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Poll: Which Antivirus Software do you think is Best? (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Which Antivirus Software do you think is Best?

  1. 1. Norton Antivurs (5 votes [35.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

  2. 2. Bit Defender (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 3. AVG Antivirus (4 votes [28.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.57%

  4. 4. Panda Antivirus (1 votes [7.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  5. 5. Kaspersky (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  6. 6. Pc-cillin 2004 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. 7. F-Prot (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. 8. McAfee (2 votes [14.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

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#1 carcorze

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 06:48 PM

Which Antivurs has worked better for you? Which one do your think is the best of the best?
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#2 ErikAlbert

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:33 PM

I can't answer that question.
It would be better for the users, that all malware-definitions would be collected in ONE central "Malware Definition Database", that would be used by all anti-malware softwares.
Of course this is never going to happen because there wouldn't be any competition anymore.
That's why commercial companies will never be an efficient solution. They just want our money like any other company.

Malware is a criminal activity and the government of each country is responsible for any kind of criminality, including internet crimes, like malware, scams, spams, ...
We only can hope that each government in the world will do something about it, which is of course a DREAM and certainly not a reality. It's not my fault that most people don't understand what responsability really means.

Edited by ErikAlbert, 13 July 2004 - 09:46 PM.

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#3 lonewolf

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 11:37 PM

That's a somewhat difficult question to answer because it really comes down to what works best for you. If i had to choose just one it would probably be KAV. Partly because i like it's ability to detect many trojans that a lot of other AVs may miss, and it seems to have a very good detection rate for viruses.

Seems like you forgot to include one of the best anti-viruses i know of, NOD32. I think NOD32 definitely belongs on that list.

#4 Untouchable J

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 04:09 AM

I dont know if othe AV's does this but I'm starting to hate Mcafee VS since it rely so heavily of IE :hmmm:

#5 Trilobite

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 04:02 PM

I do not have an opinion on which AV works best.

I've tested several AV softwares and so far my results show that they all detect some viruses/trojans and they all miss some viruses/trojans.

I'm starting to hate Mcafee VS since it rely so heavily of IE

??????
Not all versions of McAfee need IE. Niether their general engine nor Stinger need IE.
Heck, their general engine doesn't even need Windows.

#6 Stilcho

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 04:13 PM

well, I have been using Norton for 6 years now, they haven't put me down yet.

#7 Untouchable J

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 04:33 PM

Not all versions of McAfee need IE. Niether their general engine nor Stinger need IE.
Heck, their general engine doesn't even need Windows.


I dont know about older versions of Mcafee VS, but I kno VS 8 rely on IE's ActiveX and scripting settings to update and run properly. Dont know if other AV's work like this also.....




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