paid anti virus or free one?

  asdachick 15:21 11 Nov 2008

my anti virus is due to run out in a week,am with kas 7 at the mo,do i buy another year of kaspersky or go for a free one like avg,do u have to have a seperate firewall prog with AVG? also ,do i have to use a removal tool for kaspersky or just delete from add/remove programmes ?

  Clapton is God 15:55 11 Nov 2008

There is absolutely no reason to pay for any AV program with the likes of Avast and AVG being available for free.

Yes, you do need a separate firewall with both Avast and AVG.

  provider 2 16:12 11 Nov 2008

Plenty of choice available of course, but both Avast! 4.8 free and the Comodo firewall are popular and reliable:

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  provider 2 16:29 11 Nov 2008

Forgot to mention that if you do decide to remove Kaspersky, it should be done using its own removal too, not Add/Remove:

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  Ballie 16:31 11 Nov 2008

Kaspersky I find very good, internet sec plus firewall, download the free 30 day trial if you like it then buy the licence key off ebay for about £5.00

  alan2273 16:32 11 Nov 2008

AVG, Avast, Avira & ClamwinAV all good free antivirus programs.

Comodo, Zone Alarm , Sunbelt personfirewall & Tall emu online armour are all good free firewalls.

  Sneeze1 16:34 11 Nov 2008

My Kapersky runs out in 2009 do I go to the shop to get a new one, or do I renew the key online please?

  Clapton is God 16:37 11 Nov 2008

Rather than hijacking someone else's thread with your own question, pl;ease start your own thread.

Or, as already advised, use the free AVs available.

  provider 2 16:38 11 Nov 2008

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  howdou 18:47 11 Nov 2008

I struggled for a long time to get AVG 8 to keep working properly and a month ago switched to Avast home edition. It feels like heaven. So far everything runs really smoothly so I would recommend it.

  polish 19:58 11 Nov 2008

if you happen to bank online with barclays kaspersky is offered for free which iam using at the moment

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