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Internet Security

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by wingman, May 4, 2012.

  1. wingman


    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 3,861

    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.
  2. Craiig


    Joined: Jun 16, 2009

    Posts: 181

    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

  3. Orcvader


    Joined: Oct 11, 2009

    Posts: 13,192

    Location: Havering

    MSE, Avast or AVG are good free ones to use.
  4. KIA

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 14, 2004

    Posts: 13,457

  5. LFT


    Joined: Aug 31, 2011

    Posts: 77

    Avast, ZoneAlarm and Malwarebytes should do the job.
  6. AtaRo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 4, 2008

    Posts: 1,732

  7. Willyeckerslike


    Joined: Aug 23, 2010

    Posts: 165

    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.
  8. Stoner81

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 8, 2010

    Posts: 2,136

    Location: Derbyshire

  9. Essexraptor

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 20, 2009

    Posts: 2,139

    Location: Deepest, darkest Essex

    Comodo on all my Windoze installs

  10. wingman


    Joined: Dec 27, 2011

    Posts: 3,861

    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.
  11. Smoogels

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 27, 2007

    Posts: 1,752

    Location: Norfolk

    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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