Which antivirus do you use?

I am debating on what antivirus program I want to install on my win 7 build. I usually use Kaspersky Internet security for XP, but I was thinking about using a free one as I have already used up my 3 license limit. Should I get AVG, Avast, Kaspersky and/or just antivirus or an internet security suite?
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  1. I've been using NOD (from ESET) - works very well, proven hueristics, and I don't notice it running at all.
  2. I use Norton 360 and love it. It doesn't really fit your request for free though.
  3. Personally I hate Norton, McAfee doesn't seem brilliant either and Sophos doesn't detect anything. I would say Kaspersky is probably the best and AVG is ones of the best free ones.
  4. Have you tried the latest version of Norton 360? They completely overhauled it, and it's actually fast and light on resources now.


    http://www.tomsguide.com/us/2009-antivirus-test,review-1315-11.html
  5. I must admist I only used the older version, they may well have made improvements.
  6. I use AVG Free, and scan with Malware-bytes once in a while. Have used Spybot S&D in the past as well as SpywareBlaster.
  7. I was using Avast on my old XP install, and have Kaspersky on the Windows 7 RC install I'm using now. I must say, when the beta/trial for Kaspersky on Windows 7 runs out, I will probably go back to Avast.
  8. AVG FTW
  9. Avast
  10. Avast Pro Family pack +++++

    $148.33.....10 PC's for 3years
  11. I decided to try Avast Pro, because I could try it for free for 60 days. I don't know if I will stick with it or not, but I wanted to test kaspersky V10 with my XP HDD before putting it on 7. And for those looking for a cheap place to buy AV software, purplus seems to be about the cheapest place to me.
  12. cappster said:
    I decided to try Avast Pro, because I could try it for free for 60 days. I don't know if I will stick with it or not, but I wanted to test kaspersky V10 with my XP HDD before putting it on 7. And for those looking for a cheap place to buy AV software, purplus seems to be about the cheapest place to me.



    avira antivir personal. way better than Avast, and free.
  13. AVG + Comodo Firewall.
    Both free.Having no virus problems at all.
  14. shubham1401 said:
    AVG + Comodo Firewall.
    Both free.Having no detected virus problems at all.


    Having said that, Free AVG and Zonealarm. Manual spyware scans and about every three months a manual scan for rootkits using a BartPE disk.
  15. Avast!
    SpyBot S&D v1.6.3.51 (without tea timer)
    MalwareByte's AntiMalware
    OpenDNS account with additional settings from Block list - 25...

    The OpenDNS settings are entered into my router with the OpenDNS client installed on my main system as a service.
  16. Aviria and SpyBot are the free ones.
    Nod32 for paid.
  17. AVG free
  18. AVG Free and Comodo Firewall here too.

    I almost gave up on Comodo for a while though when it started blocking anything not in the program files folder from running... Vista 64.

    They did fix it eventualy though :)
  19. I am using Avast and it has caused no problems on either system using the RTM.
  20. Nortons and Mcafee are the ones viruses are *designed* to work on, since they're the most popular in the antivirus world.
    I've had them both, neither of which could detect a simple virus from frostwire, meanwhile NOD32 / Kaspersky / BitDefender could, as both are better designed, and less targetted.

    It's your choice, basically if you want absolutely no backdoor trojans (even the good, helpful ones), go for NOD32 or kaspersky, other than that do bitdefender.
  21. I Used Norton 360, Avg, Windows onecare, And I am now currently on Bitdefender Internet Security 2009 - Best out of those 3 that I have used.
  22. KASPERSKY PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!RUNS FLAWLESS ON WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE!
  23. ESET Smart Security [Nod32 Antivirus System] provides the best solution for Windows 7. Updates are very frequent and small in size so as to bypass any network bandwidth limit.

    The real-time protection is way too good. Also as ScottEq said, it is extremely lightweight on system resources. Even I do not feel it running at all!

    Available in both x86 and x64 versions, it is definitely a must-have for Windows 7.
  24. avira antivir
  25. Kaspersky uses super low resourses,and covers everything...check out mr izos review of kis it's impressive!
  26. One thing that bugs me about Kaspersky is it scans too many things as in when trying to install a program or trying to run the program afterward. If I install a game and run it, it will pop up after the game has started about a key logging program and ask me if I want to allow, make trusted deny and all that stuff. Sometimes I have to add to trusted a few times to get the program running.
  27. I have wow, cod 4 and conan installed.i have probably 23 programs installed plus office 2007,and hardly ever receive a popup from kis . kis 2010 is outstanding.it is super low on resources and has never bothered me while gaming.the free antivirus programs such as avast and avg are to heavy on resources!
  28. Oh and it has already been approved by kaspersky for the public release of 7
  29. Have you used Kaspersky on XP? If so, how does it compare to the windows 7 experience?
  30. I have used.
    It is one normal antivirus.
    But I had viruses with kaspersky so i changed it.
  31. My ISP provides McAfee, but I switched to AVG Free because McAfee was a noticeable resource hog. If they fix it, I'll probably switch back, but I'm waiting for reviews.
  32. I use Avast and haven't had any problems with it.

    I hate Norton because you could never uninstall the program completely. If you want to move to another AV, you literally have to format your hard drive and reinstall everything. I had to do that with my laptop and I even used the tool they give you to completely remove norton, but after running it, there were norton files and reg keys every where.
  33. I always go through and delete all the Norton / Symantec keys after uninstalling NAV... but only if Norton messed up sufficiently to necessitate it. Saves from having to reload.
  34. Trend Micro
  35. Now read the date those were tested, since then avg has been rated one of the top free antivirus programs.
  36. Shadow, showing something made in 2006, when we are nearly into 2010, does not count?

    btw Avast ftw
  37. ive heard that norton cleaned up their act, but i still get nightmares about 30 seconds boot time befor norton and 2mins + after, eset nod 32 is my fav now, my first love, bit defender is still what i wish to use, but vsserv.exe eats too much ram, so i use eset, and my fav thing is thaat they have a 64bit version too
  38. lucuis said:
    Now read the date those were tested, since then avg has been rated one of the top free antivirus programs.


    Anonymous said:
    Shadow, showing something made in 2006, when we are nearly into 2010, does not count?

    btw Avast ftw

    :lol: ! I mis read the date. Thought it was 2009. :lol:
  39. kaspersky runs great on xp,vista,and windows 7 retail release!
  40. F-Secure Internet Security works fine for me. Install it and forget it, even on Windows 7.
  41. I could never go back to Norton or Micafee

    They'v had my time since Cyrix 300 (damn i remember my cus getting a 333 and I was so jealous!) uptill Xp SP2. I still have 5 or 10 licenses with my ISP, have had them for 1.5 year now, got no need for em.
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