Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

What is the best virus protection software period?

What is the best virus protection software to date, I want something that can detect realtime threats, malware and expecially trojans because some virus protection software doesnt scan for trojans very well.

I have PC tools Spyware doctor with antivirus

and I also have spybot search and destroy

the reason why i am concerned i look at alot of malicious websites.

and my system idle process.exe and my pctssvc.exe are jumping through the roof like there is a malicious program in the back ground that is not detectible by normal means and methods.

5 Answers

  • i♥u2
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Use Avast & Spybot. -> best combinations.

    Avast is a very effective and free anti-virus program because it can do

    a boot time scan in safe mode and it will remove all viruses on your PC.

    Even those stubborn trojan viruses that hide inside the system restore folder.

    I would suggest that you get Avast Home Edition version 4.8.

    It now protects against spyware, rootkits, and other forms of nonvirus malicious software.

    Best of all, it's free for personal use.

    Avast Anti-virus installation

    How to configure Avast ?

    Avast have very good detection rates for virus

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have used AVG Anti Virus, Zone Alarm Firewall, Spy-bot Search and Destroy a spyware killer for years. I have recently added superantispyware. They are all free for personal use and I have had no trouble with Viruses Trojans Hackers etc. I have just upgraded to AVG free 8.0 and all seems good so far. Zone Alarm allows a lot of personal configuration unlike the Windows Firewall. They can all be downloaded from I also use Windows Defender from the Microsoft site. It is safe to use two anti-spy products but never use more than one A/V as it can cause conflicts. You should run A/V and anti spy weekly. Hope this helps

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  • 1 decade ago

    Try To look here

    Best antivirus software for

    your home PC

    But i recommend you if you have Money Buy one of this Anti-Virus nod32 antivirus

    Or This AVG Internet Security

    Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Anti-Spam, Web Protection & Firewall

    Comprehensive protection for Windows against all online threats from the world's most trusted security company. Use the Internet with confidence in your home or small office.

    AVG Internet Security

    * Easy to download, install and use

    * Protection against all Internet threats

    * Real-time security while you surf and chat online

    * Top-quality protection that does not slow your system down

    * Free support and service around the clock and across the globe

    * Compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP

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  • Don
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago a online virus scan here are some address to try some protection is offering a complete security suite free and yes they can be trusted if you want to do it yourself I recommend along with search&destory) or SpywareBlaster from or is another good one to consider although the last two don't offer free protection some even recommend two anti-spyware scanners just to be on the safe side the other bit of advice i have to offer is external firewalls they hardwire to the machine with usb or firewire hook up now thats cutting edge tech.Remember paid is usually better than free however since kind offer that may not be the case is a list of online virus scans (that was microsoft's)

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  • Derek
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I have McAfee, but I'd say Kasperksy.

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