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#1 noonytunes

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 01:51 AM

Hi! A 3 month free trial of McAfee anivirus came with my computer. It took some time before I even found it. Then I subscribed to it for a year. It expires November 27th. I guess it has been effective, because I haven't had a problem with viruses.
I just received an e-mail from Panda about a free download for Titanium or Platinum.
I guess I'm concerned about the monitoring...I know you can always scan. I'd like to know what you experienced ones would recommend.
Thanks. :thumbsup:
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Posted 10 November 2004 - 02:03 AM

one vote for Grisoft AVG from me. Free. Updated regularly. Czechoslavokian. Upgrade available for modest price. Several good options built in. Decent GUI. I haven't had but 1 virus in 22 months with it, and the one I got was precisely when it wasn't on.. in between a reload & while I was searchin' HJT stuff ((believe me, there are risks visiting websites whether you download or not)) The newest version is number seven, they've been in business longer than many others & apparently they've learned a lot. I'll go one more... I used to use Norton, but AVG is twice the coverage at half the cost in memory & system resource drain. Another thing is this: I judge a program partly on how well it uninstalls. Thumbs up for Anti-Virus Group, thumbs down for Symantec. Undecided on McAfee. AVG Much simpler. More effective. Period.


Remember I use winXPpro, a 512MB RAM on a 1.7Mhz processor/MB... and Firefox is my basic browser now, so I don't know if my endorsement would apply so well for other OS versions or other system resource levels or other browsers. Never had a problem in IE with it either, though. :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 10 November 2004 - 02:14 AM.

patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 08:31 AM

Make that another vote for AVG.It is completely capable of protecting your computer.A lot better then Norton (this is from professional experience)
And best of all its FREE :thumbsup:

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#4 noonytunes

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Posted 10 November 2004 - 04:13 PM

Thanks for responding!
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