Is it perhaps unprofessional to rely on a PAID antivirus/firewall?
Thread poster: Michael Beijer

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:00
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
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Oct 11, 2009

I used to use AVG Free Antivirus in combination with Comodo Personal Firewall ... and then I went and bought one of the paid variants. It only slowed down my computer and so I am now back to said time-tested FREE combo.

I wonder what your experiences are.

I actually just finished removing a virus, caused by my PAID anti-virus/firewall, and so am left wondering whether it is maybe not just better to use FREE SOFTWARE.

I would be interested in hearing your arguments either in favour or against paying for protection.


Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 22:00
English to Czech
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AVG... Oct 16, 2009

Hi Michael,
there are far better options than AVG. I've had very good experience with F-Secure. AVG often produces hoaxes and slows your machine down considerably.
Note: most antivirus systems already include a firewall today, so no need to install a separate one. Quite the opposite: installing two firewalls may be potentially dangerous because they often clash between each other.


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