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Posted: 8/27/2004 5:14:12 AM EST
Norton is set to expire within a week (freebie on the new computer). Mcafee? Stopsign? Which is best/cost effective?

SRM
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:16:32 AM EST
I only use panda's free online scan for my AV protection. I have yet to have a problem with a virus. Ever. Common sense goes a long way to protecting yourself, as does never ever using Outlook or Outlook Express.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:18:39 AM EST
just renew norton.

it's still the best out there.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:36:35 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/27/2004 5:36:52 AM EST by Tanker06]

Originally Posted By beernut:
just renew norton.
it's still the best out there.


I agree with Beernut. I use Norton 2004 at home, we use Norton Corporate Edition here at work,
and I've never had a problem. Like Commish said, common sense as far as Internet usage will go a
long way, but you need the A/V software regardless, as even the most innocent webpage can harbor
a virus from a hacker w/o the pages owner knowing it.

I tried Panda once, as it came as the installed A/V software w/ our new PC, but dropped it like a
grenade after downloading the update definitions, only to find that their own def file was contaminated
with a virus. Screw that! Never did get a response to my e-mail to them about that...... ah well.....
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:37:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 5:49:32 AM EST
i guess im with everybody so far on this post. i use norton on 2 pc and i use avg on 2 pc. one of the norton will become avg when it expires in about 2 weeks. i like both. Ronald
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:03:23 AM EST
Trend-Micro works well for me.....
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:05:14 AM EST
norton- but may want to look at purchasing it from compusa, etc instead of renew. Right after I renewed it last year, they had it on sale for 1/2 the price i paid to renew it.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:05:28 AM EST
As we speak, my friend is having virus issues on his work PC, and his company runs the best AV Norton has. Norton is turning up no viruses, but I told him to try panda scan and it's finding hits. I don't know why everyone keeps using Norton... I guess it's why everyone keeps using IE and Outlook :)
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:06:11 AM EST
AVG
it has found things noton has missed more than once and it's free.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:08:23 AM EST
Norton Professional Edition here, since early 2003.

NO problems so far. Renewal for 2004 was $21.50.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 6:21:25 AM EST
Another satisfied AVG user here.
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