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Best Antivirus Application
Avast!  36%  36%  [ 4 ]
MSE  45%  45%  [ 5 ]
Avaira  0%  0%  [ 0 ]
EST NOD32  0%  0%  [ 0 ]
AVG  0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other (Please specify in the comments)  18%  18%  [ 2 ]
Total votes : 11

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 Post subject: Best Antivirus Software
New postPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:20 pm 

24403 people took part in a poll at Lifehacker that asked what your favourite antivirus application is.
The nominations where;

Avast!
Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)
Avaira
EST NOD32
AVG
Other

MSE was unsurprisingly high up in the list. 5328 (22%) voted for it making it very close to top spot . AVG was crowned king with 5580 (23%) votes. MSE only missed out by 252 votes, considering how new this application is, i think that's very impressive.

See more here.

To unofficially extend the poll, I'm intrigued as to what mintywhite reader choose.



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New postPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:20 pm 

Am suprised that Avira only got 10% and am even more suprised that AVG got 23%, AVG would be my last choice to use of the 4 free AVs of the 5 on the Lifehacker list!! ................ :?
http://lifehacker.com/5399564/five-best ... plications
Lifehacker Poll:-
Which Antivirus Appliaction is Best?
Avast! 17% (4142 votes)
Microsoft Security Essentials 22% (5328 votes)
Avira 10% (2460 votes)
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 19% (4603 votes)
AVG 23% (5580 votes)
Other 9% (2290 votes)
Total Votes: 24403


Last edited by randomchaos on Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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New postPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:34 pm 

I love MSE... not just because I'm a Microsoft nut, but trying to be unbiased here it's the best AV solution I've used to date. I've tried quite a few, Avast for a long time, Norton on my Dad's PCs (horrible, horrible), ESET on school computers, and none have matched up to MSE's ease of use, integration with the OS, and low system resource use. So, in all, I'm not really surprised that it was right up there, as most techie people I know of that know what Lifehacker is have tried MSE and liked it.
Were those the only ones on the list? I find it strange that they would mix free solutions with ones that in my opinion cost a fortune...



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Kaspersky !!


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New postPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:36 am 

Kaspersky from me too.
Only the antivirus, not the firewall.
It's firewall messes up with torrent clients and throttling them.


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New postPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:27 am 

Kaspersky as well.


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