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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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The best, like always, is ESET. Love ESET with Malwarebytes. :)

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I Like Zonealarm ISS, (kaspersky AV engine)

and no issues with spybot resident or kaspersky root kit remover

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We need webroot in this thread yo! I hope they ain't afraid to come on here to talk to us anymore. I like having them here.

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Another vote for ESET for me. Does absolutely everything that I need it to do, good protection in the network etc, easy to disable temporarily to allow certain stuff that could be potentially dangerous but I know isn't really. :shifty:

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Hello,

If you are dealing with a determined adversary, such as a nation-state, then you had better have multiple layers of defense, i.e. a policy of defense-in-depth using multiple technologies and processes. Anti-malware software is an important tool in that layer, but it is only one of many.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Your antivirus software probably won't prevent a cyberattack :angry:

http://money.cnn.com...rity/antivirus/

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nod32 av

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Although I use Avast free because I can't afford a sub at the moment the evidence I've seen suggests Kaspersky is still top dog

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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.

Kaspersky is a very good product. I used to use it but then I changed to Avast AIS as it was 1/2 the price and it does a great job for me.

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Kaspersky is a very good product. I used to use it but then I changed to Avast AIS as it was 1/2 the price and it does a great job for me.

+1 to this. I've been using KIS (Kaspersky internet security) for more than two years now, and never regretted I purchased the program or renewals.

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I been using Avira Antivirus for 4 years, no problems so far!

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I've been a customer of ESET for, well, a very long time. I did however try Norton Antivirus 2013 just because everyone was raving about it. (Despite my nightmares of Norton during the 90s and early 00s.) I must admit that I' was thoroughly impressed by the program itself - it was extremely lightweight and scanned very quickly. However, I can't tell if it's good or bad because I never get a virus.

After a few days I went back to good old NOD32 because it feels better, I can't explain why, and because of the GUI. Long Live, I guess.

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bitdefender has most up to date and biggest virus databases

and offline updates are also available easily

using it for 3 years never faced any kind of problem what so ever

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Norton once again this year, I really cannot fault it. It doesn't affect performance at all, the UI is good and it updates silently.

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Norton once again this year, I really cannot fault it. It doesn't affect performance at all, the UI is good and it updates silently.

norton, symantec corporate and mcafee allegedly have govt backdoors built into them.

 

I use bitdefender 2014, got a 943 day key free off a forum, love it. Kaspersky is also great, those 2 nearly always come 1st or 2nd in antivirus tests.

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using Norton for 11 years now and quite satisfied.. just once in 2004 I got nuked

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KAV2013 is the best.

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Kaspersky is a very good product. I used to use it but then I changed to Avast AIS as it was 1/2 the price and it does a great job for me.

you can *always* get 3-user KIS for <$20, if not on sale at your neighbourhood brick and mortar store, then on Amazon often for ~$10-ish but pretty much always available for ~$20. Hard to beat that price. No need to get the latest edition, any of the most recent 3 will work just download the installer.

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ESET hands down!

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I really like ESET NOD32, been using it for years now.

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Vipre isn't in the poll.

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Hello,

You can vote for "Other" and specify it in the message thread.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

Vipre isn't in the poll.

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just in a week ago:
 

Do Antivirus Companies Whitelist NSA Malware?

Microsoft, Symantec, and McAfee fail to respond to a transparency plea from leading privacy and security experts.

Source: http://www.informationweek.com/security/vulnerabilities-and-threats/do-antivirus-companies-whitelist-nsa-malware/d/d-id/1112911

just saying that their product might be compromised and can't be trusted.
Perhaps its better to move toward companies that less likely influenced American Govt political powers.

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Hello,

 

The very idea that any intelligence agency would share information about exploits or malware they are using with anti-malware product developers is ludicrous:  It would be against their own principles of keeping the operation covert and being able to have plausible deniability about it. 

 

It is far more likely that the reason the large vendors did not respond in time was because (1) the response to the letter was still being drafted by a committee set up to write the response; or (2) their federal and/or aerospace sales divisions were trying to score some brownie points with their customers (which, by the way, may have had an opposite effect).

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

just in a week ago:
 
Source: http://www.informationweek.com/security/vulnerabilities-and-threats/do-antivirus-companies-whitelist-nsa-malware/d/d-id/1112911

just saying that their product might be compromised and can't be trusted.
Perhaps its better to move toward companies that less likely influenced American Govt political powers.

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I had been Kaspersky user since long time. But 2014 version for Windows 8.1 is atrocious. It slows down web browsers and any flash based games. Their forums are littered with such complaints. Remaining 4 months subscription has gone to waste.

Hence I went with Avira free. Working well so far.

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