Posted 17 December 2006 - 09:59 AM
I would, as usual, agree with Usasma's choice. Norton products are generally bloated, resource hogs, and not easy to delete if you want to change anti-virus applications.
The differences between AVG Pro and AVG Free (which I have used for quite a few years) are not fundamental to maintaining your computer's security. Both use the same engines and the same definitions, and both offer real-time protection.
Naturally, a anti-viirus needs to be supplemented by anti-spyware applications; these tend to have slightly different criteria for what they look for, so having several will extend the scope of their search. Again, there are several excellent free applications. I use and recommend the following:
Spybot Seach and Destroy.
Naturally, any of these are only as good as their definitions are current, so keeping them updated is as important as installing them on your hard drive.
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