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Reader Reviews : Best & Worst Antivirus Software

User Rating 4 Star Rating (25 Reviews)


Antivirus software may be must-have protection, but not everyone's experience will be equal. Before you embark on your own trial and error with antivirus software, check out the user reviews below to assist you in your decision making process.

Vipre Antivirus: User Review

I installed Vipre to replace another AV program as I have used them all. Vipre was the easiest to use. I was also impressed with how quick it installed and the fact it didn't slow down my computer AT…More

GFI / Sunbelt VIPRE Antivirus User Review

Have used Norton, McAfee, Eset, and others. After 3 years of use, on multiple systems Vipre comes out on top. I say this considering: systems footprint, performance, protection and tech support. Outs…More

Net Protector - Reader Review

Net Protector is a very bad Anti virus. Even the free anti virus available on Internet are better than Net Protector. The support is worst. Or you can say there is no support. This software is only t…More

Net Protector - Reader Review

Net Protector is a very bad Anti virus. Even the free anti virus available on Internet are better than Net Protector. The support is worst. Or you can say there is no support. This software is only t…More

GFI / Sunbelt VIPRE - Reader Review

Vipre Out performs and beats all the Big name Anti-Virus Programs!It does'nt slow down my system. I recommend this antivirus software to all my friends and family.The 24hr support is awesome! the tec…More

Vipre Antivirus - Reader Review

There is only one "con" that I can think of and it is minor. Under the "Tools" tab there is "Secure File Eraser". When I attempt to use it I get a pop-up that tells me it is not available for 64-bit …More

GFI / Sunbelt VIPRE - Reader Review

Since installing VIPRE, I have had two years of virus-free computing.VIPRE is easy to use and unobtrusive.It is very fast and does not slow my PC.VIPRE is reasonably priced.I am the happiest camper.…More

GFI / Sunbelt VIPRE - Reader Review

I have used Sunbelt's anti-vuris and anti-spyware software for many years. When they released Vipre, I downloaded the trial version and ran it for a couple weeks before I purchased it. I absolutely l…More

PC Tools Spyware Doctor - Readers Review

Unless you have the most up to date system do not ust PC Tools.Their software will use 99% of your CPU time making your system totally unusuable. If you contact their teck support all they will tell …More

SUPERAntiSpyware - Reader Review

VERY VERY usefull and its not really a anti spyware,,,, more like anti virusBUT IT WORKS GREAT!!!!!!VERYYYY east to useit really comes in handy with noobs to computersonly con is that it does not not…More

ESET NOD32 Antivirus 4 - Reader Review

This list does not include ESET NOD32 Antivirus. Either the names above paid for this review, or no professional users were asked in their opinion. ESET NOD32 Antivirus is an EXCELLENT piece of softw…More

Antivirus User Review: McAfee

Ok, McAfee slows my computer to no end. When I turn on my computer, I just go to the bathroom or get something to eat or drink while it boots so that McAfee can do it's thing. It hardly ever detects …More

NOD32 Antivirus Software Reader Review

Nod32 uses little system resources.It EFFECTIVELY detects malware even before I download an infected file.It does not take too long to scan.Overall it is a very good(if not excellent) antivirus. High…More

Eset Nod32 User Review

It uses very less Resources, It is fast at scanning files, has an easy to use interface, I've never been infected by a virus since i've started using it. Though the version 2.70 was less resource con…More

Avast Antivirus

I use a layered defense with Avast as the heart. Avast scans the web while you are surfing, it also scans email, IM, P2P, and many others along with a basic system scan. Between Avast, Zone Alarm Fir…More

Microsoft Security Essentials

I've had Norton and McAfee virus protection software packages... There was a time when I recommended Norton 100% to anyone who was shopping for antivirus and PC maintenance software... But I don't kn…More

Microsoft Security Essentials

It's a little like a roulette wheel. No one can say which is best over some future span of time. What is a winner today, may have a hole tomorrow.I have several desktops and two laptops. I have used …More

Avast + Threatfire

I'm not on XP anymore; have moved on to Linux. But while on XP I used a combination of Avast signature-based plus Threatfire hueristic zero-day protection. In several years only had one infection wit…More

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010

I'm very much in love with Kaspersky, when it comes about antiviruses. I does a heck of a job protecting the user. I've tested along the way a bunch of antiviruses (Norton, AVG, Avast, Sophos, Nod32,…More

AVG 9.0

Pros are quick scanning, great removal of threats, ease of use, and easy in the system. Cons are it doesn't always detect the latest threats... Overall decent scanner that doesn't tax the system, is …More

Norton Anti-Virus 2010

Symantec did a great job with the 2010 update of Norton Anti-Virus. While it may not have the detailed level of control of some other packages, it has done a superb job keeping my system free of viru…More

avast! Antivirus

I've been using avast! Antivirus software for about 3 years and have been happy with it. I've never had to use it to remove malware because I've been effectively warned before downloading malware. I …More

Prevx 3.0

I'm the tech support guru for my family. When my husband's Windows XP computer got infected with a nasty fake security malware, we worked for a day and a half trying to get rid of and nothing we trie…More

Norton AntiVirus 11 for Macintosh

There aren't a lot of viruses or malware for the Mac, so I'm not really sure how well Norton prevents malware, but I can tell you that it has some major annoyances, including:* it opens a little wind…More

iAntiVirus for Mac

iAntiVirus only protects again know Mac malware. This is both its best feature and its weakness, depending on your needs.As a Mac only antivirus system it has very little if any measurable impact on …More

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