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Topic # 66114 12-Aug-2010 17:44
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My NOD32 subscription is due for renewal soon. I understand that the free version of Avast is really good and I am tossing up saving some $ and going with Avast.

Would appreciate comments on this.

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  Reply # 366888 12-Aug-2010 17:54
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+1 to Microsoft Security Essentials, it's light and pretty good.

I have used to use Norton, then subscription up and switched to Avast Home, then switched to Microsoft Security Essentials when it's out.




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  Reply # 366894 12-Aug-2010 18:03
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freitasm: You should give Microsoft Security Essentials a go - it's really good.



Thanks - hadn't looked at MSE but have now. Reviews look good.

I asked the NZ NOD32 people to "sell' (i.e. convince/demonstrate to) me as to why I should pay for a renewal (rather than going with a good free AV) by giving me or linking me to some stats, reviews etc. All they could say was "if you were going to jump out of a plane using a free parachute or one that you had paid for, which one would you choose?". A bit lame really. I gave them the opportunity but a bit of a fail.

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  Reply # 366896 12-Aug-2010 18:05
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+1 to Microsoft Security Essentials but on XP Ive always found it runs like a dog, under Win7 it runs fine.




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  Reply # 366902 12-Aug-2010 18:29
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+1 to MSE. Pretty light as other have mentioned.

Yesterday, I switched to MSE from NOD32 on one of the machines I use at work since its licence was expiring next week. On its first scan MSE picked up a virus NOD32 had failed to pick up. Doesn't speak much of NOD32 when a free product does a better job... 

Also NOD32 seems to have a bigger hit on performance compared to MSE.

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  Reply # 366911 12-Aug-2010 18:55
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MSE is actually pretty damned good.. Ive been switching customers from Avast / Avira to it lately..

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