Best Antivirus Program

Dear Computer Lady,

In your opinion, what is the best Anti Virus program to have on your computer?

I currently have McAfee which seems to be constantly running causing my computer to freeze.

Thank you, Carole

Dear Carole,

As you probably know from reading my newsletters, I have used AVG Antivirus for many years now, and it has worked very well. In fact, I would say that it is one of the best antivirus programs available.

This year, I actually switched from AVG to Emsisoft Anti-Malware and am very pleased with it.

While AVG is still a good antivirus, I had a few reasons for switching.

1. AVG constantly tries to get you to purchase additional software that you really don’t need like a PC tune-up tool and a software updater.

2. Not only is Emsisoft Anti-Malware a good antivirus program, it also provides you with complete anti-malware protection. I don’t need to install an additional anti-malware program.

3. Emsisoft Anti-Malware also protects you from potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It will help keep you from being tricked into installing PUPs which frequently try to tag along with a program that you want to install. Adobe Acrobat Reader is a good example of this.

4. My final reason is that I became an official reseller for Emsisoft this year, and as such I wanted to try it out. I’m happy to report that it is on my computer to stay. I am very pleased with the protection it is providing.

Emsisoft Anti-Malware has won many awards, and consistently scores in the top 20% in comparative tests.



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    • JalB
    • April 18, 2017

    I had the worst computer problem while using Emisoft. I was full of Ransomware. I have to say that the tech at Emisoft was as good as he could be, he worked with me into the nite until he had to go pick up his wife at work. It was late Friday night, so I was all week end without a computer. He got back to me on Monday morning but by then I got a local computer guy to clean it out. Thank goodness I had a Tablet to communicate on with the tech. It was horrible! Never had anything like that before and i hope never again. I use BitDefender now, recommended by another local computer tech.

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