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Definitive Best Antivirus 2011


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Poll: Definitive Best Antivirus 2011 (1215 member(s) have cast votes)

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#1 +goretsky

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:08

[NB: Quick edit to fix typo in title as pointed out by the eagle-eyed SuperKid! AG]

Hello,

I have not seen a replacement for the Definitive Best Antivirus 2010 message thread, so thought I would create one.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky


#2 max2

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:13

Hello,

I have not seen a replacement for the Definitive Best Antivirus 2010 message thread, so thought I would create one.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky


Oh I love the smell of a fresh post with a survey! Lets see what in my opinion do I think is the best at this time that I have tried hmmm.

#3 Tews

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:16

These type of threads always end up in silly arguments .... there is no BEST anything, only what works for you!

#4 Raa

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:17

Sorry, I can't vote in a public poll. :p

#5 ShMaunder

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:30

Is it me or does this poll want me to choose one from each of the 2 lists? :wacko:

#6 -=Outlaw=-

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:32

Is it me or does this poll want me to choose one from each of the 2 lists? :wacko:


yea gives me the same thing lol

#7 OP +goretsky

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:36

Hello,

It seems that there is a limit of 20 items per question. Let me ask if they can be merged.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#8 Denis W.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:36

I fixed the poll so that you can select 'Not on this list' as an option. Also, pinned thread.

As for my picks, as a paid antivirus I would go for NOD32. For free I would pick Avast!. My main concerns for antiviruses have to do with speed and I/O overhead on the system.

#9 Spartan Erik

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:38

Avira! Faster scans than MSE, lightweight memory usage, and pretty darn good detections rates based on tests I've seen on av-comparatives. GUI needs an overhaul though..

#10 ShMaunder

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:43

Another vote for Avast - had it for 5 years now. I find it light on system resources. It doesn't detect everything, though there isn't an anti-virus out there that does.

#11 OP +goretsky

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:55

Hello,

Many thanks! I had wonder if doing something like that would be a solution, but was unsure of whether it would affect the already gathered results.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

I fixed the poll so that you can select 'Not on this list' as an option. Also, pinned thread.

As for my picks, as a paid antivirus I would go for NOD32. For free I would pick Avast!. My main concerns for antiviruses have to do with speed and I/O overhead on the system.



#12 zombieChan

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 02:59

I have to cast my vote for Microsoft Security Essentials, but I was using Avast before that, and I really liked that one.

I cast my vote for MS Security Essentials. But before that, I was using Avast which is also a good AV.

#13 xtruder

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:02

NOD32!

#14 lalalawawawa

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:13

NOD32 as a pay to use product, and MSE as a free to use product.

My main machine (the lappy) is using NOD32 and on five other PCs I have MSE installed.

#15 Lee G.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 13:54

ESET NOD32.