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Old 11-03-2010, 07:44 AM   #16
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It is illegal. Most of this stuff comes from outside the US where there isn't much we can do about it anyway though.

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Old 11-03-2010, 08:53 PM   #17
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It is illegal. Most of this stuff comes from outside the US where there isn't much we can do about it anyway though.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:29 PM   #18
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Another good free one is AVIRA. I tried Avast but preferred Avira.
And in my opinion Norton IS a virus.
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Another good free one is AVIRA. I tried Avast but preferred Avira.
And in my opinion Norton IS a virus.
Its funny you said that, norton would not let me install an update for itself once. I thought that was funny, and stopped using the product.
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Panda is really good to

I have used avast and panda they are both good anti virus software. Nortthen and macfee..I have had nothing but problems and they take up so much memory.

Panda is orginated from europe and since they are ahead of us, they get informed w. The latest virus updates. Part of the reason is that they create majority of the virouses everyone is faced w. Now a days..
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Norton is a huge ripoff. It did not protect my PC. When I asked for support they wanted me to pay for their help to get rid of the virus their product did not protect against. I had to take it to a shop and pay to have it removed. The shop installed Trend which is less than half the price of Norton and will cover 3 other computers.
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My resources for these types of questions are BOTH:
www.techsupportalert.com
www.Makeuseof.com

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Old 12-06-2010, 09:44 AM   #23
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Well then, what will?
If you know about your registry and can go in their and you will find lot's of norton left in their. Also lot's of other junk you can get out of their. Now don't go in their if you don't understand the registry and how it work's . Get some one that know's. I go in their all the time been around these for 20 or so yrs. good luck
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:19 PM   #24
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Microsoft Security Essentials is all you need and it's free from Microsoft. No antivirus is full proof, the best way to stay safe is safe browsing and knowing what you are doing.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:29 PM   #25
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I prefer ESET NOD32 been using it for years, never got a virus and have never even needed to disable it during certain software installs as I did w/norton.

Norton must be disabled during many software installs and if you don't know this who knows what one may do to fix it.

Unfortunately you must purchase ESET NOD32!! One warning there renewal process is a night mare the have more login names and passwords that the pope had pills.

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Old 12-21-2010, 11:55 AM   #26
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As with get-r-done, I've personally been a fan of ESET's NOD32 for a long time. However, a friend of mine who owns a computer repair shop swore up and down to me that Avast is better. Seeing as I know he knows his stuff, and he formerly was a NOD32 advocate, I'm inclined to say that Avast is probably the better choice.

In any event, I've not had a virus in years, both under NOD32 and Avast. At the very least, I can say they're both solid products. But Norton.. Yeah, no. Norton is a waste of time, I think.
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NOD32 is still better. But Avast is free and for a home user it's generally plenty good.
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:58 PM   #28
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I used Avast for a long time and loved it myself. Switched to MS Security Essentials about 6 months ago and I'm liking it even better.
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I've tried MSE on a couple customer computers. I do like the simplicity of it. It's a set and forget style solution that doesn't require much from the user. It also has some of the best malware detection out there. My main problems with it are that it doesn't update but about once a day so you don't have as frequent updates to your virus signatures, and my big complaint is that it is ridiculously slow at scanning. If you have to do a full system scan with it you'd better set aside several hours. I recently did a full system scan on a relatively new PC for customer with it. They didn't even have that much on the hard drive. It took 8 hours for a full scan.
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I am not a computer wiz, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

On my laptop I opened a visitor account. On the visitor account I have, MalwareBytes, and Microsoft Security essentials installed. I got around a nasty virus by using the visitor account. Both programs are free although I did buy the Malwarebytes.

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