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Post  jyim on Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:06 am

Norton 360 is mercifully light on system resources; it's intuitive, covers most of the bases that a comprehensive security-and-performance tool should, and includes free online storage.Norton 360 doesn't support Firefox or Opera browsers; doesn't include wireless security tools, doesn't provide an ID vault for passwords or credit card info.

The biggest news with AVG Anti-Virus 8 is that it includes Linkscanner, a technology that actively blocks malicious content from Web sites that may have been hijacked or otherwise compromised. Also, antivirus, antispyware, and antirootkit preventions have been combined into one product. The new drive-by download protection combined with AVG's award winning effectiveness in blocking and removing antivirus and antispyware code is tempered only by its somewhat slow performance in CNET Labs benchmark tests. While individual applications loaded fast, scan and boot times trended toward the slow end.

The SecurityCenter has several tabs besides the VirusScan tab. There is one for Personal Firewall+, Privacy Service and SpamKiller. These are other programs offered by McAfee.VirusScan boasts one of the best virus detection records. The software has received the VB100% award, the ICSA award and passed both level 1& 2 Checkmarks from West Coast Labs.

Kaspersky has always been among the best samples of antivirus software on the market, but has been less than simple to use. With the release of version 7, Kaspersky dramatically improved their interface giving this software an interface that matches the quality of the overall package. Further improvements have been made for the 2009 version. From a geek’s perspective, Kaspersky's interface is probably the best of all the software reviewed. That being said, it may not be ideal for someone who's not interested in fine-tuning and tweaking their antivirus software. Every feature is configurable and controllable with intuitive and easy to use controls in Kaspersky Anti-Virus.

For the most part, Ad-Aware is easy to use. It has a clean, simple main interface. Some of the advanced options are a little confusing because they are too technical, however, and you may need to consult the Help where it's available. Despite the fact that there is an icon indicating context-sensitive help, we found that it was lacking a lot of useful information. There is also a one-step update feature that you will need to click on every couple weeks to stay updated with the latest Spyware/Adware products; automatic updates would be more convenient.

We at TopTenReviews rate how easy a program is to use from a computer novice perspective. We ask, "If I'm a beginner, would I be able to understand and use the options in this program quickly, without questions?"

ZoneAlarm Pro does exactly that. The well-designed control panel explains and displays available choices simply. Each field (such as program control) offers a brief description of the main choice and then shows other choices available. New users are not overloaded with irrelevant information.

There is some difficulty associated with ZoneAlarm Pro when troubleshooting connection issues. Say, for example, you can’t connect to the net with MSN Messenger. It can be difficult to find which option to change due to the sheer multitude of options and features to contend with.

Personally i would use Avg out of all and i also combo it with ad aware.
i dont like the rest maybe kaspersky would be my second choice.
i dont like the other ones because ive tried them and they all failed me.
i hate mcaffee and norton the most i think it is the worst that didnt do anything for me.
Personally on my pc i use ESET Node 32 with combo Ad Aware
and it works perfect for me always warning me about threats.


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Post  jdeleon061 on Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:23 pm

I agree that i would use avg beacause it just seems like a good virus software. I also use nod 32 and that seems to work out great. I also agree that mcafee and norton didnt do anything for me. Lastly i agree that kaspersky sounds good but got to try it out.


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Post  kfranco132 on Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:12 am

I agree that avg is what you like. I also agree that kaspersky would be a good choice as well. I think that norton and mcafee are horrible. So you are right.


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