Norton user looking for a new Antivirus program

By Scythy ยท 158 replies
Jul 6, 2004
  1. chypsas

    chypsas TS Rookie Posts: 16

    using avira for 2years no problems :)
  2. Kazi

    Kazi TS Enthusiast Posts: 121

    I'm using symantec antivirus corporate edition right now, not norton but is there any free anti virus that is good? i was reading reviews and don't know which i should get avira, avg or avast
  3. wstevens

    wstevens TS Rookie

    spyware doctor 6
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Umm he's talking about Antivirus software, not Spyware software (especially not that slow one)
    Try Avira (links above) that's the best free one
  5. Beach

    Beach TS Rookie

    If you're specifically after a 'freebie', then I'd definitely go with Avast 4.8.
  6. onmyown

    onmyown TS Rookie

    Avast or Avira?

    Avast or Avira? Free or Paid? I'm confused. Which is the most effective, less intrusive (sluggish) one? I have an old PC, disk or memory space is important.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    I can't speak for Avira (though many like it) but I agree with Beach on Avast 4.8. I run the freee version in two laptops and our second rig along with the free version of SUPERantispyware (SAS) and it is a good combination. Avast will even update twice daily though if you go with the free SAS you have to manually update.

    I have installed it on a friend's 6 year old HP laptop and my 6 year old Toshiba. The onlything I had to do with both was to make sure I upgraded to 2 gigs of RAM in both (for various reasons). They have no problem handling both system resource needs.

    If you'd like excellent free firewalls try COMODO or Online Armor's free version.

    kimsland has a lot of excellent advice as well.
  9. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,026

    Avira came out top in a recent UK PC magazine.
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