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which anti virus for laptop?

Found 18th Apr 2011
i have norton which i think has slowed down my machine and it runs out in 6 days- which should i get next?

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We've used AVG Free in the past and also Kaspersky on another machine - which seems to do the job too.

i use avast free it seams ok and is better than avg take less ram to run

Microsot Security Essentials = free and it works.


Edited by: "grumpyone" 18th Apr 2011

I have AVG Free and SpywareBlaster.

avg or comodo both free just dont surf porn lol

Avast! free here. Definitely doesn't slow my old laptop down like AVG did. :-)

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Make sure you remove the Norton thoroughly using their removal tool if necessary (not sure if removal can get as messy as it used to).

Check av-comparatives if you want some test statistics. I went with MSE after a long spell of getting only false positives with the very highly regarded protection of Avira. Your needs may be different.

nightstud

avg or comodo both free just dont surf porn lol



Four weeks ago my niece got a horrible virus on two laptops while she was on Facebook, I saw it happen the second time.

therealslimkaty

Four weeks ago my niece got a horrible virus on two laptops while she was … Four weeks ago my niece got a horrible virus on two laptops while she was on Facebook, I saw it happen the second time.


right??
and i ment avira not avg
how do you know it was a virus could of been malware or addware which they dont protect from you need additional software for this
Edited by: "nightstud" 18th Apr 2011

Indeed there is high risk and low risk but no risk free. Would prefer to have a clean up-to-date backup in place if a nasty arrives than have to deal with removing it.
On my high risk sister's machine I installed Sandboxie; coincidence or not, no problems since (touch wood).

I've been using Avira for years now on PC's & laptops on my own gear as well as the ones at work. Very good it is too . It auto updates itself every morning .As soon as you put a pen/flash drive into the USB port it scans it and notifys you instantly if there is any virus's .It's another free one too.

+1, get it from here

grumpyone

MicrosoFt Security Essentials = free and it works.


agree with above
Microsot Security Essentials

tdogg

agree with aboveMicrosot Security Essentials




+1

Check your bank and credit card companies , a lot of them provide free ones.

Original Poster

thank you for all the help-a, off now to have a look

Original Poster

wow- i downloaded the microsoft one and took ages geting norton out of my laptop- there is still a file i cant get rid of but my computer is so much faster already. thankn you
will i need any further protection!

enimod

wow- i downloaded the microsoft one and took ages geting norton out of my … wow- i downloaded the microsoft one and took ages geting norton out of my laptop- there is still a file i cant get rid of but my computer is so much faster already. thankn youwill i need any further protection!



maybe try this Your text here

Original Poster

SORRY-no good i am a catholic

enimod

wow- i downloaded the microsoft one and took ages geting norton out of my … wow- i downloaded the microsoft one and took ages geting norton out of my laptop- there is still a file i cant get rid of but my computer is so much faster already. thankn youwill i need any further protection!



Sounds as though you didn;t get rid of Norton fully. Did you use a Norton removal tool like this?

I am unsure of your setup but, aside from MSE, do you have a firewall on your router and/or laptop? If you are on a wireless network, then that's another basket of security you may want to consider.

nightstud

right??and i ment avira not avghow do you know it was a virus could of … right??and i ment avira not avghow do you know it was a virus could of been malware or addware which they dont protect from you need additional software for this



How do I know it was a virus? lol because I'm not stupid. It was the Vista Home Security 2011 virus, and each time it happened she was on her facebook. I saw it happen the second time. A LOT of viruses are got on computers without going near porn.

"A LOT of viruses are got on computers without going near porn."

That's what they all say...

Original Poster

[thank you- the problem i have now is my firewall keeps stopping my internet from initially connecting?(i think)
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