I read your column every week and scan and e-mail it to my dad in Jessup. He really enjoys your articles and has requested that I ask for your advice. About a year ago my dad was having a lot of problems with McAfee Virus Scan and read in Consumer Reports that Trend Micro was a good program. He bought that online and has no problems since. Dad wants to know what you think about Trend Micro since he has to re-subscribe the first week of January. Do you think it is as good as Norton Anti-Virus which you have recommended in your articles? Thanks, Nancy



Hi Nancy, thank you for you and your father being loyal readers. Trend Micro is a company known for producing the PC-cillin range of anti-virus products. In order to research and inform the public about worldwide security threats, they have a global virus/worm response center, called TrendLabs. Its offices are located in Philippines, Japan, France, Germany, Taiwan and USA. Trend Micro is best known for it's free online scanner that can be downloaded and used to remove many viruses and other threats. This is just a cleaner and they recommend you purchase Anti-virus software and the yearly updates to protect your PC. Your father has purchased their software and he needs to re-subscribe. In my opinion your father should renew his subscription with Trend Micro if he has become familiar with the way it works. Almost all anti-virus software works the same as long as you keep them updated and they offer a good level of protection. The only reason I have not been very comfortable with McAfee in the past few years is their software has become difficult to work with for most users. There is nothing wrong with the McAfee products, it is just many of my customers felt it was a little too technical for them. When I founded America's Best Computers almost eight years ago I wanted to offer my customers cutting edge technology that was user friendly, while giving them the best customer support possible. I am always looking for products and services that keep in tune with that mission. I review new hardware and software almost every month to decide if it is a product or service we will offer our customers, and I am proud to say that 2006 looks very promising for technology.

Happy computing.



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