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Optimal anti malware/spyware/virus softwares & their necessity

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July 21, 2010 8:54:42 PM

Before I list the softwares in consideration, are computer protection suites even necessary when matched against freeware? If they are, which one of these 5 suites do you recommend and why: AVG, BitDefender, Kaspersky, MacAfee, and TrendMicro. I chose the first 4 because they were among the higher rated in Consumer Report; TrendMicro was included because I have had decent personal experience with it. Thanks for your consideration.
July 22, 2010 4:31:27 PM

Any form of security software is essential to keeping your computer healthy. As far as what you list, here is my 2 cents:

AVG - Decent results, but confusing
BitDefender - Good support and good results
Kaspersky - Great protection, but slow and expensive
McAfee - The Retail suite is horrible; the Corporate AV is good and fast
Trend Micro - Decent, but a bit slow

My business computers run Microsoft Security Essentials and my client's computers run McAfee Corporate on their server and MSE on their workstations.

You pay for quality.
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July 24, 2010 6:47:47 AM

You can go with Microsoft security essentials (MSE) or AVIRA or AVAST antivirus also!
All the three are free & effective than paid softwares.
Uses less resources only when compared to others, and top of all , they are free.

Norton is also doing good after its 2009 & later version releases
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