Anti "Antivirus"

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Which one u will "NOT" prefer in ur life time

  1. Norton Antivirus

    31 vote(s)
    70.5%
  2. McAfee

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  3. AVG

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  4. AVAST

    2 vote(s)
    4.5%
  5. Quick Heel...

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. I Dont like Antivirus..................

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
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  1. ymhatre

    ymhatre New Member

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    Which is tht Antivirus tht u wont prefer to install in ur life time.....
     
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    without a doubt,Norton! (damn 30 character limit)
     
  3. Vishal Gupta

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    I think the answer of all members will be NORTON... :D
     
  4. naveen_reloaded

    naveen_reloaded !! RecuZant By Birth !!

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    no doubt it will be norton.....

    it will just eat ur high end processor like a piece of cake and would say...affected my a very low level virus......

    NORTON.....no way
     
  5. ~Phenom~

    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    Norton ofcourse, norton sucks and we dont want our machines to get sucked.
     
  6. kalpik

    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    I would beg to differ here.. I would never install AVG or Quick Heal.. Lowest detection rates of the lot (<80%). Norton on the other hand has 97%+ detection rates. Yeah, Norton is a resource hog, but detection rates are great!
    http://www.av-comparatives.org
     
  7. mehulved

    mehulved 18 Till I Die............

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    I would never like to install any anti-virus :razz::p .
     
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    I more vote for AVG, it is low on resources as it is low in detection rates.
     
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    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    Cuz you are not running windows dude :)
     
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    avg is worse but atleast better than norton(a totally system hogger)
     
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    norton !!!
    looks like norton is the 'winner' here in this poll ! :)
     
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    Norton has the best heusterics engine and offers the best protection. What's wrong if it uses lot of resources? If you have 512 MB of RAM, it doesn't make any noiceable difference.
    And you can always disable it when you are not connected to the internet.
     
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    i beg to disagree pal. nod32 is said to have the best heuristics in the trade. kav and bitdefender are close runners up.

    i consider norton bloatware. there are more efficient av around like kav, nod32, avast. light on resources and effective.

    as far as the best av protection goes, i m inclined to vote for bitdefender, kav, nod32, pclin, mcafee, etc.
     
  14. kalpik

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    ^^ Yup.. you are absolutely correct. NOD32 has the best heuristics, followed by BitDefender. Although, id remove pc-cillin and mcafee from your recommended av's list (pc-cillin cuz of low detection rates, mcafee for the same reasons as norton :p )
     
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    Nortons is winning this race in the poll....
    But whts the use of tht win where u will find defeat in the end....
     
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    I wonder who hv voted for AVG & avast! ....
     
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    Can u justify ur statement.....
    Wht u like in AVAST n AVG......
    TAKE this as a casual approach....
    I just wanna know tht...
     
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    Norton,of course.
    Actually an astro has told me that i will be using outdated PCS throughout my lifetime:razz: :razz: .So, no Question of Norton.
     
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    allow me to answer pls.

    avast n avg are freeware. they have good detection AND removal capabilities. they r also reasonably light on resources. avast has great features though avg offer a simpler/basic gui. both offer realtime protection too. what more can one ask in freeware !?
     
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    Ok.... but looking at the poll...
    it seems tht Mcafee n Quick HEal r having tough fight....
     
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