What is your preferred free Anti-Virus?

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What is your preferred free Anti-Virus?

avast!
1
14%
AVG
3
43%
Avira AntiVir
0
No votes
BitDefender
0
No votes
Microsoft Security Essentials
1
14%
Panda Cloud Antivirus
0
No votes
Other free anti-virus
0
No votes
Other paid anti-virus
2
29%
 
Total votes : 7

What is your preferred free Anti-Virus?

Postby BigDevil » Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:20 pm

What is your personal experience with free anti-virus? Which one do you use? Are they good enough? Or do you think free is not good enough and need to get a paid version?

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Postby Guest » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:22 pm

Personal experience, free one is as good as useless.

Tried Norton, Trend Mirco and Bitdefender, but didn't like them, some too strict, some user-unfriendly.

Recently installed PAID AVG and am very pleased with it. 2 years, 3 PCs, from Challenger.
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Postby autumnbronze » Fri Aug 13, 2010 6:24 pm

DH uses Norton for the home PC ....

Personal experience, hmmmm, okie, chk with him and let you know later .... :D

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Postby tankee » Fri Aug 13, 2010 7:45 pm

I don't like anti-virus as they slow down the PC but have no choice :stupid: :x :roll:

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Postby BlurBee » Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:44 pm

My DH use McAfee.

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Postby BigDevil » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:03 am

tankee wrote:I don't like anti-virus as they slow down the PC but have no choice :stupid: :x :roll:

Then what do you use?

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Postby BigDevil » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:05 am

25hourmaid wrote:Personal experience, free one is as good as useless.

Got infected despite having the free AV installed? Which one were you using?

Paid AVG should be the same as free AVG but with added features right?

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Postby Guest » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:03 am

BigDevil wrote:
Got infected despite having the free AV installed? Which one were you using?


Yes, can't remember when or what, but yes, whole system crashed, computer needed hospitalisation and caused me a big hole in the pocket.

BigDevil wrote:Paid AVG should be the same as free AVG but with added features right?


Definitely yes. You want me to go give you the added features from the box?
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Postby schweppes » Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:43 am

We use paid anti-virus software from Norman. Can't remember exactly how much I paid but it was less than $100 for 3 users. So far quite happy with them.

This is the one we got:
http://store.norman.com/store/norman/en ... .106243200

:lol:

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Postby itsjustme » Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:39 pm

I have tried alot of them, and believe me, norton is the best.

The protection seems alright, (anyway, most of us don't know a thing) but the speed is top notch and easy to control.

just an anti virus is not enough, so best is to get a suite with Firewall etc. There are free options, but they just slows my PC

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