What Anti-Virus program would you recommend? v.onmywaytostore

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  1. Jeff Merr

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    I need an Anti-Virus program for my new computer, i dont have anything other than the Windows firewall on it. What would you recommend? I was thinking of just going with Nortan Anti-Virus...is that still the best thing out? im only tryin to spend around 50$
     
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    avg > norton consumer product
     
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    I can't recommend Norton enough even though others seem to dislike it...
     
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    Wouldnt i have more support and faster updates etc. with a large company like Norton? The fact that its 50$ compared to free doesnt matter, i want the best program that is going to protect my computer and have a lot of support and options.
     
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    if you mean symantec corporate edition i would agree - but that's EXPENSIVE

    the consumer line causes problems for a lot of people, but i don't know if they know what they are doing. i haven't run the home edition in years, but i hear lots of bad things
     
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    Exactly my point. To me getting a good Antivirus program is worth paying for. I'm not bashing the free ones, but you get what you pay for.
     
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    I have Corporate setup on a server at work and use corporate unmanaged at home. I don't think you can buy the corporate edition from a place like Staples though. The last home version I used was 2003 and still had no complaints.
     
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    :werd: Consumer is a bloated resource hog. I would go with AVG free, which is actually updated frequently and has caught many things that Norton and McAfee have missed. If you want to pay for software i would go with Trendmicro PC-cillin. The firewall is annoying but the virus detection is top notch
     
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    ok, guess i will try out the free one first, thanks
     
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    AVG, definitely.
     
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    If you want faster updates, Norton is not the way to go. I've never used AVG, so I can't say how fast they work. I use TrendMicro. They keep on top of the updates. I've gotten as many as 4 in one day as new versions of a virus would surface. It also beat my co-worker's Symantec AV (Corporate norton) by almost 24 hours for a recent email worm.
     
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    I've got corporate unmanaged at home, and no matter what anyone says, it's given me no issues at all, I never have to touch it, it uses very little system resources, and certainly has changed my opinion on symantec products, at the corporate level. I would never use any consumer product from norton, but if I had to, I would buy corporate A/V in a heartbeat.
     
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    AVG has a professional version for $40 if it makes you feel any better.
     
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    Whats the difference between the free version and 40$ professional, anything that a basic home computer user would need?
     
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    I think Pro is supposed to give you updates from a different server. I've found that the server for the free one gets bogged down frequently. Other than that, I'm not sure what the differences are. I'm sure their web site explains it all.
     
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    If you feel better with a name brand then by all means go for it, but i highly recommend running 2 anti-viruses, the second being AVG (free). In some instances one will catch something the other doesn't.
     
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    I use CA Etrust because I get it free from work and it's light weight.

    Whatever you do stay away from the Norton suite.
     
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    AVG for sure.

    Norton is the WORST crap EVER. Even there corp version is unimpressive to me.
     
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    Avast >> Avg
     
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    in my experience AVG was not able to clean up a couple of viruses. I then installed Avast and it not only cleaned them up but it found a couple more that AVG did not see. I always updated AVG and had it scan every morning.
     

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