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Norton 360

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#1 Shawshankya


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Posted 20 February 2010 - 10:29 AM

I have used Norton 360 for a few years now and to be honest I have had no problems with viruses or malware. It's pretty nice bc it updates itself, runs all the scans automatically, defrags on its own and probably some other stuff.

The only problem is that it's $70 a year. Can anyone give me some cheaper alternatives that will protect me just as well. I searched the forum a little bit for this.

I'm going to build a new PC soon (as soon as I convince the wife to let me spend a grand :thumbsup: ) and I want to see what a cheap or free virus program is. I will probably download Malwarebyte's software for the malware/spyware.

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#2 xblindx


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Posted 20 February 2010 - 11:13 AM

Personally, I would recommend using either Avira AntiVir Free/Personal edition or avast! for an antivirus program, just be sure that you only have 1 anti-virus program installed on your machine

For a firewall I would recommend Comodo, please note that the Comodo firewall installation also includes an Anti-virus program, if you decide to choose another anti-virus (not Comodo), then please be sure to only install the firewall, you will be prompted during installation if you want to install just the firewall, or the firewall and the anti-virus.

The on-demand anti-malware scanners I recommend are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAnti-Spyware.

For additional protection, SpywareBlaster is a great program to protect you from visiting malicious sites, and blocking tracking cookies. Note that SpywareBlaster isn't an actively running program. You download it, run it once, and then make sure you update it every week or 2 and you will always be protected. It works by tweaking some IE and Firefox settings to block tracking cookies and provide additional protection.

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