Norton keeps popping up for me to renew my subsciption, its too expensive, is there a free one? Have been looking at the previous letters and its a toss between AVG or Avast? My computer is new, Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2, I had Norton with this computer but its now ran out. I have Norton Security software that has the scanning features but not for the virus. Can anyone suggest the right one please......thanks, best regards Gail
Both AVG and Avast are fine programs and either would be ok. For me personally I prefer avast it offers a few more features over AVG, instant message protection for one and a web scanner which is very useful. It updates automatically sometimes more than once in a day. It really is a good piece of software and its free. They even offer you support with the free version if you need it via email or a forum.
Don't forget that you need a firewall as well and some anti spyware programs.
If you need more help with that then please start your own post and we can help you out from there.
Sorry, I did realise after I posted the mail that I was not in the right posting. I have all the ones you mentioned..firewall / anti spyware which is with Norton but for some reason I have to renew if I want to continue with Norton anti virus, why I dont know. I will go for the Avast as you suggested, could you direct me to the site please, thanks alot guys