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Norton Antivirus expiry due - any alternatives?

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
My Norton AV sub is due in a month. Any views as to whether to renew or go for an alternative?

To date, I dont think Ive had any issues with Norton.

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
If I were you I'd goo for the free version of Avast, I used to have norton but found it slowed my PC down big time, no problems with Avast
http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html:thumbsup:
#2
Go on to moneysavingexpert.co.uk
They have a link to free stuff.
I put on avg and zonealarm. both free and work well.
#3
most people are behind routers with built in firewalls so no need for a software firewall slowing down your computer...i used to have norton antivirus which did the job but turned to avast when i realised it did the same job for free!
#4
shug119
Go on to moneysavingexpert.co.uk
They have a link to free stuff.
I put on avg and zonealarm. both free and work well.


We don't like to mention that site here :giggle: :giggle:
#5
I use AVG, it's free. Very simple to use and set up. Checks every day, scheduled scan.

Make sure you have totally removed as much of the Norton stuff as you can. I found it lurked in the background and caused me many problems (easy, am non techie). Am sure others here could give better advice but I hated Norton by the end if it all...why do they make it so difficult to leave them?
#6
get free software here

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#7
iglimpse
I use AVG, it's free. Very simple to use and set up. Checks every day, scheduled scan.

Make sure you have totally removed as much of the Norton stuff as you can. I found it lurked in the background and caused me many problems (easy, am non techie). Am sure others here could give better advice but I hated Norton by the end if it all...why do they make it so difficult to leave them?


norton does leave loads of rubbish behind but if you go to symantec site and find something called RNAV, that removes all trace of it if you use that rather than control panel>uninstall
#8
The latest version of AVG V7.5 does a good job. It actually finds virus's now rather than having to prompt it into looking for them although an occasional scan of your pc is still required. Even checks e-mail incoming and outgoing!

Alternatively Kaspersky is a very good pay product.
#9
Like the poster above said I would go with AVG 7.5 and Zone Alarm. Both are free downloads.

I have them on my PC at home and we also use them at work and have had no problems at all. For the free edition of AVG do a search for "AVG 7.5 free edition" in Google as it`s difficult to find on their website.

I think ZoneAlarm is at www.zonelabs.com - It does not work with Vista at the moment though but AVG works fine.

You PC may also speed up slightly as well with Norton removed as it has a large footprint compaired to other Anti Virus scanners.

Hope that helps.

Keith
#10
do not get zone alarm!

windows firewall from SP2 onwards is perfectly fine, zone alarm just hogs system resources for no reason or need.

Avast or AVG for virus scanner and put windows firewall on, nothing else needed!
#11
Try NOD32 from ESET - here is a link to a 30-day full functioning trial. Mark my words, this IS the best...
#12
tsinc80697
do not get zone alarm!

windows firewall from SP2 onwards is perfectly fine, zone alarm just hogs system resources for no reason or need.

Avast or AVG for virus scanner and put windows firewall on, nothing else needed!


But windows firewall just blocks incoming traffic. Only does half the job.

Just tried Avast and it has indeed found quite a lot more virus's than AVG 7.5
#13
Perdonally I use Avast and Sunbelt Firewall (previously Kerio)
#14
[SIZE=2]I see no use in a firewall personally, it's not like i keep government secrets on my computer. plus, if you're monitoring incoming traffic and you're not a complete idiot then there shouldn't be anything on your pc to be sending your precious information back.[/SIZE]
#15
I have to agree about ZoneAlarm, it just causes too many problems and is really not worth having.

Personally, I've found the best firewall to be COMODO Firewall Pro (although it says pro, it's legitimately free), it has come in the top of many tests and is leak-proof.

Direct Link (official site):
http://download.comodo.com/cpf/download/setups/release/CFP_Setup_English_2.4.18.184.exe

I've found it offers a lot of customisation, particularly being able to allow certain programmes to access the internet, whilst deny others too.

I'd highly recommend it :thumbsup:

fungus: So you'd be happy to have somebody hack into your computer and use it as a fileserver or spam zombie? Well, I wouldn't, and that's why I use a firewall.

The AntiVirus I use is AVG Free 7.5, it is very capable and does the job well - just because it is free doesn't mean it is rubbish :)

Direct Link (official site):
http://free.grisoft.com/softw/70free/setup/avg75free_446a965.exe

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