03-23-2012 10:01 PM
03-23-2012 10:09 PM - edited 03-23-2012 10:15 PM
I can understand cost becomes a challenge. But here's a few thoughts....
- 360 includes performance tuning features. Does AVG offer this?
- 360 includes a software firewall. Would AVG offer this?
- Do you have more than one computer? You can spread the cost across 3 machines.
- how important is it to you to NOT have malware?
This article may be a little old, but may be of interest...
03-24-2012 02:07 AM
I do not use Norton, but only the free anti-virus available from Microsoft.
I choose to back-up regularly, and keep the minimal amount of software and information on my laptop.
When viruses or malware become a problem, I do a factory restore.
03-24-2012 08:59 PM
i to use the free Microsoft anti-virus software since iv been using it it has did its job for me.if a virus gets detected on my operating system i restore a system image even if the software cleans the virus i do this for the just in case factor.
03-24-2012 09:38 PM
03-26-2012 12:05 PM
If all you are using Norton 360 for is antivirus/antispyware part, then by all means, switch to free products like AVG Free, Avast Free or even Microsoft Security Essentials. On the other hand, if you are using those other functionalities (such as backup, email scanning, tuneup, etc.) then you'll need to ask yourself whether you can live without those functionalities.
Personally I use mainly free antivirus products (Avast and Microsoft), with the exception of one machine using Windows Home Server in which free products would not support. (In that case I am using Eset NOD32 - the only commonly available and least expensive product that supports WHS.)