Wanted New AV Program

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I currently use McAfee 2006 internet Suite. Which seems all well and good
but, it is very slow when scanning and makes it difficult to open windows
and run other programs.
Also it it changes the server on my email to numbers instead of the standard
pop3 ISP name, which means I have to change it every morning or if I have to
reboot for any reason.
I have read varying rports on what the best freebie ones are with some
saying Avast is better one, but some say it doesn't catch everything.
I have read that NOD32 is superb, although it is 23 for a year which is
expensive for just an AV with no firewall.
I'd really like to dump McAfee as it is getting annoying, but would like
sound advice as to what to switch to.

'Is a dream a lie if it don't come true'  Bruce Springsteen

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Like you, I decided to drop McAfee. I had used it for years.

I switched to AVG Free (http://www.grisoft.com /) and am satisfied with it.
It's less intrusive, less buggy, and more reliable.

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Nod32 or Kaspersky are very reliable and both use less computer resorces
than the other big antivirus programs.


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NOD32 - excellent, low resources.  It's true you pay for it,
but think of the "cost" of getting a virus and trying to get
rid of it.


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MyVeryOwnSelf wrote:
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Same hers, I dropped Mcafee for AVG free.

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David wrote:

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Until you uninstall it and get something better, turn off Incoming and
Outgoing email scanning. It is superfluous.  Set your POP3 stuff back
and forget about it.

Is this the program with the SpamKiller doohickey?  Kill that too.

   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck

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 Avira is the best antivirus. See http://www.av-comparatives.org/ .

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Take your pick;

Real-time Anti-Virus Scanning Engines.
Select one (1) only!

Active Virus Shield - Kaspersky Labs, courtesy of AOL - FREE
   (http://www.activevirusshield.com/antivirus/freeav/index.adp )

**Do NOT install the AOL security toolbar, most experts consider it to be

AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic - FREE
   (http://www.free-av.com/antivirus/allinonen.html )
AVG - Grisoft
   (http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1 ) - FREE
Avast! - ALWIL Software - FREE
   (http://www.avast.com/eng/programs.html )
http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft /
Free trial version for one full year
http://www.f-secure.com/protectyourpc /
Special Offer for Microsoft Customers: 6 Month
Free Trial Subscription for F-Secure Anti-Virus!
Select one (1) only!

ZoneAlarm - FREE

Comodo - FREE
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com /

Kerio SKPF4 - FREE

Agnitum Outpost - FREE

Ashampoo - FREE

Jetico v1 - FREE

Good luck :)

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Taking a look at the free firewalls such as Kerio and Zone
Alarm free versions.  Both say they do not provide "identity
theft protection".

What does this actually mean? It doesn't sound so great :-)



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