Information about anti virus products...

India
June 8, 2007 1:08am CST
Paid Vs. Free Anti Virus Software If you pay for your antivirus and anti-spyware protection you tend to get some nice features, but you usually don't get better protection and the reason is really simple. Viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, adware, and all the other malicious garbage that can attack your computer isn't just a threat to you-- it threatens everyone on the internet. This includes big companies and governments. It is in everyone's best interests to control these attacks, but that can't happen if the malicious code can hide in private computer systems because the owner can't or won't pay for the software needed to protect the machine. Therefore a number of private companies have committed themselves to providing free versions of their software for those who can't or won't pay money for it. A lot of this software is superior quality. There is a catch, but it isn't any different than if you were buying the software. Whether you pay for the protection or get it free, make absolutely certain that you know what you are getting. Many companies also put out bad programs, and some of them actually cause the problems they are supposed to be detecting. There is no way to avoid the need to check a product out before using it, unfortunately. Many people have purchased or downloaded software believing that they were protecting their computers, only to be infected with viruses or spyware as a result. Never respond to a pop up that offers to "scan" your computer for free. This is one tactic used to sell inferior or even malicious products. Always check out the reviews of the product before allowing it to access your computer.
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• Philippines
24 Sep 07
There is really a difference between the paid version and free version antivirus. One of the advantages of a paid version is that it contained the complete security suit for protection, while free version does not, but its disadvantages is that it used a lot of memory due to some special features that needs a lot of memory for it to run. In that way, it would make your computer run to slow, regardless if you have enough SD-RAM to run the application. Currently, I am using a freeware version of antivirus. That is Avira AntiVir Personal Classic Edition. I have been using this one for a long time. Since then, I have never had problems at all with regards to the overall system performance of my machine. It updates regularly and can be scheduled at your most convenient time. It is very light on resources and does not slow down your computer. That's it. Have a nice day!
• India
12 Jun 07
I use the free anti virus software. Bcoz it is also the good efficiency than the cost anti virus..i use the AVG free antiviru and kaspersky...
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• Pakistan
8 Jun 07
I am using a Mcafee anti virus but i am using it for free as i have downloaded it from net and just register with them so i don't have to pay any penny and also i think Mcafee anti virus is too much good :) as it is not heavy on computer resources and also takes very little hard drive space and very simple and easy to use interface.
• India
8 Jun 07
Actualy, I never used paid Anti-virus, so I cant tell about the experience. I use AVG free adition