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Antivirus Program renew time.

By .Martin. ·
It has come up to that point of the year where my Antivirus almost needs renewing, and this year I have been considering changing companies. done a bit of research, finding very little when it comes to recent information. And when it comes down to it, who best to ask but people who use these programs every day.

I currently use McAfee Total Protection, and the features I am looking for are:

-Easy to use, set up and it goes
-Online Subscription, automatically renewing
-ability to add extra single licenses (have 3 computers currently, want to be able to get more subscriptions if I get more computers)
-ability to monitor status of other computers over network
-website monitor
-not a resource hog
-regular stuff (firewall, antivirus, antispyware, live scanning, ect.)
-preferably only a single program

so I am looking for a more top-line product, price is not a real problem, but would prefer not to spend thousands...

I have been happy with McAfee (for the most part) but I am not sure of it's reliability and would like to see if you had any suggestions.

Thank you in advance


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Are we talking single PC or Multiple / Domain?

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Antivirus Program renew t ...
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by .Martin. In reply to Are we talking single PC ...

currently 2 desktops and a laptop, soon a netbook as well.

connected together over a home network

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by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Multiple

All Windows?
All *nix?
All OSX?
A Mix?

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by .Martin. In reply to OS....

Windows only, mix of Vista and XP

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Antivirus - CYberdefender

by jack8beans2 In reply to Antivirus Program renew t ...

So Martin, I just saw your post about renewing your anti-virus software. I have been using Cyberdefender for some time and I love it. You can download the scanner for free and try it. It has a great user interface and it's real easy to use. You will have to upgrade to the paid version to get all the bells and whistles, but the upgrade also includes 24/7 technical support and 2 gig online backup in addition to the comfort of knowing your computer is fully protected. Cnet gave good reviews - read their review and download and try it for free - <url> </url>.

Good luck to you - happy hunting!

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I'll stick with Avast

by Jacky Howe In reply to Antivirus Program renew t ...

I have been using Avast which is free for home use on my five networked Systems for months now without any problems, no impact on performance either. You only have to register it and then re-register again annually. Set it and forget it.

This is when I switched over.

<a href="" target="_blank"><u>Discussion</u></a>

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Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and do a regular scan and keep it updated. I scan and check for updates at least weekly with both Spybot and MalwareBytes.

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* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

Download Spybot - Search & Destroy and install it and Update it.

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Check Out...

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Antivirus Program renew t ...

Avira Premium Security Suite 9

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