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hospitaldoctor

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What is the best Virus scan someone can use?
What about the best free virus scan?
Am I better off using the Virus scan that my college provides me (symantec norton) or AVG?
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rshaffer61

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What is the best Virus scan someone can use?

This is a matter of personal preference on the individual you ask. :)

What about the best free virus scan?

Avira
Avast

Both of which you can get HERE

Am I better off using the Virus scan that my college provides me (symantec norton) or AVG?

Personally I believe these are both resource hogs and can potentially slow your system down.

Thanks



Just a FYI a rule of thumb to follow is one each of the following.

Antivirus
Malware protection
Spyware protection
Firewall

In the case of a AV if you run more then one you run the risk of false positive reports and potentially conflict within your system by running two constantly active programs.
I hope this helps answers your questions and if you need further information please ask. We will be happy to assist. :) :)
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Am I better off using the Virus scan that my college provides me (symantec norton) or AVG?

. I assume this means you have a choice.
If that is so, I would either do Avira or Avast as recommended. AVG and Norton and McAfee are resource hogs. Why use them when the free ones work great.
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