I’ve tried various anti virus applications on my Windows machines. Both Norton and McAffee are too top heavy in my view, and slow down many machines way too much. Try running a few apps such as Ms Office, Quick Books, or Photoshop at the same time, and you’re watching paint dry.
The initial scan found stuff that AVG hadn’t. This isn’t always a good thing, as at some point or another every AV app flags false positives.
I’ve been very pleased with both the security that this product offers, and the performance too. There really is no obvious slowdown, as one gets with the established bloatware apps.
Another great idea too, and one that many commercial software houses could do well to adopt is to offer a license for ALL the machines in your home. It’s $49.95, and covers every Windows machine you have. Many people have more than one machine in their home these days. I’ve currently got four machines at home running XP (and Linux boxes too, that don’t really need AV software installed).
I unhesitantly recommend it. Oh it works on Vista too. Oh, and I don’t work for Sunbelt, and they didn’t ask me to endorse their product. I just believe in telling it like it is (or at least how I’ve found it is).
First there’s news that Microsoft is going to start using it’s well-known bullying tactics to try and get its way in its efforts to take over Yahoo.
As I’ve written before, I’m one of those people that spurn the overpriced, overbloated, slow memory and resource hogging Microsoft offerings such as MS-Office for Gmail, and Google Docs. Google’s products are not only free, but more importantly they work. Gmail offers better and faster search capabilities than Outlook, doesn’t produce reams of extra code in each email, and doesn’t take up megabytes of my hard drive space that I then need to spend extra money on to access remotely when I’m out of my office.
I don’t even run Windows on most of my computers.
So, why, Microsoft, would I want to spend $400 on your product, and how will you taking over Yahoo, change my mind?
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