doesn't have even single Vote in our Poll. ::)

As I know, Trend Micro is one of the largest security companies in the world, ranking in the top 3 in web, messaging, and endpoint security... but mostly in corporate business. As example, here you have report from "Canalys": http://www.trendmicro.com/cloud-content/us/pdfs/business/reports/top_content_security_market_trends_in_small_business_canalys.pdf

On the other side, in the segment of "Home" protection, it's a really small player (OPSWAT's report): https://www.opswat.com/resources/reports/antivirus-and-compromised-device-january-2015

For the end, here you have Trend Micro's official Topic on SCforum: http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,1127.0.html

I hope this information will be helpful... ;)

cya around,

S.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Audiracecar90 on 17. August 2015., 07:46:54
thankyou for your information ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: gnolwehttam on 16. November 2015., 17:00:12
I'm finding Emsisoft to be really good.
I used to use Microsoft Security Essentials but I had a strange infection that was only being partially cleaned by it, so I gave Emsisoft a go and it zapped it all :)
It isn't free but its worth the price to me. The firewall in the internet security version is excellent too.
Also they track you a lot less than others which is nice http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/antivirus-tracking-youd-surprised-sends/ (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/antivirus-tracking-youd-surprised-sends/)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 17. November 2015., 15:19:24
I'm finding Emsisoft to be really good.
I used to use Microsoft Security Essentials but I had a strange infection that was only being partially cleaned by it, so I gave Emsisoft a go and it zapped it all :)
It isn't free but its worth the price to me. The firewall in the internet security version is excellent too.

---

Hi G. and thanks for recommendation. :thumbsup:

Just want to check, you're talking about this product: https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/internetsecurity/

??

cya around,

S.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: gnolwehttam on 17. November 2015., 15:27:02
Yeah that's the one, they also do Emsisoft Anti-Malware which is similar but without the firewall and related features.
There's also their emergency kit, which is free and can be used to clean out infections without installing anything. All in all a good set of tools imo :)
Emergency kit ->https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/ (https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 17. November 2015., 15:43:42
Yeah that's the one, they also do Emsisoft Anti-Malware which is similar but without the firewall and related features.

---

Ok, thanks for clarification. :thumbsup:

---

There's also their emergency kit, which is free and can be used to clean out infections without installing anything. All in all a good set of tools imo :)
Emergency kit ->https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/ (https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/)

That's a well know App... even recommended in SCforum's PC Help Center (with "old" name - "a-squared" Web Malware Scan): http://scforum.info/index.php/topic,734.0.html

;)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jerzy6012.50 on 28. November 2015., 08:08:15
I like Eset Nod 32 is a really good program security system is lightweight and very good detectability I use some long czsu and does not have any trouble with him. :)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Lutpop on 31. December 2015., 16:20:29
I vote for Avast
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: jerzy6012.50 on 01. January 2016., 08:33:04
my job is the best antivirus Eset, I use it myself and I'm very happy with it. :) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: hkw on 06. March 2016., 05:23:25
I vote for Kaspersky as it aurely gives me maximum security and safety since I have used it for many years and even now.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devnullius on 06. March 2016., 16:44:11
360 Total Security should be added to this list: it's making very fast progress when it comes to market share.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 07. March 2016., 19:55:59
360 Total Security should be added to this list: it's making very fast progress when it comes to market share.

IMO, that's because of large number of the Chinese population, it's not so good widespread around a Globe.

However... if you find three more SCF members which support your opinion about "360"... it'll be included. ::)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: todopc on 20. June 2016., 19:48:33
Panda is really good? should I buy?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 25. June 2016., 09:21:22
Panda is really good? should I buy?

Yup, it's quite good.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: V on 14. October 2016., 12:15:43
How to determine best performance? Is it better to set some criterion?
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 30. October 2016., 16:50:52
How to determine best performance? Is it better to set some criterion?

FYI, This Topic, started before 10 Years, isn't some "benchmark test"... it's all about personal opinion and experience from our members.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: herwin94 on 03. December 2016., 04:57:14
based on my experience, all of them are almost have the same level security.. but if i have to choose, i will choose mcafee
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Fireberg on 12. January 2017., 15:24:27
Still looking for a good one
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Samker on 13. January 2017., 19:43:57
Still looking for a good one

 ;D :thumbsup:

P.S.

Pal, I'm happy to see you again on the SCforum's board. :bih:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: monstertruckpa on 28. January 2017., 14:53:40
the best antivirus for me is emsisoft antimalware, have a good behavior detection, Its super light, Almost without feeling it when he work,  Can work together with webroot secure anywhere without problems.
2 together antivirus joined,

One in the online cloud,
(http://www.webroot.com/shared/images/seeProduct-detail-01.png)
(https://www.webroot.com/shared/images/v2/boxshots/av/av_gamer_dvd-right-239x384.png)

and the other resident installed completely on your pc.
(http://blog.emsisoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/eis_laptop.png)
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: np311 on 09. February 2017., 11:28:41
For free software, Avast (https://www.avast.com/en-us/free-antivirus-download) is great antivirus software.  The only downfall is you have to register it once a year, but that's a minor hassle for great software that you don't have to spend any money on.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: kb2017John on 14. February 2017., 03:18:26
yes. they are all ok . but i think , for most of us , the free antivirus is enough .  :up:
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: shijuvp on 03. May 2017., 09:29:23
Hi,

I have been using Bitdefender since many years. It is providing very good protection and no issues so far.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: maxgadgetuk on 09. May 2017., 10:16:24
you shared heavy ram usage antivirus, Microsoft security and malwarebytes are very lightweight antivirus, you can install in p4 also
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: krishna88 on 16. November 2017., 11:08:33
Hi @Samker,

I am using Kaspersky Internet Security 2017 in my PC it is very good in detecting the threats from internet and from external devices as well when we connect to our PC.

So my vote goes to Kaspersky Internet Security 2017.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Phani22 on 12. January 2018., 09:56:57
I am using Avast. It's working nicely
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: devik on 23. January 2018., 11:10:36
The best Antivirus is Norton360. My Norton makes it easy for you to set up your Norton protection, check our security status, and extend our protection

Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: bobby6012 on 09. February 2018., 09:17:22
Kaspersky Full version is best antivirus. I am using it past 4 years. it working properly with no issuess
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Anaya sinha on 01. April 2019., 10:26:13
Norton antivirus is a great antivirus. I have been using this antivirus software for my computer desktop. Haven't encountered any problem uptil now.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: kyotobaths on 20. June 2019., 07:56:45
Malwarebytes works amazing live well at detecting and deleting viruses, malwares and trojans. It takes a little more time to scan but the scan is a little more thorough. Installing updates is a must for this software too
You can use malwarebytes for Windows 10 too but Windows Defender works fine.
Title: Re: The Best AntiVirus ?!
Post by: Fintech on 24. January 2020., 19:42:20
I use McAfee's Endpoit Security 10.7.. :up: It's absolutely best.. :thumbsup: