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best antivirus for vista home premium ?

raul1234

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I got norton antivirus with my new laptop. It's 60 day trial period is over and to be very frankl i am not at all happy with tthe antivirus. It makes my computer start at snail's pace. I have done a bit of research on the internet as to which antivirus will be best for vista home premium that could be downloaded from the internet. i am totally confused :confused: which AV should i download. As far as my research goes, a lot of people are satisfied with AVG and avast. If any1 can help me out. I was about to download kaspersky internet security( 1 month free trial) but someone over here suggested it slows down the performance. I havent got good reviews about mcaffe and norton, ofcourse my personal experience tells me that norton is utter crap.
 

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I'll throw in another vote for AVG Free 8.0. I've paid for the security suites a few times over the years but always ended up frustrated that i spent the money on something that a good free program can do just as well. After all, the greatest risk to your PC security is you, the user. Keeping things updated, avoiding obvious scams and suspicious emails, etc., should be at the top of any how-to list for being secure. You don't need to spend money on anti-virus software.

Just my two-cents.
 

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I don't like Avast because it has too many pop-ups in the corner. AVG Free 8.0 is the best of the freeware imo, but if you want the best money can buy, ESET NOD32 is the one.
 

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I don't like Avast because it has too many pop-ups in the corner. AVG Free 8.0 is the best of the freeware imo, but if you want the best money can buy, ESET NOD32 is the one.
avg has too many popups in the middle of the screen. they interrupt everything. i prefer avast, i am a former user of AVG
 

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roley

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I got norton antivirus with my new laptop. It's 60 day trial period is over and to be very frankl i am not at all happy with tthe antivirus. It makes my computer start at snail's pace. I have done a bit of research on the internet as to which antivirus will be best for vista home premium that could be downloaded from the internet. i am totally confused :confused: which AV should i download. As far as my research goes, a lot of people are satisfied with AVG and avast. If any1 can help me out. I was about to download kaspersky internet security( 1 month free trial) but someone over here suggested it slows down the performance. I havent got good reviews about mcaffe and norton, ofcourse my personal experience tells me that norton is utter crap.

I agree with you on Norton. For many years I have been using Counterspy for my
antispyware protection. I have been very satisfied. They now have antivirus
software and antispyware called VIPRE. It combines antivirus, antispy ware, anti root-kit. It protects me against malaware, including viruses, adware, spyware,etc.
I don't think you could go wrong with this Sunbelt Software products.
Its the best I have every used.

roley
 

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Axon

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I don't like Avast because it has too many pop-ups in the corner. AVG Free 8.0 is the best of the freeware imo, but if you want the best money can buy, ESET NOD32 is the one.
You can turn these pop-ups off if you want.

Been using avast! for a year now, never failed on me.
 

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AVG is the best.
 

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The best AV bar none is ESET NOD32. It takes up the least amount of resources, freeing more of your computers Horse Power for what you really want to be doing. In case your wondering, it is also statistically better at catching potential problems before they get in.
GL
 

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Thanks for the info Finn - would you care to post links to those statistics?
 

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I beg to differ on NOD32 too!!!

I use Avira AntiVir Personal Edtion Premium, and have for last 2 years.

Here are the real stats.

AV-Comparatives

Click comparatives link on the page and check Febuary 2008 results.

Avira - 99.6%
Nod32 - 97.7%
 

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joel406

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I have tested Avira, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky and trend and on and on, but the best was always the same.

For a free reliable AV its AVAST. Hands down. Avira has to many false positives.

Paid! 3 years running strong...NOD32.

My opinion. But alot of my clients agree and have been continually renewing their licences every year. Totaly satisfied.

I tried useing Avira but had to go back and remove it to many times.
 

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I have tested Avira, Avast, AVG, Kaspersky and trend and on and on, but the best was always the same.

For a free reliable AV its AVAST. Hands down. Avira has to many false positives.

Paid! 3 years running strong...NOD32.

My opinion. But alot of my clients agree and have been continually renewing their licences every year. Totaly satisfied.

I tried useing Avira but had to go back and remove it to many times.
I have Avast on my Windows Vista 64 Ultimate and it just sits there doing its thing, I am no expert on Anti-Virus but it appears to do it's job and doesn't cost money, frankly when you contrast the fact that Avast have a no cost 64 bit compatible Anti-Virus software whilst the likes of Norton can not even get around to producing a 64 bit compatible version of the Ghost copy utility, one would have to say to Avast, well done folks! for their support of the 64 bit community.

Best and Warm Regards
Adrian Wainer
 

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