Worst Antivirus Programs

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These antivirus companies are so bad, your computer will throw up!

The Top Ten

1 PC Optimizer Pro

Bad customer service, bad software in general, mainly preys upon people who know nothing about computers. Scam software 100%.

great

It makes battlefeild v look good

Gains viruses

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2 SpySheriff

Dumb trojan "anti-" virus. - computerfan0

This is old, and it wasn't even legitimate at all.

SpySheriff is malware that's impossible to remove. Your computer won't like it. - Target

3 Symantec

Trash trash trash

Literal Trash LMAO

Very good at annoying, slowing down PC and deleting non-infected files. Its capability of catching real viruses lies probably in deleting and blocking everything, which is not in an exception list. Got rid of it.

Norton used to be awful, but Symantec has improved a bit.

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4 Antivirus 360

Virus ads everywhere

Bad signatures

Okay and completely free antivirus sweet however it can’t detect some malware.

5 Webroot

Lol another dumbass who probably never even tried it

It isn't great as far as detection rates go, but it's good for older PCs.

6 Virus Shield
7 McAfee

The best DEAD antivirus

its good

It Detects almost everything, and as a guy that likes torrenting games this is annoying

Actually, McAfee is actually pretty good! Not as good as kaspersky though.

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8 SpyHunter 4

Very nice and worth the money, but SpyHunter 5 is better. Malwarebytes blocks it falsely.

Awful

9 Avast Antivirus

If you want premium, don't be surprised if it charges 3x or more than the actual price, that just happens with avast.

List of Crash: -
1. Audio Output Driver (yet to be repaired successfully)
2. uTorrent with its downloaded contents (mkv / mp4 inclusive)
3. Windows Real-time Protection disabled even after total annihilation of Avast itself

Well, it's a good AV with some great tools. But if you want to get some actual protection you need to get avast premium or some paid version. If you want to get it for free it will still work. But a lot of features like webcam protection, avast cleaner and stuff like that won't be available to you. I'd give it a 5/10 just because it's asking to be given money.

Avoid - one of the worst AV packages out there: it lures users that are not that technically minded with price - 0. Unfortunately protection offered by Avast is equal to the amount of money it costs. Had to many cases where oblivious friends installed this malware and afterwards came crying to me asking for help.

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10 Microsoft Security Essentials

You may as well just have no antivirus at all.

Bestestestest security system I ever didn't see. please don't use this it is very bad

Patch - yes please. Crack - yes please. File.exe - yes please.
Our computer needs it!

-Microsoft Security Essentials 2017

The Newcomers

? PC Protect

The Contenders

11 MalwareBytes MalwareBytes Malwarebytes Inc. is an American Internet security company with offices in Santa Clara, California, Clearwater, Florida, Tallinn, Estonia and Cork, Ireland.

Whoever put this on is dumb. Malwarebytes is actually one of the best

The best antivirus ever (for nowadays)

Stop already! I don't understand why this is so overrated! - Target

12 Norton

Had it on my old laptop, it basically ruined it because it never left the screen and overlapped applications.

Should be classified AS a virus

The worst antvirus it's the thing that schools and mums would use

Doesn't even have a 50% detection ratio

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13 Protogent

Da memes they shall make!

I am Proto, Scamming your money is my motto.

Can't even rhyme

Why is this not #1

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14 Stop Sign Antivirus
15 AVG Antivirus

2018 avg is total crap, shame because older avg was good

The new avg is just awful! always trying to sell you something that you don't want. and very awkward to use.
used avg on more than 25 PC's for 10 years but this is the end for us!

Piece of Crap

I WENT TO AVG CUST SERVICE PHONE NUMBER AND ASK WHY DO I HAVE A VIRUS IN MY PC
I HAVE AVG TO PROTECT ME HOW DID I GET A TROJAN -HOW? -THEY KEPT DANCING AROUND THE TRUTH they charged me 150.00 to fix it
WHY WAS IT NOT FREE THEY SHOULD HAVE FIXED IT FOR FREE
WELL NO MORE
had avg for 5 years now in that time I got at least 5 virus a year and had to put in the rebuild disk and wipe out all on my windows 7 pc=i am now a expert on how to rebuild my pc now thanks to avg
I DID 34 YEARS IN THE ARMY -IF I ALOUD THIS KIND OF SUPPORT FROM MY MEN
WE WOULD HAVE LOST THE WAR
CSM LARRY

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16 Kaspersky

Thisis crap malware

That tool, that will randomly use 99% of the available computing power even though you configured it to only run while idle.

Probably a connection to Russian servers, Yes that might just be true.

17 TotalAV

This is con program - total waste of money and time

This is not an antivirus. This is malware.

Deleting it is impossible without using malwarebytes or manualy going in to your files and deleting it, it is rougeware

18 Windows Defender

Very good, and it comes with the pc it detects everything almost

Might as well have no antivirus at all

Wont detect anything

Utterly pointless.

19 CCleaner
20 Bytefence

Trying to uninstall it takes hours, it is quite literally a virus anti-virus

The worst antivirus I have ever seen

This is the worst antivirus program in my opinion it just goes bundled with other software programs and when you completely remove bytefence its still there it is so hard to remove this antivirus and it just downloads itself without your permission it also popups while your using the program it came with and if it's a screen recorder it will be so hard to remove bytefence you need to go to task manager and end task WHO HAS TIME TO DO THAT when your using a screen recorder to record your gameplay

People have been having issues with Minecraft because of ByteFence. - allamassal

21 MacKeeper

Is annoying

Puts adware in computer. definitely avoid

THIS IS MALWARE!

22 BitDefender

THE worst anti virus ever

I use this on my pc and it is really quick to scan my pc, 10/10

This is genuinely the best antivirus out there.

It's the best antivirus

23 Eset

Eset holds the world record for virus detection and has won more VB100 awards than any other antivirus software in the world plus it does not slow down your PC

Worst Antivirus in the market

Best I’ve used yet

24 Smadav

The worst

SMADAV IS THE WORST AV I EVER HAD THAT IT BLOCKS THE VIRUS PROGRAM WHICH IS EXCLUDED. AND THE MESSAGES ARE SO NEGATIVE

25 PC Cleaner
26 Advanced System Care

What fake about it? its not fake, Its not an antivirus, it doesn't say it is, it is what it says Advanced System Care
its not fake its very effective and useful to keep your system clean and fluent. It has very good features, unlike that idiotic TuneUp Uttilities which simply brakes your system

It's fake. Nothing to tell about it. But one thing-"It completes full system scan just in10 seconds."

27 Sophos Anti-Virus

Do you want some free vbuck--- I mea, I mean free Memz virus that it will not remove? I definitely do 21/21 ez software no risk, no pc slowdown, no minecarft n fornight laggi b--b--b-b-bai...

28 Comodo

Total Lie, Comodo Is Great, It Protects me from viruses, No joke, I Have Internet Security 11 Premium (free) And It's Great, World's BEST Antivirus.

29 SUPERAntiSpyware

Does not detect anything
Slows down computer

30 Net Protector

It's Fake and alters Windows Registry unknowingly

31 RegClean Pro

Potentially unwanted software disguised as a PC optimizing program. - WindWakerFan

32 Winzip Malware Protector
33 BullGuard Antivirus

Don't waste your money for this

34 Amiti Antivirus

Works Iike a dream my Christian minecraft server has not been hacked since I switched now all my twiddling friends can continue to make our churches

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There's A Virus, But Says That Your Free Virus.

35 Avira

Piece of crap malware

36 Adaware
37 Quick Heal

Slow down my pc performance

i can't use two application at same time in 1 GB Ram Pc

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