Norton Internet Security 2008 (or other - subscription renewal)

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Found 4th Jan 2009
Hi

I'm going to have to renew my Norton Internet Security 2008 at £39.99, or replace it with something else. It expires tomorrow, and I don't want to leave the computer unprotected.

Does anyone have any advice regarding how to get a cheap deal on this, or any replacement programs that might be good and cheaper? We usually do the updates online, and also use it for a laptop that is not so often connected to the internet.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Sloth/Mod

AVG is free and just as good if not better. Do a google search for it.

It's also much less resource hungry on the computer.

Original Poster

We had only recently added the virus scan to the pc when the prevous subscription ran out (McAfee I think). The Norton one was free with the laptop, so we added to the pc to save buying another.

I have noticed that I have a delay when an internet page loads, ie a couple of seconds before I can get a cursor or type or anything. Maybe that's why?

I will have a look at that, thank you. Any other suggestions still welcome of course, so I have plenty to choose from!

Check if you bank provides free antivirus. Barclays give kaspersky(3 machine license) which is very good while HSBC gives mcafee.

Kaspersky is generally regarded as one of the best but not normally free. Avast is similar to AVG and is free. For more ideas have a look at

moneysavingexpert.com/sho…are

AVG or Avast are good (and free). For non-free, then there's kaspersky (as mentioned above) and NOD32.

Never really did get on with Norton or McAfee myself.

we never got on with Norton, use Avg & Zonelabs, Avg were giving 12mths free of there premium the other day, havent put on computer yet to see if it works will let you know

Have used AVG for years, have never had a problem with it (touch wood), would thoroughly recommend it.

If you don't mind paying, try McAfee security suite 2008 or 2009 which I've used long term with Vista with no probs. Includes AV, firewall, spyware and site advisor amongst other utilities. Checkout the review for the 3 user set before making up your mind.

amazon.co.uk/McA…8-4

If you go down the freeware route, don't forget AVG is just an anti-virus. You'll need a firewall too, zone alarm should do the trick. Don't rely on the windows firewall only. I wouldn't recommend Nortons, especially at that price for 1 user.

With all security suites, it can often be cheaper buying a new version than paying online for upgrades

norton internet security 2009 3-user licence - OEM (supplied on a 1Gb USB stick, original not knock-off) £17.99 delivered on ebay.
ebay Item number: 140285630930

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Syzable;3942208

AVG is free and just as good if not better. Do a google search for it. … AVG is free and just as good if not better. Do a google search for it. :)It's also much less resource hungry on the computer.



This!!

Do Not pay for anti-virus/firewall/protection software when you can get equally good, if not better software for free.

I have used Avast for years now and it's brilliant. - avast.com/eng…tml

Or as the other chap said, use AVG:

free.avg.com/

I switched to Avast from AVG after using AVG for years because it allowed a Trojan onto my PC :x

I prefere AVG but maybe because I was so used to it...
No problems since using Avast though :thumbsup: and you can choose the look of Avast which is nice.

Use Avast for antivirus as AVG is now bloated and slows your computer.

Use Zonealarm for firewall.

On both ensure you choose the free version at install or they will put you on a premium trial that will expire eventually.

Only install recommended software as typing 'free antivirus' into google will bring up pages of fake stuff filled with malware and spyware.

tony_s1;3942253

have a look … have a look athttp://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/free-anti-virus-software



This is a good read and if you go for something other than Norton make sure you use the ]Norton Removal Tool to get rid of it all first...

tallpete33;3942801

If you don't mind paying, try McAfee security suite 2008 or 2009 which … If you don't mind paying, try McAfee security suite 2008 or 2009 which I've used long term with Vista with no probs. Includes AV, firewall, spyware and site advisor amongst other utilities. Checkout the review for the 3 user set before making up your mind. http://www.amazon.co.uk/McAfee-Internet-Security-2009-User/dp/B001C3MHUU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1231067739&sr=8-4If you go down the freeware route, don't forget AVG is just an anti-virus. You'll need a firewall too, zone alarm should do the trick. Don't rely on the windows firewall only. I wouldn't recommend Nortons, especially at that price for 1 user. With all security suites, it can often be cheaper buying a new version than paying online for upgrades



The problem I had with McAfee was their design does like Zone Alarm and I had probs.. I would not have a PC without Zone Alarm :thinking:

Original Poster

Thanks all. We have gone with Avast and ZoneAlarm. Internet is running notably faster! Thank you all for taking the time to share your knowledge!!! And for saving me £40!!!

ace101;3942826

or if u stil want norton - its cheaper on the OEM versions - … or if u stil want norton - its cheaper on the OEM versions - ]http://www.ebuyer.com/cat/System-Builder-Software-(OEM)/subcat/Internet-Utillities,-Back-Up-&-System-Maintenance]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/150180



What is OEM version?

have just used link to get nis for £16 inc p&p thank you. BUT HAVE JUST HAD A THOUGHT IS IT A YEARS SUBS, DO YOU KNOW, OR WILL I BE ASKED FOR MORE MONEY WHEN I INSTALL IT. (sorry just noticed font) never done this before. will it follow on to my original which has 20 days left?
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