What is the best antivirus that doesn’t slow your computer down to much.?

by on October 23, 2012

I don’t want free crap. I will not use avast or avg, and i only want paid antiviruses that work. My main questions are 1. what is best and why 2. Is norton 360 any good 3. Is kaspersky any good 4. Is webroot any good. (antivirus and spysweeper.) If you could anwser any of those it would be apreciated. Thanks.

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Lady Luana October 23, 2012 at 10:07 pm

Norton 360 is pretty good. But I prefer AVG Free 9.0. I used it for a few months now, and my computer didn’t have any problem so far. And what’s best – it’s free.

Pete L October 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm

If you would use Linux instead of Windows you wouldn’t need any antivirus program.

Jamie October 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm

There are a variety of different antivirus programs that would get the job done.

We have used both Norton Antivirus, as well as McAfee Antivirus and they both seemed to work pretty well. However, I am currently using Microsoft Security Essentials, which is a free antivirus program and it seems to be a good program so far.

Also, I recommend that people try using MalwareBytes if they need a free antimalware program and I have used it in the past and it seems to work pretty well.

I think that both Norton 360 and Kaspersky will be good, as long as you have an antispyware program, as well as are being proactive and are careful with what you do with your computer.

Also, perhaps you should consider trying Mozilla FireFox, which is a free browser that is safer than Internet Explorer and can also be customized with a variety of add-ons and themes. If you’d like to try using Mozilla FireFox, you can download it from the link below.

http://Mozilla.com

Good luck and I hope I helped you!

The Arfen October 23, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Bitdefender : http://www.bitdefender.co.uk/solutions/

Light on resources, easy to use for beginners, advanced proactive protection against viruses, includes anti spyware, Scans all Web, e-mail and instant messaging traffic in real-time Provides an unmatched detection rate of new threats based on two different proactive technologies Blocks spyware programs that track your online activities

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The Vampire Muffin Man October 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm

Funny, last time I checked (using multiple programs) my computer was virus, malware, adware and spyware free… My computer also isn’t slowed down by refusing to lighten my wallet.

Of those you list, I would probably lease Kaspersky. ESET nod32 is also supposed to be pretty good and light. They also have a suite: http://www.eset.com/

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KazzX29 October 24, 2012 at 12:07 am

AVG is good and you can get a free trial bafore you buy :)

Sattamander October 24, 2012 at 1:00 am

The top three commercial AVs on all most every list are: Eset, Kaspersky, and BitDefender

AVOID: McAfee- It will pester you endlessly Norton – harder to remove than most viruses Microsoft – Face it, if they knew anything about security we wouldn’t need an av pgm.

Bill October 24, 2012 at 1:35 am

The best anti-virus is Kaspersky or Norton but they are not free. Kaspersky does offer a free online scan but it doesn’t remove what it finds. Second best free are Avast and AVG and others. The Microsoft firewall that comes free with XP and Vista is quite good but unfortunately provides no visibility. If you need visibility, try the free Zone Alarm. Zone Alarm is very good but it is difficult for me to say it is the best. The best firewalls are not free. You have phishing filters in Firefox 3 and IE 7 and IE 8 (Smart Screen Filter) and AVG. It’s strictly a question of how often the phishing filter database gets updated with accurate information. It’s tough to say which is best.

waller540 October 24, 2012 at 2:24 am

I think that at the moment Kaspersky is the best antivirus available. It is a bit more expensive than the others but in my opinion its well worth it. They have the highest detection rate of all the top antivirus programs and has been recommended by a lot of PC Techs that i’ve talked to. BitDefender is also good and a lot cheaper so may be a better option for you. BitDefender is also a lot lighter than Kasperksy and so uses less resources. If you have a lower end machine go for Vipre as it has the lowest resource usage of any of the popular antivirus programs and is still a great product. In my opinion avoid Mcafee (Huge resource hog) and Norton.

If your looking for free antivirus then AVG is by far the best! The website is at http://free.avg.com

Theres some great antivirus comparison and review websites on the net. Take a look at these three:

http://www.antivirusreviewers.com/
http://www.pcantivirusreviews.com/
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

ANDROID October 24, 2012 at 2:55 am

Hi. Kaspersky is the best of all that you mentioned because it does an excellent job at protecting computers. I have tested it out. Plus it has always been at the top in consumer reports. Norton 360 is weak.Not good. Haven’t heard of webroot.

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