AVG 7.5, Security Shield, or Bit Defender?

By macx
May 16, 2007
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  1. Trying to find the best (and user friendly) security suite for friends
    of mine that are not very computer literate and that have been
    absolutely hammered with all kinds of malware over their dial-up.
    I got their computer cleaned up with a reformat and reinstall, and
    scans with AVG suite and a number of others (as per the list in
    this forum) don't show up any problems, so hopefully starting over
    clean.

    I have used AVG 7.5 for sometime on my own computer, along with
    Zone Alarm, pretty successfully. I've read that the AVG firewall is
    somewhat lacking, so also am using Zone Alarm which seems to be
    doing a good job.

    Reading some different reviews online, I find that Security Shield
    and Bit Defender are very highly rated, seemingly higher than AVG?

    Bit Defender has rootkit tools (like Security Shield), hourly updates,
    and drag and drop instant scanning which sounds good, plus is
    reportedly user friendly. Although it takes more system resources,
    that isn't a problem in this particular instance.

    Any experiences, comparisons, preferences? And, of course, why?
    OR other recommendations.

    Thanks!

    anybody tried or know about these esp the Bit Defender and Security Shield?
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    I have no experience of Security Shield or Bit Defender, but have heard some good things about them. Like you, I`ve always used AVG free and Zonealarm and have never had any problems whatsoever.

    Regards Howard :)
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