Harold asks about AVG
I have MacAfee in my PC now I was going to renew it but the price is very high, I intend to use AVG but after reading this now I have my doubts but I would like some input about AVG.
AVG as well as most antivirus programs with names you’d recognize will protect your computer from viruses and malicious files. But many have an aggravation factor – McAfee and Norton being the leading aggravators. And now with the safe-site or safe-surfing aspect many antivirus programs are even more annoying. How much aggravation are you willing to endure?
The further away from its main mission an antivirus program gets (to protect your computer from real threats) the more aggravations a security program presents. You’ll receive more warnings for sure. But how many of those warnings will be legitimate?
There is no correlation between what an antivirus costs and the protection it provides. We recommend and we use Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s free, it protects our computers and it’s the least annoying antivirus we’ve ever used. As the years roll by, we become less and less fans of Microsoft – but we have to give credit where credit is due.
AVG, Avast, McAfee, Norton, Panda, Trend Micro, etc. will all protect your computer from viruses and malicious files adequately. The aggravation factor is what we consider – and using the least aggravating, least annoying, easy-on-resources antivirus we can find – one that protects our computers well – is what we use, and right now that’s MSE.