Which antivirus provides the best protection?

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Nico@FMA

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Your common sense + good computer habits = best AV.
But since you did not list that its going to be a close call between Nod32 and Bitdefender as Comodo is not a factor here.
Pick either Bit or Nod both will serve you well.
 

Nico@FMA

Level 27
The best thing is that you, Go to Youtube and search Antivirus review. So you will find many tests of antivirus programs on how they are performing .. As you can see for yourself which antivirus program that would suit you.
Naaah youtube is nice and yes there are many people doing reviews as on this community we have some great reviewers.
However sample pack reviews do not really contribute to a programs trustworthiness and proven effectiveness.
Its nice to play around with but VERY overrated.

Besides that not a soul on earth needs a review to know that KAV and ESET both rock in every way.
 
Naaah youtube is nice and yes there are many people doing reviews as on this community we have some great reviewers.
However sample pack reviews do not really contribute to a programs trustworthiness and proven effectiveness.
Its nice to play around with but VERY overrated.

Besides that not a soul on earth needs a review to know that KAV and ESET both rock in every way.
I can agree with that KAV and ESET does a great job. I myself have used KAV and ESET few times. But I think both KAV and ESET "Rape my CPU and Memory"
 
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Nico@FMA

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I can agree with that KAV and ESET does a great job. I myself have used KAV and ESET few times. But I think both KAV and ESET "Rape my CPU and Memory"
That really depend on what programs you run and how you did configuration your pc and how you config your AV.
If installed properly on a properly configured OS with proper updates and good computer habits both are a breeze to run.
Most people play around to much, do not maintain their pc properly and have all kinds of addons running thinking they maintain best practices. Usually if your AV needs to work hard then its usually a sign that your PC data structure is a mess.
Overtime both will run faster as they snapshot your PC and thus next scans will be much faster.
 
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best AV?

1- your surfing habits + Windows built-in seurity ( Widows Defender/MSE + UAC at Max, Smartscreen , etc...)
2- if you suck at the above, from the choices you gave, only ESET prevail
 

Littlebits

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There is no proof at all that any security product can offer all users the same or better protection than what others can offer.
It all depends on your download habits, if you keep your software and Windows updated and if you utilize UAC prompts and never approve something that you don't know for sure is safe.

Security products just help you when you make mistakes with downloading and running infected files, none will be able to protect a reckless user who doesn't take precautions.

Thanks. :D
 

Jaspion

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An antivirus is a system that will analyze files and determine whether they are safe or not. Sometimes, when there is no definition for a new virus, the only protection you will have is your own intelligence. You are a system that can analyze files and determine if they're safe too. "Where did this file come from? Is it from a reliable source?"

If you are looking for an antivirus that will protect you so you can open any file recklessly, then I suggest you just use an old PC that you can discard later. And don't use it to open your emails or bank account, or anything personal, because if you run unknown files recklessly you will get infected sooner or later.

However, if you are careful, then the antivirus can fulfill its secondary function in protecting you. As stated above by me and others, your habits play a more important role than your antivirus. Your actions, from updating Windows to running new files, will determine the outcome.

Having said that, I'd agree ESET is a good choice (lightweight and effective). But others such as Norton, Kasperky, and even free antiviruses like avast!, can protect you well enough. Paid or free will depend on the level of support you think you'll need. But beware, some companies offer very poor support, although virus removal may be better in paid products. Sorry if I raised more questions than I answered, but that's just how it goes ;)
 
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You can become infected with any of these products if you have poor surfing habits and choice making. If you are the type that downloads a program, and the security pops up warning you, and you click allow just because you want to try this software that looks so cool, you have just infected your own system. At that point, the security did not fail you, you did.

This scenario is how most people end up infected now days, coupled with unpatched systems of course being another reason.
So i would recommend putting "learn better surfing habits" in the number 1 position of the top 5.
 

venustus

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You can become infected with any of these products if you have poor surfing habits and choice making. If you are the type that downloads a program, and the security pops up warning you, and you click allow just because you want to try this software that looks so cool, you have just infected your own system. At that point, the security did not fail you, you did.

This scenario is how most people end up infected now days, coupled with unpatched systems of course being another reason.
So i would recommend putting "learn better surfing habits" in the number 1 position of the top 5.
Yes indeed!:):)
A good point!;)
 
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