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TenEsee

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I have been using Norton Antivirus program for years and a friend of mine is using the avast home antivirus program which he says is free. How does this compare to Norton? Your opinion will be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Very well. They both do disk scans, they both feature realtime monitoring, and they both scan email.

AVG has a smaller memory footprint and is less bloated--meaning less strain on your PCs resources
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Very well. They both do disk scans, they both feature realtime monitoring, and they both scan email.

AVG has a smaller memory footprint and is less bloated--meaning less strain on your PCs resources


Thanks gerryf for the quick reply to my question. The main concern is it as good and thorough at keeping your computer from getting infected by viruses. The yearly fee for renewal of Norton isn't the main issue. Thanks

Edited by TenEsee, 23 November 2005 - 10:35 AM.

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:tazz: Several months ago when I was looking to replace Norton, I
considered 3 possibilities, all FREE : Avast, AVG, & AntiVir .
Decided on Avast because of potential problems with the others
plus Avast has an excellent Support Forum(s). The author of the
top link of my signature has had serious problems caused by a
couple of AVG updates, so he no longer recommends that program.
However, you should realize that Norton is time consuming to
COMPLETELY remove from a computer; more is needed than
just "uninstalling" it .
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