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#1 Unomi


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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:37 PM

I'm using McAfee, but subscription is about to expire and I'm not satisfied with it. Ask around at different computer stores and services and you get differing opinions on which software is the best. Don't want to use Norton, but will ask what are some other good AV products that I should consider?

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:00 PM

Take a look at our very own quietman7's recommendations here: Choosing a security toolkit with anti-virus, firewall and anti-malware programs is a matter of personal preference

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:05 PM

I can only say I have tried a few ,,,,,AVG free, Norton security ,Comodo products , BitDefender , Microsoft security Essential, CA internet security..... Not a single on of them has prevented me from getting infected with something..... I am using Norton until it expires....Then I may use Kaspersky,,, I have heard good things about them... Of course I am open to suggestions myself....

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:18 PM

Expecting one product to completely protect you is unrealistic. Different security products have different definitions and it's a constantly moving target. That's why a lot of us use real time protection supplemented by on demand scanners. Also, you shouldn't assume that a paid product is automatically better than a free product because it's not true.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:14 PM

If you decide to PURCHASE a product, do this first.

Go to the product website. See if there is a free trial of the product. Install the free trial. This will allow you to evaluate it first. Is it user friendly? Does it play nice with your system?

A possible bonus: if you had to enter an email address in order to get the trial download, you may get an email offering a discount on product purchase.

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