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    Best Anti-Virus Software

    I don't use anti-virus software personally but I have a friend that just bought a PC for her kids and needs to get some installed. Which do you all prefer? I've heard AVG is good but I've never used it.



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    Re: Best Anti-Virus Software

    I use AVG on my laptop and I've never gotten a virus, and with all the porn watched on that computer that's a feat!


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    Re: Best Anti-Virus Software

    Quote Originally Posted by cmoneyr View Post
    I use AVG on my laptop and I've never gotten a virus, and with all the porn watched on that computer that's a feat!
    Is there a free version or did you buy it?



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    Re: Best Anti-Virus Software

    Go to Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com and you can get a copy of AVG for free. They do offer a version that cost, but the free one works great!



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    Re: Best Anti-Virus Software

    AVG Free edition is what I'm using on this computer.



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    Re: Best Anti-Virus Software

    Free edition here, I don't see a reason to pay for it.


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    Re: Best Anti-Virus Software

    Im don't know what is better or worse but I use Avast which is free and haven't had any problems. I have a few friends that use it as well and haven't had any problems.



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    Re: Best Anti-Virus Software

    i use Avast also. Free, easy, reminds me of pirates. Avast, ye maties!

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    Re: Best Anti-Virus Software

    I have Avast on the laptop and AVG on this desk top, they both seem to do a good job. Not sure if one is more of a memory hog than the other, but I have no complaints with either.



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    Re: Best Anti-Virus Software

    AVG free and it is fantastic, IMO.



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    Best Anti-Virus Protection?

    I just recently got a new Dell computer. It came with a month free of Norton Internet Security. My month is way past up and I know I need anti-virus protection and some computer maintenance program. Is Norton the best value? I used to have Norton System works on my old computer and had to renew the anti-virus for $20/year then rasied to $30/year I believe.

    I was looking at getting Norton 360. I see it is $60/year or $115/2years. Am I seeing this wrong, is the yearly renewal always going to be $60/year verses the old $30/year or would I be getting more than just anti-virus. Please help.

    All I really want is anti-virus and an occasional tune-up. Is System Works still around? What is my best option?



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