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What would be the best antivirus?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Zak_A, Aug 28, 2008.

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  1. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So my step father is running his own business (nothing to do with computers), but he obviously has a computer in his office, and he's not really computer-savvy (not at all actually).

    He obviously bought a license for Nort0n antivirus as it's known as the market's leader. But he recently told me something like :

    "Nort0n is just crap, and it's pissing me off. It pops up every other minute to ask me useless questions (do you want to open this, do you want to disinfect that), blocking my whole computer until I answer (and often I don't even know what to answer). And it also takes something like an hour a day to 'update', eating up so much ressources it's impossible to use the computer during this period."

    Okay well you get the idea, and now he's asking me to "remove, erase and destroy" :)D) that shit, and to install and set another, better, antivirus for his office computer (Running Wind0z XP btw).

    So I'm asking your oppinion as to what other antivirus I could give him.
    (I'm using a mac so I'm not that well informed about wind0ws antivirus)

    I need an antivirus that :
    - is quality and efficient.
    - is easy to use after installation and setting (for a non-comp-savvy person)
    - can be set with rules so it doesn't pop up and annoy the user all day long (i.e. "When infection found : 1.Try to disinfect, or 2. Move to quarantine" etc...)
    - won't eat up cpu ressources to update (i.e. updates in background)
    - oh and also as you can probably see, english's not my mother tongue, I need something that has multi languages support (european languages) :)

    The license's price doesn't really matters (unless it is incredibly more expensive than nort0n, though I don't think this would exists)

    I think bitdefender could be good, as I used to use it a looonng time ago when I had once a wind0ws computer, but I also know some famous names like AVG, Kaspersky and others, having no idea which ones are good or not...

    Well, any suggestion would be of great help and greatly appreciated, thanks in advance for your answers :)
     
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  2. Belexandor

    Belexandor Junior Member

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    I have found two that I can safely recommend to anyone:

    Norton 360 2.0

    Eset Nod 32 securty

    Norton is a bit easier to set up so that it takes care of everything without bothering the user with questions on how to deal with issues.

    You might also give Symantec Endpoint Protection a look too. It's pretty streamlined and takes care of everything.

    I can't help you on the language question as i have never looked into that.
     
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  3. apekillape

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    Kaspersky is the one I have the most trouble getting around. Think about it that way.

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  4. darkzzt

    darkzzt Newbie

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    You could try Avira Antivir. I use it and its pretty good. I think you can set rules and maybe language as well.

    You can check out http://www.av-comparatives.org/ to compare results for different antivirus software.
     
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  5. Zwitterion

    Zwitterion BANNED BANNED

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    Avira is one. Along with Kaspersky.
    These two are the ones that I mostly see on reviews because I searched this before.
     
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    listen to this man, i wholeheartedly agree with him and im a mod on the other forums :) kaspersky internet security, you cant go wrong
     
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  7. berrycorp

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    umm m the warez guy here... n well trust me.... nod 32 is d best!!

    i can post the download link of the warezed version here if u want... ;)
     
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  8. cellk

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    nod32 one of the best antivirus and is not a resource hog
     
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  9. Essential Clix

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    Kaspersky or NOD32
     
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  10. Oakley

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    StopSign. Been using it for quite a while.
     
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  11. berrycorp

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    there u go... m in a mood of posting today :D

    http://www.uploadjockey.com/download/9634223/eset_nod32_antivirus_v3.0.672___nodlogin_v9.6__working_retail_.rar

    the latest version... of nod32.. with crack... :)
     
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    AnImALmoTheR Junior Member

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    i have nod 32, and i run windows defender (its free) at the same time. Norton slows down your computer ALOT... probably a good virus program but it's really annoying.

    R!
     
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  13. JoeyDeLeon

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    My Vista is dead right now due to Kaspersky internet security...

    I think it made the virus worse on my PC :p Lol.
     
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    Ive been through many , nortons slows the system down mega style i had someones machine that took 40 mins to load up then i eventually managed to uninstall nortons and it started in under a min, mcaffee made it so my pc had to be reinstalled, avg is ok but i dont trust them, kaspersky did ok for a while but then it let stuff in, windows defender - dont go there, ive had nod32 for a long time now, and its what i would consider perfect aint had any problems, doesnt slow down my pc, and it kind of reminds me of the all seeing eye
     
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    hi berrycorp how to update virus database? it's ask password and email addres!
     
  16. gordongekko

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    For my money, Avast! Antivirus, avast.com
     
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    Just avoid Norton at all costs- its the devil and won't hesitate to suck your systems soul resource by resource. If you have comcast, you get a free full subscription to McAfee from here. Otherwise go with NOD32 or AVG.
     
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    I'm transitioning all my Symantec Corporate clients to the new Eset Nod 32.
     
  19. Zak_A

    Zak_A Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks a lot to you all for your answers, I went to my step father's office today and replaced nort0n with ESET Smart Security.

    It took me two hours to completly uninstall nort0n and then less than 30 minutes to install and set up eset.
    Then he was like "omg what did you do with my computer, it has never been so fast to startup and to surf the internet :eek: " ^^ (startup went from 20 minutes to 1'30" )

    He was also happy to learn that eset charges 90€ ($132) for a "smart security" two years license (that's $66 per year), while he was paying 95€ ($139) per year to symantec for a "nort0n 2006 basic edition" license.

    So now only one question remains : As micros0ft does, how can symantec remain the market's leader selling crappy softwares for more than twice the price of any better one?
     
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    AVG is the best
     
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