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Old 30-08-2012, 06:07
caroline1807
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Hi
My Norton Internet Security is due to expire and I wonder if anybody can tell me if it's worth renewing @ 25 from Argos or should I download a freebie and if so which one(s)
Thanx
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Old 30-08-2012, 07:00
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Just read this recent post.

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showt...ight=antivirus

or any one of these
http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/searc...rchid=91832195
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Old 31-08-2012, 05:59
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In my opinion this is the best freebie around currently:

http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/#!/...virus-download
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Old 31-08-2012, 08:25
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I suggest AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012 or Avira Free Antivirus...or go to the list; http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400355,00.asp
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Old 31-08-2012, 08:29
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In my opinion this is the best freebie around currently:

http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/#!/...virus-download
But thats the problem with these posts, ''in youre opinion''
Bit like the ... Whats the best Browser?... posts.

We cant advise the OPs of those posts, they just need to try some as the Browsers are free, and so are most AVs, and lets face it they all basically all do the same job at the end of the day. That combined with some caution and common sense whilst browsing.
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Old 31-08-2012, 11:13
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Ive been downloading a few viruri and trojans on purpose this week to test some virus killers (Kaspersky, PanadCloud, Avira, Malwarebytes,ClamWin).

So far im liking Avira... but ClamWin is the worse one ive used.. it never picked up anything Also Malwarebytes missed a few as well.
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Old 31-08-2012, 11:33
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Ive been downloading a few viruri and trojans on purpose this week to test some virus killers (Kaspersky, PanadCloud, Avira, Malwarebytes,ClamWin).

So far im liking Avira... but ClamWin is the worse one ive used.. it never picked up anything Also Malwarebytes missed a few as well.
Nice one, putting yourself on the front line and taking fire for us

Let us know how it goes.
Of course you could retest them again next week and get different results!
All depends on the companies keeping them up to date, but looks like ClamWin people cant be bothered to update there definitions that often
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Old 31-08-2012, 14:33
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I use the free Avira AntiVir, its very good, and highly rated to
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Old 31-08-2012, 21:55
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Stay away from Norton like the plague! If you're willing to pay for it I'd go for Kaspersky Internet Security. I've got it installed on my parents' PCs and it's quite a good piece of AV software.
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Old 31-08-2012, 22:09
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Stay away from Norton like the plague! If you're willing to pay for it I'd go for Kaspersky Internet Security. I've got it installed on my parents' PCs and it's quite a good piece of AV software.
I've got Kaspersky on both my laptop and desktop. Didn't pay for it either. Came free with Barclays online banking.

http://www.barclays.co.uk/Helpsuppor...P1242557966961

And it does seem to do a decent enough job. And seems to rate well by these guys...

http://www.av-comparatives.org/
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Old 31-08-2012, 22:14
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MSE does the job perfectly well for me
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Old 31-08-2012, 22:14
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Norton is fine these days. Free: Avira AntiVir or Microsoft Security Essentials should be adequate.
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