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  1. pckrik

    pckrik Thread Starter

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    My Anti-Virus trial version is going to end soon. Any recommendations of what to go with? My trial version is Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 12.
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    AVG and Avast are probably the two most recommended free anti-virus programs. I use AVG but some people prefer Avast.
     
  3. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

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    Welcome to TSG :)

    My vote goes to AVG. :D
     
  4. JohnWill

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    I use both AVG and Avast! on systems here, either will do the trick for you.
     
  5. valis

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    I fly the AVG banner, fwiw. Haven't had any issues to date.
     
  6. radspanner

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    AVG floats my boat
     
  7. DFW

    DFW Malware Specialist

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    If you are looking for real light system resources usage, try Nod 32, it not free but it's the winner on my system.
     
  8. TOGG

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    If you are able and willing to pay for your AV, look at NOD32 or Kapersky.
     
  9. lotuseclat79

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    Hi pckrik,

    Welcome to TSG!

    Do you mean PC-Cillin Internet Security 2006?

    I use PC-Cillin Internet Security 2005 Program version 12.4.1015, and wouldn't go surfing without it. While most folks here at TSG speak highly of AVG and other freeware AVs, the test record of those AVs fairs less than McAfee, Kaspersky and Trend Micro in the independent AV test results at: http://www.av-comparatives.org Use the left-hand panel link to Comparative to get the test results of over 400,000 tests for August and Nov 2005.

    If you want the best of signature based and heuristics, check out the AVK Pro product which combines two AV engines: Kaspersky's and BitDefender's. Nod32 is also worth a look.

    IMHO, the freeware AVs are good enough if you stick to well known and beneign websites and are good at picking up the common byte_verify pest, etc. usually passed into the java cache - which I turn off BTW. Hands down if you plan to surf "adventurously", AVK Pro would probably be the AV of choice.

    -- Tom

    P.S. AVK is from Extendia at: http://www.extendia.com
     
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