Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by sachinc, Mar 15, 2005.
Which is the best Anti Virus Software......Mcafee, Norton or some other. Also how much do they cost.
The best, cheapest antivirus is AVG. It is free!
Go 4 Avast 4.6 Home . Free and No problems. Also, install a spyware protecions sot. other than ms.
AVG was completely wrecked by some new w32 virus on my machine !!!
It was the W32.Pinfi Virus !
I'm a NORTON fan and even though it slows the comp speed a bit ................If u wanna be safe-Use Norton or at least a McAffee
How much for norton and mcafee. Does it make a difference or is it as good as the pirated version after installing the crack.
Err ... if you are going for a commercial antivirus solution, go for Kaspersky or NOD32. They offer the best protection.
If you are going for a free AV, try AVG, Avast or Antivir PE.
Norton & McAfee are resource hoggers which offer average security, but nothing else.
I personally feel AVG is the best .Effective and it is nbot much of a resource hogger.
Heres the list.
1st --> Norton Antivirus 2005
2nd --> McAfee VirusScan 9.0 Professional
3rd --> Panda Titanium 2005 with TruPrevent
Avast Home Edition
McAfee is much cheaper. Check out their web sites for price. Norton even provides security from spywares and bettr real-time protection. You can download a 15 day trial of both of them to check them out. I'm not sure if trial of Mcafee, though.................
If it is for home use, you can try out Avast Home Edition which is free. It is a great AV with real time protection. To add to the security, you can install Kerio Personel Firewall, which is free again. They are both top rated apps. Amicrosoft AntiSpyware will add to your security...........................
Does it offer better protection than NAV 2005 ?
If it does, where can I download it from ?
More details r welcome !
Well F-Prot is great too and IMHO takes the least system resources of any of the AV's i've tried..
I think NORTON 05 is the BEST AV EVER.
If someone is unable to afford it, i suggest that go for CRACKED one i.e. Pirated.
I'm not basically in FOR for piracy but it is the only way to reduce expences on Software.
i am fan of kav download it and try for 30 day u will come to know which av is best in world. nothing is as good as compared to kav
Each have trial versions available.
i have installed nod32 on my pc.
its very nice & eats very less resources as compared to norton or avg
update patches are also around 2 or 3 mb
you must try this at least once...
Yeah exactly amongst the few that I've used so far NOD32 suits my needs very well.Apart from a decent[thats what the reviews say I heard] detection rate,resource management is what has pulled it apart from the rest for me.But thats just my personal take.But definately a try if you still are searching for a AV.
hey digen i use avast home ed.if i load say nod or kav,will it not clash or hog resources..
See, best AntiVirus according to Virus database is Kaspersky....but it's resource hungry...
And, you should never install two AntiViruses, this will cause some confilcts and may lead to a system crash.
NOD32 is the lightest AV i have ever used, and it's pretty good in detection too. Has some good Heuristic Capabilty.
But in terms of pure detecton rates Kaspersky and F-Secure rules!
Well krisjr,swat has summed it up.Installing 2 anti-virus software is a serious no no.Whats the point in the first place? Choose one according to your needs,update & stick to it.The same is the case with firewalls.
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