Calling All Readers: Which Antivirus Programs Would YOU Like to See Reviewed?

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TsunamiZ

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2013

it uses kaspersky antivirus engine

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angelwolf71885

i vote for

Comodo Internet Security Free

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twindragon6

ESET Smart Security 6 & Norton 360, forget the rest.

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Scatter

10 huh?

Kaspersky
Norton 360
McAfee
Trend Micro
Bit Defender
Webroot
Malwarebytes
Microsoft Security Essentials
Avast
AVG

I think that it would be helpful to review the packages that you're most likely to find for sale in your local electronics store and a few of the most common free ones.

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crimson49er

BitDefender Internet Security 2013

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AMD64Blondie

How about VIPRE Internet Security 2013?

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BLACKVADAR

Norton 360 please.

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Baer

Add the new version of Windows Defender that ships with WIn 8. So far I find it effective and fast.

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anc51699

In alphabetical order:

avast! Free Antivirus
AVG Antivirus Free
BitDefender Internet Security 2013
ESET Smart Security 6
Kaspersky Internet Security 2013
McAfee Internet Security 2013
Microsoft Security Essentials
Norton Internet Security
Total Defense Internet Security Suite
Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security

Good luck tallying all of the votes! I would have thought a poll system would have been better...

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smashingpumpin

BitDefender Antivirus Free Edition
BitDefender Internet Security 2013
ESET Smart Security 6
Microsoft Security Essentials
Norton Internet Security
Webroot SecureAnywere Internet Security Plus 2013
ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 2013

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tardisromana

I'd like to see MSE and Malwarebytes reviewed.

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Black Fox

This

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whr4usa

Malwarebytes isn't and can't be used as an antivirus; 't's a unique and complementay security application to supplement antivirus and other mitigations as part of a complete defense-in-depth system design...though I'd love to see it's removal and pre-infested--system-install capabilities compared but MaxPC's testing methodology is kind of outdated right now...

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DoctorX

ESET... for a long time it was the poweruser av... still use v4 and would like to see how it stacks up

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scanlangs

Like to see Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 in this years round-up.

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still

Norton 360

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JusTalkin

Zonealarm Extreme Security

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whitespiral

All free AV versions should have default entry into any comparison test.

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Gezzer

^^^ My vote for this

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DoctorX

agreed

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Meat_Juice

I third that.

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GenMasterB

fourth

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kitsunekaji

5th
In fact, the free should be reviewed separately. Then have a showdown between the top 5 free and the top 5 pay suites.
Now that'd be thorough, right?

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Gezzer

I currently use MSE because of it's small footprint and good over all performance, but I've heard it's going down hill, so I'd be interested if there's any free or low cost alternatives that work better.
But what I'd really like to see is more about supplemental AV products.
For example I use MSE on all my comps, but I also have a program called Threat Fire on my e-mail/bit torrent computer. It looks more for programs that are acting funny then ones that match a signature. It has actually saved my bacon on two occasions by picking up zero day exploit trojans before my main AV had a sig. But I haven't seen it do anything, other then say it's updated, in a long while so I don't know if I still need it.
It might be something for a separate article, but I'd really like to know what are the best of these types of AV products. Is using Spybot still worth it? How about the best on-line scanners or one time root kit scanners.
I guess my question is is there a main AV product that has it all, and if not what could be added that would take my security up a notch if needed?

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Neufeldt2002

I would like to see a report on all of the AV solutions out there is one go, but since that is probably not very realistic the only thing I am concerned with is how MSE and Windows Defender (Win8) compare to the usual top contenders. Norton, Avast, Bit, Kaspersky, etc. Also, a comparison of Strictly AV solutions and All in One solutions would be nice.

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Random

BitDefender Internet Security 2013

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majorsuave

I'd suggest 5 paid 5 free programs (give or take one in each category)

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goodtime

I vote for malwarebytes, anything Trend Micro, and free vs paid antivirus.

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edwartr

Definitely Security Essentials and Defender
Plus Vipre as it is rarely tested/shown though I have more than a few clients who use Vipre.
Wouldn't mind latest Norton, AVG, Trend Micro, McAfee, Avast, Nod32. Sophos.

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nbrowser

Ok the editors list includes Norton Internet Security, while this is fine and good and whatnot, why not the basic old fashioned Norton AntiVirus 2013 ?

Ever since the rewrite of the code a while back which MaxPC reminds us in their roundups, it's got speed, it does a good job and really doesn't clog up system resources anymore.

There's my vote.

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DoctorX

still sucks...we use it at work and it is aweful.

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chrisc7994

Norton 360

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nyjets011269

Trojan Hunter by Mischel security, Malware Bytes pro, Norton internet security suite since I have comcast and Advanced SystemCare 6.0 Pro.

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nyjets011269

Trojan Hunter by Mischel security, Malware Bytes pro, Norton internet security suite since I have comcast and Advanced SystemCare 6.0 Pro.

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mywonderapple

Microsoft Security Essentials

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Georc16

Microsoft Security Essentials

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milehighxr

One review for the paid stuff, and one review of all the free. Then maybe compare the the best of the free to the best of the paid. That way we can see if we're really missing anything by going free.

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Blaze589

Microsoft Security Essentials & AVG Antivirus

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muelo1000

please test all the free anti-virus that are available some people just want the anti-virus which is what you get with the free version ...all other extras with the paid version is a bonus if people want it.

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Jox

This

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avenger48

ESET 6 and Norton Internet Security '13

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meier

Comodo Internet Security Free

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vboc

Microsoft Defender (default with Windows 8)
Microsoft Security Essentials

Thank you.

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zeroibis

ESET Smart Security 6

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994196003

Mcaffe, mse and norton

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Smokex365

I'd vote for avast! and Microsoft Security Essentials. I use avast! pro on my main pc, free on the others and MSE on my Windows Server 2008 VM's on my ESXI Server.

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AFDozerman

I think windows 8 with nothing else installed since MS keeps touting how secure it is.

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briansun1

I would like the microsoft defened av software tested

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shimonmor

AVG and Avast

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eafougner

I would like to see PC TOOLS Threatfire reviewed

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