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#1 sneaker00

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:24 PM

Hi, I could'nt quite find an answer to my question. I have webroot spysweeper & trendmicro antivirus. This has been working for me for a few years, it was recommended, so I didn't know to not have them together. I keep seeing advice on different free systems for various jobs(firewall,spyware,AV, etc), but that seems a bit complicated (although free does sound good!) Can someone give a recommendation on good paid for services? I would rather spend $30-$60 for a year without installing and/or updating 3-5 different systems. Or is it easier than it seems? Thanks for any help or advice

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:36 PM

Most, if not all, paid and free security applications have automatic self-updating built in and turned on by default. If you're hankering for a paid all-in-one solution, I'd recommend Avast! Internet Security which comes with an antivirus, antimalware and firewall.

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 05:15 PM

Thanks, I'll check it out!

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:20 AM

My personal choice is NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is also a good choice.
If you're looking for a free alternative, I recommend any of the following:I'm not an advocate of suites. All-in-one tools and suites generally use more system resources than separate programs that do the same task. They tend to have varying degrees of strengths and weaknesses for each feature. In contrast, separate tools are designed, built and maintained with a greater focus in a specific area so they are generally of better quality and more effective at what they are designed to do. This means the program's performance for that particular feature is usually superior than their all-in-one counterpart. Further, all-in-one tools generally do not allow the user as much flexibility in tailoring default settings and usage. If you are adamont about using a suite, then I would go with Andrew's recommendation of avast! Internet Security.
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