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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:08 AM

If anybody has used the store bought version of AVG Internet
Security for home I would like your opinion. It has a anti-virus,anti-spyware,anti-spam, and a firewall. I'm using Nortons now and I'm looking for something else. Need to know soon,it's time for me to renew.



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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:12 AM

I haven't used this specific program suite, but my own experience and other people's experience with all-in-one security suites show that such suites are heavy on computer resources and that certain elements are not maintained as strongly as other elements in the suite. These days, I use different applications for the different security components. You can see what I use in my signature. If I were to purchase an AntiSpyware program, I would go with SuperAntiSpyware and eliminate Spyware Terminator from my system.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:44 PM

I am using Norton 2007 and have had no issues with it. The new version isn't a resource hog, which is good. I personally have not tried AVG Internet Security, but would advise you to stick with Norton. The free programs offer less support and don't give you the best coverage. There are brands besides Norton (e.g. Panda, Zone Labs, McAfee, etc) but those are resource hogs (based on my experience).

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:56 PM

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I have stepped away from NIS 2005 and went over to AVG Anti Virus as well as AVG Anti Spyware and Zone Alarm all the the free issues. They work very well for me. Updating is automaticly, it hardly takes any resources and they have kept my PC clean. In combination with Spybot S & D and Adaware Ccleaner and Spywareblaster life is secure on the internet Posted Image

Obviously there are as much anti-malware programs as there are opinions. Jesse Basset has had some good experiance with Norton why wuld he change? My recommendation is to try the AVG free for about a month and than if you still require it upgrade to paid versions.

If you tell us which version we will let you have the removal tools for Norton since it is complicated to remove Norton completely

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:01 PM

There is debate as to the effectiveness of some of the top anti-virus suites. Read "Why antivirus apps from Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro do not work"

...The most popular brands of antivirus on the market...have an 80 percent miss rate So if you are running these pieces of software, eight out of 10 pieces of malicious code are going to get in...the actual reason why the top selling antivirus applications don't work is because malware authors are specifically testing their Trojans and viruses to make sure they can bypass these applications before releasing them in the wild...


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Posted 01 January 2007 - 01:39 PM

There is debate as to the effectiveness of some of the top anti-virus suites. Read "Why antivirus apps from Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro do not work"

...The most popular brands of antivirus on the market...have an 80 percent miss rate So if you are running these pieces of software, eight out of 10 pieces of malicious code are going to get in...the actual reason why the top selling antivirus applications don't work is because malware authors are specifically testing their Trojans and viruses to make sure they can bypass these applications before releasing them in the wild...


I agree with one of the comments on that site:

"Where is the proof? The stats, the charts, etc? Until I see them, I say this is only a classic case of "the sky is falling" paranioa BS....."
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