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Give me a free antivirus with good detection and fast scaning

Discussion in 'Software Q&A' started by vinayasurya, May 8, 2006.

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  1. vinayasurya

    vinayasurya New Member

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    I need a free antivirus sooftware which has decent detection rate, lite on resources and should offer fast scanning. I am using avast now. I found it real time scanning slow. It really slows down the whole computer.
     
  2. QwertyManiac

    QwertyManiac Commander in Chief

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    Avast slows the comp? WTH... ok neways...

    AVG is very light and good (equal to avast in features)
    AntiVir is good too...
    Quick Heal is nice... you have loads of options, jus dont go for NAV, Kasper or McAfee since they are kind of heavy... and not to mention Win Defender..
     
  3. kalpik

    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    AVG is the last thing you should put on your PC! Try AntiVir. It has the best detection rates among the free AV's. You wont be dissapointed..
     
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    y? do you say AVG is the last thing. I hv been using it for donkeys years and i am very happy.
     
  5. kalpik

    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    alekh_khanna New Member

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    As far as free is concerned, AnTi Vir is good... for paid ones , Nod32 is the best...( really fast, small update files, best detection rate ).. it's really worth the money... (www.eset.com)
     
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    using AVG right now. its very light. Avast is very heavy and might slow down the system, specially an old system. Avira Antivir is also a good option.
     
  8. kalpik

    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    @alekh_khanna: Yeah.. NOD32 is the best of the breed antivirus, along with Kaspersky..
     
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    avira antivirus, free, fast, effective. best free antivirues recommend by "PCWORLD".using it for long time without any problem.
     
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    kalpik In Pursuit of "Happyness"

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    Vishal Gupta Microsoft MVP

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    I'm using AVG since 2 years approx. and found it the Best antivirus :)
     
  12. MysticHalo

    MysticHalo Your Maker.

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    IMO, all free ed. Antivirus are pure cr@p. even avast free ed is useless, though the pro one is something gr8.Iwonder how u guys find avast a resource hog..still on P2 or what :D.Get a antivirus professional edition...and it should last long with those updates :)
     
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    free antivirus : avast or avg or AntiVir
    all good plus (actually) quite light of resources
    just check ur avast scan options. change them to 'standard' and 'dont scan inside...' to mahe it faster/lighter...
    if u want reeaal light one ... try nod32...
     
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    I have been using avast for more than a year now.I have only 128 MB ram but never felt that it is slowing down the system, even with all the 7 providers running. Everyone, please try it once again and check your settings................................Yes the startup is slow, I can agree to that, but it is really good.
     
  15. Ramakrishnan

    Ramakrishnan The Researcher

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    I have found Norton Anti-virus to be the best for detecting and removing and blocking viruses.
     
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    Kaspersky kaspersky kaspersky... Never ever let me down in years and years...... A little ( ilttle I mean) harsh no system resources..but the personal pro version is light.. If light is what u need then i wud recommend you norton corporate verson (362 kb) of memory in task manager.. no real time protection guatenteed though... I wud always say kaspersky :)
     
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    Try Avast! antivirus and VBA32 av.
    But still if you want the best,i would recommend you to go with NOD32.
    though,it is not free.
     
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    MysticHalo Your Maker.

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    Kaspersky is good at detection but hogs mem just like Mcafee and all
     
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    nishant_nms New Member

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    My only choice AVAST...AVAST...
     
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    another vote for AVAST. .
     
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