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June 26, 2012 6:48:57 PM

Hello,
I am using assembled windows-7 PC and used to do small projects in my system. I am facing lots of problems with virus. can you please let me know the best anti-virus?

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June 26, 2012 6:59:30 PM

AVAST is a free download
so is AVG

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June 26, 2012 7:02:20 PM

Google has numerous sites listed if you do a search that show the reviews on the antivirus products.
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June 26, 2012 7:12:08 PM

nod32 from eset is considered the best. what virus do you have, are you seeing a pop up. what name does it have?
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June 26, 2012 7:16:14 PM

when you ask a preference like what is the best anti virus you will get 10 different products from 10 different people. its like coke and pepsi. Of course if you ran a linux based operating system like Ubuntu or Fedora, then you wouldn't need any anti virus software installed at all :) 
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June 26, 2012 7:26:11 PM

nhasian said:
when you ask a preference like what is the best anti virus you will get 10 different products from 10 different people. its like coke and pepsi. Of course if you ran a linux based operating system like Ubuntu or Fedora, then you wouldn't need any anti virus software installed at all :) 


With linux, there's no need for viruses. Jilted linux coders could just inject/create "legitimate" looking code that is actually a virus, but to Linux it would be just more "code" :) 

Linux is nice and all...but wow, searching for drivers, support for modern hardware, and ease of use get thrown out the window. See what I did there? lol.
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June 26, 2012 7:30:17 PM

To answer your question there is no real way to say who is best you could read legit reviews and tests till your heart content and still get mixed signals. I prefer PC Tools SPYWARE DOCTOR with ANTIVIRUS it cost money though there are plenty of good ones for free i would recommend any of these Avast Free Antivirus
http://download.cnet.com/avast-free-antivirus/3000-2239...

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012
http://download.cnet.com/avg-anti-virus-free/3000-2239_...

Avira Free Antivirus
http://download.cnet.com/avira-free-antivirus/3000-2239...
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June 26, 2012 8:40:31 PM

harkrishnat said:
Hello,
I am using assembled windows-7 PC and used to do small projects in my system. I am facing lots of problems with virus. can you please let me know the best anti-virus?

It all depends on what you mean by "best" If you mean which one has the highest detection rate, you should keep in mind that there are other issues to consider besides detection rate. For example, the program "G-Data from Germany currently has the highest detection rate of the major AV programs. Does that mean it's the best? Let's compare it with another popular program mentioned here, ESET's NOD32. When it comes to detection rates NOD32 is 9th on the list. Does that mean G-Data would be preferred over NOD32? First of all, though NOD32 ranks lower on the detection scale than G-Data, there is actually only one tenth of one percent difference between the two. This is hardly enough to cause concern when there are other factors to consider.

Another important factor is the issue of false positives. G-Data has six times the number of false positives that NOD32 has and also has some stability issues not present NOD32. Others factors also come in to play like scanning speed, ease of use and the availability of extra features that the user may find important to them.

The best thing to do, is download the PDF files from the AV Comparatives website as recommended by Area51reopened and make your own choice using their data.
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June 26, 2012 8:41:22 PM

Hi :) 

I fix viruses EVERY day in my computer shops...

Norton Internet Security 2012 is the best by far of the paid ones....

Microsoft Security Essentials is the best of the free ones.... but nowhere near as good as Norton...

All the best Brett :) 
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June 26, 2012 8:43:41 PM

I love Gdata and Norton products.
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June 26, 2012 8:46:01 PM

I do not like Norton - Bloated - gave me more problems over the years than it fixed. I use Kaspersky(free from work) and have had no issues since using it.
-Bruce
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June 26, 2012 8:47:02 PM

The Norton line was overhauled 2 years ago and is fantastic.
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June 26, 2012 8:51:34 PM

AVAST free edition seems to do the job for me.
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June 26, 2012 8:58:57 PM

I just did a little reading - Norton has in fact become leaner & meaner & faster. I won't crap on it any more.;-)
Kaspersky has worked well for me and it's cost me nothing so ....
-Bruce
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June 26, 2012 9:04:36 PM

I used to like Norton. But NIS, and a few other ones they had soured my taste for them.

The ones I like/use currently are:

Avira
MSE
AVG


The best defense against computer viruses are....wait for it...... you!


1) Do not click on random web pages asking yes or not questions, this includes pop ups.

2) Never enter any details about yourself in a webpage unless you know 100% for sure it is a "safe" website.

3) Do not go to strange websites, and or websites you don't know or have been forwarded to you by some stranger/bot.

4) Never download anything that might look suspicious.

5) Always do a regular check ups with some anti-malware software alongside your AV. MALWAREBYTES comes to mind.

6) Always read everything your doing on screen and on the web. You would be surprised at how many people that just randomly click on things and put their CC details into anything that asks them for it.
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June 26, 2012 9:16:56 PM

Unfortunately, Norton chose to opt out of AV Comparatives testing this year.
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October 25, 2012 4:52:28 AM

harkrishnat said:
Hello,
I am using assembled windows-7 PC and used to do small projects in my system. I am facing lots of problems with virus. can you please let me know the best anti-virus?


Hi Harkrishnat,

You can try to install Immunet Plus on your computer. It is a light antivirus and provides full protection to the PC including various archives like Zip, Rar, 7zip etc. It is also good for those who works offline and uses USB keys or connects mobiles to the PC.
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