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#1 Thee Ox

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

:busy:Hello to all.

My Norton is set to expire soon, and the thing is getting more expensive every year. I was looking into telling Norton to take a hike and
using instead free antivirus or perhaps the free Security Suite from my ISP.
So what would you suggest?
Keep Norton, or use free antivirus software? And if so, which free antivirus package(s) would you suggest?

Remember, the keyword here is Free .

Thanks!
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

Which free Security Suite from Your ISP. They are not all equal.

If you are signed up with some of the online vendors they offer limited time, sometimes only for hours on different brand name antivirus. I believe I paid Approx. $20US or so for a three user Norton Internet security that way. And I ordered some deep discount Video and Image editing software that came with a copy of free Kaspersky antivirus from a 3 hour special.

One quick question, Has the Norton kept you safe? I know Mine has blocked things when I hit a malicious webpage. Every fall I take advantage of there free version upgrade when they come out, Example from 2011 to 2012 to 2013.

Avast free or Avira free would be OK too.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

I've never been a fan of Norton, although they have gotten much better in recent years. I have always been a supporter of free programs such as Avira and Avast.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

Have been using MSE for awhile...works for me.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:20 AM

I've never been a fan of Norton, although they have gotten much better in recent years. I have always been a supporter of free programs such as Avira and Avast.


I remember i traced an outgoing communication attempt to a remote adress when i installed Avira (could be avast) that lead me to Advertiser/spyware company.. since that i never trusted them :mellow: most likely it was Avira.

Im using boxed environment when running unknown executables and beside that Windows built in SP FW and working just fine. Though i don't have Java or PDF , Office installed or any popular exploited programs. For mostly home users i recommend an AV but it isnt really neccesary anymore just a FW and precautions.

I could with honor say :thumbsup: that i was never infected by an drive-by infection during my browser actions using firefox since i had my first PC. Don't get people who are using IE

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:28 PM


I've never been a fan of Norton, although they have gotten much better in recent years. I have always been a supporter of free programs such as Avira and Avast.


I remember i traced an outgoing communication attempt to a remote adress when i installed Avira (could be avast) that lead me to Advertiser/spyware company.. since that i never trusted them :mellow: most likely it was Avira.

Im using boxed environment when running unknown executables and beside that Windows built in SP FW and working just fine. Though i don't have Java or PDF , Office installed or any popular exploited programs. For mostly home users i recommend an AV but it isnt really neccesary anymore just a FW and precautions.

I could with honor say :thumbsup: that i was never infected by an drive-by infection during my browser actions using firefox since i had my first PC. Don't get people who are using IE


Avira (like Avast) had occasional ads for their pro versions. Not sure if that would require accessing an advertisement network though. Antivirus programs are necessary for people who aren't as knowledgeable about safe browsing habits. People that fall for such scams as "MaxMySpeed.com" and those other scams they advertise on TV.




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