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Alternative to Norton 360?


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#1 McLiam

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 07:05 PM

My subscription to Norton 360 is about to expire and they want $79 to renew. Despite having heard from many quarters that better and cheaper security can be had, I have renewed in the past I don’t trust myself (from experience) to do regular backups, and Norton does it automatically. So, again I am about to spend the money because I have not done my homework on backup programs, unless someone can stear me to a good, reasonably priced backup program? Or better yet, something like Norton that combines virus protection, etc. with backup?  Thanks, Mac


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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:22 AM

Hi -
First regardless of what you get in answers remember ....................
"There is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no best anti-virus. You may need to experiment and find the one most suitable for your needs."

 

Choosing an Anti-Virus Program <= This from quietman7 may be a bit dated, but it still lists many good programs.

For paid, I would look at Kaspersky or ESET, but forget about McAfee, Norton, nor I do not like the current paid avast! or AVG.

 

Just the personal opinions of someone who uses Microsoft Security Essentials only   :wink:

 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 12:44 PM

My personal choice is NOD32 Anti-Virus if choosing a paid for program as it leaves a small footprint, meaning it is not intrusive and does not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-Virus is also a good choice if looking for a paid for program.
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