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Definitive Best *Paid* Antivirus 2012

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#61 Wyrdstorm



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Posted 02 March 2012 - 00:49

I have used Microsoft Security Essencials since i heard about it, and i have never had an issue, i use it with the comps/laptops i sell too as its very user friendly....i hated Symantec AV as it was such a performance knock it was unreal!

#62 blade1269


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:01


No love for comodo av?

#63 starbearer



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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:11

Been using Symantec Norton for the past 4 years.
Never had a problem so far. Performance is quite fine.

Thinking of trying out BitDefender.

#64 +zhiVago


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:23

Anyway the best antivirus will always be the user and his/her judgement.


I don't run any AV program on a constant basis. However, once in a blue moon, I let KAV and Ad-aware scan my PC for that 100% certainty that I'm clean. I usually do this when I perform backups or if I start to suspect something.

I catch no more than 2-3 malwares a year.

#65 vetJohn S.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:56

[threads merged]

#66 OP +goretsky


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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:02


It seems to be more popular in the Definitive Best *Free* Antivirus 2012 message thread.


Aryeh Goretsky



No love for comodo av?

#67 TEX4S


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Posted 25 March 2012 - 10:58

Guys, I really think you all need to check out the new webroot Secure Anywhere.

I could fill up an entire page of all the greatness I have witnessed, but I think a little googling would convince you.

Highest rated AV ever - PCWord
MaximumPC - 9/10 Kick Ass Award
It has removed infection upon installation that even malwarebytes didnt catch
It installs in about 10 seconds, and the scans take about 20 seconds on an SSD
Its cloud-based and has the lightest footprint of any AV pkg.

I didnt even use an AV for 6 months - I know what to click on and what not to - and if I get an infection, I can clean it.
But once I did some research for options up @ work - I checked out webroot, and have since told about 15 people to drop what they're using and switch - all 15 are happy.

#68 vetLOC


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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:14

If SecureAnywhere wasn't $80 US to get, I'd buy it in a second. Most impressive AV/AM I've seen in a long, long time. Not to mention, it doesn't impact system performance at all really when using it.

#69 stopbitching



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Posted 03 June 2012 - 22:49

Yes SecureAnywhere looks real good

or not

#70 koolguy



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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:33

Been using Kaspersky Internet Security last 4 years. It's getting better :)

#71 The Dark Knight

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:42

ESET NOD32 /Smart Security :)

#72 Walid W.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 19:59

I have been using both Symantec Endpoint Protection and ESET NOD32 and I absolutely in love with both. There might have been some down times for both AV but I still wouldn't use something else while these two are in the market.

#73 devnulllore



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Posted 26 August 2012 - 14:49

Norton 360 v.6 and the upcoming 2013 version covers ALL the bases and is better than all those I see listed in the voting sections, although, another malware scanner is suggested to monitor web sites a bit better such as Malwarebytes. Also use Norton's DNS servers.


#74 vetTHolman


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Posted 26 August 2012 - 15:23

here is mine

Norton gets the job done for me, for the most part. It's pretty streamlined and light these days, and it comes without the added worry that I am being watched by Putin (cough Kaspersky cough).

#75 Vince800



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Posted 26 August 2012 - 19:25

Really impressed with Norton 2012, I've been running it for a few months now.