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#1 pcpunk

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

I am using avast Free/Pro/Suite right now, what do people think of the "Internet Security" for 29.99? [/size]

Edit: Moved topic from Windows XP to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:34 PM

 

"Internet Security" for 29.99?

 

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 05:47 AM


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.
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:25 AM

Wow guys thanks you, this forum always comes through, I will have to ponder this as I want to be protected but not spend much on old xp system.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:28 PM

Not a problem. In addition to my Windows 7 machine, I still have an old XP system with avast Free, Malwarebytes Premium and WinPatrol. That combo has worked well for years.
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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:40 PM

quietman7, If you have time, tell me what kind of online use your xp machine is getting or do you plan on not using it online at all?

 

I like what you said about the Suites, I'm on board.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 03:56 PM

Since the end of XP support, my online use is limited to visiting/reading trusted sites I have used for years. I primary use it off line for photo-editing since I use a lot of older software that does not work as well with newer operating systems.

I use my Windows 7 machine for everything else.
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Posted 21 June 2014 - 11:44 AM

Thanks!


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 02:39 PM

You're welcome.
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