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i've recenty (today in fact) decided to remove my norton internet security 2006. To be honest, the only reason why I've used Norton for the past few years is because that was the only thing my local Wal-Mart carries (Hmm, wonder why that is?) and living in such a rural area, our Wal-Mart is the only store we have within a 45min drive. Here lately, I've noticed that my Norton has been going downhill fast and has been leting more and more through. I also hate how it takes complete control over my computer. So, I made the decision to do away with Norton for good and move on to bigger and better things. Though, I'm not sure what yet.

I've read all the threads on here pertaining to anti-virus programs and all that I can say is, your posts had a massive incluence on my decision. THANKS! So, everyone has there own opinoin on what is the "best". I started to do a little browsing on the web and came across a site that compared a bunch of differant AV software. I know that there are some of you out there like me, that just cant make up there mind on what exactly to get, so I decided to post this list for everyone to see.

Now this list only ranks the software by detection and leaves out some other factors you and I would take into consideration. I'm sure a lot of you will be as suprised as i was by some of the placements on there.
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i run bit defender...works great has alot of tweaking areas and easily adjustable for the noob or pro
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I've seen many around here that use and love Kaspersky, so i think i'll give them a try also. Not sure if i should get the antivirus or the Internet Security.
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Ill still use avg free even if it isn't at the top.
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i used kaspersky for a while and it was great.

i went back to AVG to get some memory back
    
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You could also consider the zone alarm + nod32 + avg combo . i use them and no virus since a year and a half
    
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ESET NOD32 is the best.

We use it at work all the time.
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post #8 of 9
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I've been looking into NOD32 and it looks pretty good.
kaspersky is a bit on the expensive side, so i dont think i'll be going with that one after all.

Edit: After sifting through tons and tons of sites, products, and reviews; I've decided to go ahead and purchase and download NOD32. from what ive seen, it's cheap and works far better than many others out there. Of course it puts Norton and McAfee to shame.
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post #9 of 9
i use the best combo duo ever. Zone alarm 6.5 which is rated the best firewall ever by like every magazine and plus it's editors choice at cnet. Also for my anti virus u gota use nod32. Although it takes some config time if u have a router and other stuff like that. **** how could u stay on norton anti virus that makes me sad. You should have gone online and payed for something and they could ship u the box. I'm very disappointed in u.

I was at the BEST BUY black Friday sale yesterday and the only firewall/anti virus software was macafee and norton. And there was a best buy dude convincing this poor customer that norton is the best program in the world to get. Yes norton is very people friendly but it's a terrible program. Most people care about the GUI but not what it does.
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