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    Hi I have norton internet security version 16 7 2 11 and its up for renewal

    It seems to use a lot of sytem resourse so wondered if there is another antivirus that works as well (or better) and doesnt need all these system resources (i guess cheaper could be good too but not a bigie)

    any ideas would be appreciated
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    Microsoft Security Essentials?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_bogan View Post
    Microsoft Security Essentials?
    X2.. at the moment i am using avast.. but MSE is pretty good.
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    Take your pick, AVG, Avast, MSE, NOD32 (if you want to pay for it)

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    Free = Microsoft Security Essentials

    Paid ( and better) Nod32.

    Stay away from AVG and avast - both lately are failing big time.

    This week alone I have had three customers PC's with upto date Avast BADLY infected with viruses and spyware. Avast said one of the PC's had 4 infections, Nod32 when scanned found 552.

    AVG has become a complete system hog and is hopeless, removed it today from a persons PC, boot times changed from 7 minutes with AVG to 2 minutes with Microsoft Security Essentials - and found plenty of infections.
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    hi thanks for your replys is nod 32 better than norton and cheaper and does it use less resources
    where would you rate trend anti virus
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by petemit View Post
    where would you rate trend anti virus
    thanks
    I would stay away from Trend Micro. If you are willing to pay than NOD32 is the way to go as wainuitech suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petemit View Post
    where would you rate trend anti virus
    At the very bottom of the scale, don't touch it .

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    If you happen to have WinXP 64 bit you can't run MSE.

    Vista and Win 7 64 bit versions exist.

    If you want to pay then Nod would be the best bet.

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    thanks i have xp profesional igb ram in a laptop

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