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The Best AntiVirus Software Companies

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Good antivirus software is an invaluable tool for keeping your computer, your personal information, and the security of your friends and family safe from hackers, identity thieves, and spammers. The damage a single virus can do is astounding.


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black ice (0)
Wednesday June 29, 2011, 4:16 pm
Good antivirus software

Rinie Cassteele (47)
Wednesday June 29, 2011, 6:10 pm
If only people knew that good anti viral software is basicly just the same as the lock on your frontdoor, wouldn't wanna give a key to that to everyone in the world.

Xeno Rose (0)
Wednesday June 29, 2011, 11:19 pm
Great article, Thanks!

Daniel Kaula (494)
Friday July 1, 2011, 6:21 am
I use AVG.

Roger G (148)
Friday July 1, 2011, 2:13 pm

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday July 1, 2011, 3:02 pm
I had Norton one time and my computer was hacked so I switched to McAfee and love it. AVG is another good one. Just don't run two firewalls at the same time.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday July 1, 2011, 3:17 pm
Gee, the post sure showed a lot of boob adds. Almost like a porn advertisement. And whats imbaracing is I sent this info for protection for computer to a long time friend of mine whom is a woman. I'm shocked.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Friday July 1, 2011, 3:18 pm
Veljko, shame on you....!

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday July 1, 2011, 4:14 pm
Thanks for the list.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 1, 2011, 6:11 pm
I have tried 5 of the 7 listed, and i must say, Comodo is still the best, and it's free. I'm very surprised it didn't make the list.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Friday July 1, 2011, 9:03 pm
Noted, thanks.

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Friday July 1, 2011, 9:06 pm
The list does not have Trend Micro the best a/v software, as per my experience.

Unfortunately, they don't sell it (at least not online) outside of US and Canada.

Jae A (316)
Saturday July 2, 2011, 2:46 am
Avira is the one that we use in our computers at this time as it works ok with other fire walls like Zone Alarm and both are free but now Avira has hooked up with and added tool bars and crap that we don't want so it's not as easy to get installed without the newly added crap but it's still a top shelf anti-virus program...and it is free, as is the basic Zone Alarm firewall. We've used Norton, McAfee,Panda,AVG and few others in the past but so far this combo is doing better than the others did during the time we used them. Now we are thinking about purchasing Zone Alarm Suite since most of the others come with google or other software junk that we don't need or want.
Now, I think that perhaps we need to check out Comodo and Trend Micro before doing so.... thanks for the mentioning of those Matloob and Robert O. Do either of those have firewall programs and or do you know how compatible either are with Zone Alarm..which I think is stil. the best one available. Have used it from day one of getting our first puter , which was only 11 years ago but so far it has earned our trust...very user friendly and lets you control things...not just from their side like some other firewalls. So whatever we have for a/v we want it to be compatable with Zone Alarm...that key to the house thing ya know :-) .

Bistra Staykova (4)
Saturday July 2, 2011, 9:05 am

Fred Krohn (34)
Saturday July 2, 2011, 9:09 am
In my experience fixing PCs and Macs, I've rated 'security programs' as to what comes in most with malware and spyware problems.

Best free-subscription products: AVG, Avira (AntiVir), AVAST, with eSet NOD32 getting an honourable mention.
Best paid-subscription products: Trend Micro PCCillin, Kaspersky.

Norton/Symantec was decent a decade ago, but has since gone down the tubes. I routinely replace it with somethijng that works (bottom-budget clients get AVG, rich ones get Kaspersky or PCCillin). The biggest problem with Symantec's security products is that they are resource hogs.
Another one to avoid is Panda Software. It's erratic, plus its source is mainland Communist China, known for that unethical firewall and Green Dam depriving its citizens of Internet freedom along with being a corrupt enemy dictaorship of imperialists.

McAfee is average, but not as impressive as it was in the 90s and early 2000s. eSecure is adequate.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 2, 2011, 9:19 am
ye avira. it is free and not bloatware. eset security is pretty good too

Gena M (2)
Saturday July 2, 2011, 3:37 pm
Go to GIZMOS freesite:)

Carol H (229)
Saturday July 2, 2011, 7:49 pm
noted, thank you

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 9:42 am
Noted, thank you.

Bosko Mastilovic (3)
Tuesday July 12, 2011, 10:57 am
Thanks Veljko .....noted...Very useful article...

jane richmond (10)
Sunday September 11, 2011, 4:23 pm
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