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AVG Free VS Everything Else

My Norton 360 has just expired and I have temporarily switched to AVG until I upgrade. From my experience with AVG its one of the best free software packages out there, however is its service even comparable to a paid for service? Its hard to judge a virus's scans performance without getting into trouble. Just wondering if I even need to buy a new virus service. Basically my question is are paid for services such as Norton and McAfee miles ahead of AVG? If not I mine as well save my money.

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Miles ahead?

In reply to: AVG Free VS Everything Else

The areas I find Symantec and Mcafee miles ahead in are things I have no use for. Since I don't use IE I don't need all the items they install. For me all I need is the usual AV, firewall and then using anything that is not Internet Explorer based. Just that and it's been very boring with nothing bad happening or found.
Bob

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I agree with Bob...

In reply to: Miles ahead?

It does get boring not having to run scans all the time, but it does leave a lot of free time to do other things.

Keep IE fully updated and use other browsers such as Firefox, SeaMonkey etc.

I use Avast Free, Zone Alarm Free, and SUPERAntiSpyware Pro, which is the paid version since I wanted the real time option, also SpywareBlaster, plus I have an ISP Router. You really don't need all those paid versions, unless you just want to buy them.

Never been infected in 5 1/2 years since buying this PC.

HTH
Larry

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