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Jediteo
11-03-2007, 07:15 PM
Well my Norton subscription that came with my computer is coming to an end, and I did not really like it anyway. Any of you folks have any suggestions of a substiture for Norton internet security?

Jediteo
11-03-2007, 07:15 PM
Well my Norton subscription that came with my computer is coming to an end, and I did not really like it anyway. Any of you folks have any suggestions of a substiture for Norton internet security?

DKoor
11-03-2007, 07:22 PM
NOD32

Widowmaker214
11-03-2007, 07:42 PM
Avast

free for home users and its VERY good. Updates A LOT as well.

Bearcat99
11-03-2007, 08:34 PM
Go here: File Hippo.com (http://www.filehippo.com/) and look under Anti Virus.. I use AVG, Avast is good.. so is Anti Ver.. The Anti Spyware offerings are pretty good too.

PenGs
11-03-2007, 10:45 PM
I don't want to be burned at the stake here but I am actually very impressed with Windows defender. I have been with it since it was just a beta and actually feel protected by it.

jetsetsam
11-03-2007, 10:50 PM
I've been using Kaspersky Security for 3 years and am quite happy with it. No virus, no spyware.

They have a free 1 month trial:

kaspersky.com

joe.08
11-03-2007, 11:04 PM
avg its free and pretty popular (im pretty sure most pc magazines recommend it)

Deedsundone
11-04-2007, 01:03 AM
Happy NOD32 user.

Targ
11-04-2007, 02:02 AM
I have beenj a Kaspersky user going on 7 years now and no issues.
Good luck un-installing Norton, read up on that and back up before you do as it is like a virus when trying to get rid of it.

Toasted_Toad
11-04-2007, 02:42 AM
Hi Guys'

Nod32 FTW !!

+1

Cheers TT

Decoy_701
11-04-2007, 02:53 AM
Ive also been using Kaspersky internet security and am happy with it...downside is its not free, 40-60 depends what country you live in.

Cpu friendly, File, mail, web, registry, anti spy, anti hacker, anti spam, anti virus, anti phishing, web hooks etc etc..

Regards, kaspersky sales manager. "JOKE"..

Pluto8742
11-04-2007, 03:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by joe.08:
avg its free and pretty popular (im pretty sure most pc magazines recommend it) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

+1

Billy_BigBoy
11-04-2007, 03:35 AM
My provider provides me McAfee for "free", but it uses way too many resources of my computers, so instead I use AVG with much satisfaction.

F19_Orheim
11-04-2007, 03:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pluto8742:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by joe.08:
avg its free and pretty popular (im pretty sure most pc magazines recommend it) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

+1 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

+2

http://free.grisoft.com/

JG52Uther
11-04-2007, 04:24 AM
I did use AVG for years,but now use AntiVir,which,according to the magazines,performs better.Both free.

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 09:03 AM
I use Avast, AdAware SE, and ZoneAlarm.

There's a certain logic in trusting free software. I've bought and used Norton but felt Norton used me. Norton is one of the worst softwares I've seen.

Fritz

Monterey13
11-04-2007, 09:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Pirschjaeger:
I use Avast, AdAware SE, and ZoneAlarm.

There's a certain logic in trusting free software. I've bought and used Norton but felt Norton used me. Norton is one of the worst softwares I've seen.

Fritz </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

+1
Go with AVG.

F16_Neo
11-04-2007, 09:42 AM
Have been using AVG-Free a lot in the past, but since I discovered a couple of virii that AVG didn't detect, I switched to Avast.
For firewall I use Comodo, also freeware. More options than ZA, but also more complicated.

F19_Orheim
11-04-2007, 09:50 AM
gotta love that plural form of "virus (http://dictionary.reference.com/help/faq/language/g63.html)" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Doolittle81
11-04-2007, 10:07 AM
AVG....Free and works fine for me.

LEBillfish
11-04-2007, 10:11 AM
AVG.............Both Avast and Symantec run like the computer is their for just them & they are in control not you....

As a side note I'm VERY pleased with ZoneAlarm firewall........

Urufu_Shinjiro
11-04-2007, 10:51 AM
NOD32, hands down, have tried all the others and you'd have to pry my nod32 from my cold dead hands.

Billy_BigBoy
11-04-2007, 12:47 PM
The problem with ZoneAlarm, Free edition, is the update dance. Everytime there is an update, you have to go through the whole shebang. Comodo does all the updates in the background, and does have more options too.

han freak solo
11-04-2007, 03:11 PM
I haven't tried a lot, but what I have in use currently is McAfee on the home PC and free Avira AntiVir on the laptop.

The Avira is less intrusive than the McAfee. Which one does a better job? I haven't been able to tell the difference. I've been a Mozilla/Firefox browser user for years which has probably helped out the more limited free AntiVir.

Pirschjaeger
11-04-2007, 09:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by F19_Orheim:
gotta love that plural form of "virus (http://dictionary.reference.com/help/faq/language/g63.html)" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

"viruses" is proof that it isn't Latin anymore. Linguistic imperialism. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Fritz

Decoy_701
11-05-2007, 03:06 AM
Posted that i used kaspersky, but i checked out the NOD32 site and i might be changing camp.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

Schwarz.13
11-05-2007, 05:56 AM
Used to use AntiVir, currently using BitDefender - both great, both FREE.

Do not pay for anti-virus especially Norton - it's a joke (or used to be).

BTW get SpywareBlaster, Spybot Search and Destroy and Adaware SE for total FREE spyware protection if you don't have them already...

GBrutus
11-05-2007, 08:47 AM
Nod32 here too. Best anti-virus I've ever used. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

BrotherVoodoo
11-05-2007, 08:51 AM
Another vote for AVG, great software IMO and free to boot.

Von_Rat
11-05-2007, 11:09 AM
i guess ill look like a dummy to the experts here, but ive been using norton for almost 7 years and have never had a problem with viruses etc.

i have friends who have used many of the other programs mentioned here and almost all have had serious infections, requiring a reformat in many cases.

while norton does use a fair amount of resources, its not somthing my machine cant handle.

as for cost, thirty bucks aint going to break me