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12-15-2005, 03:06 PM
I getting ready to update my virus protection and was wondering what we all you.Please list pros and cons of each.Thanks.

12-15-2005, 04:38 PM
I recently upgraded my Nortons to the $50 package and had nothing but problems. I should of just kept it basic. I can't even seem to get Nortons off the computer now. When I try opening an existing .xls file or .doc file, it does a virus scan and take about 5 minutes to come up. I am running "eTrust ezAnti Virus" now. It's a free version I found through the MS website. Where I starting to have problems with Nortons is when I went from using Windows ME to Windows XP....well I will say when I started having more problems.

12-15-2005, 08:54 PM
Norton is the worst .

Here's what I use

Randy J
12-15-2005, 09:04 PM
Stay away from Macafee too. It came on my Dell computer. When it expired I just resubscribed - and had nothing but problems from then on. I searched their website and found many others with the same problem. I finally gave up and bought Staples/Panda. So far it works great.

12-15-2005, 09:10 PM
I use the free version of AVG and it seems to do ok. I dont do the email forwards that alot of viruses seem to be attached. I mainly surf a few lawn care forums and equipment sites

12-15-2005, 09:21 PM
I use SystemSuite. This is actually 6 separate type software packages bundled as one. Easy to use.


Allen's LS
12-15-2005, 09:37 PM
I use Avast (Free Version) and Ad-Aware (Free version) No problems :drinkup:

12-15-2005, 09:44 PM
NOD32. Even better than AVG....

Jason Rose
12-15-2005, 11:14 PM
I'm suprised to hear the "norton is the worst" comments. My 2 friends that are computer techs both say that norton, which is really Symantec, is the best anti-virus software around. I just the other day updated my Norton Internet Security as my "free trial version" was expiring. I also had the Symantec "corperate" version on my old computer. Worked well there too. Both versions have Firewalls built in.

I also run Zone Alarm Pro. I have heard how it's difficult to run but I like the fact that it alerts me when other programs are trying to access the internet. I was able to actually stop a couple spyware programs on my old computer that way that were not being dectected by any of the other spyware/adware programs.

The only "free" program I have is AdAware. It always finds things on my computer that have found their way in.

I have been advised to never trust a free anti-virus program. You get what you pay for....

12-15-2005, 11:53 PM
Main problem with Norton is the the fact it is a memory hog. Ties up too much in system resources. There are better out there that will not slow your system down.

12-16-2005, 12:45 AM
Much of the email I get from big corps are AVG
My friend swears by Microtrend

12-16-2005, 02:43 AM

AVG here too! Free! No worries!

12-16-2005, 11:33 AM
I'm running Norton on this sys. I downloaded a 30 day trial from THE SHIELD 2005. It got alot better reviews than some of the top sellers. I know reviews are people's opinions. It was free for 30 days and only 29.95 plus you get 2 yrs of pc magazine free.http://www.alcatrazsecurity.net/anti...eview-p6.shtml