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#1
Sorry but free is better - Use AVG or Avast for Free- Forever!
#2
[SIZE=2]AVG is FREE, Fast & Reliable :)[/SIZE]
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http://free.grisoft.com/
#3
I've used CA products for years, in my opinion their AV finds a lot more than many free alternatives. Their OEM packs do work out cheaper from Ebuyer though.

Steve
#4
We use the corporate version at work and it's incredibly resource hungry. I wouldn't actually say that free IS best but AVG is a fairly good choice. The Kaspersky deals at the mo look good value and their engine is used in a lot of other AV products.
#5
I use AVG free myself but I've been working with, building and repairing PCs for years and wouldn't necessarily recommend it to lesser experienced users. I'd recommend a full Internet Security suite that pretty much works without any user input needed after the initial set-up.

However, this wouldn't be the first I'd recommend either.
#6
I used a free copy of CA AV for a year. Very impressed with it, so I just paid the renewal subscription. The main thing for me is that it is not resource hungry.

I also bought mine from the US website, £19.99 or $19.99. Let me think about that one.
#7
Free or not, how can anyone compare a virus protection program to a complete security suite?

Are members cold voting because of some freebies out there? It's absurd to say something is better because it's free!

I've used quite a few different security suites and had a free trial from CA which I found very effective without problems. I'm currently looking for the best protection at the best price. I think I'm going to go for Kaspersky.

I'm not anti-freebie protection but I'm reluctant to use it because AVG actually offer complete protection at a price.


Here's a quote from PC Pro:

AVG is unarguably one of the most likeable products around, but in our tests it simply wasn't among the most effective.
[RIGHT]By Arien Graham-Smith

[COLOR=#0000ff]PC Pro: Product Reviews: Labs: Antivirus software: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition[/COLOR] [/RIGHT]
#8
PoisonJam
I use AVG free myself but I've been working with, building and repairing PCs for years and wouldn't necessarily recommend it to lesser experienced users. I'd recommend a full Internet Security suite that pretty much works without any user input needed after the initial set-up.

However, this wouldn't be the first I'd recommend either.


PoisonJam, what full Internet Security suite would you recommend?
#9
retropolis
PoisonJam, what full Internet Security suite would you recommend?


Personally, I'm using Zone Alarm pro on my home PC, it's brilliant.
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retropolis
PoisonJam, what full Internet Security suite would you recommend?


To be honest, whatever PC Pro recommend :thumbsup: And right now that's Kaspersky. PC Pro perform the most vigorous and fair labs tests out of all the PC web/mag resources I know of.

I use AVG myself and my router provides me with a hardware firewall (arguably better than a software one). Firefox is my browser of choice. I don't have any Spyware/Adware protection as when I did run them they found harmless cookies and not much else. I also don't have any spam detection software as I use webmail services as opposed to Outlook or Thunderbird.

When you have such predictable internet usage as I do, i.e. I frequently only use around 30-40 trusted sites, and you know what to be wary of then AVG is more than sufficient.
#11
Many thanks for your comprehensive reply PoisonJam! :thumbsup:

Emma, thanks also for your contribution! :thumbsup:
#12
Personally I would go for Kaspersky suite, if you want to give it a try first I think its PCPro is offering a 180 day trial on their cover DVD - £4.99 for the mag, with a free upgrade to Version 7 which comes out tomorrow - highest rated AV programme virtually every testers choice. I have used it for 6 months, and now installed on my Dads.

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