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Advantages of paid anti-virus ?

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#1 RichardCB


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

I am going to change from Norton to another anti -virus software.

Have gotten responses from forum members recommending AVG, avast.

Looked at avast and they offer a paid software package in addition to their free one.

The paid one has options similar to the norton internet security I already have.


Does anyone have an opinion on this? I am willing to pay for the software, I just don't want to get infected like I did with the Norton version. I'm thinking the paid version will help keep me out of trouble.


Any thoughts?

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#2 paulos123


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

kaspersky internet security 2013 and peace of mind......

its the best i had it paid and i didnt have any problems.

if you want to go free choose comodo firewall and avg

or comodo internet security its also free and it has many great feautures that others free dont.

check this out http://www.comodo.com/home/internet-security/free-internet-security.php?track=1716&key5sk1=a849845bdec660cfc150fcf0baaa791776d01811&key5sk2=&key5sk3=1361919106000&key5sk24=1716&key5sk25=1361675124000&key5sk26=1716&key5sk27=1361919147000&key6sk1=comodo+internet+security+abilities&key6sk2=CH250136497&key6sk3=7&key6sk4=el-gr&key6sk5=GR&key6sk6=0&key6sk7=Google&key6sk8=116602&key6sk9=1366768&key6sk10=true&key6sk11=28e9a5855245579345470f2e21f11013c3f3257b&key6sk12=2034&key7sk1=212314&key1sk1=ors&key1sk2=Google&key1sk3=comodo+internet+security+abilities

its your desicion but if you are going to pay you cant go wrong with kaspersky

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

I have kaspersky and just wanted to say that if you have a virus or whatever already on your computer, even the paid kaspersky is not very good at removal of it/them. I have had a few lurking in the background that were found using a different scanner.  If you install something and kaspersky doesn't see it the first time it never will.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 12:08 AM

Hi -

Just to add a few items - It is always best to start with Choosing an Anti-Virus Program - By quietman7

Also note: There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus -


There are so many variables - Your type of computer / Operating System / use of computer / what you expect / what you will actually get / a full Suite or just Antivirus / can a firewall from X be mixed with other installed security programs / do you include an active Antimalware program / do you include SpywareBlaster / do you include any other software at all / can it be simply uninstalled if you have problems -


The question is simple, but the answer is not so simple, as you can see from the above list of options -

Sorry to complicate things, but any offered ideas must be taken with the above in mind -


Thank You -

EDIT to add -

I do know of many people that use the current version of Norton and are more than happy with it.

Edited by noknojon, 27 February 2013 - 12:11 AM.

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