Which anti-virus software?

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  1. macktheknife

    macktheknife Newbie

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    Hello everybody--long-time reader here but first-time poster. I have a quick question about getting an anti-virus software for my laptop. I am planning to get a Dell XPS M1330 this fall, and Dell bundles McAfee with the system and offers discounts for purchasing protection beyond one year. My current laptop is currently equipped with AVG for anti-virus protection and Ad-aware for spyware protection. Both are free and both have served me well for the last year or two (no infections or spyware of any sort on my laptop). However, I am wondering if it wouldn't be a good idea to invest in something more reliable for my new system. I would love to save money, but I am willing to pay for legitimate protection. Any advice (esp. those who have used McAfee) would be appreciated. Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Thomas

    Thomas McLovin

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    mcfee is good stay with that
     
  3. baddogboxer

    baddogboxer Notebook Deity

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    AVG is legitimate! If you want to pay for something you can get free go for it. I use AVG seems like you might be getting sucked in by marketing. As said so often on NBR, use AVG and take the money you save and buy more RAM or faster HDD.
     
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    Harper2.0 Back from the dead?

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    yeah, i agree with the saving money for RAM or faster HDD.

    also, as an alternative to AVG, you can try Avast home edition. all you have to do is sign up, and they e-mail you a key.
     
  5. zinfandel

    zinfandel Notebook Consultant

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    I have used AVG free for over 3 years, no infections. And does not sap system resources like some others (like Norton of McAfee)
     
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    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    IMO NOD32 and Kaspersky are the best. But AVG is good enough for most users and so is Mcafee. There has been many similar posts in the past. Please read them, you can find plenty of comments and some good info.

    Two recent (popular) threads:
    What is the best antivirus?
    Kaspersky or Nod32
     
  7. AKAJohnDoe

    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    In order, from most important to least:
    1. FireWall
    2. AntiSpyWare
    3. AntiVirus
     
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    yj1422 Newbie

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    Kaspersky I recommend
    For its excellent engine
    But you must choose a good Firewall That's most important
    And in my mind Antispyware is not essential if you have an excellent Antivirus such as Kaspersky You don't have to install another Antispyware if you really want to have one windows defender is enough which is produced by Microsoft
     
  9. Padmé

    Padmé NBR Super Pink Princess

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    If AVG and AdAware have served you well for the last year or 2 with no infections or spyware, why change? :confused:
     
  10. skywalker

    skywalker Business Notebook FTW!!

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    Kaspersky as it uses very small resource and has great virus detection engine.
     
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