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My Norton AntiVirus has expired. Are there any cheap (or free) alternatives?

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My Norton antivirus ran out at the weekend, and I dont really want to pay for another one if I can help it. I know there was a thread about free antivirus software a little while ago. Does anyone h…
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
My Norton antivirus ran out at the weekend, and I dont really want to pay for another one if I can help it.

I know there was a thread about free antivirus software a little while ago. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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F-secure OEM 2006 version from Ebuyer - about £12 including postage or you could get Panda Internet 2006 (free upgrade to 2007 and 3 user licence) for about £5/£6 including postage. Althought F-secure is amongst the best don't think Panda is...
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bod emrys
Try AVG Free from here:
http://free.grisoft.com/
It's free (as the name suggests) and I've been using it for about 3 years now with no problems at all (I used to be with norton too).

AVG is excellent - there is no need to pay for antivirus software!


Seconded, wholeheartedly!
#4
Thanks guys!

I also found a year free subscription to Mcafee through a Natwest offer (POST #350).

Would you recommend AVG ahead of this?

Cheers!
#5
avg or nod32 for me. wouldnt use any norton software they use far too much resources. all other software use too much memory and slow the pc down.
#6
^^^^exactly AVG only something like 13 meg doesnt do nothing to slow down your p.c
#7
[url]www.avast.com[/url]

Personally I feel better than AVG and its free too.
#8
Another recommendation for AVG, I've found they've improved their cleaning capabilites over the last year or so to improve it further - I find it's unobtrusive and doesn't slow the PC down, highly recommended.

John
#9
Ian182
Thanks guys!

I also found a year free subscription to Mcafee through a Natwest offer (POST #350).

Would you recommend AVG ahead of this?

Cheers!


Oh yes. It's light on resources - great detection rate. Plus I'd imagine it's a bit easier to get rid of than Norton, not that I'd know though :)
#10
Ian182
I also found a year free subscription to Mcafee through a Natwest offer (POST #350).


There are always free trials. Personally I find it's just not worth the hassle of uninstalling them. Uninstalling Norton nearly drove me nuts, almost impossible to eradicate and still interfered with so many progs for a while later. Maybe I did not uninstall properly...I,m not an expert which is why I have been with AVG for 3 yrs, no hassle or grief. Very efficient.
#11
iglimpse
There are always free trials. Personally I find it's just not worth the hassle of uninstalling them. Uninstalling Norton nearly drove me nuts, almost impossible to eradicate and still interfered with so many progs for a while later. Maybe I did not uninstall properly...I,m not an expert which is why I have been with AVG for 3 yrs, no hassle or grief. Very efficient.


It isnt really a free trial though. It is a years free subscription. The same thing is £25.96 at Amazon!
#12
Kaspersky all the way my friends!
#13
Can't stand Norton, it makes my task manager look cluttered :) I'm also a fellow AVG fan.

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