What virus software protection would you recommend?

Posted on 2007-10-02
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
What software virus protection would you recommend? Currently using Norton 2002
Question by:maxdog1947
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    I recommend AVG Free, great anti-virus protection and updates itself too.
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    Or Avast Antivirus if you wanna run a 64 bit version O/S.
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    anti-virus has become like buying a car - everyone has their favourite (and hate one)

    if you want to buy one then Nod32  is V.good  (
    if you want a free one then AVG from grisoft  (

    Norton and Macafee are only good if you have way more than 512MRAM on your PC.

    as important is anti-spyware ( use the latest spybot and windows defender)
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    You also need ad/spyware solution in addition to antivirus.

    Here is exactly what I have on my home systems:
    ZoneAlarm firewall.
    AVG Free Edition ( is a good antivirus.
    Spybot ( does a good job on spyware.  Check out it's Tea Timer function - an excellent tool for stopping ad/spyware from installing in the first place.
    Adaware ( is good on adware.
    Spybot and Adaware work well together, if one misses something the other will typically pick it up.

    I have installed SuperAntiSpyware ( on one of my home pc's.  It seems to be working well so far.  I'm not ready yet to give up Spybot and Adaware, but it makes a nice addition.

    CCleaner ( for cleaning out extraneous (temp files, ie history, etc).  CCleaner includes a registry cleaner that does a good job of cleaning out invalid links.  It also has quite a few options for personalization.

    You can use Windows Defender for your ad/spyware defense it you want.  Personally I believe I get better coverage from a combination of Spybot and Adaware.

    Every one of these solutions is freeware.
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    Kaspersky A/V is the way to go. Looks for new local virus threats every 10 minutes. It is the best A/V I've ever used.
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