Do I need antivirus software?
Do you own a computer? There's your answer!
Which one should I use?
There are several options. I have listed three on this page that I feel are great pieces of software. They are in order by my personal preference, but you can't go wrong with any of them. I have personally used all three. I've used Symantec's version for years, but nod32 is my current choice due to its speed advantage over the others. If avast! was as fast, I would definitely still be using it right now.
- NOD32 Antivirus
Pros: Very fast, not a resource hog, anti-rootkit technology. By far my recommendation.
Cons: Costs $39
- Symantec Antivirus Corporate Edition
Pros: Fast, free if you are a UT student (download with an EID from Bevoware)
Cons: To my knowledge, Unless you go to UT, this is not available to the average user
- avast! Antivirus Home
Pros: FREE for non-commercial use. No adware, spyware, or any other Just straight up goodness.
Cons: Slower than the above two options.
Created: 20 February 2005
Last Updated: 04 December 2006