Cheap but good antivirus software?

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by Peter, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    I have used Norton Antivirus for the last few years but I think it is
    getting too expensive ($60+VAT for two years), and then I don't even
    get a CD in case I need to reformat my harddisk. On top of that I have
    a second computer. Frankly, I think the cost of this is getting out of

    So my question is if someone can recommend another antivirus product
    that is significantly cheaper but equally secure?
    Peter, Mar 22, 2006
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  2. My reply is at the bottom of your message :

    Hi Peter ! Well... your question is subjective .I mean it is very good but
    all people here like different antivirus softwares and almost everybody will
    tell you different opinions.I am telling you my personal opinion. I have used
    Panda and Kaspersky and I don't like them for different reasons ! Now I use
    Nod32 on all computers and find it really good.
    You have maximum protection on low resourse with daily updates and advanced
    heuristic. Norton is slow whereas Nod32 is much faster than it and even more
    secure !
    One year license for Nod32 for 1 computer costs $39
    One year license for Nod32 for 2 computers costs $78
    Two year license for Nod32 for 1 computer costs $59
    Two year license for Nod32 for 2 computers costs $126

    What I also find good in Nod32 is their tech support which I testes some
    times and they replied me very faster and for free.May be this is just
    accidentically but I don't know ... :)

    ESET is the company that makes Nod32.
    See more info about it here:

    No matter what AV software you choose to use , always try it before you buy
    it using the free trial versions provided by the vendors.

    Also , something useful ...Learn how to protect your PC in my web-site:

    Feel free to contact the Community again :)

    Prevention is always better than cure !
    My web page:
    Learn how to protect your computer:
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    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Mar 22, 2006
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  3. If you purchased Norton AntiVirus from some store or even online you should
    have a CD from the first purchase or a file that you downloaded. If you
    want a backup CD from a downloaded file, just burn a copy.
    David J. Craig, Mar 22, 2006
  4. I used to use an Australian product "Vet" but it was bought out by
    Computer Associates and renamed eTrust® EZ Antivirus, I ditched it
    then. I agree with Panda_man because I now use NOD32 and never have a
    problem with it.
    Stuart Naylor, Mar 22, 2006
  5. Peter

    Bigbruva Guest

    Hi Peter

    I have used CA's ezAntivirus for years and it is pretty good, if you go to
    the following link, you can get it FREE for a year or $20 for two years.

    I hope that helps

    Bigbruva, Mar 23, 2006
  6. Peter

    ed Guest

    try avast home it's free.
    the registration is quick and simple.

    avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean.
    Virus Database (VPS): 0612-1, 03/22/2006
    Tested on: 3/23/2006 2:41:04 AM
    avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2006 ALWIL Software.
    ed, Mar 23, 2006
  7. Peter

    MAP Guest

    I contacted their "support" once via e/mail and recieved an answer in 5
    minutes time!
    I couldn't believe it.
    MAP, Mar 23, 2006
  8. Hi Mike (and all others here)
    I find it difficult to believe also. Do you have any idea what the email
    address was? I currently have a very strong desire to contact them myself.

    Clarence (Lancy) Howard
    Clarence \(Lancy\) Howard, Mar 24, 2006
  9. If you're going to get Avast, you mine as well try AVG Free Edition, AntiVir,
    or Bit Defender 8. These free anti-virus products' websites and download
    links can be found on the Download page of my website:
    =?Utf-8?B?RWxlbmRpbA==?=, Mar 24, 2006
  10. I use and recommend F-Prot Antivirus for Windows: $29/year for a
    5-computer home license, or $50/year for a 10-computer commercial
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

    Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
    for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
    addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Mar 24, 2006
  11. My reply is at the bottom of the message :

    I second Elendil's advise because if we are talking about free antivirus
    software , AVG is the best of all free.Avast displays many false positives
    and also has lower detection rate than AVG.

    Prevention is always better than cure !
    My web page:
    Learn how to protect your computer:
    Please , rate posts
    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Mar 24, 2006
  12. My reply is at the bottom of your message :

    Yes , almost the same happens to me.Well , I don't receive answers in 5
    minutes but just in 3 or 4 hours which is really really fast.Other companies
    answered me in 4 or 5 days and their reply always starts with : "We
    aplologise for our late responce..." bla bla bla... :)

    Prevention is always better than cure !
    My web page:
    Learn how to protect your computer:
    Please , rate posts
    =?Utf-8?B?UGFuZGFfbWFu?=, Mar 27, 2006
  13. maybe the difference it time matters :)
    Scherbina Vladimir, Mar 29, 2006
  14. Anti Vir also seems to be nice for a "free" solution - i check it several
    days and for now there is no problems with it
    Scherbina Vladimir, Mar 29, 2006
  15. Peter

    Bill Freeman Guest

    Try eTrust Anti-Virus, free one-year trial with full updates. eTrust uses fewer system resources
    than most A-V and is also used by ZoneLab for their professional firewall.

    Bill Freeman, Apr 14, 2006
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