just wondered if anyone has any views about the bt anti-virus service, available for £3.50 a month? I currently use the free AVG anti-virus programme. Is this as good as any or is it worth investing in the bt scheme or other software?
even though the virus bulletin says AVG ain't so good, have you has virus trouble during the time AVG has been on your system? Surely this is the yardstick to go by.
I've used AVG for a couple of years and had no problems. I keep it up to date and it's caught a couple of viruses coming in via e-mail attachments. I run a complete check every week or so. Remember some other (quite expensive) programmes seem to cause all sorts of bother with your system
On the basis that all this comes for free, I will stick with it until I have trouble that it doesn't deal with
Most AV software catches most viruses most of the time. If they didn't their bad reputation would be well known.
All testing is only as good as the testing method used and the version of the AV software on the day the tests were run
No one persons experience of not getting a virus is anywhere near a good indication of the overall performance of AV software - as none of us individually are ever likely to see each and every virus out there.
99% performance in catching viruses is useless if you get one of the 1% that's missed. So catching viruses has to be the primary concern in my book.
Having said that - consistently good or bad performance in well run tests, is a good an indication as you are ever likely to get.
That's why I use click here It has the best record of anyone in the Virus Bulletin tests, it's probably the fastest, with the least overhead, and it autoupdates smoothly and painlessly.
I hear what you say,..and I have used AVG for 2 years also, in which time AVG has never detected a virus, thats not to say I have never been attacked,or have I just been lucky, as I have had to format and re-install my OS on numerous occasions due to unsolvable problems