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Old 05-13-02, 01:13 PM
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Virus Software?

I'm getting a new home computer with Windows XP. I need recommendations for Virus Software. I don't mind spending around $50-$60. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 05-13-02, 02:20 PM
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I'm a big fan of Norton's Anti-Virus, and you can find the standalone version for around $40 (as opposed to being bundled with Norton's System Works, an all-in-one maintenance and troubleshooting suite).
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We use Norton at work
and from an IT standpoint
I prefer avp at home

www.avp.ch
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I use AVP on all my systems at home also.

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Old 05-13-02, 06:55 PM
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Get Norton Anti-virus.... stay away from that POS McAfee.
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Old 05-13-02, 08:01 PM
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I have no idea why more people don't use AVG Anti-virus.

It works very well.

The program is absolutely free.

The updates for the life of the product are absolutely free.

It doesn't hog your system like Norton (we had to pull Norton off at work because of all the problems it causes).

It's just as powerful as MacAfee, Norton and others.

I have been using for years and I highly recommend it.

http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm
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Old 05-21-02, 01:18 AM
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Originally posted by palebluedot
I have no idea why more people don't use AVG Anti-virus.

It works very well.

The program is absolutely free.

The updates for the life of the product are absolutely free.

It doesn't hog your system like Norton (we had to pull Norton off at work because of all the problems it causes).

It's just as powerful as MacAfee, Norton and others.

I have been using for years and I highly recommend it.

http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm
That's exactly what I use. It is totally awesome. I use it in conjuction with Swat-it (search www.download.com for it) along with the free online virus scan at aaaargh the name escapes me right now.
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Old 05-21-02, 02:01 AM
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Originally posted by palebluedot
I have no idea why more people don't use AVG Anti-virus.

It works very well.

The program is absolutely free.

The updates for the life of the product are absolutely free.

It doesn't hog your system like Norton (we had to pull Norton off at work because of all the problems it causes).

It's just as powerful as MacAfee, Norton and others.

I have been using for years and I highly recommend it.

http://www.grisoft.com/html/us_index.htm
One more vote for AVG

I have used it for a few years and with Windows 98,ME and XP and never had a problem!

I tried McAfee once, but after the eval ended I uninstalled it and it left crap all over my PC. I finally had to format and reinstall to stop getting error pop ups

Had alot of problems with Norton products taking over my system also.

At least check out AVG before you buy one of the others
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Old 05-22-02, 08:26 PM
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Originally posted by palebluedot
I have no idea why more people don't use AVG Anti-virus.
Thanks for the recommendation. I downloaded it tonight and just installed it. It found a couple of viruses on my computer.

And to think that I was going to buy a copy of Norton this summer. Thanks!
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Old 12-03-02, 03:54 PM
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Thanks. Downloaded AVG as well. Excellent product.
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Hmm. I'm surprised to see such a one-sided response.

Norton Antivirus is a great product. It works pretty seamlessly and implements invisible (or nearly invisible) plugins for IE and every Office product, including Outlook. It updates automatically and silently. Perhaps the only complaint I have is that it increases my startup time by 10 seconds or so, but that's about it.

Furthermore, I just got Norton SystemWorks 2003 for free during the Black Friday Best Buy sale. Updates for a year, too.

Other than the price, can anyone tell me why AVP is better than Norton?

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Old 12-03-02, 08:31 PM
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The main reason that I've started to dislike Norton was how much resources it used up every time I had it scan my computer. I have an AMD 2100XP w/ 512 MB RAM at work and still I couldn't do anything while it was running. I've since altered it to run at night so it doesn't interfere with anything. Other than that, it seemed to work great, but I prefer not to leave my system on all the time at home.
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