Solved Best Anti-Virus program for my Dell I620

May 14, 2013 at 16:30:20
Specs: Windows 7
Trying to decide whether or not to renew my Norton AV subscription, or go with AVG's free AV program.

Can anyone tell me if AVG is a wise choice?

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May 14, 2013 at 16:44:04
I use MSE with the Windows firewall.

Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE )
System requirements
Check list for installing Microsoft Security Essentials
Can Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE ) protect me from online banking and shopping.
If you choose to use Security Essentials, please follow the steps in this thread first, especially the part about removing all existing realtime antimalware:

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May 15, 2013 at 02:36:26
Well I wouldn't bother renewing your Norton subscription as in my view it's a rip-off. Renewal costs twice as much as buying the product for the first time, and that just doesn't make any sense in my view.

And that's a shame because it's a good product, especially now that Symantec have at last made it run without it using vast amounts of system resources. But no way was I going to pay the best part of £50 for renewal of Norton Internet Security when I paid only £25 last year for my first 12-months subscription, so I took it off my system and hunted round for a better value all-in-one product.

I'm now using Comodo Internet Security Pro. Only £13 and I can still use it on all three computers in my house for that price. I've been using it for a month now and it is working fine.

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May 15, 2013 at 04:52:07
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I use AVG anti virus (Paid version) and ZoneAlarm firewall (Paid version) and have been for many years, i have tried other products such as Kapersky and Comodo, and although they are excellent, i feel that AVG's/ZoneAlarms interface is much better and easier to use. I also very rarely have any infections on my machine, but if i do plug in a USB drive which is infected (friends/family) AVG is quick to quarentine the infection before it screws my machine. I'd recommend AVG and ZoneAlarm as a combination.

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May 15, 2013 at 05:48:56
avg is best antivirus

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May 17, 2013 at 04:08:46
I prefer both (AV and Firewall) integrated in to a single package from the same company as it means you can access configurations and settings for both in a single user -interface.

Also, requires only one icon in the system tray instead of two.

Lastly, a single "all-in-one" security package typically uses less RAM overall than two separate ones.

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