which anti virus program?

  rosie12 08:32 26 Feb 2006

Hi, I have got to buy an anti virus program, I know there are loads of them out there so can anyone please tell me their opinion on the best....I HAVE WINDOWS XP HOME AND i SURF THE NET A LOT...tHANKS

  rmcqua 08:35 26 Feb 2006

Don't bother buying.
AVG Free or Avast home (both downloadable at no charge from their websites). Both very good and regularly updatd with the latest virus definitions. You don't need to spend money for decent A/V protection these days.

  VoG II 08:36 26 Feb 2006
  rosie12 08:36 26 Feb 2006

oH!!! I Really didn't know that.....Will it be reliable then....Thanks

  john-232317 08:39 26 Feb 2006

AVG is excellent ;-)

  rmcqua 08:39 26 Feb 2006

Yes, perfectly reliable, user friendly and effective.

  rosie12 08:41 26 Feb 2006

Thanks so much everyone, saved me at least £20.....xxxxx

  skidzy 09:23 26 Feb 2006

rosie12....Dont forget you need a firewall as well as the antivirus.

Recommended:Zonealarm firewall with Avg free av

If you are new to having programs on your pc such as a Firewall and Anti virus,you should also consider the effects spyware / malware can have.Have a look here,they are all free and very effective.
click here

Recommended to be run at least once a month:

DEFENDER (from Microsoft)

All these are free and will keep your system as clean as possible.

  Gongoozler 09:36 26 Feb 2006

I've been using Avast click here for about 2 years and actually find it better than the expensive Norton. AVG click here is equally good, its mainly down to personal choice. Some prefer the interface of one, some the other.

  rawprawn 10:40 26 Feb 2006

click here You asked for opinions and F Secure Internet Security 2006 is the best I have ever used. Take the 3o day free trial and test it. (You can get a 30% discount if you bank online at Barclays)

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:52 26 Feb 2006

Anti Virus :-
Antivir click here
Avast4 click here
AVG antivirus click here
Microworld click here

Anti Spyware :-
Adaware click here
Spybot S&D click here
Spywareblaster click here
a2 click here
MSoftAntispy Beta (Windows Defender) click here
Ewido click here

Firewalls :-
Filesclab click here
Jetico click here
Kerio4 click here
Netveda click here
Nrt firewall 2.0.1 click here
Outpost free click here
R-firewall click here
Securepoint click here
Softperfect click here
Sygate click here
Wyvernworks click here
ZoneAlarm click here

A good combination is

AVG or Avast antivirus (only 1)
ZoneAlarm firewall (only 1)
Spyware blaster + Adaware+ Ewido

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