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Old 03-06-2010, 04:50
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Best Antivirus Engine

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I open this thread to rate best commercial antivirus engine

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Old 03-07-2010, 01:23
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I've been using NOD32 as antivirus solution. It is fast enough and detects malware every now and then. You won't find a perfect antivirus engine as none of all will suit every single user's needs (even suiting one single user's need for protection is impossible I'd say).

In most cases you're usually better off without any AV, that's at least what I experienced.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:00
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every month the top 10 changes ...
a couple months it was Norton, and nowdays some say BitDefender...
I myself use the free AVG :-) and it's enough for me as an ordinary user.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:46
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NOD32 is for sure the fastest and for old computers that's the best AV. However, it seems that Avira has a the best detection rate.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:32
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http://www.av-comparatives.org/

For protection on my personal computers I recommend :-

Avira free http://www.free-av.de/en/download/download_servers.php
Malwarebytes free http://www.malwarebytes.org/
SUPERAntiSpyware free http://www.superantispyware.com//
Outpost 2009 free http://free.agnitum.com/

and heard good things about Comodo Internet Security http://personalfirewall.comodo.com/
but never used it personally

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Old 03-07-2010, 21:09
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personally use Panda Internet Security.
i switch to them after NOD32 fails to fix/defend my pc at my office.

comodo have good firewall, but not their other product. it is good only to block any malware/trojan's internet connection.
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Old 03-15-2010, 22:54
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Hmmm let's see NOD32, Kaspersky and dr. Web. I think those 3 are good
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Old 03-15-2010, 23:23
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AVG heuristics is very good, but in overall detection Kaspersky is the best.
Panda is very resource hungry.
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Old 03-16-2010, 00:11
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Have never used one..... being careful and staying up to date with patches is much better imho
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I can't stand AV running on my system, usually they delete perfectly good packed files for no reason
Anyway, I can always tell if something dodgy is on my system, real crackers don't need AV tools
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:53
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@Bob
Don't forget this:
Always there's someone clever than you...

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Old 03-16-2010, 17:31
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For windows xp vm : avira prof.
on host (snow leopard) : none

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Old 03-16-2010, 23:43
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i have never used anti virus products, they slow your system down.. Just better to get latest patches and be careful Some of the newer ones use the anti virus programs flaws to infect your system.. Also better to turn off unused services on your system too.. no ports open no doors..
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Old 03-17-2010, 01:48
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@ cybercoder

Ummm, A bunker?

Doors are to go in and also, to go out...

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