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Hi, I'm currently running Norton 360 and SB-S&D but am looking to change from Norton to a more friendly AV program. I was going to download Avast! but then noticed some argument between what's best. I just read this series of articles and they seem to like AntiVir the most. Would you agree that is the best choice?

I'm mainly just interested in Avast! and AntiVir since AVG didn't look that good to me. Also remember that I want to compare the free versions since I can't spend money on the premium ones.

One last thing, after changing AV programs, would you suggest I continue to use SB-S&D or can I remove that from my system?

Thanks in advance!
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From those two, I would choose Avast, but I think Microsoft Security Essentials is the simplest AV out there.

I wouldn't leave 2 AVs on at the same time, but I do scan with MBAM at Superantispyware while my main AV is open.
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Thanks. I don't have much experience with the Microsoft AV, I'm not sure if I'd want it or not. How does it's performance compare to Avast's?
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avast for real
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avira is better. always has been.

http://www.av-comparatives.org
    
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I am using Avast! Internet security (paid verison) with SB S&D and I can say I have no problems.

Also I think Avast! is a lot better than Norton 360 because it only uses about 6MB of RAM and is also just as effective.
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Avira, but if you dont like the nag screen go for avast
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Thanks. I don't have much experience with the Microsoft AV, I'm not sure if I'd want it or not. How does it's performance compare to Avast's?

This.

Best antivirus I've used in years. And previously I've used both of those.
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Opinions seem to be fairly scattered...
Does anyone have any stats on performance for Avast, AntiVir, and MSE?
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MSE isn't as good as a scanner, but it works fine as a shield. It's lightweight, there's no advertisements, and you don't have to register it. I use other free on demand scanners if I ever suspect I'm infected.
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