Security Norton user looking for a new Antivirus program

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Kazi

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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
 

kimsland

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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
 

Beach

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

onmyown

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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.
 

Route44

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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.
 
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