Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

which antivirus is better norton or mcaffe, or any other option you recommend?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    From a recent test at the top 25 in virus detection capabilities are:

    1. Kaspersky version - 99.62%

    2. Active Virus Shield by AOL version - 99.62%

    3. F-Secure 2006 version 6.12.90 - 96.86%

    4. BitDefender Professional version 9 - 96.63%

    5. CyberScrub version 1.0 - 95.98%

    6. eScan version 8.0.671.1 - 95.82%

    7. BitDefender freeware version 8.0.202 - 95.57%

    8. BullGuard version 6.1 - 95.57%

    9. AntiVir Premium version - 95.45%

    10. Nod32 version 2.51.30 - 95.14%

    11. AntiVir Classic version - 94.26%

    12. ViruScape 2006 version 1.02.0935.0137 - 93.87%

    13. McAfee version 10.0.27 - 93.03%

    14. McAfee Enterprise version 8.0.0 - 91.76%

    15. F-Prot version beta - 87.88%

    16. Avast Professional version 4.7.871 - 87.46%

    17. Avast freeware version 4.7.871 - 87.46%

    18. Dr. Web version 4.33.2 - 86.03%

    19. Norman version 5.90.23 - 85.65%

    20. F-Prot version 3.16f - 85.14%

    21. ArcaVir 2006 - 83.44%

    22. Norton Professional 2006 - 83.18%

    23. AVG Professional version 7.1.405 - 82.82%

    24. AVG freeware version 7.1.405 - 82.82%

    25. Panda 2007 version 2.00.01 - 82.23%

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  • 1 decade ago

    AVG Antivirus is the one to use. I have used , trend micro cillan , norton , mcafee , virus dr. and bitdefender.

    AVG is best out of all the antiviruses except for Bitdefender. If you don't mind spending some money on your antivirus program then Bitdefender is definitely the best . It has been rated the 1 antivirus out of all the antiviruses.

    The rating has been done by PC WORLD MAGAZINE , the following link shows these ratings

    However if you don't use the internet heavily and you don't have such important data on your pc then go with AVG , since it is free and has fairly solid protection. I use AVG since i don't have anything important on my pc.

    You can find AVG from the following link

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  • 3 years ago

    i take advantage of a blend of AVGfree and Malwarebytes. you may receive both for loose. i don't love Norton both. My pc got here with McAfee and were given hit through an epidemic that 4 diverse human beings nonetheless have not thoroughly bumped off the damaged led to through that. I then tried Norton and positioned it slowed issues down too a lot and also were given an epidemic with that. I have had no issues when you consider that eliminating them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Among the paid ones, I think I would rate both Kaspersky and BitDefender above Norton and McAfee. Among the free ones, AVG and Avast are the best.

    P.S. Always keep ONE anti-virus because two or more will fight each other. If you are a home user, you can safely choose for a free anti-virus, because they get rid of about 90-92% viruses and these include the ones which usually attack home users. Here is the link to AVG and Avast, get any one. I prefer AVG.


    2. Avast:

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  • 1 decade ago

    Avast or AVG anti virus are both free and equaly as good if not better to norton and Mcaffe. It wont eat you system resources either.

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  • 1 decade ago

    norton is better, while it may have its drawbacks (resource issue) it is one of the best at detection and performance.

    i would rather know that i'm protected than be sorry later.

    avg is a popular free one, but its detection and removal are lacking.

    if avg is sooo good why does it not remove some virus's?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Panda Software hands down is the best AntiVirus on the market and is not bloated like the other vendors. Those who like free AV's will get what they paid for in the long run

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bitdefender is the best....

    the next best is kaspersky

    and then comes Mcafee

    My personal recommendation is kaspersky

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    both are not better! why don't you try f-prot antivirus? I'm using it right now and its faster, easier, and removes hidden, locked, or any virus found on your computer. It removed the virus from my hidden file. you may download it at

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    None of those. Here you have some good and free antivirus programs:

    Get one!

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