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Free AVG v.s. Paid Suite

Posted on 2006-07-10
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Hi Experts !

Would having the AVG Anti-Virus and ewido Anti-Spyware comparable to  
having McAfee or Norton Security Suite? Also, I'll be using Windows
Firewall only with my router's firewall. I'm only interested in protecting
my home PC from viruses, adware, spyware, etc.

I thought this would save some $$, but sometimes you just can't be cheap.
Is it safe to just go with the free AVG products instead?

TIA!
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Well, personally I like AVG more than Symantec or McAfee.  In the past I used Norton, but about a year ago I switched.  I use now: AVG Free, Zone Alarm (free version), Ad-Aware, and Spybot.  I have had no problem at all with any of these.    

So, yes it is safe.
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Ewido is only a 30 day free trial then you need to buy it or you won't get anymore updates.

I don't know about AVG, but Avast (which is what I switched to from Norton) is also free and also a good antivirus(it has the same scanning engine as Kaspersky)

I also used Zone Alarm(free one) for firewall, and then SpywareBlaster(because I use IE as my browser)
With those 3 above, I very rarely have to run Adaware SE and Spybot S&D.
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by:allanau20
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Thanks for your inputs experts -- how can I go wrong with two expert opinions :)

Looks like I won't be renewing my Norton anytime soon.

I'll split points.
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Thanks!

Happy computing! :)
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