Re: windows vista antivirus programs !!

On Wed, 6 Aug 2008 00:06:08 -0400, "Brittany D"
<xihatevistax@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I agree with Ken Blake on this one. Personally I just switched over to Avast
and it is an incredibly accurate product. Free to boot!! And does not slow
down my computer one bit, even when scanning the HDD and I have it on
'thorough scan'.

By the way, one of my favorite features of Avast is that you can set
it to scan automatically whenever your screen saver comes on, so you
never have to actually initiate a scan yourself. I mention this only
in case you're not aware of it.

I also use Ad-Aware (free version) and love it. I've not had any problems
with spyware, malware, viruses or adware since using these products.

Much luck to you!

Brittany D

"Ken Blake, MVP" <kblake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Sat, 26 Jul 2008 21:04:00 -0700, cameccas
<cameccas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hi why does everytime i download an antivirus program like MC AFEE or
my computer starts running more slowly ? it even freezes,why? doesn't it
to run better because it's cleaning all the bad stuff??
I even baught the NORTON 360 ALL-IN-ONE SECURITY and it made my computer
very ,very slow !!! what program can I get that would make my PC run
and safe ??

Norton is probably the worst security software on the market, and
McAfee isn't much better. Both of these are notorious for adversely
affecting your computer's performance.

For an anti-virus product, I recommend NOD32 if you want to spend a
little money, or Avast, if you want a free product.

For anti-spyware, I would run at least two from the following list:

Spyware Blaster
Spybot Search and Destroy
Super Antispyware.

Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
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