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Old 01-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Keep/Dump Norton?

Hello to all.

My Norton is set to expire soon, and the thing is getting more expensive every year. I was looking into telling Norton to take a hike and
using instead free antivirus or perhaps the free Security Suite from my ISP.
So what would you suggest?
Keep Norton, or use free antivirus software? And if so, which free antivirus package(s) would you suggest?

Remember, the keyword here is Free .

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
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I have use retail security applications in the past but today I'm using ZoneAlarm Antivirus + Firewall (free) and have been for a few weeks now with no complaints
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Old 01-02-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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Ditch Norton. I use Avast Antivirus.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:34 AM   #4
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Dump Norton. There is plenty of free antivirus software that works as good (better?) than Norton.

These are the main ones:
Avast
AVG Free Edition
Microsoft Security Essentials

I use Microsoft Security Essentials on alot of computers and it seems to work pretty good. It did let a rouge antivirus on the other day though....
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:59 AM   #5
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I guess you have gotten the answer you are looking for.
i'll also say dumb that garbage. No need for a 99% of all users to pay for antivirus.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:14 AM   #6
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Default Re: Keep/Dump Norton?

I prefer to call it Noton IsaVirus as opposed to Norton Antivirus.

The whole suite you get is just too big, too memory hungry and just isn't that great.

As the others have said look for a free AV, my personal fav is AVG, but google best free AV and there should be some comparisons so you can compare what works for you.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:16 AM   #7
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@ TheeOx

You may need to run the Norton Removal Tool

> https://www-secure.symantec.com/nort...=1&lg=en&ct=us
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I would also suggest to use a free antivirus..
I personally have used avast and its good..
also as suggested by *= WildCat =* you can use ZA antivirus..
Also AVG is available and there are many but by reviews I have found these too best among all..
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Dump Norton. The only pay-to-use AV that's any good IMO is NOD32.

To add to the list of good freebee's that have been suggested I'd add Microsoft Security Essentials to the list. On the computer I don't use quite as often that's what I run.
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Dump Norton. The only pay-to-use AV that's any good IMO is NOD32.
THIS. I run NOD32, best ever and worth my money.
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