AFC1 10:47 25 Jun 2007

If you experts could have any choice of ANTIVIRUS
ONLY. Paid for or free versions.
What would you choose?

  Belatucadrus 11:04 25 Jun 2007

avast! free click here is what I use now and I really like the way it works, if circumstances made a paid license necessary I'd go for the pro version click here .

  rawprawn 11:05 25 Jun 2007

NOD32 In my (and many others opinionT the best there is to pay for. click here

Avast Free Version click here

  [email protected] 11:43 25 Jun 2007

antivirus only i would go kaspersky 6.

  davidprc 13:54 25 Jun 2007

Free - AntiVir
Paid - KAV

  davidprc 13:54 25 Jun 2007

Oh, sorry and Bitdefender paid.

  bjh 16:50 25 Jun 2007

Kaspersky as first choice - paid. It's strong all-round in suite form, but the AV is second to none.
click here

Note that Steganos AV uses exactly the same engine and is a little cheaper. (I haven't used it in suite form, but believe it has fewer features).
click here

AOL Antivirusshield also uses the Kaspersky AV engine, so SHOULD be excellent.
click here?

I have used AVG antivirus - free alternative, and that works just fine in most situations. It isn't quite as customisable, or as informative, as Kaspersky. I prefer it to AVAST (also free), but haven't used the latter for a couple of years.

Overall, I think it is just worth having the paid - for forms (especially as a bit of hunting gives some excellent prices)

There's a free 6 month offer for Panda Internet Security on Computer Shopper (hiss, boo) this month (well, it is August isn't it??). I didn't like Panda 2006 much, and you do ask for AV not suite. Worth considering, and you can just throw the "useless" magazine in the bin :-)

  bjh 16:51 25 Jun 2007

Oh, should have put

AOL Antivirusshield - free alternative - also uses etc...

I do keep meaning to give this a go, as it does get good recommendations.

  Sheik Yerbouti 17:09 25 Jun 2007

Kaspersky - Easy to use yet powerful.

  skidzy 17:16 25 Jun 2007

Some advice for you to add to the above suggestions click here

Though a debatable subject,and in my opinion...there is no need to pay for any anti virus suite.

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