Per the Dell help desk paid support line, [that I paid a bundle for] I was told to uninstall my norton systemworks which I have had nothing but problems with since I installed it, and to run avg free version along with ad-aware, and the new microsoft anti spyware beta. My concern is whether or not I'm REALLY protected from new viruses, and getting new virus definitions like I would with norton. Can anybody tell me if this avg free program is really better than norton anti spyware 2005? I wish I had never bothered with norton systemworks, but the anti virus is my concern!
I have a dell dimension desktop 4300, running windows xp, sp2, my isp is earthlink, I have 512mb ram and an internal hard drive with 20gb, and an external with 40gb.I also run registry mechanic, and spybot search and destroy.
I had to reinstall my os recently due to spyware, adware, and viruses while running norton systemworks, so I've had it with that program! But what about the rest of these things I'm running, and is there a big advantage to the paid avg program as opposed to the free one? Dell says no, but every tech that I talk to at dell gives me completely different advice, and I am REALLY, REALLY, CONFUSED!!!!!!!!!!!! HELP Bill R