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Free Security software for BT Broadband customers

jazid Avatar
8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
I was just browsing BT Homehub security notes (see below for more info) and saw that as an Option 3 customer I am entitled to a free copy of the following that come as part of BT Yahoo! Online Protection;

Norton AntiVirus
Norton Personal Firewall

As I didnt know about this, I thoughts others might not be aware. This is available for BT Broadband option 2 and 3 users.
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8y, 4m agoFound 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
BT Homehub security settings (recommended reading) can be found here


I know that apps like AVG etc are also free, but at least Norton allows automatic upgrades/updates - which is more suitable for less technically minded users (i.e. my parents!)
#2
jazid
BT Homehub recommended security settings can be found here


I know that apps like AVG etc are also free, but at Norton allows automatic upgrades - which is more suitable for less technically minded users (i.e. my parents!)


Free or not, it's still rubbish. I wouldn't inflict Norton on my machine if they paid me to do it. :giggle:

Not to mention that BT are extremely overpriced anyway so you'll pay for it in the long run, they have draconian bandwidth policies, and have shown a complete lack of respect for their customers privacy with the whole Phorm affair. :whistling:

I'm afraid it would take a lot more than "free" 2nd rate security software for this to be even lukewarm in my book :thumbsup:
#3
Thanks for the tip
#4
jazid
I know that apps like AVG etc are also free, but at Norton allows automatic upgrades - which is more suitable for less technically minded users (i.e. my parents!)


I am not sure for AVG, but Avira Antivir do have automatic updates. What the point of an antivirus if you have to manually update it?

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Sorry, you wrote about upgrades, not updates. I think some free antivirus have this feature. But honestly, as long as I have updates, I don't care. What is the point to buy more powerful computer to run more CPU-intensive software for the same task?
#5
Lets be honest if you have BT you will be lucky to get online with there rubbish box anyway lol. Cant beat avg for free software:thumbsup:
#6
See your PC booting like it was back in te 90s after installing all these...
#7
skki
Lets be honest if you have BT you will be lucky to get online with there rubbish box anyway lol. Cant beat avg for free software:thumbsup:


Why is it difficult to get online with :oTHEIR "rubbish" box?

Nice to seeing everyone being so harsh towards BT - its very easy to bitch but more difficult to come up with suitable alternative packages.
#8
jazid
Why is it difficult to get online with :oTHEIR "rubbish" box?

Nice to seeing everyone being so harsh towards BT - its very easy to bitch but more difficult to come up with suitable alternative packages.


Not at all difficult: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ :thumbsup:
#9
megalomaniac
Not at all difficult: http://www.thinkbroadband.com/ :thumbsup:


Thanks for the link, however BT rates mid table for heavy usage and considering you also get a VOIP thrown in and unlimited (or reasonable usage policy) over the 8mb, it proves to be good (but not outstanding) value for £25.

All I know is that if there is a problem that I dont have to be the go between for BT and another ISP.

The point of the deal is that if you are already on BT, then it is worth picking up Norton for nowt for the previously mentioned reasons.
#10
cheers for this, heat added

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