Posted 03 February 2009 - 12:45 PM
So, I have become disenchanted with Norton Internet Security. I have been examining products from other companies, including AVG, avast!, Kapersky, ZoneAlarm and Trend Micro. AVG and avast! are in the 'lead' position for now.
My current plan is to replace Norton with another 'security suite' product, perhaps adding a separate firewall product (if so, disabling the firewall in the 'suite' product), and to keep at least two of my existing anti-malware products for 'on-demand' use (SpyBot and MalwareBytes are my favourites, but I may keep Ad-Aware, too....*shrug*....all depends on how this turns out).
I would like to have products that are mainstream-user friendly, and designed neither for technical professionals nor for complete idiots
I have always kept Sypbot's Tea-timer enabled, and used it's immunization feature. I'd like to continue that, but again, I suppose it all dependss on what I end up with for a new main program.
I gladly invite you to share your experiences and/or observations, the good, the bad, and the indifferent, with any of the above company's products, and especially with AVG, avast! and ZoneAlarm.
Thanks for your time!
HP Compaq Presario, AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 2.20 GHz, Hard Drive=200g, RAM=3g, NVidia GEForce 8600 GTS, Linksys Etherfast Cable Router, Windows XP Pro (Media Center Edition) SPK 3, Internet Explorer 6, Firefox 3, Safari, Outlook, Outlook Express, Norton Internet Security 2009 (but not for much longer), SbyBot S&D, MalwareBytes, Ad-Aware AE.