View Full Version : Good, inexpensive antivirus?

04-05-2005, 23:56
My McAfee program just expired and I don't want to pay the $70 for a year of antivirus service that they're asking for in their suite of programs.

Any good antivirus program that won't cost more than $20/yr.? I have no clue why I set that limit, but that's all I think I'll pay per computer... I'd rather the program be legal, and get all of the real-time updates of the virus databases.


05-05-2005, 08:58
The Norton Internet Security (virus, firewall, spam killer combo) available for approx. RUR 300 at Gorbushka is well enough cracked that you can register it 'officially' on multiple computers and receive all updates etc. etc

05-05-2005, 09:57
Kaspersky Anti-Virus? www.kaspersky.com

05-05-2005, 10:12
Zone Alarm Security Suite

Firewall, Anti-Virus, popup blocker, spam filter, IM ecrypter, etc..

$50 first year, $20/year for renewals


you can try it free for two weeks...

05-05-2005, 10:15
AVGs Free antivirus works fine (best to disable the daily scan from the scheduled tasks, you cant delete the task but can disable). http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php

Cant get much cheaper... oh its not for comercial use... bla bla bla...

Use Zonealarm Security Suite myself, but I cant recommend it too much as it is SO full of bugs. Has memory leaks if you use many P2P clients with lots of connections (problem acknowledged by ZA since version 5.X and still not fixed in 5.5.X), also has big problem in VSMON service running under svchost even when you think Zonealarm is not running. Just browse the net for the problems people have. When it works its great, but it can be a real pain at times.