Spyware, Viruses, & Security forum


AV suite with similar features?

by hasnath16 / June 13, 2013 4:14 AM PDT

I have McAfee AV right now, and usually when I go to a site that is
suspicious or has viruses, it stops it automatically, and confirms with
me, which allows me the opportunity to not go on the site, if I pressed
the link by accident. What other AVs have features like that? Also, when
I do google search, or anywhere where links appear, McAfee shows me
whether its a safe link. I definitely need those two features in
addition to real time protection, and just overall better than McAfee,
because I'm having some issues with McAfee right now, and need a new AV. I would prefer it to be under 60 dollars, and to have like the whole package as McAfee does, with firewall, spyware, etc. (idk much about this). Thank you.

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: AV suite with similar features?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: AV suite with similar features?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Clarification Request
So why not report these back to them?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 13, 2013 4:37 AM PDT

And here's what I use. Avast free but for the browser I use Chrome or Firefox along with Adblock+ and WOT (Web Of Trust.)

I guess I could add NoScript but I'm not that paranoid yet.

All Answers

Collapse -
There're a bunch of these
by wpgwpg / June 13, 2013 4:36 AM PDT

Norton, AVG, AVAST, Nod32, Kapersky, Trend Micro, and Panda are among the top ones. I don't think there's a one best. All are good, none are perfect.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions


CNET bought a house!

Take a look inside the house where we will be testing connected locks, thermostats and other smart home products so we can tell a complete story.