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johngo I want to buy antivirus software
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I want to buy antivirus software for my computer, I was overwhelm with the prices and itís seem like most of the antivirus makers offer the same thing, with a different price tag.
to buy from the antivirus maker directly, or itís better to buy from a vendor, like:

www.bestbuy.com
www.antivirusware.com
www.cheapantivirus.com
http://www.anti-virus4u.com/
http://www.softpedia.com/
http://www.soft32.com
http://www.buycheapsoftware.com/
www.amazon.com
www.buy.com


And more....

There are many companies, some really good software?

Help me.



ddmarshall RE: I want to buy antivirus software
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Not much changed from your last post.
http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/444...


Why pay when you can get it free?
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

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johngo RE: I want to buy antivirus software
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In the past I used AVG's free. I got a virus. I heard about this program, it is heavy, if I use Vista?

Why AVG for example, there are also free antivirus software, and even software for money? If there is no difference, why should I buy???
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ddmarshall RE: I want to buy antivirus software
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No, it's light.

No antivirus will detect 100%. The paid for versions have more features. You may think these are worth paying for. Some people find them annoying. Use an antivirus and do a scan occasionally with something which doesn't conflict with it, like Malwarebytes or Superantispyware.

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smurphdude RE: I want to buy antivirus software
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Have to say I'm impressed with Microsoft Security Essentials - I've uses Avast or Avira free versions for many years. Recently Avira was occasionally hanging during scans so I gave MSE 2 a try and it found a trojan file that had been missed by Avast, MalwareBytes and Superantispyware. Since confirmed as not a false positive, but luckily never been activated by me (it was a 'Codec Pack' executable that came with some media downloads).

Having said all of that I feel no need to pay for AV software and have never yet had a problematic infection.

Good recently updated article of the various free AV's out there. At the bottom are some links to the main independent AV test sites as well.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-vir...

Avira, Avast and MSE all get a overall thumbs up from me. Haven't tried AVG for years but when I did it was slow and cumbersome resource hog.

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Rolf T. Andersem RE: I want to buy antivirus software
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I have used many antivirus programs, AVG, Norton (pay ver.) and Norman (pay ver.).
When Microsoft launched their MS Security Essentials some time ago I changed to that, and I'm fully satisfied with that. It is small and do not demand too much of your computer. Some tests of antivirus programs shows that MSE is as good as many other. None are 100%.
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johngo RE: I want to buy antivirus software
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Thanks everyone, it seems to me that eventually I aces and a little money. I'm disappointed from free software. Really. I heard Norton 2011. Good software, it's true?
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Leendert Kip I want to buy antivirus software
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Last edited on 21st Feb, 2011 05:47
on 21st Feb, 2011 04:59, johngo wrote:
Thanks everyone, it seems to me that eventually I aces and a little money. I'm disappointed from free software. Really. I heard Norton 2011. Good software, it's true?

I can assure you that Avira Free version is good. Of course there are other free virus scanners for free, but I have a long time experience with Avira.


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Lassie Lamb Chop RE: I want to buy antivirus software
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When I first got a computer it came with Norton's & years ago and I found out after paying for it - not a lot of good and slowed me down as less RAM etc on first one. Then tried other paid ones as I bought not knowing free ones available and told free not much good - ha ha - better in some cases.


Having tried every free and three paid Anti Virus's I currently use Avast Free latest 5.1.889 and have done for last 3 years and now it is even more user friendly than at first.

So far over last few years it has never let in a virus. It has found some usually in emails and sent them to the virus chest.

Give it a try.





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johngo RE: I want to buy antivirus software
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Thanks everyone, someone has already tried the new version of Norton 5.0?
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