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Old 03-11-2012, 10:54
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I will soon have to renew my Kaspersky Internet security, and would like to know if there was a free provider who would give as good a service?
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:05
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Microsoft Security Essentials is free
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:07
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Do you use internet banking? I know Barclays offers free Kasperksy with theirs which I use.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:16
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I've been using Avast for a number of years without any major problems. The basic version (antivirus only) is free for personal use.

The builtin Windows firewall should be sufficient for most people so I would advise against paying extra for a full-blown suite.
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Old 03-11-2012, 15:14
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I have been using this for quite some time
It updates & works in the back ground so you dont need to do anything
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Old 03-11-2012, 16:28
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Do you use internet banking? I know Barclays offers free Kasperksy with theirs which I use.
Yes, me too. It works well too as well as being free (for us )

Its heuristics analysis blocking can be a bit over-aggressive though sometimes, I had to disable it to get my DVBViewer update installed, it got very annoyed with me (and me with it)!

Only Kaspersky 2013 is compatible with Windows 8.
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Old 03-11-2012, 16:39
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Microsoft Security Essentials for permanent real-time protection.

MalwareBytes AntiMalware for routine scans maybe once a week.

Both are free of charge.
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Old 03-11-2012, 17:00
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I've been using Avast for a number of years without any major problems. The basic version (antivirus only) is free for personal use.

The builtin Windows firewall should be sufficient for most people so I would advise against paying extra for a full-blown suite.
Seconded - Avast just seems to get on with it with little interference
Also free and including a firewall is Comodo - although, in the past, I have found it slightly intrusive
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Old 03-11-2012, 17:51
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Assuming your are running Win 7 you may want to take a look at the most recent test results from AV Test.org: http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home...7/mayjun-2012/

Each product is rated out of 6 on Protection, Repair, Usability and of the FREE ones tested, they rank:

Checkpoint Zone Alarm Free 5.5; 5.0; 5.5
AVG Free - 5.5; 5.0; 5.0
Avast 7 Free - 5.0; 4.5; 5.0
Panda Cloud Free - 5.0; 2.0; 5.0
MSE - 2.5; 5.5; 5.5

So, Microsoft Security Essentials is obviously offering less protection than the others.

On the paid for security suites: Kaspersky and Bitdefender (my preferred choice) are highly rated in terms of all three abilities.
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Old 03-11-2012, 17:54
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Assuming your are running Win 7 you may want to take a look at the most recent test results from AV Test.org: http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home...7/mayjun-2012/

Each product is rated out of 6 on Protection, Repair, Usability and of the FREE ones tested, they rank:

Checkpoint Zone Alarm Free 5.5; 5.0; 5.5
AVG Free - 5.5; 5.0; 5.0
Avast 7 Free - 5.0; 4.5; 5.0
Panda Cloud Free - 5.0; 2.0; 5.0
MSE - 2.5; 5.5; 5.5

So, Microsoft Security Essentials is obviously offering less protection than the others.

On the paid for security suites: Kaspersky and Bitdefender (my preferred choice) are highly rated in terms of all three abilities.
MSE is rubbish going by those stats - AVG is the only logical choice
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:55
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Avira Free is very good.
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:02
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I have AVG Free and it does the job for me
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Old 03-11-2012, 22:53
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Been using this for years, switched from AVG, its much better
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:50
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Thanks for all the helpful replys guys plenty of choice for me to think about
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Old 04-11-2012, 14:10
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IMO there isn't a FREE option which is as good as Kaspersky. Since you can get a 3-PC one-year license from Amazon for 20 quid, perhaps you should consider upgrading.
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