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Re: Recommended AV program?

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Chris Game

#1
On Thu, 13 Mar 2008 18:46:51 -0600, Bruce Chambers wrote:

>> As a new (4 hours!) Vista user, what AV programs, free, do people
>> use? (I used Avast! in XP and was quite happy with it....)
>>
>> Thanks
>
> Then you would probably like to continue using Avast. It's certainly
> been working well for a great many other Vista users.
Well of course the issue is how does it perform as an anti-virus
program, not how user friendly the interface is.

Try Avira if you don't like Avast.

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Mr Smiley

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#2
Hi Bruce

I appreciate you prefer a free program, however, when it comes to protection of your system don't you think investing a small sum is a small price to pay when it comes to AntiVirus software?

I know there's some very good free programs out there, but for what it's worth I'd recommend you seriously consider spending a few bucks on an effective AntiVirus program such as ESET's Nod32 AntiVirus or there Smart Security program which includes a Firewall.

What do you think? Any thoughts on my suggestion?

With Kindest Regards

Neil
 

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RalfG

#3
One person's small sum is another's wallet picking rip-off. :-) Many if not
all of the free AVs have commercial versions and the typical differences are
in extra features or functionality in the commercial versions. It's up to
the user to decide whether the extras are worth paying for.

Some comparative testing:

http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse_2008_02.php

http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse_2007_11.php




"Mr Smiley" <Mr.Smiley.36bf70@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>
> Hi Bruce
>
> I appreciate you prefer a free program, however, when it comes to
> protection of your system don't you think investing a small sum is a
> small price to pay when it comes to AntiVirus software?
>
> I know there's some very good free programs out there, but for what
> it's worth I'd recommend you seriously consider spending a few bucks on
> an effective AntiVirus program such as ESET's Nod32 AntiVirus or there
> Smart Security program which includes a Firewall.
>
> What do you think? Any thoughts on my suggestion?
>
> With Kindest Regards
>
> Neil
>
>
> --
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