free antivirus?? where do i look?

Found 7th Nov 2010
Hello,just wondering if any of you lovely HUKD's know where i can get a good FREE antivirus from,as my Norton runs out soon and i cant really afford to go and purchase a new version,especially as i know i can get one for free,the question is...Where do i get one from??
I would prefer one that has everything included,as norton does,as im not very clued up with what it is i actually need,yep Im dumb..lol.
I have a friend whose friend downloaded one that doesnt have to be renewed til 2018...but he cant remember what its called or where its from...HEEELLPPP please xx

22 Comments

Yep, avast or MSE as mentioned above

Definately Microsoft Security Essentials

microsoft.com/sec…ls/

Make sure to uninstall Norton then install this.

Original Poster

Thanks,i didnt see the previous thread...apologies...so if i download the free MSE or Avast do i need any other 'things' like firewall,malware,spyware? see i am really useless :|. I do appreciate you taking the time to answer my qustions.

Banned

good luck trying to uninstall Norton!

csiman

good luck trying to uninstall Norton!


:S.....nortons pure easy to uninstall and remove

vix_xx

Thanks,i didnt see the previous thread...apologies...so if i download the … Thanks,i didnt see the previous thread...apologies...so if i download the free MSE or Avast do i need any other 'things' like firewall,malware,spyware? see i am really useless :|. I do appreciate you taking the time to answer my qustions.



If you're on Windows 7 or Vista it has a built in firewall. And MSE includes anit mal/spyware. You don't need anything else.

Original Poster

dcx_badass

And XP.


Yep im on vista..thanks a lot..will do my downloads in next couple of days

Banned

andyhunter

:S.....nortons pure easy to uninstall and remove


bs - u just keep believing that lol

dcx_badass

And XP.



Wasn't sure. I'm ancient and my memory ain't that good.

MSE only works if you have genuine windows, as I recently found out......

i know you wanted free nut eset is a bargain on amazon at the moment, £22 and it can be used on 3 pc's

best anti virus out there

sancho1983

MSE only works if you have genuine windows, as I recently found out......



Reported for being a pirate


Predikuesi

Reported for being a pirate



sancho1983

MSE only works if you have genuine windows, as I recently found out......



This is the way Microsoft are going.

Take more and more OUT of basic Windows, and make all these free "features" (Windows live, MSE etc) only available to those running genuine Windows.

guilbert53

This is the way Microsoft are going.Take more and more OUT of basic … This is the way Microsoft are going.Take more and more OUT of basic Windows, and make all these free "features" (Windows live, MSE etc) only available to those running genuine Windows.

Plus don't forget, they did get into trouble with various legal authorities for bundling too much. This way, if it's optional it gives the user the choice, whether they're informed users or not.
MS cannot win either way. Bundle and they upset the competition, don't bundle and folks cannot cope with choice.
Never did i ever think i'd post anywhere, a pro MS post

dcx_badass

Microsoft security essentials, already had this thread like two days ago.



I use MSE, much better than AVG which I used previously.

I've got Microsoft Security Essentials on this Windows 7 laptop. On my PC which I've not got online at moment,which is XP I used to use AVG and never had any problems with it.

guilbert53

This is the way Microsoft are going.Take more and more OUT of basic … This is the way Microsoft are going.Take more and more OUT of basic Windows, and make all these free "features" (Windows live, MSE etc) only available to those running genuine Windows.



As Boydent put rightly, it's because of competitors complaining they had a monopoly (screw what consumers wanted). If MS could they would have everything you would ever need built into windows but their competitors will moan and sue.

And why shouldn't these features be available to owners of full legit copies of Windows? Their development costs money so why give it away free to those who either use hacked copies of windows or don't use windows.

Mum2ConnornCerys

I've got Microsoft Security Essentials on this Windows 7 laptop. On my PC … I've got Microsoft Security Essentials on this Windows 7 laptop. On my PC which I've not got online at moment,which is XP I used to use AVG and never had any problems with it.



I moved away from AVG about a year ago, I had been using it for about 7 or 8 years. The newer version was seriously slowing down my PC, no such problems with MSE.

csiman

bs - u just keep believing that lol


use the norton uninstallation program, along with third party registery cleaner to remove any left enteries
easy, no idea what way you do it to over complicate it, you do know how to uninstall a program ?
Edited by: "andyhunter" 8th Nov 2010

Original Poster

Thanks all,i am now a user of Microsoft Security Essentials and all sems well,the Norton was easy enough to uninstall...cheers me dears
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