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Title: Anti-Virus Question - Worth it to upgrade
Post by: Desert Fox on September 20, 2015, 09:25:51 PM
Periodically, Avast gives me offers where I can get it for $15 or other similar low prices. Is it worth it to upgrade?
Title: Re: Anti-Virus Question - Worth it to upgrade
Post by: The Latinist on September 20, 2015, 09:46:47 PM
Any time I've investigated the 'pro' versions of free antivirus programs I've concluded that they were mostly offering a bunch of useless bloat. The basic free version plus Windows Firewall and Windows Defender should be all you need.
Title: Re: Anti-Virus Question - Worth it to upgrade
Post by: Desert Fox on September 20, 2015, 09:48:30 PM
That is kind of what I have always heard. . . .I know that I used to use Norton's and it has a lot of bloat and actually slowed my computer down significantly.
Title: Re: Anti-Virus Question - Worth it to upgrade
Post by: The Latinist on September 20, 2015, 09:50:05 PM
I've switched my mom's and my in-laws' computers to BitDefender.  I find its the leanest, and it gets good reviews.