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#860163 - 01/03/13 04:11 PM Antivirus
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Which one appears to be the best, for home 3 computers?
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#860166 - 01/03/13 04:48 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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You'll get a wide range of responses - I like Norton :)

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#860168 - 01/03/13 05:00 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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I would go do a little research - Norton seems to get the highest ratings overall. It has had an awful reputation in the past for being a resource hog, but as I understand it, they've vastly improved that aspect of it.

PC magazine has some ratings here... Best antivurus 2012

You'll find lots of other anti-virus reviews out there.
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#860173 - 01/03/13 05:19 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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I used to buy Norton but I changed to McAffe a few years ago, I am not happy with it anymore and have to buy a new one starting the year.

I have seen the report of PC magazine, I was worried about Norton because it allowed some virus in when I had it. If now it is better I'll probably go back to it. Does the boxed version allow 3 PCs?
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#860178 - 01/03/13 05:47 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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I use Microsoft Security Essentials because the price is within my budget (it's free).

If I was going to pay for an antivirus I'd consider Kaspersky or ESET or possibly eEye, depending on whether the computer was going to have games on it or not.

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#860179 - 01/03/13 05:50 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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I also use Microsoft Security Essentials and have had no problems at all with it. I have several computers I work on for some elderly friends that are also running it along with Malwarebytes Pro which runs in real time and the combination seems to work extremely well for them. I know my visits have gone down to practically zero!

None of them is going to be perfect - I'm a firm believer in the user being first in the line of defense.
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#860186 - 01/03/13 06:23 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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I just remembered that having Comcast, that I have, one is supposed to be able to have Norton free. I had forgotten this slapforehead
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#860193 - 01/03/13 07:12 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: Jenny100]
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
I use Microsoft Security Essentials because the price is within my budget (it's free).

If I was going to pay for an antivirus I'd consider Kaspersky or ESET or possibly eEye, depending on whether the computer was going to have games on it or not.



This is only my opinion , however , there are several quality free antivirus solutions available , which perform just as well , or in some cases , better that some paid solutions . Avast , Avira , FortiClient and AVG are just a couple that come to mind (I use Avast myself , along with Online Armor free firewall , & the free Malwarebytes) . Zone Alarm has released a new security suite (antivirus & firewall) . The firewall has been proven to be effective time and again , & the antivirus component is licensed from Kaspersky . Like Draclvr , if I were to break down and pay for an antivirus , it would be either Kaspersky , Eset , GData , or Bit Defender (to name a couple different programs) .

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#860212 - 01/03/13 09:07 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: Creeping_Doom]
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Norton for me every time thumbsup12
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#860218 - 01/03/13 09:37 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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Thanks to everybody, I'll try Norton from Comcast thanks
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#860380 - 01/04/13 05:58 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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I installed Norton through Comcast, after that I lost the gadgets in the Windows gadget bar. For what I found I am not the only one. The fixes proposed by Microsoft and other have not worked. It is not a big problem since there are very few and mainly useless gadgets for W7 but it should not happen.
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#860424 - 01/04/13 11:15 PM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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I agree - that's the anti-virus taking away your choices. I know gadgets can be a problem, but if I want to take the chance, that's up to me. I hate when software tries to dictate to me. I love my weather gadget!
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#860430 - 01/05/13 12:41 AM Re: Antivirus [Re: Draclvr]
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Originally Posted By: Draclvr
I agree - that's the anti-virus taking away your choices. I know gadgets can be a problem, but if I want to take the chance, that's up to me. I hate when software tries to dictate to me. I love my weather gadget!


This is the reason I stopped using Norton years ago.
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#860481 - 01/05/13 10:32 AM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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And one of the reasons I also stopped using it years ago.
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#860493 - 01/05/13 11:28 AM Re: Antivirus [Re: mcc]
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I'll try for a little bit longer, I stopped using it too, McAffe was good for a while but it started to make decisions for me also. Now I needed a new antivirus and Norton is free for Comcast users. If it creates more problems I'll try something else. I don't take risk but I want to have the freedom of taking them without having to disconnect the antivirus.
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