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#1 Chatice


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Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:15 AM

Last year I bought Trend Micro's PC-Cillin antivirus program, and the service is expiring in a few days, so I'm being asked to renew my subscription.

My question is -- should I renew my subscription, or will the free AVG program I have now downloaded (thanks to BC) give my computer the protection I need?

Any suggestions as to possible other free options?

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:24 AM

AVG will work fine.
That's what I use.

You can find other free antivirus programs here:
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 04:22 PM

I have used AVG's free version for several years, and have never been infected.
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 10:51 PM

I to would like to say AVG is an excellent choice. PCcillian is by all accounts a good program, but it does cost. If you go with AVG, download it to a folder. Then completely uninstall PCcillian. I would research their site in case the have a special program to complete the uninstall process. Once uninstalled right away install and update AVG. This method will leave you without protection only a few minutes.
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#5 Chatice

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:55 PM

Thanks to everyone for the helpful advice.

I have uninstalled PC-Cillin, and placed my trust in AVG.

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 03:49 AM

Here's an excellent article by TonyKlein. It gives you many tools to help protect your computer with and explains how you may stay clean.
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