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#1 henrysmom

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 07:33 AM

is mcafee or norton a better antivirus choice? how much better are the ones you purchase compared to some of the free antivirus programs available?

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 08:33 AM

If you wanna fork out some $, I'd get Kaspersky or Nod32. For a freebie, I would go with Avast.

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 08:42 AM

I have been using AVG Free Edition Antivirus(I personally use) for a couple of years know and could not be happier. I have heard Avast Home Edition is very good also, but have no personal experince with it. Both are as free as air.
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Posted 05 October 2005 - 08:45 AM

Here is a reliable comparison of detection rates.

Otherwise I've had lots of trouble with Norton and recommend staying away from it. Personally I'm using Kaspersky.
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Posted 05 October 2005 - 08:54 AM

It was two years in April I tanked MacAfee for AVG. It was a resource pig, and I know several that use Norton and have similar results. AVG catches virus/trojans regularly on our computers. I know I'm cheap but I really feel the freeware in this case does the job without the headache. Just my option and personal experince.
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Posted 05 October 2005 - 09:44 AM

In many cases, you end up paying for the brand name and some bells and whistles when you buy Norton or McAfee; I tend to take comparisons with a grain of salt, since these differ in results and you do not know whether what the applications miss is important/widespread or not.
Whether you follow best practices in computing security will determine what you purchase or what you download for free. AVGFree is a very reliable anti-virus that updates frequently and will scan anything you download; it will also allow you to scan all or a part of your hard drive as well as providing a second layer of Email protection.
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Posted 05 October 2005 - 11:01 AM

Avast and AVG seem to offer the best FREE antivirus protection I've seen. (I'd recomend Avast over AVG.) However if you are willing to pay, I'd defintely recomend Kaspersky. (links are provided in my signature if you want to check them out.)

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Posted 05 October 2005 - 01:34 PM

thanks everyone. that helped alot!




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