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2shoes Wed 16-Jul-08 21:11:13

I run Mcaffee antivirus. tis crap. and it runs out soon. i have had norton before also crap. AVG seems good and is free.
so before I go with it. can anyone tell me the pro's and cons please

RubberDuck Wed 16-Jul-08 21:21:32

Pros

It's good, less of a memory hog and ime is a lot more effective than McAffee (the only virus I ever had on my windows machine attacked McAffee first <sigh>).

Cons

Erm. You only heard about it recently?

zebramama Wed 16-Jul-08 22:08:25

I agree with Ducky.

charliecat Wed 16-Jul-08 22:10:51

does you ISP not provide something free? Bt gets you free norton.
I use AVG on my pc and its fine.

2shoes Thu 17-Jul-08 18:53:34

well we are now using AVG on the lap top. so fingers crossed

2shoes Thu 17-Jul-08 18:59:31

only thing is........I can't seem to work out if it has a firewall. I have turned the windows one on. will that be ok?

prettymum Thu 17-Jul-08 19:05:36

no avg is just a antivirus so you will need firewall too.

ive been researching firewall software to see which ones are good and decided to download comodo firewall pro which is free and so far so good and have read from reviews that microsoft firewall isnt the best.

2shoes Fri 18-Jul-08 23:40:17

thanks have down loaded it. so now I am trialing it all on the lap top.

Sidge Fri 18-Jul-08 23:41:41

AVG interfered with my email programme somehow and blocked all incoming email.

So I uninstalled it and downloaded Avast instead, which is fine.

2shoes Fri 18-Jul-08 23:43:12

will bear that in mind thanks. ds is the main user of the lap top, and he doesn't seem to be affected. but if I use it on the pc it would affect me as I use email a lot.

zebramama Mon 21-Jul-08 11:46:58

I seem to be the only person in the world who likes it, but Zone Alarm Free edition covers all my Firewalling needs.
I have no problems with AVG and email.

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