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  • norton but mcafee might be your best bet
  • i am using NOD32 and i can assure you that i haven't find anything more secure and light for my PC :) I even went into infected sites to see if it works and the damn thing didnt infected me :D
  • I'm a big fan of free. I used to be on the McAfee and Symantec (Norton) bandwagon until they kept asking for more money. Then, I gave AVG a try. No money, no conflicts with Windows, no subscription renewals. I haven't looked back. 5 years and counting. Grisoft (the makers of AVG) have recently tried a tactic that persuades users to switch to the paid product, but it's still available for free. I am also working with antivirus solutions on an enterprise scale at work and all the problems that I have to find workarounds for don't exist with AVG. Too bad they're addicted to Symantec. As for security software, the plain old XP firewall does the trick for me (as long as all Windows updates are in place), in combination with a firewall in my cable/dsl router.
  • I have both Symantec (NORTON) and McAfee, i also have Panda downloaded which you can do a quick total scan now and again as well as AOL software. I have so many security systems they probably work against each other, but I would say Norton or McAfee are worth going with.
  • AVG - free edition. I have never had any problems with it and it is free to download!
  • I like Norton the best, although I have several scanners I run.
  • I've tried them all and I now use PC Tools Anti Virus software and like it very, very much.
  • That's a difficult choice, I haven't tried them all. I like Kaspersky, however BitDefender scored higher in the following review: http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
  • Avast! Free for home use and never let me down. Of course I don't go to sites likely to offer up viruses in the first place.
  • The very, very best is........... Norton Symantec Corporate Edition. period. I had 882 viruses on my other computer. i saw the red trojan so many times, we became friends. One day the trojan took over and i could not even turn on my computer.....complete shutdown. My son suggested Norton and i tried it. its really marvelous. every two or three days, it will give an anti-virus update. The firewalls have firewalls. no viruses, no popups, no spam, just a clean pc, the way it should be. Its a little expensive. just buy it. it will save your nerves in the long run and then you will understand my answer. john
  • I use Mac OS X so I don't use antivirus software.
  • Linux. But if your still on winblows then you can use AVG.
  • I have Norton on One machine McAfee on another Norton and McAfee on another but have to disable one to use the other, they tend to conflict on occasions although for years I had both workng with no Problems
  • Nod32. Expensive but excellent.
  • Norton. No problems.
  • sophos
  • I've had Panda Antivirus for a year and its done wonders for my laptop. Even includes a spyware finder and remover
  • the best would have to be norton antivirus. it can scan every drive (even virtual ones if u specify it) and does quick scans too. also, it has a virus definition list that is constantly being updated by symantec corporations servers so its protection is always up-to-date.... at no extra cost (other than the program itself). and its been rated as #1 antivirus program b4 by some magazine or some shit somewhere sometime. i forgot the year. just for safety though, i'd have a couple well-credited antivirus programs running at the same time just to make sure that if one lets one slip by the other'll catch it.
  • Here are two example ratings for current products. http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/ http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,124475/article.html All the products listed in each review are decent. You have to choose based on price, features and support. I have a preference for AVG Free edition. But as I have said in other places on AB, I recommend it specifically as insurance for users who already practise safe computing. If you don't know what I mean by that statement, use a top rated product from either review.
  • Kaspersky, Avast, Nod32. All 3 got good/rave reviews from the press, and unlike the well known bigger brothers (Norton, McAfee) they are light on memory and not intrusive.
  • Ad-Aware SE and Spybot Search & Destroy... I run them regularly with good outcomes and they are free to download
  • Here is a similar question with 20 answers: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/116035 I use Avast Anti-Virus, and it seems to work fine.
  • Norton Antivirus is by far the best program. And for overall computer health i would recommend Norton System Works
  • Avoid Norton and Avast. Use AVG free edition and adaware or spybot.
  • If you want you can get a 6 months version of Norton here http://www.sleekbytes.com/gpack/free-norton-antiviru s-download.html
  • Check this link out:http://www.techsupportalert.com/
  • AVG - and it is free!
  • Kaspersky Anti Virus is the best! Stay away from system hogging Norton and Macaffe! For free, AVG or AVAST are decent!
  • Anitvirus - Avast http://www.avast.com/ http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html Spyware/Malware - Malwarebytes http://www.malwarebytes.org/ http://download.cnet.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware/3000-8022_4-10804572.html?part=dl-10804572&subj=dl&tag=button
  • Avast anti virus software is the best for general home computer use..

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