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Old 4th May 2012, 19:46   #1
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Internet Security

My Norton is due to expire soon, and I am getting constant reminders that if I do not renew within the next few days my life will not be worth living (or words to that effect).

I can use express renew on their site for £24.99, however Amazon are offering 3 users for £21.59, and I have people in my family who could take advantage of this. I cannot see how or why one would feel inclined to renew through Norton's official site.

Is Norton still a good way to go (or has it ever been), or are there other/free substitutes that can be recommended?

Appreciate any advice in advance.
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Old 4th May 2012, 19:49   #2
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Forget paying for Anti Virus,

take a look at these...

Microsoft Security Essentials - easy, does the ting.
Avast - Easy, does the ting.
Comodo - Will notify you about everything going on to keep you informed on your system, requires the most user interaction out of the 3

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Old 4th May 2012, 19:54   #3
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MSE, Avast or AVG are good free ones to use.

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Old 4th May 2012, 21:03   #4
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Forget paying for Anti Virus,

Microsoft Security Essentials - easy, does the ting.
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Old 5th May 2012, 18:37   #5
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Avast, ZoneAlarm and Malwarebytes should do the job.
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Old 5th May 2012, 22:20   #6
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Kaspersky 3 user free if you bank with Barclay
McAfee® VirusScan Plus free with Hsbc
or the free av mse, avg, comodo firewall is nice too and free.
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Old 5th May 2012, 23:37   #7
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I might be in the minority but I like Norton, 360 especially, just put it on my dads computer & it does its thing really well, maintains it as well as av & firewall. I have had it on mine for years & it does a great job.
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Old 6th May 2012, 00:12   #8
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Old 6th May 2012, 01:35   #9
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Comodo on all my Windoze installs



HP N40L|8GB|8xHDD|WHS2011|Stablebit Drivepool + Scanner |Cloudberry Backup
HP N40L|16GB|ESXi 5.1| Win Server 2012 R2|Win 8.1| etc etc
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Old 6th May 2012, 09:46   #10
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Thanks all - I've gone with AVG free for now but will look into Microsoft Security Essentials in the future as that seems to be very popular.
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Old 6th May 2012, 10:07   #11
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I must say I installed Comodo a few years back and I could never live without it.

It was a massive improvement over Norton. Comodo has a clean interface yet its so powerful. Best thing is, its not intrusive.

The only problem with it is that the virus detection is slow to catch up with other competitors but the easy solution to this is to use Malwarebytes.
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