What program would you recommend for internet security ?

I have used Windows Live One Care for over 2 years. I like it but it is being discontinued. I am looking at replacing it with Bitdefender Total Security 2009, or Kaspersky Internet Security 2009, or Grisoft AVG Internet Security. What are your recommendations and are there others I should consider. I use XP and Vista on 3 computers.

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  1. Brandi J says:

    AVG definitely, oh and malwarebytes. I have a new one, Glary Utilities, but I haven’t had much time to evaluate it yet. All three of these are free (or have free editions that work awesome) and can be found on download.com. Good luck!

  2. LittlBUGer says:

    I’ve used a lot of different products throughout the years, like Norton, AVG, Kaspersky, Trend Micro, McAfee, etc. But the best by far, not only for how well it works, but for how subtle it is (especially on system resources) is ESET NOD32 for Antivirus or their Smart Security (I believe that’s the name) for their full suite. I would say to at least give it a try to see what you think. It may not be quite as user friendly as, say, Norton, but it gets better all the time. :)

  3. lyonsinc1 says:

    Well here are the big boys. Kaspersky Bitdefender Panda Trendmicro I have used Bitdefender and AVG.I like The on line scans at Bitdefender and stand alone remover tool for the Downadup Worm.There are also free ones that are as good.I use Avast with scanners on high,and use Comodo Firewall and with Vista I leave UAC on.Takes a lot to get past this set up.Get what your looking for over at majorgeeks.com.And on right of first page click on links.Then scroll down to on line scans and go to EndPointScan then over to Shields UP then Test Firewall and close all doors.I have Even on my new Vista.

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  5. F - Secure says:

    Google for the name of some online retailers, read reviews about them, etc. Use a security product that includes anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam and firewall. Make sure to run and install Windows update every second Tuesday of the month. Patch *all* other applications as well such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash, Itunes, Quicktime and Realplayer. This is unfortunately easier said than done but we’ve made a tool called F-Secure Health Check that with our Internet Security makes this really easy.

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