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What is the best antivirous software? Norton, MCFee...ect?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Both are best softwares(if updated date to date)

    -ve of nortron 2007: slow down ur system

  • 5 years ago


    Source(s): Industry Top Antivirus Software -
  • 1 decade ago


    If you go to any serious security forum and ask that question, the answer you will ultimately get is: try them out for yourself. This isn't brushing you off, every system is different. An AV that runs fine on one machine may conflict with software on another. Most reputable AV companies will let you trial their product before buying it. I also don't see the sense of choosing an AV because it may be a few percentage points higher in detection than another. There are more types of malware than just viruses, and many are harder to detect., such as trojans. To address these newer threats, you also should look for an AV that has advanced heuristic scanning capabilities, that is, rule based detection. Having saids that, there are a few good AV testing sites you can start with to get an idea of the capabilities of each program: (this is one of the most highly regarded sites as they test not only for signature detection rates, but also heuristic detection rates with a battery of tests) (another great site. You have to sign up for a free membership, but they never bother you with email) (this is a forum. You'll find some great advice from people who know a lot about security) (you have to register here as well, but again, they don't email you)

    Some sights claim their testing methods are the best, but take that with a grain of salt. It's best to get a number of different views and compare them, and then, ultimately, download a few programs and try them out. Some things to consider besides detection rate are the resource usage of the program (you don't want an AV that's going to slow your system to a crawl), any conflicts with other software, and what sort of support the company offers if you have questions, or if something goes wrong. The support issue is very important. You want a company that will stand behind it's product.

    Hope this helps

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kaspersky is best. Here both #1and #2 use the Kaspersky engine. #1 is a pay program and #2 is free.

    From a recent test at the top 25 in virus detection capabilities are: ("in the wild" viruses)

    1. Kaspersky version - 99.62%

    2. Active Virus Shield by AOL version - 99.62% (free)

    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% (free)

    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% (free)

    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% (free)

    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% (free)

    25. Panda 2007 version 2.00.01 - 82.23%

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  • 1 decade ago

    I have tried a lot of antivirus software and I found Kaspersky Antivirus to be the best one.

    It's easy to install, has excellent virus prevention and has a friendly GUI

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can try this FREE very good antiviruses:

    Helpero is a web site that helps every Internet user, from all over the world, solve any computer related problem. You can ask Helpero for free.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The best way to go would be to download AOL safety and security center. You have to have an AOL account to do that though.

  • Neo
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    bitdefender professional plus

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