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AVG free vs. Mcafee

Discussion in 'Windows OS and Software' started by snowbrdkid, Sep 11, 2006.

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  1. snowbrdkid

    snowbrdkid Notebook Consultant

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    I read AVG free was better than McAFee, and i just bought Mcafee from costco, but havnt installed it yet. Should i stick with AVG and take back mcafee? or is mcafee better?
     
  2. hbomb174

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    avg is better and its free return mcafee to costco save yourself some money and use avg free!! it's as good if not better...
     
  3. snowbrdkid

    snowbrdkid Notebook Consultant

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    alright cool thanx
     
  4. irishrover

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    Stick with AVG! McAfee is a resource hog similar to Symantec. If you want a good all around security suite try Zone Alarm or Kaspersky 6.0. Both of these are good alternatives and do not use huge amounts of system resources.
     
  5. Luar

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    AVG is a good choice and I have it installed but I would not say it is neccessarily better. I think what is better is you being more aware and educated about how viruses are introduced into your system. What I can say is that AVG is sufficient for my needs and for its value which in this case is free.
     
  6. ttupa

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    I don't think AVG is better. It is better on resource use, but McAfee is better at detection and prevention. It's up to you to decide which is more important. If you're comfortable with your networks, go with the free version.
     
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    I agree with ttupa. AVG is not good at removing viruses. I had it awhile back and it would find the viruses but would not remove them. I had to get McAfee to get it out of my system.
     
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    If you wanna buy commercial AV, I would recommend Kaspersky. It much better than McAfee or Norton/Symantec.
     
  9. snowbrdkid

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    the benefit of mcafee was that it was twenty bux at costco lol

    thats not bad for av protection, compared to what ive seen
     
  10. Chele

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    I think you should go for AVG, it's free and does't use to many resourses from your computer. If you ask who's better for protection I really don't know, maybe if AVG is not as powerful it'll be fine for your needs. I use Avast!, wich is free too, and I'm really fine, never had a priblem with a virus. I totally recomend it.
     
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