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Trend Micro Internet Security Pro or Avast


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#1 Jarod1

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:55 PM

I have a friend asking me to help make her laptop secure.. I'm not a computer genius I just know a tiny bit but somehow I'm a computer guy now.  It runs Windows Vista and currently has Trendo Micro Internet Security Pro running on it and although it says it provides some type of anti-virus the computer gives a alert that says it isn't protected in the notification tray. When I click it and the Windows Security Center comes up, it says under Malware protection that no program is found for Virus protection. 

 

My question is Avast, without paying for anything, better protection than Trend Micro Internet Security Pro?

 

If I had to install Avast with Trend Micro still on the computer would it cause a interference and freeze it up?
 


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:29 PM

There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-virus. Every vendor's virus lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware.

IMO avast Internet Security is just as good as Trend Micro Internet Security Pro.

See the IMPORTANT NOTE about not using more than one anti-virus program in this topic: Choosing an Anti-Virus Program
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:32 PM

I suggest for your friend to try Kaspersky Internet Security.It is better than either of them.I have a key and will grant the licenz to you as giveaway.

quietman7 is right!


Edited by Alex&Vanko, 26 February 2014 - 02:35 PM.


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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:53 PM

I suggest for your friend to try Kaspersky Internet Security....I have a key and will grant the licenz to you as giveaway.

Does that mean you are an authorized representative for Kaspersky with authority to grant licenses, keys, promotions?
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 03:09 PM

No! I have no deal and I am not representative of any antivirus company.I just like Kaspersky and in my opinion is a good one,looking at AV Comparatives Tests.I can delete my post if it against rules is.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 03:54 PM

Then what kind of key do you have and how can you grant a license to someone as a giveaway?
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

As a gift.Maybe donate is right word.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:28 PM

That would be very generous of you.
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