I didn't like anti-vir. No particular reason, simple gut reaction (I've had a LOT of years doing machine gut reactions: since 1984.... so I tend to listen....)
AVG isn't slow for me at all. Don't know what to tell you about that one.
Far as I know, either one is magnitudes better than whatever's behind there. Keep whichever one YOU are comfortable with.
Just downloaded AntiVir. Simple I agree with but works really good.
I donít no which ones better though AVG or AntiVir hmm tuff!
Do not use Avast (RUBBISH!)
Used AVG for probably 3 years, and installed on at least 50 machines - every one that I work on for people.
Never a problem.
Best part - I've had people bring me screwed up machines with Norton Antivirus or others installed on them.
I've installed AVG on them, and it's caught things the others have missed.
I use Anti-Vir and like it. I'm OCD enough where I have autoupdate set to run every 6 hours. And, I don't know of any viruses that have gotten through.
What's wrong with Norton. It seems to detect all our viruses.
Norton is getting to be like IE -- too wired-in to the machine. I had to uninstall NAV 2005 from an older PC recently, because it caused the machine to lock up. And this was after re-formatting, doing a clean install of the OS, re-updating the drivers, and then installing only NAV 2005 -- the machine would simply lock up after 30 minutes or so with NAV 2005 installed. It works just fine with AVG installed.
I think Symantec does a very good job at tracking and reporting viruses, worms, etc., but their support for older machines and operating systems is apparently not a priority.
my machine and moi both classify as relics these days. Avg has been a good fit and I'd find it very difficult to be convinced life would be better if I switched to another product.
I have to agree Norton is way to heavy, causes many issues and I always have to get it out of all systems I fix on the side for fun. (Hobby that keeps me in touch)
Those who have no issues with Norton I bet only use the computer to surf, if you do anything sort of complicated watch out for Norton!
AVG! Its the best out there!
Has anyone tried the opensource Clam AntiVirus?