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How to identify the most suitable Anti Virus?

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    Default How to identify the most suitable Anti Virus?

    I dont know much about anti virus softwares, as you all know im not all that techie!

    So how can one establish which is the best anti virus, and what qualities or features should you look out for?

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    Factors

    1. User friendliness

    There is no use of a program that is too good and very difficult for user to interpret or use. Hijack this is an anti browser hijack program which normal people has no use.

    2. Threat detection

    It should be able to detect the threats may it come through downloading, usb, CD or other modes.

    3. Allow exclusions

    There some programs we like to use but the antivirus classify as virus. Your antivirus should have an option to add exception

    4. Cost

    Whether it is free or not. There are numerous tools like Avira, Avast and AVG which give many of the Internet security modules free of cost.

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    As dilip mentioned, User friendliness is big factor, That makes you to use every feature of antivirus.

    There are so many reliable sites like Virusbtn, Tucows etc which show some good review, You can check those and select according to your convenience
    Last edited by gothic_coder; 29th July 2009 at 03:53 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    I would suggest Avast FREE Edition!!

    Just install it and forget it and it works gr8!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyesonyouu View Post
    I would suggest Avast FREE Edition!!

    Just install it and forget it and it works gr8!!

    avast made my pc slower... i had to clean it using ccleaner..
    job takes the child away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meetdilip View Post
    Factors

    1. User friendliness

    There is no use of a program that is too good and very difficult for user to interpret or use. Hijack this is an anti browser hijack program which normal people has no use.

    2. Threat detection

    It should be able to detect the threats may it come through downloading, usb, CD or other modes.

    3. Allow exclusions

    There some programs we like to use but the antivirus classify as virus. Your antivirus should have an option to add exception

    4. Cost

    Whether it is free or not. There are numerous tools like Avira, Avast and AVG which give many of the Internet security modules free of cost.
    Good points.
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    Thanks for the reps

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    One more point to add would be that the anti-virus must not be resource hungry .........

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    I would suggest to use Eset Smart security.

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    Reporting of new threats will be efficient in free versions.

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    Also take a look Here

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    Avast and Avira are great AV's to use.
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