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    i have found a gr8 new anti virus but its not free bit defender well i think it is good but if you have heard different please tell me
     
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    D Schrute Assistant Sensei VIP Member

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    I think it is going to be hard for any company to overcome Symantec in this business. Also, going through BitDefender's library of viruses there aren't that many. Additionally, BitDefender doesn't protect against all vartiations of viruses such as Korgo.V etc. I would pay the extra $5.00 for Norton.
     
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    I wouldn't pay anything, and get AVG.
     
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    D Schrute Assistant Sensei VIP Member

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    I would pay for Norton over BitDefender if i didn't get Norton Corporate for free.
     
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    I tend to stay with Norton. Best I've used so far...
     
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    is avg free and is it any good like have you had any viruses
     
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    Fenis-Wolf VIP Member

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    Completely free for home use, and i've never caught a virus while it was running. And it always catches email viruses :)
     
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    D Schrute Assistant Sensei VIP Member

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    Maybe you have viruses that avg isn't good enough to detect ;) just kidding!
     
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    No one has mentioned what a resource-hog Norton AV is. And if your on dial-up the large updates (for all the separate components) can be a pain aswell. I use Avast AV (Pro version). Updates are approx 4 times a week (Norton only once a week via live-update), and it hasn't failed me yet. very low system requirements is another plus point. I tried the free AVG but here in the UK the updater very often fails to connect to the download site and I just got fed up with repeated attempts. Avast has no update problems and they are small downloads. Come to think of it, Norton Live-update used to let me down quite often and required 2 or 3 tries.
     
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    symantec AV isn't much of a resource hog ;)
     
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