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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
My Internet security package is due to expire. Antivirus, Antispam etc etc.

Online renewal is £28.99

Anyone know of any better equivalent deals out there.

PC World is £39.99

Ta
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1d, 1m agoPosted 1 decade, 1 month ago
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#2
My advice is to go for a free antivirus such as AVG...you can get it at http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html
#3
Well i can vouch for AVG, a while ago when i was having computer bother (got hacked!) when the computer fella came out, he said norton is useless, and AVG is much better, ive got the link stored for when i need it :)
#4
currychops
My advice is to go for a free antivirus such as AVG...you can get it at http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10320142.html

Another AVGer here - does everything the anti-virus of Norton does, plus isn't a complete system hog. You'll find free versions (and more efficient versions!) of everything that Norton offer.
#5
Most of the PC users that I know use AVG. As holdaway says, Norton takes up too much room.

AVG free download:
http://www.grisoft.com/doc/products-avg-anti-virus-free-edition/lng/us/tpl/tpl01

Zonealarm's free firewall is good too:
http://www.zonelabs.com/store/content/company/products/znalm/freeDownload.jsp
#6
LOL! Every time I see the mention of Norton, all the anti-Nortonists come out!

I say if you like it, stick with it. It's good for people who are a) used to it or b) like the simple functionality of it. My experience is that it hasn't been that bad, but some of the free ones online messed my computer up (years ago so can't remember names, I'm afraid). I get norton free with my uni anyway, so not complaining!
#7
markwills
LOL! Every time I see the mention of Norton, all the anti-Nortonists come out!

I say if you like it, stick with it. It's good for people who are a) used to it or b) like the simple functionality of it. My experience is that it hasn't been that bad, but some of the free ones online messed my computer up (years ago so can't remember names, I'm afraid). I get norton free with my uni anyway, so not complaining!


Yes, the great Norton debate strikes again. :geek:

I had Norton and stuck with it for 2 years, with my PC crashing constantly. After asking around for advice and talking to a neighbour who works in IT security, I dumped Norton and downloaded AGV and Zonealarm. Result...more room on the PC drive and hardly any crashes.

YMMV
#8
OK. You have all lost me now. lol

What do I actually do.

Uninstall Norton and down load AVG ?

Where, how and what will be missing that Nort Internet Security gives ? i.e. how does it update etc. Spam ?

Cheers gang
#9
Well, it's up to you of course and if you haven't had any problems then stick with Norton but if you check with any of the IT newsgroups and forums, you will see the same for and against posts.

I can only pass on my experience and when it came to my decision to renew the Norton license I went with AGV and ZA without any problems for 4 years. I have a Mac now and don’t need either but AFAIK AGV and Zonealarm still update regularly.

..and they are both free.:thumbsup:
#10
Have a look at Kommunist's first post on this thread:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30545
#11
Alot of ISP's bundle internet security/Anti Virus with broadband, BT offers you Norton Anti-virus and Norton firewall here if your on option 2,3 or 4. I don't use it like, I ride the Internet bareback.

Not really, I use AVG
#12
Shall I add a vote to this thread so we can see which one people like the best?

AVG
Zonealarm
McAfee
Norton

What others are there...?
#13
Avast is another free one, available here http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
#14
i use NOD and its great, you dont even notice it running compared to the beast that is Norton. NOD picks up absolutely everything where as norton has a tendancy to let malicious content slip past
#15
I recommend CA Etrust Antivirus / Internet Security... takes up a lot less room on the computer, and is very reliable (updates every day). I own an IT business and we tend to always use CA products. Norton is very good but quite memory hogging, and infact the new 2007 version of Norton Internet Security does not now include the Antispam program.

Steve
#16
emmajk42
Shall I add a vote to this thread so we can see which one people like the best?

AVG
Zonealarm
McAfee
Norton

What others are there...?


Kommunist's also has:
Avast,
PC-Ciling,
NOD32,
Antivir
Kaspersky

I think you know what I will vote for.;-)
#17
Lol,

My name is Boydent999 and am i AVGholic.
I got tired of Norton slowing the system down as folks have said.
Now, i have AVG free version, adaware, spybot and recently zonealarm full version.
AVG is great as an anti-virus, and has spam email feature too
Spybot is awesome, during install make sure you install tea-timer; it protects your pc registry from changes, and allows you to control what is controlling your pc (are you listening Mr Gates?)
Adaware is just a very powerful spyware bit of kit
Zonealarm full has a firewall, better than the XP Service Pack 2 version. With the full version, it too has email junk, spam and phishing control. PLUS it allows again you to control and block access to your PC.
It warns you when applications, programs try to access the net, or make changes, plus warns of incoming alerts too.

I'd go for the lot, but lol, i did :)
#18
I used Zone Alarm for many years very successfully, excellent piece of kit, but last time I checked it didnt have a x64 bit version when I upgraded my PC, so had to find something else.

I used Norton for approx 6 years, but have become rather fed up with its resource hogging and bloatedness (size wise).

I now have AVG plus firewall edition, and it is seemless, daily updates, and comes out very highly in reviews.

I was considering moving to Kaspersky, as that is rated at as the best AV out there, however it isnt free, whereas AVG does have the free option. Both Kaspersky and AVG have all in one spam/spyware/firewall/av options, but both are only free on 30 day trials.

Spyware wise, I use Adaware, have done for about 5 years (I think). As an IT Professional in a support roll, I have used many softwares to cure problems, Spybot was one, however compared to Adaware it was useless!

Hope that helped! :)
[helper]#19
I use F-secure Internet security which usually gets good reviews in the computer mags. You can buy OEM editions for under £20 (try dabs.com or ebuyer.com). Although the OEM versions are only supposed to be supplied with systems I haven't had any probs getting them.
Cheers
#20
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#21
Norton sucks big time. My new Dell came with 3 years free Norton. I have just erased it from my hard drive. It kept doing something where it would start sucking the processor power to 98 -99% after being on for a couple of days. Something to do with CCAPP.exe I think, searched it on Google and is a common problem with Norton to do with email virus checking or something.
Have now installed Zone Alarm and Avast which I used on my last PC, surprise surprise my processor is being left to deal with more important things now.

If you have Norton and you think things are running slow, use task Manager and see if any applications are hogging resources. I bet some of you out there have a Norton problem and never knew it.

Here is a link to the discussing this specific problem.

http://www.castlecops.com/pstp276479-.html
#22
I got kaspersky, never regretted it.
#23
GO FOR AVG!!! ITS FREE AND BETTER!!!!

Add adaware SE free and spybot as well - all from [url]www.download.com[/url]
#24
We used to use Norton but I hated getting stung by Irish 21% VAT when renewing.

Have been using Zone Alarm Internet Security for just over a year which seems pretty good: see http://www.consumersearch.com/www/software/internet-security-software/index.html
We didn't want to renew it too early as it only adds 366 days to when you renew it (rather than when it ran out) but forgot our finish date so missed the early renewal reduction. At least the published cost included the VAT rather than having it added on top (unlike our experience with Symantec).
#25
another NOD32 user here, u may need to have a bit of common sense with it though...

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