Unless you own a Mac or run a linux pc, you ARE going to get hit by viruses and malware; that’s a fact. Indeed, we’d go so far as to say that if you use your PC online actively for 21 days without antivirus protection, you’ll have gotten at least 50 infected files. However, if you’ve got a semi-decent antivirus program installed on your PC or server, then you’ll be fine 99.999% of the time. The only question is, which program should you use?
Well, there the big players like Sophos, Kapersky, Symantec, AVG, and dare we say it? McAfee!, who all claim to be the best at what they do. But the player that really stands out in our 11 years of experience has to be AVG. We’ve been installing AVG for years now, and in 2009 we became a recognised and autourised partner. This partnership wasn’t based on profit margins- in fact, AVG is one of the cheapest ‘proper’ antivirus programs out there and in some circumstances we can even give it away free!
What about the other big names? We used and installed Norton Antivirus from 1999 to 2007, but an unfortunate lapse in security cost many of our Norton customers valuable time, money and data so we quickly moved on from that service. McAfee is a popular program with a lot of services and a user-friendly interface, but in our professional opinion it’s quite bloated and will slow your machine down with its bevvy of extraneous services. Sophos and Kapersky are big names that demand respect, but you’ll pay extra for that big-brand brand-recognition.
In the five years that we’ve been using AVG it has never let us or any of our customers down. It’s a reliable, well-designed program that’s easy to use without the annoying pop-ups in McAfee. Compared to its counterparts its cheap. We offer AVG Antivirus 2011 for just £18, which includes both CD and user licence. Internet security-which is crucial in this day and age- is available for just £22, with FULL server cover starting at an amazing 60 quid! At these sorts of prices for this quality product, you can also relax and be free from worry about viruses, malware, spyware, key loggers, and everything else that goes bump in the night.