Which of these three Anti-virus programs do you prefer?

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  1. ineap09
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    So, my dad has found the perfect laptop for him at the price he's willing to pay. It's just that the the laptop comes with a choice of three different Anti-viruses giving 6 months free of the one chosen. We've pretty much only have used the free version of Avast all these years. We don't know anything about these other Anti-virus programs.

    The choices are:

    1. Kaspersky Antivirus
    2. Webroot Antivirus with Spy Sweeper
    3. Titanium Antivirus+

    Anyone prefer one over the others?

    Thanks for in advance for your help! [​IMG]
     


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    Umm...last I checked that wasn't one of the three choices. [​IMG]
     
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    i prefer AVG
     
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    Hmm...two people saying they prefer AVG...is that like an alternative name to one of the choices I listed?
     
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    Out of those, I'd say Kaspersky, but that's only because it's the only one of those I've heard of. I use AVG personally, but since that's not on the list (Why does that matter? It's free anyways), guess not.
     
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    Nod32 aka ESET security... none of the ones mentioned are worth the trouble
     
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    A lot of AVG fans, huh? Then perhaps the best course of action is to randomly pick one of the three, and then later uninstall it while installing AVG?
     
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    I fucking HATE AVG. I had it. And it did scans daily. And it constantly said there's no viruses detected (I think you know where this is going). I got tired of it lagging my internet and blocking MSN. So I installed Kaspersky, did a scan (I used the free version), it found a whole list of trojans and everything that AVG never picked up on, and it got rid of them flawlessly.

    Then I got the Kaspersky Internet Security, and it's simply amazing.

    Get Kaspersky.
     
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    I agree. Kaspersky is a great anti-virus.
     
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    I defected to Kaspersky last year after becoming less and less satisfied firstly with Norton and then likewise with McAfee. No complaints so far.
     
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    Hmmm I might give Kaspersky a try this weekend >_>

    my NOD32 license is expired anyway
     
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    AVG went down hill without people realizing.

    I personally use avast! or WSE, Never used a paid AV as I rarely get viruses.
     
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    Hmm...so Kaspersky seems to be the one to get. Thanks for the help guys! [​IMG]
     
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    Kaspersky is overwhelmingly protective. It pops up at nearly EVERYTHING. This can be good or bad depending on the user itself, but for me it got annoying. I eventually switched to ESET, which was lighter and faster, but my license ran out. I eventually ended up switching to Security Essentials, which hasn't failed me since. But out of the three, go for Kaspersky.
     
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    If you really want to go with one of the three, I'd get Kaspersky. However, I'd use Microsoft Security Essentials. Light on the memory, and doesn't annoy you with pop-ups unless there actually is a threat found. And it's free.
     
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    Using your list i prefer 1. Kaspersky Antivirus but i use avast antivírus.
     
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    I read a few articles/interviews with Eugene Kaspersky (the guy behind Kaspersky AV), and he's kind of douchy and more interested in his profits than your protection.

    Haven't really heard of the other two you asked about...



    AVG is crap, it's detections are lower than any of the big free AVs and there were so many compatibility issues last time i used it that it wasn't funny.

    After hearing great things about NOD32 I gave it a shot... and was thoroughly unimpressed. It's UI seemed cramped and cluttered and just down right confusing.

    I had used Avast! for a long time, then it's UI went to shit and became bloated as hell.

    I gave Avira Antivirus a shot and was happy with it for a few years.

    Gave Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) a shot and liked it, until it failed to detect something, then I switched back to Avira.


    I would personally recommend Avira, but there's one minor annoyance: the Nag Screen that pops up every few days. A quick google search for "Avira Nag screen" will give you instructions on how to disable it from showing.
    A good place to get information on AVs is: http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparat...rospective-test
     
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    I agree with that too, well a free antivirus is never going to be perfect.
     
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    this . i've disliked the fact that AVG couldn't detect trojans and viruses on my comp before .
    now all my comps have avast! installed . i've tried both ESET and Kaspersky, both are great paid antiviruses .

    out of the 3, kaspersky .
     

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