Webroot Spysweeper with or without antivirus?
Posted 21 April 2007 - 02:32 AM
Posted 21 April 2007 - 10:17 AM
I should point out also that, apart from Norton AV receiving very low scores in recent virus-detection tests, it is also infamous for using high levels of system resources, and this also applies to Norton Firewall. I've used them both (provided free by my ISP) yet despite being free I've had to remove them and buy my own alternatives. Norton is just too much of a memory glutton.
So perhaps your decision as to whether to get rid of Norton has now been made easier? Well, I can unhesitatingly recommend AVG Security Suite which uses only half the RAM that Norton uses yet consistently beats it on virus-detection. It also comprises a Firewall and anti-spyware component.
You can get AVG Security Suite here: http://www.grisoft.com
Edited by pip22, 21 April 2007 - 10:21 AM.
Posted 21 April 2007 - 09:12 PM
Posted 23 April 2007 - 02:01 PM
I was actually considering getting rid of Spysweeper and Zonealarm and signing up with the AVG Internet Security version (which would be paid Anti-Virus, paid Firewall, and paid Anti-Spyware). But I don't know how good AVG's Firewall and Spyware programs are. Their Anti-Virus is well documented as being very good, as Pip22 has said. I have no doubts in my mind about that. But, Pip22, can you shead some light as to how good AVG's Firewall and Anti-Spyware are? Would they be just as good or better than ZoneAlarm Firewall (Free) and Webroot Spysweeper (paid), respectively?
EDIT: One other thing...Mediamaverick, I've heard nothing but bad things about Zonealarms all-in-one security suite. Though they have a top of the line firewall, I heard their anti-spyware and anti-virus isn't that great. I have nothing to base this opinion on...it's just what I heard.
Thanks for any advice,
Edited by diggeryo, 23 April 2007 - 02:03 PM.
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