best antivirus Norton or Mcafee

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  1. bertjuh1

    bertjuh1 New Member

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    I use mcafee and iam happy with it
    Norton slows down my pc
     
  2. mattspec

    mattspec Active Member

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    preach on the neither haha, both are pretty close to junk, you need something lightweight not a hog nod32 is nice
     
  3. arsonistx

    arsonistx New Member

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    McAfee has been known to create its own viruses. Norton is just a piece of crap anyways. I wouldn't use either one.

    I would suggest using Kaspersky or Avast instead. They are much faster, safer, and better than any other anti-viruses I have found in the past.

    Nod32 is also a good anti-virus as well. And for people that are familiar with running processes, and very advanced users, I would suggest HijackThis.
     
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  4. naresh

    naresh New Member

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    I prefer AVG AV for home users, as this is free, regularly updated and since I visit mostly secure sites I not have any problem from last few months .
    Earlier I have Norton but it slows down the system very much so I uninstalled it !
     
  5. Franc0

    Franc0 New Member

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    Best of Best..
    Kaspersky
    Nod32 2.7. not 3.0 (resource hog 3.0)
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    Kaspersky - Resource Hogger
    Nod32 2.7 - Nos as Kaspersky in 0.85%
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    Kaspersky - 99.7 Virus Detection
    Nod32 2.7 - 99.15 Virus Detection
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    Both Great..
    I use Nod32 as my Pc doesnt have too many resources.

    But i usually have it disabled, just have it to scan some files and do weekly in-deph scans, (beware: 3.0 is a resource hogger)
     
  6. mutaz

    mutaz New Member

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    NOD32, Kaspersky are good but the best ever is for advaced users is mcafee 2008 ultimate security , includes
    anti virus
    anti spyware and roottrigers
    firewall for internet/local net/wireless net
    remote access to any pc on the network by admin account
    only the server need internet updates
    sis anti virus for symbian mobile devices included
    .

    the main problem is it need 4GB RAM with a 2.4+ processor or higher

    so stick with NOD32 it is the best for normal users
     
  7. sathyabhat

    sathyabhat New Member

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    Just to re-iterate what others said, Norton and McAfee both drain resources like anything. For something free Avast/AVG is really good, for paid stuff, NOD32/Kaspersky it is!
     
  8. crazyoxie

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    I heard that Kaspersky is the best antivirus of 2007. Not sure if it's true or not. I haven't tried it out also.

    I'm using free antivirus at the moment. AVG is still the best after I tried some free stuff like Antivir which gives out annoying popped up ads even though it was recommended by some people when I did a search for free antivirus.
     
  9. Conmiro

    Conmiro New Member

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    People prefer Norton because its, "the big brand". Norton is a stupid program. Dont use it. They may claim to be good but they slow down your computer and provide little protection. Mcafee is a program I never heard of but im sure its better than Norton.
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    I use windows defender, it has kept my computer alive for about 5 years. Its still alive too.
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    Kaspersky has gotten pretty good reviews. You may want to check it out.
     
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  10. Smith6612

    Smith6612 I ate all of the x10Pizza Community Support

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    McAfee is just as bad as Norton. That was the first anti-virus I had really, and it used to be good until all of the annoying things came and the good things such as good heuristics and virus definitions disappeared... now, even the free antivirus programs such as AVG (which will no longer be free soon D:) and Avast, along with Panda security's and Windows Live's online scanner can find more things than Norton or McAfee for FREE! At least McAfee's updater isn't as much of a resource hog as Norton's is, which is a plus though. I find it really funny how the only things that don't have bloat in them are the free stuff. All of the pay stuff has bloat software on them now, or just software that likes to kill the system for a bit.

    If you want paid protection, go with Kerpasky. Best thing out there. For Free, go with Panda, Antivir, or Avast. AVG will no longer be free in a few days. Also to Vista haters, there's such a thing called Windows Defender that helps keep the crap out. It's a very quiet program and is very small in memory usage. Use it.
     
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  11. Conmiro

    Conmiro New Member

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    Kaspersk sounds good then. I didint know about McAfee. Thanks for warning me. Kaspersk seems to be the choice you should choose. It has the best reviews compared to many different programs.
     
  12. Smith6612

    Smith6612 I ate all of the x10Pizza Community Support

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    It's also been proven to have the best detection rates as well. A member of my forum months ago posted an image of some detailed tests a group of people did to 20+ different brands of software, both free and paid. While Norton and McAfee were fairly low on the list, AOL's Security Center, which is technically re-branded McAfee and Kerpasky, were both at the top of the list for the most detected. Kerpasky, however defeated AOL's anti-virus by a bit. This group of people I think had a collection of well over 36,000 computer viruses that they threw at each piece of software. I'll have to find out the exact numbers for that really.

    EDIT: Here's the topic on my forum. For anyone who wants the numbers, click this link.

    http://seansite.dyndns.org/forums/index.php?topic=140.0
     
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  13. matrixman1

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    Nod 32 & kaspersky are the best !!!
     
  14. Showa

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    The most important thing to remember is AVOID AVG AT ALL COSTS. It thinks everything is a virus, i can't stand it.

    My two favorites are ESET NOD32 and Kaspersky. Google them, they are almost perfect.
     
  15. rayvyn

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    there is no single great antyvirus, i tellyou this because i personally ran tests on an infected machine,

    I tested the exact configuration with avast,nod32,mcaffe,norton, and kaspersky, and each one would detect viruses that the others wouldn't , (all of the antivirus engines where the latest ones)
    althoug i would have to say that Kaspersky and Avast prove to be the most effectife thoughh
     
  16. moreuse

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    i suggest Kaspersky, its fast and can "disinfect" infected files :D
    but if you want free antivirus, use AntiVir personal. its free, fast, and effective.

    i really not recommend norton or mc affee, both eating too many resource and not simple.

    kaspersky is the easiest antivirus i ever used, and it really can take care all my infected files :D
     
  17. Smith6612

    Smith6612 I ate all of the x10Pizza Community Support

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    Norton I guess also causes big problems with Windows XP SP3. One reason why not to get it, but it's a simple fix really.
     
  18. DemptD

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    I use Zonealarm, it has firewall and antivirus. Is it any good? I just took it because it had both firewall and antivirus :dunno:
     
  19. TalMC

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    None of these are good products. They are considered resource hog - and a waste of money. If I were you, I were to download either AVG Free (which now comes with AVG Anti Spyware) or Anti-Vir Free by Avira. Or, you can get NOD32 which costs money but it's really is a great product. Very light on your system too.
     
  20. coolnos

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    You're Kidding Right???? :D Norton or McAfee!!! HA... you made me laugh...

    well, for me i use NOD32 but the smart security package because i hate the windows firewall equipped in both XP and Vista...

    it works great, consumed no more than 5MB to 20MB RAM Maximum, and has a very simple user interface (easy-to-use)... and there's a 64-bit edition of it...

    Cheers!
     
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