what security to buy for my pc? - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit

what security to buy for my pc?

£0.00 @
have to update my security as my norton subscription expires in two days, so which to buy now norton or kapersky? any info appreciated, by the way have used norton for the past 5 yrs or so with no pr…
alfie and harrys mum Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
have to update my security as my norton subscription expires in two days, so which to buy now norton or kapersky?
any info appreciated, by the way have used norton for the past 5 yrs or so with no probs.
Tags:
alfie and harrys mum Avatar
7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Options

All Comments

(24) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
I wouldn't buy any. I use the Free AVG, but there are other free antivirus programs too. You need to uninstall Norton before you install a new antivirus program.
banned#2
AVG free here too. dont need to pay for anything.
#3
AVG all the way! Had for a year or so on laptop and PC - No issues
#4
Comodo Internet Security - free
#5
#6
so i guess i'm saving myself some cash then?
#7
i still use norton 2005 and avg. you can still download the updated virus definitions with norton indefinately and they work fine together!
#8
Download and save the Norton Removal tool in step 2 ,Then when you want to remove norton run this instead of uninstalling as this removes evry trace ,If you just uninstall some things wioll be left behind which can conflict with new virus scanners,
http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&ssfromlink=true&sprt_cid=1a13409b-29db-4397-a286-9dec49f8e252&seg=hho&ct=us&lg=en&docurl=20080828154508EN
#9
don hedron
i still use norton 2005 and avg. you can still download the updated virus definitions with norton indefinately and they work fine together!


you should never use 2 anti virus programs together.

OP, use either AVG or AVAST. both free, and both considered better than Norton/Kapersky by most. you can get very good programs that will take care of you pc for free.
#10
Avast,

AVG is a bit more bloated and problematic these days.
#11
shauneco
Avast,

AVG is a bit more bloated and problematic these days.


I have to agree actually, after championing AVG for many years, I myself have now switched to Avast. it doesn't chew up so many resources.
banned#12
shauneco;5555665
Avast,

AVG is a bit more bloated and problematic these days.

totally agree. Avoid AVG entirely as its very unreliable. Took it off 2 pc's in the last 6 months and both had viruses which AVG totally missed. Google shows you how bad it is now.

go for Avast or better still comodo every time.
banned#13
don hedron;5555654
i still use norton 2005 and avg. you can still download the updated virus definitions with norton indefinately and they work fine together!

:w00t:
#14
Try Avira for anti-virus and Sygate as a Firewall

BUT do run the Norton removal tool mentioned earlier
#15
don hedron;5555654
i still use norton 2005 and avg. you can still download the updated virus definitions with norton indefinately and they work fine together!


I suppose it could be worse, you could be running Norton and McAfee :whistling:



alanrowell;5555783
Try Avira for anti-virus


+1:thumbsup:
#16
i love the way everyone s l a g s the big names like norton and macafee, ive used everyone mentioned so far for years it was norton as i got it free for 3 years with computer never got a single virus same with macafee on my computer now for two years never had a virus get this free from o2 broadband

have used the free ones but dont think they are as user friendly as the two mentioned above but at the end of the day they are free
#17
tinkerbell28
AVG is supposedly rubbish, I don't get why people are so down on antivirus though, Kaspersky is crap we had real issues with it.
We use Norton security 2009 at home and it's brilliant, much better than any freeebie, which always seem to miss viruses, hubby has macafe at work.
IT is his job and he would never use a freebie neither would any of his work mates, or his dad who is a director for one of our biggest IT sub contractors.....................I just don't get why people are so quick to slate very good products:thinking:
I know that won't be a hugely popular opinion, just our experience though:)


+1

you must have been typing at same time as me only quicker lol
#18
tinks i am sooo confused about security, have always had norton had no issues with it but was unsure if it was still good enough
thanks for your input :thumbsup:
#19
You seem to be getting some bad advice here.

PC security is MUCH more than just an anti virus program.

You are more likely to get caught out by malware / spyware nowadays than a virus so just putting an anti virus product on your PC is no good.

For PC security you need (at least)

1) Anti virus

2) Firewall

3) Spyware / Malware protection.

Many internet security suites offer all this protection (and more) like email protection, rootkit protection and so on.

Most companies like Norton, Kaspersky, McAfee all offer internet security suites.

If you want individual products (and to pay nothing) there are plenty of free security products for home use.

Anti-virus - Avast, AVG and other

Firewall - ZoneAlarm, and others

Malware / Spyware - malwarebytes, adaware and others.

If you are not very confident on computers then you are far better buying an all in one security suite like Kaspersky for £29.99.

http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/kis25orkav30?THRU&reseller=43052&gclid=CMHL_qSznZsCFUoB4wodKl8tow
.
banned#21
tinkerbell28;5555886
AVG is supposedly rubbish, I don't get why people are so down on antivirus though, Kaspersky is crap we had real issues with it.
We use Norton security 2009 at home and it's brilliant, much better than any freeebie, which always seem to miss viruses, hubby has macafe at work.
IT is his job and he would never use a freebie neither would any of his work mates, or his dad who is a director for one of our biggest IT sub contractors.....................I just don't get why people are so quick to slate very good products:thinking:
I know that won't be a hugely popular opinion, just our experience though:)

oh the irony ;-)

kaspersky is the market leader for a very good reason. its the best out there for paid security. There will always be issues for some people with any AV product.

Mcafee is rubbish for home users as is any version of Norton pre-2009

have to agree that AVG is also rubbish now
#22
Kaspersky here
#23
ok so went to comet and currys to get some prices, currys had norton 360 2009 v3 £58 :w00t:
comet was same price approx at £59 :w00t:
comet had a special deal on ~laptop bag, wireless mouse, 4gb flash drive norton 360 2009 v2 @ £50
turned out i knew the sales guy from like 10 yrs ago so i got laptop bag, wireless mouse, 8gb flash drive, norton 360 2009 v3and a 8gb sd card for my camera all for £49.99
so am quite pleased cos i think i did well, just have to sell the bag as i have one and the wireless mouse!
opinions pls?
#24
thanks tinks i think i did well too, just a bit wary of free security when i've been using norton for so long

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Looking for Twitter login?
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!