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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#1
May 14, 2013 at 16:44:04
I use MSE with the Windows firewall.

Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE )
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivi...
http://www.softpedia.com/progScreen...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/9be...
http://www.techsupportalert.com/bes...
http://www.microsoft.com/security_e...
http://www.microsoft.com/security_e...
System requirements
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/secu...
Check list for installing Microsoft Security Essentials
http://experts.windows.com/w/expert...
Can Microsoft Security Essentials ( MSE ) protect me from online banking and shopping.
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...
If you choose to use Security Essentials, please follow the steps in this thread first, especially the part about removing all existing realtime antimalware:
http://kb.eset.com/esetkb/index?pag...


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#2
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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#3
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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#4
May 15, 2013 at 05:48:56
avg is best antivirus

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#5
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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