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Old 11-10-2006, 08:55 AM   #1
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Default witch anti-virus?

Should i use avast free anti-virus or Norton corporate version 7.61.945, that i already have?
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:16 AM   #2
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Should i use avast free anti-virus or Norton corporate version 7.61.945, that i already have?
I dont think this is the right place for this thread.

But i would use the AVG - Free edition

http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/2/

Norton is a damn hog, and hopefully you can succesfully uninstall it.

AVG does not use much resources and works well AND IS FREE!!!!
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:28 AM   #3
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AVG for sure.
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:49 AM   #4
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AVG, Norton is a no no
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:54 AM   #5
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here are some test reviews from CNET....their editors choice is Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6....i have always used McAfee with good luck...here's CNET's article.... http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6600_7-6655968-1.html

out of the two you listed, you have to decide...avg is free, but norton is probably a little better. norton is reported to use more system resources, but depending on your computer's configuration it may not be a problem for you.
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:35 AM   #6
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If you get a pay one, McAfee FTW.

AVG for the free win.
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Im a fan of NOD32 but its not free
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Old 11-10-2006, 11:38 AM   #8
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NOD32 I hear is pretty powerfull.. Ive never experienced it though.
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if you want free then use AVG Free Edition. If you want paid, go with NOD32. I've had trouble with mcafee in the past. Every computer I put it on crashes.... I've also had trouble with kaspersky, it's good but I get sick of all the pop up dialoges it gives me. I prefer something that's quiet and out of the way that's why I recommend AVG Free Edition or NOD32.
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if you want free then use AVG Free Edition. If you want paid, go with NOD32. I've had trouble with mcafee in the past. Every computer I put it on crashes.... I've also had trouble with kaspersky, it's good but I get sick of all the pop up dialoges it gives me. I prefer something that's quiet and out of the way that's why I recommend AVG Free Edition or NOD32.
What Types and Versions of mcafee have you had trouble with?
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