18 responses to “New Antivirus Shootouts – Avira AntiVir Is the Lightest; Norton & Kaspersky Most Effective”

  1. Ashish

    Good to see that Kaspersky is the best in performance and a little surprise to see Norton getting the performance level to such a high.

    1. Pallab

      Norton has been doing really well over the past couple of years. Norton 2009 as well as 2010 is super light.
      .-= Pallab´s last blog ..Fix Common Windows 7 and Vista Problems with FixWin =-.

  2. Zubair Khan

    ya thats right Kaspersky is the best in performance and i dont like the other one. good interesting post liked it a lot thanks for sharing,,,!

  3. Ujjwal Kanth

    I still believe Microsoft Security Essential is the best. My own experience with Avira showed its demerits of False Positives and inability to clean file. Others like Norton and Kaspersky are too resource hogging…
    .-= Ujjwal Kanth´s last blog ..Omnet++ 4.0 : Installation =-.

  4. Ricky

    It is shocking that nod32 didnt perform well. Kaspersky is doing a great job. Mse is lighter but it is not upto the mark.

  5. Amal Roy

    IMO Notron and Eset are the best options to consider. They are light on resources and have a good detection rate.
    .-= Amal Roy´s last blog ..How to Get Back Hacked Facebook Account =-.

  6. Jonny

    Interesting reads Pallab…
    Avira and MSE have the lightest resources and best detection rates. If you spend a little while reading on Wilders forums -the well respected security forums, there are a lot of people on there reccommending both.

    Norton is light compared to the fat elephant it was…. but is only catching up with the rest of the market…

  7. alex @ estate

    i got some problem with sality virus can i remove that virus with kapersky?
    .-= alex @ estate´s last blog ..What Do Wealthy Home Buyers Want From Their Real Estate Agent? =-.

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  9. D Acharya

    I have not found kaspersky antivirus 2010 particularly impressive on two accounts, inspite of being among the cheaper antiviruses in the Indian market.Firstly, their customer support is not particularly user friendly. Besides the fact that there is considerably more CPU usage I have seen the software people using the Indian Quickheal to remove the viruses rather than recommending/using the Kaspersky virus removal tool.Possibly the reason for this is the user unfriendly support system.

  10. ESET

    i happy use this antivirus
    suggest try use eset ist really very nice

  11. Dodge Neon SRT4

    Antivir always slows my computer. I try always avast. Some friend, said that “Antivir 2011” is the lightest. Is it true Pallab?

  12. topantivirus

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  13. matin

    its nice im using avira and good antivirus products