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    Which Antivirus do you use?

    Our Norton Antivirus subscription is due for renewal and I was wondering what everyone else uses and any pros/ cons to those apps.

    I say Kym's thread about safer computing and that Avast is another application, but are there any others people can recommend? We run Windows and use Firefox.

    Looking forward to any feedback to help make a decision.

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    From most people I talk to Norton is total rubbish, more trouble than it's worth and you have to pay to use it

    I too use the free avast anti virus and have done so for 2 years now and never a glitch, easy to use and seems to be effective and on the ball......one more vote for the saying " the best things in life are free"

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    At the moment I am using AVG.. happy with it for the most part, but I was running Bullguard and found that to be awesome. I have never really liked Nortons for the way it slows the computer right down and doesn't always seem to catch the nasties.

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    I use Avast! and I like it. Not too intrusive, and seems to score pretty well (for a free anti-virus.)

    Had AVG before that, but it started to nag me a bit, and produce various anomalies, so I got rid of it.

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    I use AVG Free edition. Used to use Norton's, but when it started slowing my system down, it got dumped.
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    Im not going to comment on others that I havnt used before but I use Trend Micro and have never had a problem.
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    Another vote for Avast! here as well. A techy at work said you don't install Norton on a PC, you infest it with it.

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    Panda Antivirus for me, came out best of all antivirus programs a few years back, not sure where it stands these days but seems to be doing the job.
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    i use free AVG
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    AVG for me, had Norton for many years, couldn't believe the new life and speed my machine got when I flicked it
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    I used to be another user that dumped Norton years ago because it was way too heavy and slowed everything down, then i went to a couple of free ones, wasn't so happy, just this year after reading a review about how much Norton have improved their current 2009 edition decided to give it a run, and i love it.

    I have it on 3 computers and you don't even know its running, light fast and effective, years ago i swore and declared i would never use it again, but i didnt count on them improving it as they have, i wouldn't use anything else now.
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    Eset NOD32, been using it for a few years now. No complaints about it at all.
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    AVG 8 Free - bit memory hungry but seems good Avast is good with older systems or ones less memory (used on the older comp with win 2000)
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    +1 for AVG

    Norton got dumped years ago & i really need to be convinced to even look at it again.
    Have tried Panda, Trend Micro but that was back in 98 & XP days
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    AVG got a bit big and ugly in V8 so I now use Avast! (free) at home.
    AVG is ok, but Avast! (IMHO) is much better (current versions).
    Norton sux! (the software ... not the esteemed AP member )
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    I use AVG free, have done since getting my computer years ago. Never had a problem with it
    Happy to take all constructive Critique, please don't rework or edit my photos. Thanks!

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    Honestly? I don't have one and have never had a virus or sent one on to someone else's computer. Pros of using a mac I guess. My brother on the other hand has used every free anti-virus software for Windows he can get his hands on and each time he's had a virus.

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    NOD32 i use cant fault it never failed me.

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    I use Kaspersky, and find it great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    Norton sux! (the software ... not the esteemed AP member )
    Thanks Kym for clarifying.

    Wow, obviously Norton gets the big thumbs down. I must say our computer is very slow, so I like the thought of things speeding up. But what to decide on . Guys thanks so much for all your feedback, I will definitely have to look into Avast and AGV and have a sticky at the others mentioned too.

    Thanks again

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