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    I have recently been wanting to rid myself of Norton mostly because my subcription ran out and it sucks. I was reading some old threads on anti-virus software and according to that thread, it looks like I will either go with AVG, Panda or PC-Cillan.

    But before I get too much further is there any latest greatest software that I should be aware of?

    Just looking for opinions here...

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    AVG is good, I use them. www.majorgeeks.com has a lot of good antivirus programs, a few of them like AVG have a free version for personal use.
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    I use Zone Alarm. I ditched Norton last year because it slowed down my PC so much.. I have my system pretty well-secured.. I use Zone Alarm with Firewall, Microsoft Anti Spyware and Cloudmark's Safety Bar for spam... It's an excellent combination. I've been using computers since the early 80s so I have plenty of experience with different options.. This is an excellent low-cost set of options...
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    That majorgeeks is a good resource site!

    thanks for the ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zero Tolerance
    I use Zone Alarm. I ditched Norton last year because it slowed down my PC so much.. I have my system pretty well-secured.. I use Zone Alarm with Firewall, Microsoft Anti Spyware and Cloudmark's Safety Bar for spam... It's an excellent combination. I've been using computers since the early 80s so I have plenty of experience with different options.. This is an excellent low-cost set of options...
    I use Zone Alarm as my firewall, I didn't know they had an antivirus program though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuromancer
    That majorgeeks is a good resource site!

    thanks for the ideas.
    Lot's of good stuff there. There's a program there I was using for some time, it basically takes any video or group of videos and plays them on your screen as a background instead of wallpaper. So I used to watch all my porn while doing my work and surfing the web. Cool program.
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    I actually ended up going with Panda. Once I installed it it picked up a few things that norton had missed...piece of crap.

    Buuut, it looks like panda is using more RAM then norton was according to ram idle. Otherwise it updates everyday and seems to be great. I have nearly a gig and a half of RAM so I am not too concerned with it.

    Thanks again fellas
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    i love my avg!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuromancer
    I have recently been wanting to rid myself of Norton mostly because my subcription ran out and it sucks. I was reading some old threads on anti-virus software and according to that thread, it looks like I will either go with AVG, Panda or PC-Cillan.

    But before I get too much further is there any latest greatest software that I should be aware of?

    Just looking for opinions here...
    I get most of my computer related information from bit-tech.net. Especially antivirus software because I learned that some actually use some of your available cpu cycle don't work in the background while you are performing other tasks. Meaning it will slow your system down even if you have a multithreaded cpu. But you should always have more than one though. You should have atleast one free antivirus software, one paid that is updated very regularly and either a hardware firewall or a sofware firewall.
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    I used to use AVG for myself, but switched to Symantec Corporate Edition Client a few years ago (low overhead yet thorough), which I recommend for most of my clients (businesses though). For most home users I think AVG or Panda are fine, six of one...a half dozen of the other.
  

  
 

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