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#1 stevorola

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 04:53 PM

Which should I download to keep my laptop safe?

I run Windows Vista home Premium and I do NOT like huge programs that gobble my memory or ram.

I have had Norton internet security since I bought this HP laptop but my subscription expired.

I hear Alot of good stuff about these "free" antivirus progs but not sure which is better!? AVAST free or IObit 360 free

I loved the real time protection that Norton Internet Security 2010 offered!!! good googly moogly!

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 05:24 PM

You may want to take a read here: Malwarebytes' accuses IOBits of stealing their programs malware definitions.

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Posted 28 February 2010 - 05:49 PM

Well im glad that they are keeping up wth the latest definitions, regardless of where they come from. So is there any useful input as to which program is lighter in running ram and memory calls? as well as which programs is more thorough as well as real time protection?
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 05:58 PM

I highly doubt with the dubious methods that IOBits exhibits you will get any unbiased input. I think you're on your own there.

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:25 AM

IObit Security 360 is not a replacement for an anti-virus program.

IObit Security 360 is an advanced malware & spyware removal utility that detects, removes the deepest infections, and protects your PC from various of potential spyware, adware, trojans, keyloggers, bots, worms, and hijackers...Work with All Antivirus Products

IOBitís description of its program

I agree with Animal...the vendor's dubious methods would not warrant a recommendation from me to use it.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:07 PM

ok so avast it is. unless u recommend a butter one with real time scan like norton (fake name) had?

thats free?

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 12:28 PM

Other Free Antivirus programs: (choose and install only one)I still prefer avast! Free Antivirus.
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