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
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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