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#1 User is offline   zyrrahXD 

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 10:49 PM

Hi,

I'm a new member of this site.

I'm just a college student,
I want to know which is the best anti-virus program.

I want to keep my PC safe..


Thanks..
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 12:26 AM

Welcome to the forum.

Please do not double post. Your duplicate topic has been removed.
Good riddance PCWorld.
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:24 AM

View Postsmax013, on 29 August 2009 - 12:26 AM, said:

Welcome to the forum.

Please do not double post. Your duplicate topic has been removed.

To me Kasperinsky Anti Virus and internet suite is the best there is.You can buy it thro' their website.
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#4 User is offline   mphenterprises 

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:34 AM

View PostIvanovich78, on 29 August 2009 - 07:24 AM, said:

To me Kasperinsky Anti Virus and internet suite is the best there is.You can buy it thro' their website.




Hi Ivanovich. You will not find too many people within this forum that recommend using suites to protect your computer. In my opinion, no suite gives one the complete protection one needs. It is better to use a multi-layered or tiered approach.





View PostzyrrahXD, on 28 August 2009 - 10:49 PM, said:

Hi,

I'm a new member of this site.

I'm just a college student,
I want to know which is the best anti-virus program.

I want to keep my PC safe..


Thanks..





Hi zyrrahXD and welcome to the PCWorld Communities. :D




We all have our personal favorites, and no one person should try to change anyone's opinion. I do not provide software recommendation. That being said, the vast majority of members would highly recommend the 1-2 combination of SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes.
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 07:47 AM

View PostzyrrahXD, on 28 August 2009 - 10:49 PM, said:

Hi,

I'm a new member of this site.

I'm just a college student,
I want to know which is the best anti-virus program.

I want to keep my PC safe..


Thanks..

For free software I like AVG Free and Spybot search and destroy. PCWorld has a number of free antivirus programs in the download section, check them out and read the user reviews. You may also want to check with you ISP, my ISP has an excellent security suite that includes antivirus, antispyware, a firewall and more. I have several services bundled together so my ISP gives me the security suite for free, check with your ISP and see what kind of deals they are offering.
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 10:27 AM

View PostzyrrahXD, on 28 August 2009 - 10:49 PM, said:

Hi,

I'm a new member of this site.

I'm just a college student,
I want to know which is the best anti-virus program.

I want to keep my PC safe..


Thanks..


Hi :

Since you are a college student, I assume you are looking for a FREE Antivirus Program ? Your Choice is limited to about 3 programs and of the 3, I recommend
Avast Home Edition ; there is specific Info on this program at
http://www.avast.com...ntispyware.html
One of its Advantages is they have a FREE Forum to ask Question(s)
IF a problem arises at http://forum.avast.com/ . I sometimes help out
on their Forums so I am available to help on some Issues .
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:19 AM

I've used some version of Symantec/Norton's Anti-virus (AV) suite for over 15 years, going back to the old 56k dial-up days. Norton 360 cost me $80.00 USD with a $40.00 rebate. The "free" version of Avast comes highly recommeneded. Two ISP's, AT&T DSL and Cox Communications, provide McAfee AV free as part of their subscription service. Windows Vista comes with a built-in AV program called "Defender." Windows' IE 8 offers secure InPrivate (IP) web-browsing and IP filtering, but can only be applied in Vista 64-bit, but not Vista 32-bit such as found on many new NetBook laptops and battery-power-conserving Intel Atom 1.6Ghz and similar CPU's. The IP features of IE 8 provide blocking of web-history tracking and cookie placement, but offer fairly secure defense against data-mining such as practiced by Google in an effort to target their ad placements to your web-browsing profile, and to sell your data to 3rd parties for other ad profiling and targeting.

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Posted 17 September 2009 - 09:37 AM

View PostzyrrahXD, on 28 August 2009 - 10:49 PM, said:

Hi,

I'm a new member of this site.

I'm just a college student,
I want to know which is the best anti-virus program.

I want to keep my PC safe..


Thanks..


There are many good anti-virus programs. But there is no BEST anti-virus that could keep your PC totally safe. It depends on how you use your PC and internet. Any good protection is useless if the user likes to follow suspicious links, download files and execute them. You need some knowledge of windows security to better protect your PC and the data on it. A good place to start is this forum and the posts. :rolleyes:
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 11:43 AM

View PostzyrrahXD, on 28 August 2009 - 10:49 PM, said:

Hi,

I'm a new member of this site.

I'm just a college student,
I want to know which is the best anti-virus program.

I want to keep my PC safe..


Thanks..


I definetely think that there isn't an antivirus that offers 100% protection. However I am using BitDefender 2010 and I find it very fast and effective. You should also check the reviews on it and then give it a try:)
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Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:15 PM

View PostzyrrahXD, on 28 August 2009 - 10:49 PM, said:

Hi,

I'm a new member of this site.

I'm just a college student,
I want to know which is the best anti-virus program.

I want to keep my PC safe..


Thanks..


After all the rest ... and years of paying for updates from symantec ... a real rip off ... and norton .... I went with AVAST ..... I have never had a virus since ! They even have a super working FREE version that is NOT nag screened and it works GREAT ! Back it up with spybot .... also free and the best darn anti-malware program out there ... MALWAREBYTES . Don't pay those overbloated software companies all those bucks for a program that does'nt work half as well as AVAST .... which is free and completely free updates and virus definitions ! Just don't forget to update spybot and malwarebytes every few days . Avast automatically updates the main program and virus definitions ... forever !
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