Solved

Best Antivirus for the normal user

Posted on 2009-05-03
10
366 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Was using CA for anitvirus for all of My customers but have seen CA get owned by several different viruses as of late. I can install malwarebytes and it cleans most all of the issues if not I post a HJlog and a Combofix log to experts -exchange and with in moments I get good help with the tougher ones.  I have also seen Norton, Mccafe, and trend get owned also(where has the faith of security gone?) . I am trying to be more pro active than reactive for my customers sake and my time. What is the best solution for a normal user to keep the old and new junk from installing and messing things up?
0
Comment
Question by:walkman48
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • +3
10 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
warturtle earned 250 total points
ID: 24290861
Its a personal choice I think and my favorite choice is Kaspersky which is light on resources and is very efficient with the scanning. There is an impartial website with reviews: www.av-comparatives.org

Kaspersky has the highest rates of detection of any antivirus and a combination of Kaspersky Internet Suite + MalwareBytes has always helped me keep the PC free of any problems. I've used AVG in the past and that has also been good.

I am going to suggest you to steer clear of Symantec, from my experience its not that effective anymore.
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:thsteph
thsteph earned 250 total points
ID: 24291008
ESET NOD32 version 4!
ESET Captures Record 55th Virus Bulletin VB100 Award!! read here: http://www.eset.com/company/article/ESET-Captures-Record-55th-Virus-Bulletin-VB100-Award/5913.php?contentID=5913
Awards won here: http://www.eset.com/company/press_2009.php

check here as well: http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2007/index

extremely fast, quit cheap and very user friendly. best in the market you'll find

again, personal choice for me too and vener gonna change! extremely good on-call and online support.  kasperkey is awesome too but a bit slower, more expensive and not as user friendly.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:thsteph
ID: 24291013
warturtle said:

I am going to suggest you to steer clear of Symantec, from my experience its not that effective anymore

!!!!!

totally agree with you on this one
0
Live: Real-Time Solutions, Start Here

Receive instant 1:1 support from technology experts, using our real-time conversation and whiteboard interface. Your first 5 minutes are always free.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:thsteph
ID: 24291028
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:MMierzwa
ID: 24291089
I can only say that I have experience with NOD32 and McAfee and the former is much better. I cannot recommend the latter.
0
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:HighlanderX
ID: 24291735
I work for a CRM solutions provoder and we see a lot of client sites with various issues on them.  The tighter security products are very effective and include Kaspersky. NOD32 and Panda.  The problem these have is that sometimes they lock the system down too much and have someknock on effects.

The conventional AV products such as McAfee and Symantec are ok if they are used as a security suite but also use up a hell of a lot of resources so for a general user are a pain.

We use AVG Corporate for our internal AV - this provides good security with a light app and load.

But agree with previous comments - it's a very personal oppinion.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:kiolqc
ID: 24291820
If you want a good free antivirus, I recommand you Avira Antivir.  
http://www.free-av.com/
0
 
LVL 4

Author Comment

by:walkman48
ID: 24298770
Thank you for taking the time to offer up your replys. I have use kaspersky for a fix once before but I will look at NOD23 as it looks from the information to be a good product also. I will install it on my test pc and look it over.

 Thanks for all of the help!
0
 
LVL 4

Author Closing Comment

by:walkman48
ID: 31577360
Thanks for the help. I will be working with what you have offered!
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:warturtle
ID: 24298970
Thanks for the feedback and the points. You've helped me get the Master rank now. Great!
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 10 4 55
Ransom.CRYPTXXX Activity 2 9 107
Zepto Ransomware - Decrypt/Restore files 5 251
Bounce Back Message From Specific Domain 13 88
So you got the Conficker. You could go to each machine and run the eye chart test (http://www.confickerworkinggroup.org/infection_test/cfeyechart.html), but in a bigger environment, or if you prefer to work smarter and not harder, you need some …
Encryption for Business Encryption (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encryption) ensures the safety of our data when sending emails. In most cases, to read an encrypted email you must enter a secret key that will enable you to decrypt the email. T…
Established in 1997, Technology Architects has become one of the most reputable technology solutions companies in the country. TA have been providing businesses with cost effective state-of-the-art solutions and unparalleled service that is designed…
Email security requires an ever evolving service that stays up to date with counter-evolving threats. The Email Laundry perform Research and Development to ensure their email security service evolves faster than cyber criminals. We apply our Threat…

816 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now