Re: Norton ditched, Avast there!

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Malcolm, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. Malcolm

    Malcolm Guest

    On 5 Mar 2007 11:42:43 -0800
    "Sir to you" <> wrote:

    > On Mar 4, 5:57 pm, "Bobs" <> wrote:
    > > On Mar 4, 10:52 am, "julie j" <> wrote:
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > > I got sick of the clunky Nortons. As it was coming up for renewal
    > > > at a cost of more than $100, I decided to ditch it.

    > >
    > > > The latest NetGuide recommended Avast!4 Home Edition as an
    > > > excellent freeware.

    > >
    > > > I loaded it, and on its first scan it picked up viruses Nortons
    > > > hadn't found on my system,

    > >
    > > > My PC also starts up in a fraction of the time it took with
    > > > Nortons.

    > >
    > > > So far, it's very good.

    > >
    > > > Does anyone else used this, and if so, are there any problems I
    > > > might expect?

    > >
    > > > (I don't call the American male voice announcing he's found a
    > > > virus a problem, yet, he's a rather cute feature).

    > >
    > > Nortons is bloated rubbish. Avast and AVG are much better, and
    > > they're both free.- Hide quoted text -
    > >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > AVG is not free - the avg website asks for money to download it. Am i
    > right?
    >

    No, see the free grisoft site: http://free.grisoft.com/doc/1

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    Malcolm, Mar 5, 2007
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