besides NOD32 and Avira Antivir, what excellent Antivirus?

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Hi
I have used  both NOD32 and Avira Antivir but now I'd like to test a
different excellent Antivirus. I get many infected files every day
(also by email around the world). Could you suggest an excellent
Antivirus.
What are your suggestions please?
Thank you!

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Try Kaspersky Anti-Virus (KAV)

www.kaspersky.com.  30-day full trial.

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Wilf

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There aren't any anymore. They all try to be more comprehensive
antimalware applications and suffer from mediocrity as a result.



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Can I ask what you base that on? Is there any evidence that antivirus
software is less effective against viruses as a result of "expanding" to
protect against other malware as well?


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I didn't mean to imply that the better antivirus' became less effective
against viruses. It's just that the only really meaningful way of
determining which is *better* than which - is a well defined set of
malware to test against. The set of viruses was better defined than the
set of malware is. The effectiveness of a modern AV depends less on the
virus detection aspect and more on the installed malware identification
aspect with a mind toward removal. Prevention is still important - but
nobody loves an AV that can't clean up the aftermath of infestation. So,
you end up with a largely subjective idea of what is *better* in an AV -
plus a less effective way to measure the effectiveness of the engines.

NOD32, McAfee, Symantec (yes, even Norton), Sophos, Kaspersky - and some
others - would be on my list of *excellent* antiviruses. They all do
more than I need, and for free I can get what I consider to be adequate
(for me) AV programs. Avast!, AntiVir, and AVG. I have ClamWin too, but
I wouldn't be able to rely on it alone - I'm addicted to on-access
scanning.

Anyway, I'd rather have component system than an integrated system. Give
me my choice of what content scanners to use to be complemented with
what array of context scanners' malware identification and removal
tools. When they all try to do it all, and to the exclusion of competing
products, the user loses.




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NOD32 and Avira Antivir both are best Antivirus ...
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I see you gave this some good long thought before answering...

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Don't see how they can both be best. #1 & #2 maybe......but both be best?

Personally I like Kaspersky better than Avira. Nod32 was fine when it worked
but kept corrupting itself on my XP machine. Went with Kaspersky and am
still using it.


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