VM anti-virus - any good?

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  1. ger32

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    Got lovely new laptop and want to keep it as pristine as possible so looking decent anti-virus protection. While upgrading my BB the lady from VM said that the protection they provide free on their website to download is as good as any available to buy?

    Is she telling porkies? Should I fork out cold hard cash a norton etc?

    The laptop was a gift so cannot really complain about paying £30/£40 to keep it operational.

    All suggestions welcome.
     
  2. mjcairney

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    My sister and brother-in-law had no end of problems with that anti-virus program you're talking about - called pcguard if I remember correctly.

    We finally, after a lot of hassle, managed to get it off the PC and then downloaded the free AVG program - they haven't looked back since.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
  3. ger32

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I'll not be so tight and pay for decent protection
     
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    You're welcome. By the way, it's not a case of being tight, AVG enjoys an extremely good name for its free anti-virus program.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    I use PC Guard and I happy with it.
     
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    Also used AVG free and its very good. So impressed when I got the AVG Security Suite 3 user plus 2 year updates for £25 from Play.com. Now installed this on all my PC's and Laptop. It's excellent and a very good offer price. Too bad the offer has now finished.
     
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    I have PC Guard running on 3 computers and it does a good job, only have the anti-virus and spyware parts of it running, the rest of it is a waste really and I have windows firewall on.
     
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    If you're after a free AV i'd personally go for Avira over AVG. I had numerous false positives when I used AVG. Although, maybe it's just me and the software installed on my PC.
     
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    i use avast thats free and never had a single infection on my pc id recomend that :thumbsup:
     
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    PC-Guard is a disaster and causes more trouble than it helps with

    Another AVG 8.5 user here. Though im tempted to get NOD when i get a new pc
     
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    Without sounding funny, can I ask what disaster and troubles you have had with PC Guard ?
     
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    I recently changed from a system choking Norton 2009 to PcGuard and have no trouble with it at all and the systems behaving. Going to change the Laptop now I've had a few weeks running.

    It seems to be the case with AV that you either love or hate one or you system does anyway, Avg.Avast all the freebies have lovers and haters.
     
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    I'd definitely recommend NOD. I'm currently using Eset Smart Security (version 3) and have never had any issues. It's so light on system resources.
     

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