BGM asked in Computers & InternetInternet · 1 decade ago

What's the best ever Anti virus?

I am using Symantec Antivirus 2005 (version10.0.1.1000)

I need all of yours opinion about this Antivirus. And which one is the best Antivirus avaliable? I formerly used Norton Antivirus 2005, but i changed it bec it was not able to clean Adware/Spywares and my system got infected and needed formatting. My PC has been victim of this viruses 3 times and all the time i had the latest antivirus!! Still they some how got it.

So pls tell me which is the best Antivirus and ur opinion abt Symantec Antivirus 2005.

17 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer


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  • 5 years ago


    Source(s): Amazing Protection Antivirus Software -
  • 1 decade ago

    Norton Antivirus 2005 is a great program, but you need to keep your Live Update up-to-date. I also have Spybot Search and Destroy and Ad-Aware, which are great programs which are free downloads. is where you can download Ad-Aware. Google "Spybot Search and Destroy". These downloads, as well as Norton Antivirus are the best thing you can ever do for your computer!!! And exept tor Norton, they are free downloads. Always keep your Norton Anti Virus program updated and current.

    Source(s): Personal experience.
  • 1 decade ago

    I used to love Norton AntiVirus until it became bloated and started to not be able to quarentine Trojans picked up on the web. AVG Free has been doing a better job in both departments. As for Spyware look at WebRoot Spy Sweeper. or if you need somthing free AdAware or Spybot for removal.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Symantec Antivirus 2005 sucks, they FORCE you to pay money to continue using the program, getting it permanently removed from your system isn't an option, it simply cannot be done without paying a computer genius.

    I use AVG free editon.

    and it does everything Symantec Antivirus does and more, and it costs you absolutely nothing.

  • Binu
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    We have lot of Anti Virus soft@ market. Most popular r McAfee, Norton, AVG, PCcilin, Guarddog etc.

    My exp says Mcafee is the BEST.

    Ur Nortan 2005 looks Older, Update the latest now.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Zone Alarm Pro Security Suite is tops with me. Not only does it let you know whenever someone (or some software) is trying to use your PC, but it's also got antispyware included I've used it for a very long time and I love it!

    Here's the free trial url and a chart that tells you what's included, definately choose the security suite to get all phases of protection.

  • Umax
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    lol... if you want Finest protection use any of these antiviruses...

    > Trend Micro

    > Norton 2006 (slows down pc 60%)

    > avast


    > Mccafee

    one of these anti-virus + Zone alarm firewall + ewido antispyware.... and You'll have 5% chance of gettng infected.... because there are Latest Threats which are detected.. by Av if not... Firewall if not Ewido will surely detect attack and clear it!

    --------------------------- But threat still remains.... some Latest trojans are undeteced... hence You can't be 100% safe in internet.

  • Vicky
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    If you use the following combination of anti-virus & anti-spywares, bet you would be in safest hands.

    1) McAfee or Trendmicro Anti-virus.(paid)

    2) Spybot:search & destroy anti-spyware (Free)

    3) AdAware SE anti-spy/adware(Free)

    5) Window defender(Free)

    6) Zonealarm firewall(Free)

    7) Yahoo toolbar with POP-UP blocker. (Free)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Your very best antivirus program is...Getting ALL your windows security updates including run a good firewall

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