Posted 01 October 2004 - 01:45 PM
I have the 2002 version of Norton Anti-Virus installed on my computer and I have a yearly subscription. My subscription runs out at the end of the month and I don't know if I should just renew it or if I need to purchase a newer version. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:06 PM
AVG is good, and it's free. Virtually everyone here uses it, unless they're using non-free antiviruses
Other free anti-viruses are AVPE and Avast! home.
With avast, you have to reregister every year, but it's still free!
AVG is best for beginners, Avast! is more advanced. AVPE is ok, its only downside is that you can't quarantine.
More info. on Avast! here.
Edited by anti-spyware freak, 01 October 2004 - 02:07 PM.
Posted 01 October 2004 - 02:11 PM
Posted 01 October 2004 - 03:50 PM
AVG and Avast work of for most viruses and worms, but they tend to miss quite a few infections as well. From my testing, their detection rate is below that of Symantec’s Norton antivirus. Additionally, AVG, Avast and to a lesser extent Norton, tend to ignore most Trojans (like CWS).
I prefer to use McAfee antivirus most. It is very good at detecting viruses and worms. Better than AVG, Avast or Norton. Although McAfee is not intended for Trojans, it is decent at detecting most Trojans and has a better Trojan detection rate than AVG, Avast or Norton. McAfee occasionally has difficulties cleaning or removing some infections. The only other problem I have encountered with McAfee is that it wants to almost constantly connect to the internet which can degrade system performance.
The best detection of both viral and Trojan infections that I have seen is from Kaspersky. Kaspersky detects viruses and worms about the same as McAfee, but has slightly better detection of Trojans than McAfee.
Edited by Trilobite, 01 October 2004 - 03:54 PM.
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Posted 24 December 2004 - 05:12 PM
thanx for your help and time...i dunno if this is the rite place to post this though..so forgive me if i did something wrong...