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I've just started my own computer repair business and would like to sell an antivirus program to my customers for new builds and repairs. It has to be easy to use, as a lot of my customers are over the age of 50 and don't know a huge amount of computers.

I've had previous experience with (and may be inclined to stay away from):

Bullguard Internet Security -- Quite cheap; £35 for a three user licence and easy to use, but it's not great at virus protection or removal and the firewall isn't great. When it finds something it doesn't like, you get 20 seconds to accept it else it automatically blocks it and getting rid of it in the firewall can be a nightmare. It doesn't automatically keep Internet Explorer or Firefox unblocked, believe it or not.

AVG Internet Security -- AVG Free is good, the spyware scanner seems to pick up a lot of stuff, but the interface is not user-friendly for people who don't know much about computers and the firewall is diabolical.

Trend Micro 2008 -- The 2007 absolutely thrashed CPU's. It was horribly, horribly written and would avoid it like the plague. Heard they sorted the problems out with the 2008 version...Should I trust it?

Avira Premium Security Suite -- I used the free version for a very long time to scan people's PCs for viruses, but when it finds a virus, you click "Delete", run another scan and it seems to find it again. Anyone else notice this?

Norton -- BLOATWARE! Haven't used it for 3 years, no need to tell me how pathetic it is.

McAfee -- Slightly less awful than Norton, but still an over-hyped product that slows down your PC and doesn't protect you from viruses. At my previous job, I saw a lot of computers where McAfee had corrupted and caused Windows to meltdown.

Also heard terrible things about Panda (especially), not so good things about Kaspersky...Er, Bitdefender, how good is that?
    
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You could try zonealarm. You can try it for 15 days free just to see if you like it.

http://www.zonealarm.com/store/conte...try=US&lang=en
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Yay Bullguard!

I actually love it, shows me traffic, who is trying to port scan me, though I have been smart enough to keep from testing the anti-virus. My dad did get a virus on his computer (dial up connection so updates were 6 months old) and I was able to very easily instruct him on how to update it and run a scan.

Have you looked into Panda? The person who got me hooked on Bullguard, is now using it, says they sell them for $10 for a 1 year, and I think $25 for a 3 year subscription.
    
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I wouldn't touch Panda with a bargepole, it's as bad, if not worse, than Norton.
    
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Avast + ZoneAlarm!
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Originally Posted by Chranny View Post
Avast + ZoneAlarm!
IMO that is also the best combination out of all the other apps I have used.

Im sure you know but Mcafee and Norton = BIN.

If you want to slow your customers PC down to a standstill you will use either Norton or Mcafee....for goodness sake DO NOT use those apps. You do not even understand how many times I have uninstalled that crap from customer PC's and they have thanked me so much simply because there PC is like fast again lol
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The new nod32?
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post #8 of 10
Got Panda Internet Security 2008 and it is a real smoothy. They used to be bad... but it is a winner in this year's PC World so I gave it another shot... a nice surprise. Easy, effecitve and it even tells you when someone is stealing your wireless, which is quite cool I really like it.
Norton and McAffe look to complicated to me, definitely not for a senior.
post #9 of 10
Ever considered Linux? It is like abstinence, works 100% of the time, and it takes up mimimal system resources
post #10 of 10
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As I'm a computer repairman, I won't be putting Linux on people's computers instead of an antivirus package.
    
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