New Laptop - Trial AVs??

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I have just purchased a new notebook, a Toshiba M55 series with Cetrino, and 1 gig of RAM.

    Microsoft offers a free`trial of the following.
    12 Month Free Trial Subscription from Computer Associates
    6 Month Free Trial Subscription from F-Secure.
    90 Day Free Trial Subscription from McAfee Security.
    90 Day Free Trial Subscription from Panda Software
    90 Day Free Trial Subscription from Trend Micro.
    90 Day Free Trial Subscription from Symantec.
    90 Day Free Trial Subscription from McAfee Security.

    Of these I am only seriously considering Panda, Trend Micro, nd F-Secure. I admit the 12 months of CA is also tempting, but I have an impression that it is only a so so AV. If I am wrong that would be a frugal choice.

    Of those listed which ones are top notch? I knows that Norton and McAfee are about the best in detection, but I do not want to trial them.

    Another question, I have an ebay purchased key for KAV 5.something. Is KAV easy to uninstall?

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  2. JayTee

    JayTee Registered Member

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    Last time I tried F-Secure (downloaded from their website though), it downloaded another 20-30 MB. So be prepared.

    e-Trust is really so so as you said it. But it is light.

    Panda didn't agree with my firewall then (Tiny) so I junked it. There was also a duplication of functionality with my security apps.

    My first choice would be Mcafee. Second is probably F-Secure.

    Kaspersky v5 is easy to un-install. There are tools to remove the NTFS streams after uninstalling. v6 is still in beta. Wouldn't suggest you try this on a new pc yet.

    Good luck.
     
  3. tazdevl

    tazdevl Registered Member

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    Definitely try the KAV/KIS 6 beta or NOD32.
     
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