It seems like everybody has an opinion about what the best anti-virus is. I’ve tried to figure it out for myself. As far as price is concerned, it seems like you get what you pay for. And I mean that in a couple of different ways.
First, free anti-virus is free for a reason. It’s just not that good. The best free anti-virus I have found is AVG. It seems to do a fair job without slowing down your system too much.
Second, it seems that the more you pay for an anti-virus, the more bells and whistles it has. This is not necessarily a good thing. Too many bells and whistles can seriously affect your systems performance. In my opinion, I think that an anti-virus should be just that, an anti-virus and nothing else.
It has been my experience that Norton’s Anti-Virus by Symantec provides the best all around coverage for the price and lack of demand on the system. I’m talking about Norton’s Anti-Virus not Norton’s 360 or Norton’s Internet Security. These two have too many bells and whistles and can drag down the performance of your system.
I may not be the world’s authority on Anti-Virus programs but, that’s pretty much what I deal with on a daily basis. I see systems all day with all different kinds of anti-virus programs. I see a lot of them with Mcaffee, Trend Micro, AVG, Avast, and ESET that are infected with viruses. It is rare, and I mean very rare, that I see an infected system that has Norton’s Anti-Virus installed.
I’m just sayin’…