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Definitive Best *Paid* Antivirus 2013


Definitive Best *Paid* Antivirus 2013   206 votes

  1. 1. Your Choice?

    • Agnitum Anti Virus/Outpost
      0
    • Alwil Avast! Pro/Internet Security
      4
    • AVG Antivirus PRO/Internet Security
      4
    • Avira Antivirus Premium/Pro/Endpoint
      3
    • Beijing Rising Anti Virus/Internet Security
      0
    • Comodo Endpoint Security/Internet Security Pro
      2
    • Emsisoft Anti-Malware/Internet Security
      2
    • ESET NOD32/Smart Security/Endpoint Security
      68
    • F-Secure Anti Virus/Internet Security
      0
    • G Data Anti Virus/Interet Security/Total Security
      1
    • Kaspersky Anti Virus/Internet Security/Pure
      28
    • MalwareBytes Anti Malware PRO
      5
    • McAfee Anti Virus/Internet Security/Total Protection
      1
    • Microsoft Forefront
      1
    • MWTI eScan Anti Virus/Internet Security
      0
    • Norman Anti Virus/Security Suite
      0
    • Panda Anti Virus/Internet Security
      0
    • BitDefender Anti Virus/Internet Security/Total Security
      29
    • Sophos Endpoint
      3
    • SUPERAntiSpyware
      0
    • Symantec/PC Tools/Norton
      38
    • Trend Micro Anti Virus/Internet Security
      4
    • Webroot
      6
    • Other (please specify)
      7

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It's a new year, and a new poll for Definitive Best Antivirus. The 2012 thread can be found here.

This is a poll for best Paid antivirus, there is a separate thread for free antiviruses here.

Any questions or software that I've missed, please post here and I will update the thread.

Regards

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Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2015.2015 by far the best for Windows 8

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Hello,

I noticed a few products you might want to add:

Ahb Lab V3/V3 Internet Security - Korean company, some presence in North America

BeyondTrust PowerBroker Endpoint Protection/Retina CS - formerly eEye Digital Security

BullGuard AntiVirus/Internet Security - UK-based company, present in Europe

Checkpoint Antivirus/Internet Security - acquired Zone Labs

CommTouch Antivirus - CommTouch acquired F-PROT Antivirus earlier this year

Coranti Multi-Engine AntiVirus & AntiSpyware - Japanese company, some presence in Europe

Defenx Antivirus/Internet Security - Swiss company

Dr. Web (Dialogue Science) Anti Virus/Security Space - #2 antivirus in Russia/CIS after Kaspersky

GFI (formerly Sunbelt Software) VIPRE Antivirus

Hauri ViRobot Internet Security - Korean company, large presence in India and Latin America

IKARUS virus.utilities - Austrian company, well-regarded in Central Europe

INCA Internet nProtect - Korean company, used by many gamers there

Intego VirusBarrier - Mac OS X product

K7 Computing Total Security - Indian company, large presense in Japan

QuickHeal AntiVirus/Internet Security/Total Security - Indian company, formerly CAT Computer Services

SafeNet eSAFE - formerly Aladdin Knowledledge Systems (even more formerly Eliashim)

Total Defense Anti Virus/Internet Security - formerly Computer Associates

TrustPort Antivirus/Internet Security/Total Security - Czech company, formerly AEC

VirusBlokAda VBA32 - Belarusian company, probably best known for discovering Stuxnet worm

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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I like Avast Internet Security. It does a good job for me. I get an error when I try to vote. Saying I have to vote in all polls. I only see one?

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I like Avast Internet Security. It does a good job for me. I get an error when I try to vote. Saying I have to vote in all polls. I only see one?

Same, I think the poll assumes the continued part is a different poll


[#10355] You must cast your vote in each question of the poll.

NOD32 for me

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Have been using ESET for the last couple of years after some bad experiences with Microsoft Security Essentials.. have been very happy with it so far.

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I gave the new Norton a try. I like it. Maybe I'll change over from MSE.

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I use Eset EndPoint across my office machines and am very happy with it, so casting my vote for Eset. Using Kaspersky on my home PC though so I can see what it's like, alongside Malwarebytes.

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Btw your poll is fubard, you have to select both 1 option in the original and extended list.

Back to topic, I've always been recommending Kaspersky to people since I first started using it 9 years ago. It'd been nothing but a breath of fresh air and not exaggerating but I've been virus free in all this time and it has blocked quite a fair few things.

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A lot of these antivirus packages have terrible names. Who is going to install something on their computer called "Beijing Rising Anti Virus/Internet Security"

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Hello,

Beijing Rising, Kingsoft and Qihoo might not be as well known in the West, but they are three of the largest anti-malware companies in China.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

A lot of these antivirus packages have terrible names. Who is going to install something on their computer called "Beijing Rising Anti Virus/Internet Security"

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i use Eset Smart Security and malwarebytes.

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Same, I think the poll assumes the continued part is a different poll


[#10355] You must cast your vote in each question of the poll.

I've edited the poll to resolve this issue.

I voted for ESET NOD32 and Smart Security.

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I've edited the poll to resolve this issue.

I voted for ESET NOD32 and Smart Security.

Thanks lcg, managed to vote sucessfully :)

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Definitively the worst poll of 2013 so far. One that does not permit voting!

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Definitively the worst poll of 2013 so far. One that does not permit voting!

See the above - you can vote "Not on this list" for the 2nd part

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nod32 is still the best IMO as far as paid anti-virus goes :)

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Personally, I only use free AV programs. But if I had to recommend one, I'd go with whatever the latest AV test recommends. Seems like best practice.

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nod32 is still the best IMO as far as paid anti-virus goes :)

Well and truly agreed ;)

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It seems I might be the only vote for symantic

Bought at a reasonable sale a month ago.

Enjoying the deprivation of source hog features

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Common Sense 2013

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You mean you can buy anti-virus protection?

I've never bought any and never done without anti-virus protection.

But I would prefer kaspersky if I bought any.

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Trend Micro user here, been using them for years now and very happy with their software. "The best AV" is subjective, for me personally, Trend Micro meets my needs and works flawlessly (Y)

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I just switched from Kaspersky to G-Data. It's always rated highly on the comparatives list, and it just plain works. It is also so much faster than Kaspersky when scanning. I've used ESET in the past as well, and frankly it was one of the worst experiences I have ever had with software.

So I voted G-Data. If you haven't tried it, you honestly should.

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I voted Kaspersky although I can't see the point of paying for an AV when there are quite a few free AV's that are just as good, and probably lighter on resources due to NOT having all the unnecessary bells and whistles, than their pay for counter parts.

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