Favorite Paid AV 2012   231 votes

  1. 1. Your Choice? (also see Continued, below)

    • Agnitum Anti Virus/Outpost
      3
    • Alwil Avast! Pro/Internet Security
      10
    • AVG Antivirus PRO/Internet Security
      0
    • Avira Antivirus Premium/Pro/Endpoint
      15
    • Beijing Rising Anti Virus/Internet Security
      1
    • Bullguard Anti Virus/Internet Security
      0
    • CheckPoint Anti Virus/Internet Security
      0
    • Commtouch Command Anti Virus`
      0
    • Comodo Endpoint Security/Internet Security Pro
      2
    • Dr. Web (Dialogue Science) Anti Virus/Security Space
      0
    • Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security
      2
    • ESET NOD32/Smart Security
      89
    • F-Secure Anti Virus/Internet Security
      1
    • Frisk F-PROT
      0
    • G Data Anti Virus/Interet Security/Total Security
      2
    • GFI (formerly Sunbelt Software) VIPRE Anti Virus
      0
    • ** Not on this list, see below **
      106
  2. 2. Your Choice? [Continued]

    • Hauri ViRobot/Internet Security
      0
    • IKARUS virus.utilities
      0
    • Kaspersky Anti Virus/Internet Security/Pure
      52
    • MalwareBytes Anti Malware PRO
      13
    • McAfee Anti Virus/Internet Security/Total Protection
      4
    • Microsoft Forefront
      8
    • MWTI eScan Anti Virus/Internet Security
      1
    • Norman Anti Virus/Security Suite
      2
    • Panda Anti Virus/Internet Security
      1
    • Softwin BitDefender Anti Virus/Internet Security/Total Security
      7
    • Sophos Endpoint
      3
    • SUPERAntiSpyware
      6
    • Symantec/PC Tools/Norton
      36
    • Total Defense (formerly CA) Anti Virus/Internet Security
      0
    • Trend Micro Anti Virus/Internet Security
      2
    • VirusBlokAda VBA32
      0
    • Other (please specify)
      5
    • ** Not on this list, see above **
      91

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Hello,

In the preceding Definitive Best Antivirus 2011 message thread, there were requests to seperate the commercial and free antivirus products. For 2012, I have created two separate polls. This is the poll for the commercial (paid-for) antivirus programs. For free antivirus, please see the Definitive Best Free Antivirus 2012 message thread.

Questions or comments? Post them here in the message thread.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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Kaspersky or ESET Nod32.

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ESET NOD32/Smart Security.

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ESET hands down

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Norton Internet Security 2012 is the best I have tried.

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Norton Internet Security 2012 is the best I have tried.

I agree its NOT BLOAT NO MORE !

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I agree its NOT BLOAT NO MORE !

I don't think it matters any more. The damage has been done and Symantec's reputation is permanently ruined for a lot of people.

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I always had AVAST but now when I got ESET, I don't wanna go back.

AVAST has been less cluttered with last new UI but still is very overdone etc, what I like about ESET is the clean and straight forward UI which is not too 'fancy'.

(It would be nice to have the ESET smart security popups look more integrated and part of windows)

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Trend Micro, been using it since 2006 and been very happy. Have tried others; McAfee (burn it with fire!) and Norton (which is really good now) but I find Trend Micro best.

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ESET NOD32/Smart Security. (Y)

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ESET NOD32/Smart Security.

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I really like F-Secure Antivirus. It seems lightweight and it always rates high in AV Comparatives' tests.

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I don't think it matters any more. The damage has been done and Symantec's reputation is permanently ruined for a lot of people.

I think people need to be more open minded, and im sure not everyone feels this way. "windows ME" anyone? i think people are still using windows. :rolleyes:

nice thread, give us all a idea of whats about and what people are using.

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Norton

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Norton 2012 is pretty good. I was one of the people who absolutely hated Norton after what they did back in the day with the bloat, but after trying 2011/2012 I changed my mind.

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Bit Defender Hands-Down. In fact, I bought it for my company and got 5 free license keys. I have 2 left, PM me if you want one.

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Norton 2012 definitive.

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ESET Smart Security

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Antivir Premium

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Avira Premium!

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Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Been using is since 2004 & never looked back.

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Is it just me or is Norton straight up not in that list?

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Eset Nod Smart Security!

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ESET my vote. Kaspersky is good as well.

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I just bought Kaspersky Pure, as my KIS license had one day left, but I would not use anything else! I also have the full version of malware bytes running. Also to be fair, Malwarebytes is not technically a anti-virus program...

Is it just me or is Norton straight up not in that list?

It is there under Symantec/PC Tools/Norton

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