What is the best Anti-Virus For Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Doofy, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. Doofy

    David Guest

    Have you heard that OneCare sucks?
    It seems u have not.
    David, Aug 25, 2007
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  2. I never suggested anything about One Care.
    You should not make such assumptions since assumptions tend to be
    wrong very often.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Aug 25, 2007
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  3. Doofy

    David Guest

    LOL. and you didn't assume something about me in your previous post?
    Ha! I agree 100% that assumptions are often wrong.
    David, Aug 26, 2007
  4. Especially yours. You will find no harsher critics of Microsoft than MVP's.
    You having been paying attention.
    Russ Valentine [MVP-Outlook], Aug 26, 2007
  5. "you didn't assume something about me"
    Correct, no assumption on my part.
    Perhaps you missed the others recommending other solutions.

    Or maybe you simply fixated on the one who recommended a Microsoft
    solution while ignoring there were other solutions by other MVPs.
    The MVPs recommended different products based on their experience and
    is typical of any group consisting of thousands.

    Most, MVPs and others as well, have their favorite products and
    recommend accordingly.
    There is no expectation that anyone favor a particular product from a
    specific manufacturer.
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Aug 26, 2007
  6. To add just a little to the confusion...
    All of the anti virus products mentioned have some value.

    The worst can perform better than what may otherwise be considered the
    What can make the difference?
    Which is the user willing to learn how to properly use?

    Personally I hate McAfee and Norton anti virus since they are such
    resource hogs.
    But if someone is familiar with one of them and unwilling to learn
    about any other, Norton or McAfee may very well be best for them since
    that is what they are willing to use.

    My suggestion:
    NOD 32
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Aug 26, 2007
  7. Doofy

    David Guest

    So many opinions on what is best, underscores the fact that no ONE
    product is "THE" answer for everyone. AAMOF, I have no complaints with
    NIS2007 when used in Vista, but in XP it is a complete PITA. I can't
    open programs for many minutes in XP, after a reboot, as the hard drive
    is getting hit big time by NIS2007. I don't have that issue with the
    corporate edition (an older edition) and may reinstall it soon.
    David, Aug 26, 2007
  8. Doofy

    SiG226 Guest

    I agree Ed,... KAspersky is very good (its what I use also) and was ranked
    top in one of the PC magazine tests(PC Pro?) due to its detection rate,
    Price and small footprint.......incidentially the 2nd top rated one was
    freeware called Avir or Anti-vir?.... can't remember exactly but it was
    highly rated.

    HTH....... SiG :)
    SiG226, Aug 27, 2007
  9. Doofy

    David Guest

    You actually put faith in PC Magazine reviews?? LOL!
    David, Aug 27, 2007
  10. Doofy

    SiG226 Guest

    They set up a special network system and hit it with various
    virii and malware and Kaspersky caught most of em......certainly a lot more
    than Norton and Mcafee and NOD32 etc
    anyways ya pays ya money and takes ya chances!
    Me?......... I'm quite happy with kaspersky

    Regards SiG
    SiG226, Aug 27, 2007
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    Computer-Ed Guest

    I personally have found them to be no better and no worse than mos
    review rags when it comes to product opinions. In other words I ignor
    90% of them

    However his comment about Kaspersky is spot on. It is constantly nea
    the top of any review and works really well. My only gripe with it is
    feel it is over priced
    Computer-Ed, Aug 27, 2007
  12. Doofy

    David Guest

    and the next guy swears by NOD32, the guy after that swears by AVAST,
    the next fellow won't use anything but
    AVG.... heck, I tried AVG and didn't like it one bit. also didn't like
    McAfee (besides, I onced worked for them, in software testing...
    LOL!). NIS2007 works well for me in Vista, yet it's a dog in XP (keeps
    the HD busy for much too long after a bootup). different strokes. I
    always take reviews with a large dose of salt.

    My criteria includes adequate protection from viruses and malware, AND,
    equally important, unintrusive behavior. I don't like seeing a window
    pop up from the virus checker, during boot up. Scanning should take
    place in the background, and not place an undue burden on the pc while
    doing so. NIS2007 does well in that regard, in Vista. With a 3 seat
    license for $30 (on sale), I consider it a good deal. However, I'm not
    gonna sit here and claim it's the right product for every user.

    David, Aug 27, 2007
  13. Doofy

    SiG226 Guest

    Well David,
    in fact they aren't reviews per se because that is a subjective view of a
    group of items software etc.....
    these are controlled tests in which a system has had its disk imaged and
    then each piece of AV software installed and various nasties thrown at it
    and the number it catches is recorded and its 'footprint'checked to see how
    much of the systems resources it affects.
    Then the system is wiped and the disk reset to its former blank state and
    the next AV program installed and tested ensuring that each program is
    tested in the same way...
    but as I said previously you use what you feel comfortable (with which for
    me means Kaspersky)

    Regards SiG
    SiG226, Aug 27, 2007
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    David Guest

    I hear ya. I'm sure Kaspersky must be a capable AV program, though I've
    not tried it personally.

    David, Aug 28, 2007
  15. Now i use kaspersky6 and have issues with it i always gett an error (
    CHANGE HAS BEEN MADE TO YOUR LIC) the it gives a error code that relate
    to anti virus software (kaspersky)
    So i'm thinking of changing
    nibblesmctwitch, Aug 29, 2007
  16. Doofy

    nedywest Guest

    Norton 360 is the best
    nedywest, Sep 10, 2007

  17. On the contrary, many of think that any Norton product is the *worst*
    possible choice.
    Ken Blake, MVP, Sep 10, 2007
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    Tom D Guest

    I really like what AVG is doing. Can't imagine anything working better for
    free. As good as it gets.
    Tom D, Sep 11, 2007
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    Joe Corey Guest

    Joe Corey, Sep 14, 2007
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