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Anybody uses BitDefender and Kaspersky on your computers? Are they really good?
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Mine isn't even on that list - I have used #7 and 10 before though and they're good.
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Hello Bluemoon,

I have never tried BitDefender but the 2 best AntiVirus programs in my 32yrs experience are Kaspersky and ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

I have tried most all of the software out there and ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the best in my opinion.

I used Kaspersky for a long time until one day i got a nasty virus that Kaspersky detected but couldn't get rid of. After doing some research I found that others had gotten rid of the same virus I had with ESET NOD32 Antivirus. I had never heard of it at the time but I got it and I have never used anything else since. It also catches most all spyware and malware in real time.

It's $40 for a license, or as you probably already know, you can get a copy from pirate bay. I had went through 4 copies from the pirate bay before I found one that worked right. Activation, updates, ect.

I would post a link to the torrent for ESET NOD32 that works great but I don't know if I am allowed to post links.


Kaspersky is great but would give me alot of false positives. Especially for most all keygens.

Anyhoo, In my opinion ESET NOD32 Anti Virus is the best and Kaspersky, second best.

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I've never heard of those before. Probably because you have to pay for them. But I would say that Norton and McAfee are the two most over rated antivirus out there. I would rather manually defend my computer by killing exe's and dll's that I don't recognize then use them.

Every computer I fixed that is ridden with virus and spyware almost always have norton or mcafee on them.

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Norton fell a long way from what it used to be. Used to live by the entire suite. Removed it and threw it all away back in 2k4. I keep the portable edition for quick partition fixes. Defrag still very good. But the firewall, worm protections, anti-virus - no way.
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I use AVG here in the UK - a popular free one, along with Zone Alarm firewall (also the free version).


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I use avg professional. I got it bootleg.
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NOD32 ftw! Anti-spyware built in along w/ anti-virus.

Installed Kaspersky and it froze my computer, had to boot in Safe-Mode to remove it.

I used to use Avast which is also superb and free.
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I never had that much trouble with Kaspersky but I did have alot of other problems with it.

I have been using NOD32 for years now and its great. It catches most everything.
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I'm still sticking with Norton...Very easy to use and it is everywhere
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Great! McAffe just sent me bill to renew my subscription... I guess I will go with NOD32 also...
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Well I wasn't saying that they are complete waste, if anything, McAfee is better than Norton. But McAfee has a hard time removing stuff it catches. There are free programs that do a better job. It all depends on you. What kind of websites you like to go to, what you download, have a lot of kids who try and download games, or if you download a lot of stuff from limewire, etc. If you just go to Amazon, eBay, check email and Paypal, then you dont have much to worry about.

Avast and Avira Antivir are good and free. The free version of Malware Antibytes is good too. It takes forever to scan your comp, but it catches and removes alot of stuff others miss. Avira is a little annoying at times because it catches the html scripts that try and install stuff on your comp when you visit a malicious website. Kind of annoying when you get 10 warnings saying there is a html virus script embedded in a webpage, but safe non the less.

Don't get me started, I can talk you for hours about a computer.
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ESET NOD32 is an all in one package. It catches viruses, trojans, worms, adware, spyware, phishing, rootkits and other Internet threats.

If you do alot of downloading, especially from torrent sites or limewire, it's a must have. I used to pick up so much crap with most all other programs I used It was ridiculous. I had to reinstall windows on a regular basis.

Another great thing about NOD 32 is that they are known for having zero false positives. Again this comes in very handy if you download from pirate Bay and such.


Go to Pirate Bay and get it free.
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My 2 cents, I've been using Avast for over a year and has been excellent. the price is right too, free!
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I've been using AVG thanks to TheyGotMeToo .. left norton for them, havent had a problem since.. A lot more stable than norton in my opinion as well
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I have never been one to pay for something if I don't have to but the price is right for ESET NOD32 as well if you know where to look. (free)

I used free anti-virus software for years until I realized exactly what the difference between paid and free virus protection is.

You get what you pay for. (Although I didn't pay for my copy)

One day using free anti-virus software will bite you in the ass. These jack-off hackers are getting better and better at staying ahead of the game. Pricks have nothing better to do than screw us. I would love to get ahold of just one of these guys just once.
One day you will get a nasty virus before your software even recognizes it as a virus and it will be too late. The paid ones are much much quicker at updating their databases to guard against new threats.

If you are going to use AVG or Avira just make sure that if you have important files on your pc, you always have a current backup of them at a remote location.
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I have been using ESET NOD32 for a couple years now and never ever had any problems.
#1 on my list.
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I ended installing Avast few days ago to replace my McAfeewhich is almost $70 every year. The first thing I noticed was much better and faster computer performance too and am very pleased with Avast.
McAfee also takes up too much memory.
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Am I the only ******* that uses Webroot Spysweeper with antivirus? That is the main, among other security software for manual routine scans.
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Spy Sweeper 5.2 provides only on-demand antivirus protection, doesn't guard against active e-mail and IM viruses and worms until your system is infected, and makes rootkit detection an optional scan.
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I've been using AVG for 2 years, it does not degrade the system performance. Used Norton, McAfee and TrendMicro before, don't like them. Thinking about to try something new.
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I actually don't use any anti-virus software whatsoever. I just wear a rubber when I surf in dark and perilous corners of the interwebs.
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