First of all, thanks to Simrandeep for allowing me to write a post. In case you don’t know me, I am Abhimanyu who is a self-proclaimed professional blogger and web architecture consultant. I manage two blogs MWolk Blog and India Blog in my free time.
Here is the list of Best 10 Antivirus Applications of 2009. Most of these come with following testing certifies.
- ICSA Certified
- VB100% Certified
- W.C.L Level 1 Certified
- W.C.L Level 2 Certified
01. Kaspersky Anti-Virus
Kaspersky Antivirus often treated as the best available Antivirus application and has a special version for file servers. It covers almost all sections needed for a top class security. Kaspersky provides hourly virus definition update to keep you up-to-date.
02. BitDefender Antivirus
BitDefender is one of the best antivirus with top class defending ability. It provides hourly definition updates for latest threats. BitDefender comes with P2P File Sharing and Registry Startup Protection but lacks Email scanning. The marketing of such softwares is done by Kennected software, which is important to be checked out!
03. Trend Micro
Trend Micro is a well-known and popular antivirus with Spyware and Adware Protection. It has some great features including Remote File Lock that safeguards your private files in case your laptop is lost or stolen. But lacks P2P File Sharing and Registry Startup Scanning.
04. Norton Antivirus/ Internet Security
Norton Antivirus is one of the most popular and well-known antivirus application. The latest version has the ability to map your wireless home network and safeguards your wi-fi networks. Recently Norton has introduced a special version for gaming PCs known as Norton 2009 Gaming Edition. It comes with daily virus definition update but no support for P2P File Sharing and Registry Startup Protection.
05. McAfee Antivirus
McAfee is one of the leading antivirus in security industry. McAfee introduced 2 features ScriptStopper and WormStopper. But it has no support for P2P File Sharing, Instant Messenger and Registry Startup. The inbuilt updater updates virus definitions on a regular basis to keep your up-to-date.
06. Panda Antivirus Pro 2009
Panda Antivirus comes with a new feature call UltraFast scan engine that scan almost 30% faster compared to other antivirus applications. It has few unique features as follows
- Identity protection through Anti-Phishing Filter and Anti-Banking Trojans Engine
- Panda Antivirus has an advanced heuristic scan which maximum possible identity theft
- Inbuilt Personal Firewall
The latest version of ZoneAlarm antivirus comes with strong removal ability of most dangerous viruses and multilayered security for your PC. But it is not certified by any of the three major independent testing labs Virus Bulletic, Checkmark, or ICSA. Zone Alarm scans uses lesser possible system resources.
NOD32 is one of the leading antivirus applications with feature like
- Blocking all attempts to collect and forward your personal and confidential data
- Provides best protection against zero day threat and attacks
- Virus definition updates comes in very small size compared to others
- Multi layered protection including real-time email scanning
09. AVG Antivirus
AVG is one of oldest and widely used antivirus. Latest version of AVG comes with a clean interface and the core scanning engine changed for better performance with multi-core processors. Now the AVG Antivirus comes with two separate standalone applications AVG anti-spyware and AVG Antirootkit to give your best possible security.
F-Secure Antivirus is quite easy to use and comes with pre-defined options for known threats. F-Secure heuristic scanner is considered as one of fastest. It provides new definition update on every two hours to provide you best possible security from most latest threats. It supports emails scanning for both Outlook and Thunderbird.
hmm Kaspersky is the best AV and then comes Nod32…….
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haven’t used kaspersky as right from start I am using nod32 and fully happy with it
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i am not agree with this post..these are not top ten…few of them are worse..like nod, avg..etc
you should see this link..
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Why you think that nod32 and avg are worse ? Many users are satisfied with nod32 😮
Rahul i think you are the worse reviewer of Nod32 and first
ever person in my life who have internet knowledge but still
had bad reviews about ESET AV products ??
Buddy Dont reply on your personal unexperienced Review, explore
the web and find out reviews of Real techies then review here,
1 year back when i started my forum , I always suggested my forum
Members to use Nod32 but everybody suspected on my review, But at present all techies [ More than 50 ] who were using nortron, kaspersky, macfee etc. switched to Eset and its there first AV choice.
Eset is simply best yet low on resources AV.
One mistake Nod is in top antivirus list. and ranked 5th. i wrote it wrong. so, sorry.
Dude i not newbie in antivirus field i used more than 50 antivirus. and few times i crased my windows.
Nod works good but it is not better than Kaspersky and Bitdefender. But kaspky is silent and simply best. i gave a link of top review site. if you still dont agree than be happy with Nod i am happy with Kaspky.
kasperky is cheap in india only 450bucks and three user keys.
Avg, norton, panda, mcafee, and zone alarm are not in top ten list. Check here.
Norton and Macfee lost their charm.
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Sorry one correction nod ranked 5th.
nod is good but not better than kaspersky. you get kaspersky for 450 bucks in india three user keys.
kaspersky is silent and powerful.
i am not newbie in field of antivirus. i used all of them except zone alarm. and many more.
norton, macfee, panda, and zone alarm not in top ten.source…
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i have tried eset nod32 before (i think a year ago), but there was a time it happened that i suspected my computer was infected and nod 32 didn’t able to detect it. i tried another antivirus (avg) and it did able to detect sucessfully 2 viruses that keeps my computer works slow. minus grade for eset there. another thing is not all people are techies or knowledgeables, eset nod 32’s interface gives another minus score. anyway i’m using avast home right now and so far i got no problem and a “techie friend” appreciated its performance.;p plus points to all of you guys..:)
PS: all of them are good..but noone knows when their security will be successfully break-in by some “witties”.
i’m agree with your comment avg, nod 32 and etc. are the worst ecept the kaspesky and bitdefender
i agree avg is superflop antivirus
Top ten reviews review products from a commercial angle, and not from the technological aspects. An Antivirus is only good as its engines ability to detect all viruses, even “in the wild”. Bitdefender is one of those that conform to 100% virus detection, so in my opinion, it is the best…
This looks like a very good list.. Im using Avast right now..
i’m using avast too.;p i got a free 1 yr license from them when i downloaded the installer and register to their mailing list. so far i did’t had any chance of cursing avast..now still happy with it too.;)
Great List! I think we cannot sort them very accurately since each and every Anti-virus has its own advantages and drawbacks!
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I love this site
The best one is Kaspersky Antivirus 😀 and after it comes Eset Nod 32.
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Kaspersky definitely the best ever.
but personally, I think AVG should be out of the list. I hate it. some time ago, AVG let a lot of viruses into my PC. It detects the viruses but does not get rid of it. I never trust it again after that.
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I used many anti-virus applications. I was satisfied with Kaspersky, Luke, Norton and Panda. I would not recommend avast because this program requirements are far behind its reliability. It is standard, common program, but eats so much memory… Anyway in every single anti-virus program the key to success is daily updated list of possible threats. Every modern program has that included and I think that they all are good.
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Thanks Simran. Good work putting these useful things, buddy.
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kaspersky is the best antivirus when it is up-to-date
kaspersky is the best!!!!!!!!! hohohohoh!!! and the worst is the AVG hahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
don’t buy a kaspersky installer
you just download it from torrent websites its free of price and virus
OF course, there will be a lot of controversy surrounding every antivirus review lineup on the internet. Even big media confuse each other with the definition of the best antivirus or such as their result will be different one and another. For me, I just concentrate on which provides more features, less on system resource, has at least some certifications on independent organizations, less expensive, and I am ready.
use quick heal trial version of total security u can scan ur mobile also the internal memory of mobile phone via blutooth and data cable i cleaned my mobile feeling free from mobile hanging
This Is The Good Job. This Farformance Is Very God
I think that Nod 32 is the best… It detects hidden viruses in computer.. i used to use Avast home, but it wasn’t that great… I believe Nod 32 should be in the top list followed by Kaspersky…
i have a problem of installing kaspersky in my computer because i recently had avast and it is no longer seen. if u want to install the latter it requires you to remove the former while it is not seen even in control panel.please help me.
mr Nicholaus try to restart your system and login in safe mode there you can see ur previous antivirus and be able to remove it from there if not let me know i’l give u another way to unistall it from ur machine…all the best
hi all antivirus watcher….. kaspersky is the best.and i think it is the father of all antivirus……. its main thing is that its prevent lots of threat which comes from net… and whosr r lots dengrous then any static virus
Kaspersky is # 1 on my list, period.
I tried Avira for months, after the key expired i uninstall it and noticed my internet download speed faster. Weird.
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus and internet Security best
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i m using KASPERSKY internet security 2010 and it’s best
plz tell me from where i should download kaspersky and mcafee with fully working keys plz email me i couldnt find it
i am using bit-defender anti-virus, and its working very good and i think it is the among others………………
I think Microsoft Security Essential is best…..Avg and Mcafee should be out of this list. Also Kaspersky is good but very slow in update
the review is great for commercial/not-free products. there’s a review for free antivirus products a .
Bit Defender is worst Anti Virus I ever experienced. Kaspersky is the best and top. AVG desrve for second rank in my opinion. Thank you Simaran Deep for the nice stuff.
Bit Defender is worst Anti Virus I ever experienced. Kaspersky is the best and top. AVG deserves for second rank in my opinion. Thank you Simaran Deep for the nice stuff.
I am little agree with the post…………….Kaspersky is best. But AVG may not in the top 10 list.Also top ranked antivirus like Microsoft Security Essential and EScan Are missing from the list.ESET NOD is better than PANDA and Bitdefender.
quick heal is best of all
u r right i am also using Quick heal
QuickHeal is good but not best..it slow down the pc…..
I don’t agree with you. Quick heal only takes about 1 minute after windows have logged in. You do not do anything in this 1 minute, and it will not slow down your PC. I had only 128 mb of RAM and still it did not slow down my PC!
use Quick heal after that you will forget all the antivirus this purly indian antivirus
and one more intresting thing if you face any problem related to new virus quick heal supurb support take system remotle and gives the solution of neww viruses supurb…… tech support try the demo http://WWW.quickheal.co.in
Totally Agree with you. Quickheal is One of the Best A.V I have Used. Support is also Excellent.
You are right. Quick Heal’s “DNAScan” technology prevents new viruses even if Quick Heal is not up to date. So, it is ahead than the antivirus based on Heuristics.
The Best Antivirus I have seen are ESET Smart Security and Quick Heal Internet Security (Total Security is also Superb). I currently use Avast 5 free edition, and had no problems so far.
I Don’t agree. Mcafee is the best and panda is the worst.
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I am used NOD 32 and i found some problem with it.
Nod32 fails to protect pc from suspicious files like fejerko.exe, svch0st.exe, jeefo.exe and some [16 bit worms]. and most important it doesn’t scan malwares, spy wares, some trojen 16 bit application [worms].
My favorite has to be a combination of Malware Antibytes and HijackThis.
Those combinations can help you find virtually anything that’s been embedded deep in your system. They’ve been very helpful.
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Nod32 from ESET is the best of best anti-viruses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have ever used
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Both of these are nice anti-viruses as they provide protection along with better speed. They do not slow down the PC.
I want to rate kaspersky.
Thanks for ranking these antivirus software in the world. All of them have proven their powers to give protection to our PC especially if we kept on downloading and uploading files in our PCs.
I like the post with such a nice material which is much informative. Thank you for the information you provided
nice list but I am missing Avast Antivirus which is my trusted one.
thanks for the list.
K7 is the best anitvirus
Though I would say thats a nice list but what abount avira anitivirus
Kaspersky is still Rocks I guess!
AVG, Norton, Nod32 are the most prestigious anti virus in the world.
im using avg right now. in my country philippines, avg is the most popular antivirus, follwed by nod32. kaspersky is not popular at all in my country.
My current antivirus (norton) that came with the machine has just expired – the licence I mean!
I didn’t really get on with this antivirus suite so would like to change it to something different, but there are so many antirus programs out there its very confusing.
Do I chose free or paid and what to pay!?!?!
This is just what I have been looking for, there are a few on there I haven’t tried- Thanks.
The best one is kaspersky
I really like Avira, i have never had problems with it, scanning is pretty good compared to other softwares. I have used nod32 and i really dont like this… this software is killing my pc.
The Light Weight and Effective free Antivirus softwares are AVG, Avista and Avira Anti Virus but out of paid Antivirus Mcafee and Kaperkey are popular Antivirus Softwares
I love avira..kaspersky create problem in ma computer everytime
This is a good list of top 10 antivirus software! Anyway, my favorite is Avast, it’s free and I think it is quite good. I have another computer, it’s using AVG… but I think it’s slower than Avast.
I’m also using Avast in both my laptop and PC. Its working great. I also tried AVG but Avast is better than AVG.
kaspersky is the best
i am using eset smart security antivirus it so good antivirus easy to scan its not slow down pc it Top ten reviews review products from a commercial angle, and not from the technological aspects. An Antivirus is only good as its engines ability to detect all viruses, even “in the wild”. eset is one of those that conform to 100% virus detection, so in my opinion, it is the best…antivirus is eset
TREND micro is the best for both internet security and for scanning
i like avera antuvairus best
i used avg in my pc for 3 years but why computer is so slow??
i failed to understand i installed a best anti virus…
anyone plz recommend me how to speed my pc ….
thks for info 🙂
i think quick heal is the best anti virus after that i will recommend avg.
informative post no doubt, but as many people says that you should mention quick heal antivirus as it is very gud.
I agree quickheal is great …
I m Using Avast AV before a 2 year its use low resource of computer and work fine. other antivirus make computer slower. i RecommenD Avast Is the best….
Avast is the best than all
In my opinion “Quickheal” and “Kaspersky” are two reasonably good anti-virus software packages.
yar i m so confused who is the best anti virus???????????
best is windows xp antivirus…. download it
or even download any other antivirus…. its cheap and best
i recommend IE ANTIVIRUS ALSO
is k7 is a good antivirus…i m confused between k7 and guardian anti virus..plz help me wth 2 of them..or else u suggest a good antivirus for me ..tnxx
k7 is not so good it slows the computer so better you go with gaurdian.
Great list there Abhimanyu, I have been using Eset for quite some time and I find it to be the best…
I’m using BitDefender Antivirus from last 3-4 years, it is very good Antivirus I have ever seen.
which is the best anti virus???
I was wondering that Avast 9.0 is not in the list. It is also a reliable anti virus. The good thing is it is light weight, no additional pop ups and uses very few system resources and mainly works in the system back end. I have found it better than AVG, however, it is not free for commercial use.
I am Glad, You Ranked Kaspersky at No. 1. That’s the one i am currently using.
which is the best and branded av?????
which is the best branded ?
sorry to say, your lists above re not really the best antiviruses
May I Know y r u Sayin so? pls………………..
Kaspersky an Norton Antivirus are best na????????
Kii is teling right. The best is Quick Heal Antivirus.
nod32 thats my i hve ever seen but try to emprove guyz reply
Have a look at my review on kaspersky Internet Security 2012 in my blog and then decide which antivirus you want to chose.My advise is to delve into the features of antivirus before you buy it.I will be glad if it helps you.
Thank you.. 🙂
Kaspersky Anti-Virus is the best antivirus, i too have the same..
ia also using kaspersky anti virus since long time
ihow was the microsoft security essential antivirus please tell me .
so what about avast?????
My favourite is Rising Antivirus.
No one protect any office application but my rising support it very well.
Kaspersky 2012 is the Best antivirus
You know about Quck Heal Antivirus????
Lol i think you never used it,for its high price…
No.1 is Quick Heal…
All Antivirus m already used…
Try G-Data Anti-Virus 2013, it is over and above these listed top ten.
Which One Anti-virus very best of the System?
I will strongly recommend Kaspersky 2012…..
The best Antivirus I have ever used till date………
All other Antivirus are no were in comparison….. 🙂
Quite a comprehensive list…this will definitely come handy someday so i bookmarked it.
Which One of the Anti-virus very best of the System?
F secure is one of the best Antivirus, why did you add at the end .It is better than any other antivirus.It is faster and powerful.
i m the proprietor of Gunwanta’s Computer i m also using the two best antivirus software for client 1) Trend Micro, 2) Kaspersky both Are best.
Avast is the best antivirus….
Guyz , may I knw How abt Microsoft Security Essential ??
From the above list my favorite is Kaspersky & NOD32…
Actually this is not a good list.
Next: Microsoft security essentials(which is better than above because it doesnt slow down the pc)
Rest all (norton,MC Afee, Kaspersky are bullshit)
Absolutely correct, AVAST is far better than many i the above list.
And AVG and Avast should be there on top of the list.
thanks alot……….. it helped me in my computer homework…:)
This are best antivirus in the forever…
1.Quick Heal Antivirus
2. Kaspersky Antivirus
If you need Free Antivirus try this…..
Ya I agree this one .. Thanks Gopi Krishnan
your correct quick heal is the best
Avast (best free antivirus) should be added to the list. Quick Heal is best paid antivirus.
i have been using AVAST from long ago…. its good…
i am using kaspersky.it is some what difficult to update.