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Top Antivirus Software Review

Never heard of first two!

#7 Avira Antivir Premium, #8 ESET NOD32 Antivirus, #9 Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011

should get more points if you ask me :D

#6 ZoneAlarm Anti-virus

Is a good firewall but in rest not so good.

#5 Panda Antivirus Pro 2011 and #3 Norton Antivirus 2011 and

should always be on last place :lol:

especially Panda god damn.

These are just my comments :D

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Here is a pool:

It is like in politics: it depends on whom made the poll. lol

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Kaspersky use API-Hooking;

Kaspersky is quite good but use a lot of resources.

Even if my friends told me that they use NOD

I don't trust NOD. :P

NOD doesn't have a good detection.

As for my top:

1. Bitdefender Total Security 2012:

I have it in this laptop (from where I post this)

and is great: good antivirus&firewall

2. Avira Premium Security Suite

this one on my sister's laptop

3. avast! Internet Security

finally decided to put it on my less performant pc

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I prefer the free Online Armor as firewall,

Avast 6 Free as AV, good detection rates but gotta tweak it's settings a bit,

and add a lot of directories into it's exclusion lists or like every "tool" i use

get's tagged as malware/trojan by Avast and it wants to remove them. :P

As an addition,I also have Malwarebytes Anti-Malware running in the background,aswell..

Look here for some interesting results on Kaspersky,Norton,ESET,Avast,Avira among others..



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I am using MSE, and I think it's pretty darn good, and I am no fan normally of Microsoft.

I also am using the Windows 7 firewall (properly setup of course) and it is also damn good and not annoying like most. But you really gotta hit the IT forums to learn to set it up to work how you want it to.

NOD is not as good as it was in years past... Kaspersky just using WAY to many resources for me, same for Avira. Anything from Norton/Symantec is just crap...

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Teddy Rogers

Check AV-Test for their quarterly reports on AV software and whether they pass certification. There are tabs at the top to select OS and which yearly quarter...


Symantec always seems to score quite highly on there...


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You're right Ted.

That's pretty reliable source to look at when comparing AV's..

The freeware solutions firewall/av-wise are enough for me.

Only protection software I have bought are Winpatrol and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware,

those two are really worth buying,in my opinion.

@Fungus: Win7 Firewall is pretty much as good as any other "decent" firewall, one

has to do a lot of tweaking on it's settings as you said..

There does exist (unfortunately) some commercial software for that,which makes things a lot easier

on using+configuring Windows own firewall..

This is interesting software: Binisoft Windows Firewall Control .. costs only $10 to become a registered member.

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Yes Kaspersky consumes a lot of resources

but Avira ... smile.png you use a "low" computer ?

I won't stop at one av over my local network but Symantec is not and won't be on the list.

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#7 Avira Antivir Premium, #8 ESET NOD32 Antivirus, #9 Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011

should get more points if you ask me biggrin.gif

#6 ZoneAlarm Anti-virus

Is a good firewall but in rest not so good.

ZoneAlarm uses the Kaspersky engineblink.png

Symantec always wins. What do you guys think of Comodo? I noticed it has the similar hooking actions as Kaspersky and others but what is the detection rate and resources like for other "real" users. I've switched a while back from being a big fan of ZoneAlarm Security Suite and having compatibility issues with our new computer and it seems very compatible with everything, quite, quick, simple, and non-intrusive. Not to mention the whole suite is free.

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I've always used Kaspersky, good interface and customizable options BUT as stated by many here....... a real resource hog and false alarm city with reversing tools and it hates anything protected with ASProtect and Themida! All experiences with Symantec, Trend, and Panda lead me to believe they are CRAP!

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From my point

@Avast : its not good coz it gives false alarms on packers and deletes all my packed apps without a sign(poor coding)

@kaspersky : its good coz it uses ring0 hooking and has heuristic and proactive defence.

i prefer sophos tho.

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According to Panda, they are #1. Then again all the others always say they are the best. And it goes on and on and on.


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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Nov. 30, 2011 – Symantec Corp. today announced that it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) North America report1. In addition, Symantec received “Strong Positive” ratings in Gartner’s MarketScope Reports for Managed Security Services in both Europe2 and Asia/Pacific3. Symantec Managed Security Services combine global threat intelligence, enterprise-wide monitoring, advanced analytics and expert staff to protect enterprises around the world from known and emerging threats.

Avira’s AntiVir Premium received highest marks for its ideal combination of proactive detection of malware and a low number of false alarms.

#1 ranked protection

New Norton Internet Secuirty 2012

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, April 11, 2011 – avast! Free Antivirus won its twelfth straight VB100 award for malware detection for AVAST Software in the latest Virus Bulletin test. avast! Free Antivirus combined high scanning speed with very good detection skills that exceeded the best that many paid-for consumer and high-end business products could offer.

Report: Trend Micro Declared Virtualization Security Market Management Leader

Cloud Security Company leads global market that is growing 46.9 % annually according to research firm





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