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Recommendation please - AVG, McAfee

by gjkiii / January 20, 2006 9:29 AM PST

I currently use Mcafee virus scan on my computer. Some people have told me that AVG is better. Is that the best way to go? Thanks for any imput

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(NT) (NT) They are both good.
by roddy32 / January 20, 2006 9:45 AM PST
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by Alan Copeland / January 20, 2006 9:46 AM PST

Gets the nod from me. I have never used McAfee, but people who have say it is a memory hog. I know of menay PCs that crashed due to McAfee issues several years ago. Download free AVG and give it a try.

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I use McAfee.. BUT...
by Carol~ Moderator / January 20, 2006 12:54 PM PST

Here's a thread that will give you some opinions.

And even more here!

The best way to go?

When using the word ''best''.. it will all boils down to what is best for you. There are those that feel best is, that which doesn't ''hog'' memory. There are those that feel AVG's ''price is right''. There are also those, such as I, that use McAfee and find it ''problem free'' - my criteria. Some people feel if their AV or anti-spyware hasn't found anything - it's ''no good''. Other's find if it picks up too many things .. they must be false positives. And the list goes on.

I understand your question, in that you were asking for opinions about AVG, since you have McAfee already. The above links should give you more than enough opinions. Maybe you'll get a feel for what is ''best'' for you!

Hope this was helpful..

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Thank you
by gjkiii / January 23, 2006 3:56 AM PST
In reply to: I use McAfee.. BUT...

Thank you for those links. Lots of reading there

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(NT) (NT) You're welcome. Hope it helps :)
by Carol~ Moderator / January 23, 2006 4:03 AM PST
In reply to: Thank you
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