Any other virus protection other than Norton and McAfee?

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by ohairas, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. ohairas

    ohairas Call Me a Cab

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    My norton just ran out, and I'd like to try something different. I had a lot of pc issues and every time I'd call somebody about different things, they'd tell me it's probably my Norton. Do you think this is true or is this their answer for when they really don't know how to help you, lol!
    Nikki
     
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  3. gluegungeisha

    gluegungeisha Practically Family

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    I love Kaspersky Internet Security.
     
  4. pennycarrol

    pennycarrol A-List Customer

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    I've got BitDefender!! It's a good anti-virus!!
     
  5. Harry Pierpont

    Harry Pierpont One of the Regulars

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    AVAST!

    Avast has a very good free one that also includes free updates.

    http://www.avast.com/

    I use it on all my puters.
     
  6. Jovan

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    You can try out Trend Micro PC-Cillin. It's a bit oversensitive sometimes, is my only gripe. I'm currently using a trial of Windows Live OneCare and it isn't bad so far.
     
  7. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    You could just buy a Mac then you don't need one. ;)
     
  8. Jovan

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    NO.
     
  9. The Wingnut

    The Wingnut One Too Many

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    I'll second the vote for Grisoft's AVG.

    ...and don't start that Mac vs. PC stuff here, the line is so blurred now that it's pointless.
     
  10. scotrace

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    Beat me to it. It's fun to look at virus attachments as Superman views bullets. :)


    Norton is indeed well-known for being invasive and problematic, so they aren't just putting you off with an all-purpose answer. There are other alternatives out there. Good luck!
     
  11. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    AVG works.
     
  12. MKL

    MKL A-List Customer

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    ohairas, I have used both Avast and AVG. I have had good results from both. I am now running only Avast. If you are careful in what you download and with your attachments both of these free ones will work fine for you - if you want to go the free route. I used Norton for years but got tired of the problems it was giving my OS - on both my laptop and desktop. Norton works great for many, I suppose it depends on your configuration.
     
  13. KittyT

    KittyT I'll Lock Up

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    Grisoft AVG is very good. So is Trend Micro PCcillin.

    One thing I will say about Trend Micro is that they tend to be the first to put out updates to address new threats - usually ahead or Symantec and Norton.
     
  14. kpreed

    kpreed Guest

    :eek:fftopic: I do not know if I agree on the "get a Mac so you do not need it" thing. It is more like get a Mac and try to find one, I have found. I have a Mac because I found it a dangerous world for my Dell P.C. I had Grisoft AVG (free) and loved it, but when it was replacement time I went Mac. Now be sure there are viruses that can hurt Mac's out-there, just not many. At less then 1 Mac for every 10 computers it seems most virus writers just will not spend time to hurt Macs. No compliant here.
     
  15. Jovan

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    Very true, in my experience.
     
  16. Samsa

    Samsa Guest

    I have a bad feeling that this is going to become less and less true the more popular Macs become.
     
  17. BellyTank

    BellyTank I'll Lock Up


    AVAST

    Seconded.


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  18. ohairas

    ohairas Call Me a Cab

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    Thanks so much for the great info everyone. I appreciate your opinions!
    Nikki
     
  19. A.R. McVintage

    A.R. McVintage Registered User

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    Seconding the Kaspersky mention.
     
  20. Tony in Tarzana

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    I use NOD32 from http://www.eset.com/ It's gotten great reviews and it doesn't bog my computer down.
     

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