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post #1 of 20
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So I use McAfee Internet Security, and my subscription is running out soon...
I was planning on just renewing the subscription because McAfee has always worked pretty well for me, and is not as much of a resource hog as Norton(shudder).

I have been looking around on various forums, articles, etc, trying to find out if AVG is an option that is as good as or better than McAfee. To date, most of the comments and opinions I have heard are something to the tune of "McAfee sux, use AVG", but no real proof to back it up.

My question would be, is AVG better than McAfee? Why? Obviously, there is the $$$ factor, but I was thinking more in terms of, will AVG protect me better than McAfee would...

Can anyone tell me how the two compare in terms of protection, or point me to some sites that break down the differences?
    
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AVG Free is easily better then McAfee, McAfee, just slows down your system instead of catching viruses.
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coming from an avg user.. Id say you'll enjoy the transfer over.. i used to have norton lol ;p never went back
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AVG is better. MaAffee and Norton just hog the system. Ever seen Norton 2007 running on an older 478-P4 machine? Painful to say the least.
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Ive used all sorts of antivirus, and since ive had avg ive had no viruses at all. Over 4 years. I got some when I was younger and not using AVG. I definitely like having regular updates, no viruses, and no $$ coming out of my pocket
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None!...Go for Nod 32! The best that i have ever come across.......
    
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Hm, so AVG would cut back on resource usage by a bunch then as well?

I know that switching from Norton to McAfee improved performance a good deal. Would be nice to see that kind of improvement again if I switch to AVG.
    
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post #8 of 20
The problem with AVG is that when it updates and updates it's definitions the PC becomes significally slower. the .exe takes more then 30MB in the background.....This was just my personal experience.....As for Nod it even cleanes the viruses from the pen drives so that the pen opens again in the normal way! IMO
    
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None!...Go for Nod 32! The best that i have ever come across.......
I love NOD32, I have it right now. It is open all the time (opens when my system starts). There is no slow down, no noticeable added CPU or RAM usage either. It has such a small footprint.

And it constantly has updates. This morning it updated and an hour ago it updated.
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Comparing AVG with McAfee is like comparing a Formula 1 car with a Honda Civic.
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