Anti-virus software

looking for recommendations

13 messages
13/09/2011 at 16:29

In the past I have used free downlaods for anti virus and fireqall.  Last few years have had Norton and am not happy with it.

What freeware would any comptr xprts recommend?  I used Avast before  - is that still good enough.


Booo    pirate
13/09/2011 at 16:41

Norton is the spawn of the devil himself !

I use AVG and its served me OK thus far.

13/09/2011 at 17:11
My son, who knows a lot more than me (he installs and maintains his work's network as part of his role) recommended I should check out Avast Anti-virus and ZoneAlarm firewall when my current McAfee subscription runs out.
13/09/2011 at 17:53
+1 for Avast.
13/09/2011 at 19:27
+1 for AVG
13/09/2011 at 19:29
Microsoft security essentials, is that really useless then?
13/09/2011 at 19:32
no it is not I have it and have no trouble with it its free to get you can do quick scans and full scans if you want use to have McAfee and that was a pain in the backside
13/09/2011 at 19:40
I use AVG but have heard equally excellent things about Avast
Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
13/09/2011 at 20:02
Hubby (internet security anorak) has just changed me over from AVG to Avast.
15/09/2011 at 14:50


perhaps I am not as tech illiterate as I thought.

17/09/2011 at 16:31
Microsoft Security Essentials does it for me
17/09/2011 at 17:25
Avast home is the best free av imho, best paid is NOD32.
Edited: 17/09/2011 at 17:27
20/09/2011 at 09:41
AVG really slowed down my laptop. I use Avira.

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