Norton Internet Security

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  1. Tank30

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    My free 90 day subscription to Norton Internet Security is running out. You know the free trial they give you when you buy a new lap top. My question. Is it worth renewing? Do, I really need it to protect from viruses?
     
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    Norton is not worth re-newing, its bloatware to me... Try AVG free edition or NOD32 anti-virus. But yes all windows users need 24/7 virus security.
     
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    Yes you need to protect, but you can do (much) better than Norton and without cost. As just mentioned, NOD or AVG are good, and free.
     
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    I don't have any 24/7 virus protection and have not for 6 years.

    Norton and all antivirus softwares do nothing but add to the annoyances of my job. NOD when it has issues has proved difficult to fix. AVG seems to work the best.

    Panda is the worst antivirus software known to man.
     
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    I have used Mcaffee and Norton....imo both aren't worth the disc space they take up......I have recently converted to AVG free anti virus.....in 5 minutes of installing it found and took care of 5 trojan-viruses on my secondary drive.....which the other 2 programs didn't even seem to notice existed.....
     
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    I use:
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    Spybot search and destroy
    Ad-Aware SE
    Avast
    and SUPERAntiSpyware
     
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    When I first got my computer it had Norton's on it. That said recently my computer was ate by a worm, turns out Norton's wasn't worth the money I had been paying to renew it. When I took it in to have my hard drive clean I was advised to get Kaspersky Internet Security. My cousin who is my computer guy told me it was the best available.
     
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    I like Norton and haven't had any issues with it. I actually have it on my network and can protect up to 3 computers with it at the same time.

    Sugar
     
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    I forgot that one. Thats a good one.
     
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    I had Norton and it was a pain the ass to configure and it also didn't catch the virus that my computer had. Luckily I had AOL which caught it... I had to re-format my computer. Lost all my files and pics, and music. I have McAfee now and so far, so good. (fingers crossed).
     
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    For me, Avira is a good free one for Windows. they update virus definitions every day and you can update it daily. The personal version is free.

    Free antivirus - Avira AntiVir
    Best antivirus software for 2008 : Christopher Null : Yahoo! Tech
    PC World - Chart - Top Antivirus Software
    Top Windows Antivirus

    Not knocking AVG altogether, but look at the free version and see what it doesn't cover:

    AVG Free Advisor - AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition

    you have to get 2 other installations for rootkit and anti-spyware protection for free protection.

    At any rate, Avira is # 7 in one review, # 1 in another, so the experts and tech guru's are mixed on which is best. Try Avira, you won't be disappointed. I guarantee it, small footprint in terms of memory load and it's a very quick daily update so it's not inconvenient. Simple to use too ! As for actual scans, they're all going to be slow considering they may have to scan every file on a few drives/partitions.
     
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    I use Sygate Personal Firewall

    and

    Threatfire antivirus.

    Both are free.
     
  13. Dorian_Gray

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    I almost forgot ClamWin Anti-virus. It's free and it's not a resource hog.
     
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    No, Norton is not worth renewing.

    Keep windows firewall on and don't download unknown files, simple. :smile:

    Keep a copy of Spybot/Adaware and Kaspersky/AVG for the occasional scan.
     
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    I'm not certain, but clamwin has to be manually invoked to scan, some of the others can be automated to periodically perform a scan ?

    Free Antivirus for Windows - Open source GPL virus scanner

    "Please note that ClamWin Free Antivirus does not include an on-access real-time scanner. You need to manually scan a file in order to detect a virus or spyware."
     
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    Well, you just set which time to scan. But true, it doesn't real-time scan like avg or most others do. But it's also open source :)
     
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    Ahhh so many options, now I'm more confused then ever. lol But seriously thanks for all the replies and information.
     
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