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Which anti-virus software should you choose?

Hello and welcome to my tip about anti-virus software. If you are still making your decision on which anti-virus to download, you have come to the right place! Today I will be pointing out the pros and cons of the four most commonly used anti-virus software solutions.

What can you expect to gain from this tip?
You will find a lot of information about the different anti-virus software solutions.
You will find the prices of each of the products.
I will help you make your decision on which anti-virus software to download by exposing the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.
I will give you my conclusion of these four anti-virus software solutions.

AVG Anti-Virus Software
Website: http://www.avg.com
- About AVG
Founded in 1991, with corporate offices in Europe, the US and the UK, AVG is focused on providing home and business computer users with the most comprehensive and proactive protection against computer security threats.
- With more than 110 million active users around the world, the AVG family of security software products is distributed globally through resellers and through the Web and supports all major operating systems and platforms.
- Employing some of the world's leading experts in software development, threat detection and prevention, and risk analysis, AVG is uniquely positioned to spearhead innovation in the industry. The company continues to invest in R&D, teaming with leading universities to maintain its technological edge.
- As the nature of threats continues to evolve - from computer - and web-borne viruses to complex exploits designed to steal information for financial gain, the nature of protection must also evolve. Using the latest technology developed by world-renowned security experts, AVG provides real-time defenses against real-time threats. With AVG software on your system, you can safely surf the net, create online profiles, shop, bank online, download files, store data, chat, and email, safe in the knowledge that your personal and professional information will not be stolen or misused.

AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
Price: Free
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware (Makes sure you can't get or spread a virus, worm, or Trojan horse)
- Link Scanner (Ensures every web page you visit is safe - even before you go there)

AVG Anti-Virus 9.0
Price: $27.99
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Anti-Virus & Anti-Spyware (Makes sure you can't get or spread a virus, worm, or Trojan horse)
- Link Scanner (Ensures every web page you visit is safe - even before you go there)
- Online Shield (Lets you download and exchange files without risking virus infection)
- Advanced Anti-Rootkit protection (Ensures even the most sophisticated hidden threats are kept out)
- Game Mode (Keeps you safe without interrupting you while you're playing)
- Phishing protection (Checks to make sure web pages really are what they appear to be)
- AVG Identity Protection (Keeps your private information safe from known and unknown threats)
- Enhanced Firewall (Prevents hackers from seeing inside your computer)
- Anti-Spam (Blocks spammers and scammers from clogging your system)
- Expert Technical support (Free technical assistance whenever you need it)

ClamAV
Website: http://www.clamav.net
- About ClamAV
ClamAV is an open source (GPL) anti-virus toolkit for UNIX, designed especially for e-mail scanning on mail gateways. It provides a number of utilities including a flexible and scalable multi-threaded daemon, a command line scanner and advanced tool for automatic database updates. The core of the package is an anti-virus engine available in a form of shared library.

ClamAV
Price: Free
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- command-line scanner
- fast, multi-threaded daemon with support for on-access scanning
- milter interface for sendmail
- advanced database updater with support for scripted updates and digital signatures
- virus scanner C library
- on-access scanning (Linux® and FreeBSD®)
- virus database updated multiple times per day (see home page for total number of signatures)
- built-in support for various archive formats, including Zip, RAR, Tar, Gzip, Bzip2, OLE2, Cabinet, CHM, BinHex, SIS and others
- built-in support for almost all mail file formats
- built-in support for ELF executables and Portable Executable files compressed with UPX, FSG, Petite, NsPack, wwpack32, MEW, Upack and obfuscated with SUE, Y0da Cryptor and others
- built-in support for popular document formats including MS Office and MacOffice files, HTML, RTF and PDF

McAfee Anti-Virus Software
Website: http://www.mcafee.com
- About McAfee
McAfee Labs delivers the core technologies and threat intelligence that power McAfee's suite of endpoint, web, email, and network security products. With a research footprint that covers the globe, McAfee Labs provides accurate and predictive Global Threat Intelligence. A team of 350 multidisciplinary researchers in 30 countries follows the complete range of threats in real time, identifying application vulnerabilities, analyzing and correlating risks, and enabling instant remediation. Support from McAfee Labs: 24/7 emergency response team ensures the highest level of insight into emerging risks.

McAfee Anti-Virus Plus 2010
Price: $29.99
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Malware protection
- Intelligent alerts
- Faster scans
- Site adviser

Norton Anti-Virus Software (Once in - Never Out)
Website: http://www.symantec-norton.com
- About Norton
Symantec-Norton.com is a registered worldwide partner of Symantec Corporation. Our goal is to drive qualified, or 'informed', traffic to the various Symantec online stores throughout the world. For the visitors that come to our site without knowing exactly what they need, we take it to educate them about Symantec's wide array of products so they can purchase those that best fit their needs. For those of you who already have a product in mind, we channel you directly to the right location on the Symantec store website for your country so there is no time wasted on your side - We basically do the work on your behalf so you can access your product quickly and painlessly.
- Think about it: Symantec sells dozens of products in dozens of languages. Between PC security and Mac products, consumer and small business offerings, it's easy to get lost. Let us help: you could be downloading your anti-virus solution in a matter of minutes, or order the CD version if you prefer. Either way, it's easy.
- Of course, like everyone else you want the best price for your purchase. Again, Symantec-Norton.com offers something unique in a sense that Symantec allows us to pass on to you coupons and promotions that are not available through other online channels. That's right, as a registered partner of Symantec Corporation, not only do we make your purchase experience easier, we also save you money.
- Symantec-Norton.com is operated and maintained by Right Search, Inc., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, right in the heart of sunny Silicon Valley. As a matter of fact, we're just a couple of miles away from our friends at Symantec. We're online partners and almost neighbors in real life. That is what we call being in a tight relationship!

Norton Anti-Virus 2010
Price: $49.95
Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 2000
What do you get?
- Installs under 1 minute and takes less than 8 MB of memory; light on CPU usage
- Super-fast scan times: only 61 seconds for a typical Windows system hard drive
- Includes spyware protection - no need to purchase a separate product!
- Minimal performance impact during gaming, movie playback, presentations and more
- FREE 24/7 support for every customer through email/chat/phone

- Conclusion
In conclusion, I believe that AVG anti-virus is the best free anti-virus software and is also the best paid-for anti-virus software because their updates are frequent and I have not yet come across a virus that could not be removed by AVG. They are also devoted to finding new viruses on the internet and finding ways to remove them as well as finding out what they do to ensure the best protection for you!

ClamAV ranks in at number two for anti-virus software on my list as it can be used on a server which is great for businesses and schools which require a server.

Number three on my list is McAfee anti-virus because it also has frequent updates and they have a large team working on fixing bugs and errors as well as discovering new viruses.

Number four on my list would have to be Norton anti-virus simply due to one fact: once you install it, you will not get rid of it unless you format your computer which would remove any viruses anyway.

So there you have it. If you are looking for free anti-virus software or paid-for anti-virus software, you are better off going with AVG!

I hope you enjoyed my tip about which anti-virus software to use. Thank you for using FixYa! Have a nice day and please remember to rate this tip.

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