Which antivirus to use

Mimen

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2011
Messages
700
I'm at a loss, I googled around for the best antivirus on the market and it changes according to who wrote the article.

I have already bought Malwarebytes, the free version of Spybot and Webroot. Not one of these are standalone antivirus packages though.

Which one should I buy? Any advice before I splurge around 500 bucks on one.
 

Mimen

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2011
Messages
700
Thanks know, I'll investigate. I've never heard of Eset though.
 

onexios

Active Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
94
WOW yes what a choice, my few cents here, sometimes a paid for antivirus is the way to go.

Eset or Kaspersky are first choices here, mcafee and bitdefender i find to be heavy weight on the system - also dedpendent on how they are configured. The rest not sure i will even mention or point out, I prefer eset antivirus.

Can you specify what you need the antivirus for? Home/office environment or work place with a good few users and few servers on site ?
Depends on your setup, some software works better in different environments. Depending on config as well your network enviroment.

You can have internet security setup on your gateway server and client machines can have their antivirus app running with real time network monitoring or just install the softwares onto individual machines...

Also recommended to make sure your machines are clean before installing any antivirus, even if it means reloading to ensure they are clean :)

Also look at multi user licenses over 2 year period, you will usually find better pricing in these areas.
 

webtailor

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 23, 2012
Messages
463
I've been using ESET for the last 4 years. Very Happy with the product.
Support? I have never called nor required support.
Heavy with the hardware? not at all... it stay under 100 MB of Memory Usage (used to be around 40MB).

Viruses? Not at all.

Your best friend (besides Google) is Antivirus Comparatives http://www.av-comparatives.org/. ESET is always on the top 3 with Kaspersky.
 

Mimen

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2011
Messages
700
Jeez thanks k's guys! Onexious, it's for my personal laptop with Windows 8.1. For Web protection I use Webroot free. My laptop has an C: and D: drive which both has to be scanned. Eset looks like it is for Web use only?
 

KoKaRoT

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 4, 2009
Messages
371
Ive used Microsoft security essentials for years, never had issues.

I often scan with Malwarebytes and spybot and it just comes with cookie detections.

Use common logic when you browse and what you click on and also dont install random crap.

Also nothing wrong with what the previous guys mentioned but hey its working for me.
 

Conack

Expert Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2005
Messages
1,900
@Mimen: Eset Nod32 will scan your entire PC, not to worry.

Personally quite happy with Avast for home use. (I read that MSE lost their rating as a full blown Antivirus some time ago as it only detected about 50-60% of virusses)

Would use Eset for bigger companies.
 

onexios

Active Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2014
Messages
94
Eset nod32 antivirus is good way to go http://www.eset.com/za/home/ - you can read more here.
You also get a trial from them, 30 day trial. Fully functional after the trial, only the definitions do not update.
Also easy to uninstall after use, no special removal tools are required to rip the software off your machine.

I have to state that specially with flash drives, eset has proven its self to me, soo many times i have seen a flash drive infected,
eset detects and alerts.

Very nice to see a whole lot of eset users :)
 

shanezn

Expert Member
Joined
Sep 24, 2012
Messages
1,093
I've been running the free version of AVG on my Windows computer for years. Not once have I had any issues. Also does removable device scans, which you need to enable, and it's saved me quite a few times. Of course, a good AdBlock addon for your browser will also help you not clicking any crapware links, thereby halving the worry of spyware etc.
 

Mimen

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2011
Messages
700
Thanks Shanezn. Also try WOT (Web Of Trust) for your browser. It gives a red light on Google search links to warn you about malicious sites.
 

kianm

Honorary Master
Joined
Jan 13, 2014
Messages
10,529
At work i find Eset to be a good performer and Kaspersky a contender
 

backstreetboy

Honorary Master
Joined
Jun 15, 2011
Messages
25,536
I'm at a loss, I googled around for the best antivirus on the market and it changes according to who wrote the article.

I have already bought Malwarebytes, the free version of Spybot and Webroot. Not one of these are standalone antivirus packages though.

Which one should I buy? Any advice before I splurge around 500 bucks on one.
Well it will change based on different users and different tests. www.av-comparatives.org/ is quite good with their tests. Nod32, Kaspersky and Avira for work. For home MSE has been good enough for me specially with Win 8.1 and it being included already. Will see what Windows 9 have in store later today.

Also use search next time:

http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/645672-FREE-PC-anti-virus-recommendations
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/590051-2014-Antivirus-recommendations
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/455263-What-is-the-best-anti-virus-program
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthr...Anti-virus-concept-dead-and-doomed-to-failure
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/624869-Choosing-the-right-paid-Anti-virus
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/578281-Bitdefender-no-good-need-new-anti-virus
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/609656-What-Antivirus-do-you-use
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/407539-Opinion-Best-FREE-Antivirus-software
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/302567-Best-free-antivirus
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/443355-Anti-virus-software
http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/403351-Anti-virus-vs-Anti-spyware
 

Mimen

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 1, 2011
Messages
700
Thanks backstreetboy I did use search but you'll notice that the posts are a year old :)
 

Chris14

Expert Member
Joined
Jun 21, 2013
Messages
1,039
I'm using ESET Anti-Virus for the PC's and ESET Mobile Security for the Tablet and Smartphone. I've had no issues so far.
 
Top