What is the best AntVirus software?

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    Hello all, what is the best AntiVirus software for you?
    currently i'm using AVG, because it is free.
    Before that, i'm using Norton AV, but it makes my computer slow.
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    I would stay away from things like Norton and Mcafee, they do the job but are very resource hungry, ive used Nod32 for years its cheap, uses next to no resources and does the best job ive ever seen in an anti-virus, i worked as a technician for 6 years and in that time you'll see why AVG is free, Avg is fine as long as you know a little about computers but can easily be manipulated if your an end user that hasn't got a clue
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    I agree with what Riverwire mentioned about Norton and Mcafee, they do eat resources.
    I have always used the free edition of AVG, I recommend it.
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    but free edition of AVG sometimes can't detect some viruses and can't delete them too.
    they just can quarantine it.
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    guys, if ever your software cant delete a virus etc, jsut do a system restore, saves you getting annoyed and irritated and much quicker than finding a solution
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    lol cop out ;) na i understand why people do this but ive always been good at deleting all trace's of infection/spyware/virus/annoyance etc
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    yeah, i try avg, if it dont work, then i will do a system restore
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    i'm affraid to do system restore, because last time i've done that, i lost important files in my computer.
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    AVG is the best one. But, I left using the Free Adition. Now, I am using the paid one and its really great. But, I don't like having Anti-Virus at all. I am tired of all those update dialog boxes. So, I just wanna remove it, but, I forget it all the times. However, I was not attacked anytime!
    Asad,
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    yeah, its strange sometimes it seems to delete files, sometimes it seems it didnt delete a thing but the viruses are gone

    anything important i stick on a cd first
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    in my opinion AVG is the better way and it's free and easy to use.
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    In my opinion Avg is the better way and it's free and easy to use.
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    Antivirus software is must-have protection. This review picks the best antivirus software based on its virus detection abilities, features, and breadth of protection.
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    Before my system crashed few months ago, the update dialog box usually put me off, but after the crash and i re install a new AVG its update itself, its only notify me after it the update have been started and finished successfully..
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    I used to have free AntiVirus and my experience was bad. Now, i use Norton and so far, so good :)
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    We are using McAfee and we are happy with its performance. We are not experiencing any slowness in computers.

    If you wish to check this software then you can download 30 days free trial version from their website mcafee.com.
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    Have you tried NOD32. I am using it and very much satisfied with it. Daily, I am getting 4 to 5 virus updates. They are very quick to find new viruses and add security fixes for them.
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    Currently I use free AVG at home and Panda internet security at work. I tried norton and macafee, but they used too many resources for my taste.
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