Antivirus recommendations? Antivirus recommendations?
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  1. #1

    mikesed

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    Default Antivirus recommendations?

    Hi Guys,

    Having finally made the move from ME to XP, I need to upgrade my AV.

    I have been using PC-Cillin 2000 for the last two years (free with my online Bank Account). However it does not run on XP.
    They are offering an upgrade to PC-Cillin 2003 for Bank Customers at £14.99. Seems a good price. (Comes with a firewall as well, which I've never needed until I went XP. Started to get messages from complete strangers!.

    Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions as to a good AV I should seek out? (Or maybe a package which includes AV?)

    I looked at Norton recently, with Ghost and a few other add ons.

    Any thoughts/advice/experiences!?

    Cheers,

    Mike

  2. #2

    roger rabbit

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    Being a cheap jock I use AVG antvirus from Grisoft and Zone Alarm firewall.

    The essential quality of both being that they are free.

  3. #3

    jacko

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    Stay clear of McAffee.

    Damn thing slowed down my PC with all the rubbish it installed (most of which I didn't want or need).

    I'm very happy with Norton and sygate now.

  4. #4

    Sysman

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    Default Kerio is highhly recommended too

    This one was recommended to me by a TCP/IP expert, and it's free for personal / home use.

    www.kerio.com/us/kpf_home.html

  5. #5

    mikesed

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    Default Re: Kerio is highhly recommended too

    Thanks all.

    I'm currently trying Kerio (very nice) and AVG (also nice).

    Thanks for the advice

    Cheers,

    Mike

  6. #6

    Incubus

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    Default Re: Kerio is highhly recommended too

    I'm using the Norton Internet Security suite on my XP Pro laptop.

    It was around £40 for the first year (includes firewall, AV, parental control and all kind of stuff like that). AV subscriptions for future years is below £20 I believe...

    A word of advice - pop into PC World to buy it, rather than downloading. I had a few problems with that.

    HTH,

    Kev

  7. #7

    ChevyChase

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    Default Re: Kerio is highhly recommended too

    Word of good advice -never buy ANYTHING from PC world - they're a bunch of con-artists...

    ...trust me

  8. #8

    3wisemonkies

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    Default Trend

    Trend PC-Cillin gets my vote everytime. I still use it at home, however, my business has now expanded and we recently installed Trend corporate software ..dogs bollocks!!!:hat

  9. #9

    RobAnt

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    Default Re: Trend

    I have been using PC-Cillin 2000 for the last two years (free with my online Bank Account). However it does not run on XP.
    Errr - my copy does!

    You got it from The Halifax, yes?

    Runs fine on Home & Professional.

    Still getting (almost) daily updates too, and I know it works fine, because I've never been infected.

    Of course, part of that might be because I use a proper email system (Novell's GroupWise 6 - Part of Small Business Suite 6 (I am a CNS, so can give SBS 6 away for peanuts incidentally)), rather than Outlook - but I wouldn't like to put it to the test!

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