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Thinking about Avast when NAV expires - do I uninstall NAV

by Boardwalk / September 29, 2005 11:13 PM PDT

I'm thinking of trying Avast and would love any opinions of this or other free anti-virus. Also, do I need to uninstall my free version of NAV - it has an uninstall choice - do I need to do anything else?

Thanks for any info!

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by Alan Copeland / September 29, 2005 11:21 PM PDT

I would do a complete uninstall.

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by kingdomofjones / September 30, 2005 8:11 PM PDT

I would like to recommend a browse of web site http://www.overclockers.com If you can take a look at the results of a mega-survey of anti-virus applications both Desk-top and Freeware offers,I would hope that in regards to Avast that the survey provide a guide as to a prudent course of action.In part Avast however capable is perhaps simply making the rounds and something of that opinion will be borne out through the results of this survey.Though there are to be certain many challengers and indeed there are even other successful anti-virus applications both freeware and paid for, all it would seem have arrived on the coat-tails of Norton Anti-Virus.The survey will indeed allow the reader to know that NAV does the job and rather well.It can and does Hog resources however its ability is excellent.I personally consider Norton Anti-Virus to be first: the prototype anti-virus and two to be among the very best anti-virus applications out there.The opinions vary and indeed a personal favorite freeware offer of mine is the respected anti-virus utility AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic 6'-This utility helped a neighbor undue a viral infection on a compaq computer with Windows 98se-It diagnosed the virus and its variants and cleaned out nearly 600 files.It was amazing how capable this freeware offer was.I know this personally because it was myself that went to the aid of the ailing Compaq.I saw it work and was truly pleased by its performance.I wrote an opinion in so far as the anti-vir anti virus was concerned and I likened it to having a Mariano Rivera in the bullpen,hardly anything like it.That would be my opinion if you believe that it would be in your best interest to uninstall Norton Anti-Virus then a freeware offer from AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic is a recommended alternative.If you simply wish to swap dollar for dollar then I would recommend Trend-Micro,there numbers in this particular survey are impressive and that is how there judged.

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