Re: OT Virus Protection
- From: "JoeSpareBedroom" <newstrash@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 11:49:08 -0400
"LouB" <LouB@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
My subscription for Norton is up. I've had different Norton products for
at least 12 years, have tried McAfee, which I didn't like. Norton
appears to be so bloated, it slows my machine down.
How's some of these free downloads like AVG?
What virus protection do you run?
If you want the dirt on AV, go to
Norton is a resource hog and buggers up your
system. Don't renew it. It also can not be suspended
when a new software installation requests it.
Or, when a guy like me is trying to figure out
if the AV is causing a conflict.
I remove viruses for a living. I have to tell you,
the free AV users (AVG etc.) are usually infected
and don't know it. The free antivirus products
are not worth the time to install them. I come
across them all the time, they are almost always
infected, especially the ones where the users
swear by them.
The AV I use/recommend is Kaspersky (www.kaspersky.com).
Kaspersky includes spyware/malware. The rest sell it as
an extra product. This sticks you with two scanners to
slow things down and to have revision conflicts with
each other. Kaspersky has American tech support, the
smallest foot print, backs off when you need to use
your computer and you are scanning, has the best removal
tools available against viruses that protect themselves,
Also, bear in mind, about 85% of the viruses now a days
are targeting Internet Explorer (IE) users. Get off
IE as soon as possible. Use Firefox instead:
www.firefox.com. Works a lot better than IE too.
It is free.
Did I mention Kaspersky has A-M-E-R-I-C-A-N tech support?
(They are really, really good too!)
You own stock in them or work for them?
Interesting response. When you read stuff from happy customers, do you
always question their info because they might work for the company? If so,
what sorts of recommendations do you look for? Sort of tepid ones, like
"It's OK, I guess."?
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