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Windows 7: 2009 Anti-Virus Roundup

27 May 2009   #1
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 
2009 Anti-Virus Roundup

It's time for Tomís Guide to give you a complete guide to the best anti-virus offerings on the market, including commercial and freeware alternatives.

Anti-virus software has become a tool that you just canít live without as itís used everyday on every PC (or it should be). There are many kinds of software available, all of which different companies make with different price tags. Faced this wide range of possibilities, the non-professional user can often feel lost due to a lack of reliable information with which he or she can make intelligent purchasing decisions.

To help you out, we testes the latest versions of the 15 most used anti-virus offerings: Kaspersky, Panda, McAfee, Comodo, Norton, Trend Micro Pc-Cillin, Avira Antivir, Bit Defender, G-Data Total Care, Eset Smart Security, AVG, Clamwin, F-Secure, and Avast! Home Edition.


2009 Anti-Virus Roundup : One-Stop Comparison for 14 Anti-Virus Titles



It's nice to see Avira free edition give the best paid for AVs a run for their money and wiping the floor with other free editions (although I am using Norton Gaming Edition at the minute). It's the second year running they have it No1 in it's category.

I'ts everybody to their own though and I thought I would post this for the people who are deciding what Anti Virus they should choose.


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27 May 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks very much, very helpfull

I cant believe, i changed from Avira to AVG :|

Enzo.
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27 May 2009   #3
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ENZO View Post
Thanks very much, very helpfull

I cant believe, i changed from Avira to AVG :|

Enzo.
Me neither. AVG to me has always felt heavy and cumbersome.
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27 May 2009   #4
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Haha, i just changed back to avira XD

I feel safe again :P

Enzo.
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30 May 2009   #5
kensiko

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

I had AVG for about 1.5 year, than I switched to Avira after having some of my friends computer being crashed by AVG, it was deleting a system file!

I am very satisfied with Avira. I'm happy to see that I did a good choice.
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31 May 2009   #6
gsutr

Windows XP
 
 

Avira antivir is very good, but it's free edtion has time limitation, that's a pity
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31 May 2009   #7
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

i don't really trust that article. they used KAV instead of KIS also while using security suites for other houses. I trust to AV-Comparatives - Independent Tests of Anti-Virus Software - Welcome to AV-Comparatives.org
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08 Jun 2009   #8
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by John Henry View Post
i don't really trust that article.
me either. i regularly check Virus Bulletin's latest results.I'm a subscriber so i get constant updates and it's kept my faith in NOD32 as the AV program of choice
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08 Jun 2009   #9
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What the hell is G-Data..?
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08 Jun 2009   #10
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
What the hell is G-Data..?
lol..it's a german program i think.not much good if i remember rightly
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