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The best free security software

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by Baserk, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. hfm

    hfm Notebook Virtuoso

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    I'm pretty sure you can continue to run manual scans even if it expires.
     
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    Primes Notebook Deity

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    I've been using BGPKiller on one of my machines now for over a year. no problems with it.
     
  3. TheChosen0ne

    TheChosen0ne Notebook Enthusiast

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    What does everyone think of Norton?
     
  4. booboo12

    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    People are gonna crap on it because it's trendy but ever since 2009 or so Norton has been very good at being non resource intensive.

    For most enthusiast types though, I think Windows Defender combined with MalwareBytes is adequate especially since we (collectively) tend to be more savvy and pay attention to what we're doing online.

    However if you were giving a PC to a non techie family member and they were able to get Norton for free from their ISP or something, it's not a bad solution.
     
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    saturnotaku Notebook Prophet

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    Windows Defender has terrible detection rates and is a resource hog. I installed NOD32 on my parents' and wife's computers and no one has had any issues. It's been well worth the cost.
     
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    NetBookJunkie Notebook Geek

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    It seems Avira has stopped their free internet virus protection for Win 7.
    Wondering if anyone has found free antivirus software for win 7 ?
     
  7. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Prophet

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    Try Kaspersky free or Avast.
     
  8. NetBookJunkie

    NetBookJunkie Notebook Geek

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    Done. Thanks. Went with Avast. Got to say it runs a little faster now.
     
  9. Phoenix

    Phoenix Colonel

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    Bloated!

    It has a file shredder, system optimizer, disk defragmenter, Norton Toolbar, Norton File Vault (cloud storage), anything you could think of, is in it and there's no way to do a custom installation, it's all or nothing
     
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    Avira bloated me out. They wanted to clean up and password protect, and
    update software.
    Avast has the same platform but I haven't loaded anything but antivirus....
    Or so I think...
     
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