Best Anti-Virus program?

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Old 02-10-05, 05:53 PM
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Best Anti-Virus program?

I know this may be a matter of personal opinion but what is the best bang for the buck in virus/firewall/spyware programs? Mike
 
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Old 02-10-05, 06:10 PM
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check out the link in my signature for the "best bang for the buck".

doesnt get any better than free!
 
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Old 02-11-05, 05:39 AM
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hi
i got sygate personnal firewall and its free
AVG anti-virus with update for free
i used yahoo companion for spyware and it's free
cant beat that

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I like the Panda anti-virus
They always send me a coupon around subscription time so it's $20 a year
I like ZoneAlarm firewall, it's free
I use both AdAware SE and Spybot Search and Destroy, both free
 
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Old 02-11-05, 10:50 AM
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I use Avast on my Windows installation. I imagine how satisfied someone is with an anti-virus program is measured in how little trouble there has been from virus infestations.
 
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Old 02-11-05, 11:31 AM
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Originally Posted by chfite
I imagine how satisfied someone is with an anti-virus program is measured in how little trouble there has been from virus infestations.
Yes, I would agree, but there may be other factors
For example: I mentioned that I like the Panda product
I do for a number of reasons

It's true I have, over the years, had both Mcaffe and Norton fail to protect computers

But that's not the whole story
After trying the Panda product, I would recommend it on it's ease of use and unobtrusive daily updates, it's speed, it's back-up and restore capabilties, and it's cost
Also I have seen it detect infestations that the others mentioned missed
 
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I imagine how satisfied someone is with an anti-virus program is measured in how little trouble there has been from virus infestations

that, and how well there customer service people can actually talk "human" and "talk to humans". I like norton AV a lot (hate system works though--resource hog bigtime), but their customer service dept. is full of employees that shouldn't ever talk to consumers who own any of their products, imo. I will never trade with that company again. product was excellent, customer service sucked, if you could get them to even get back to you.

 
 

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