What is the best anti-virus program?


I want to replace Norton Systemworks with another system utily program which can do the same thing but not "control" my system. I have used Norton to rebuilld a corrupted harddrive so I am comfortable with doing that type of thing. I have not been involved in the computer world for the past 3 years therefore I am not as aware of the software programs as I have been in the past.

I would also like to replace Norton Anti-Virus with McAfee, your opinion?

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Kenneth Herman

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This question was answered on March 10, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Norton and McAfee anti-virus programs scan inbound e-mail, outbound e-mail, IM attachments, and has detailed virus database McAfee has proven to go beyond simple virus removal with its WormStopper and detection of "possibly unwanted programs." The setback with McAfee’s WormStopper it blocks suspicious e-mails based on preset limits, and it doesn’t keep a log of repaired or deleted viruses.

Norton anti-virus on the other hand logs viruses and includes firewall protection and added security with their new Internet Worm Protection feature It automatically and silently downloads and installs virus signature updates and can run a quick scan of vulnerable files

I have given you some of the pros and cons of both anti-virus programs If you are really debating whether or not to uninstalling Norton, I would say your next best choice is the chose McAfee

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 10, 2005