Free Virus Protection

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  1. Jan Pendreigh

    Jan Pendreigh Read Only Funster

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    :helpsos:please help!
    My laptop is now a year old and the Norton that came with it keeps telling me that I must pay to renew - however, I understand that there are equally good virus protection programmes available free to download if only I knew where to look. Please all you computer genius friends, is this true and, if so, where should I look?
    Jan
     
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    your gonna get swamped with suggestions ,
    I use free AVG it trys to get you to buy it but keep looking for fee download and its very simple to use
    Geo
     
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  3. Don Madge

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    Hi Jan,

    You can download AVG 8.0 free from AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com

    Don
     
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  6. Wilbury

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    Hi Jan Pendreigh,
    You will find everything you could possibly require at The Best-ever Freeware Utilities List | Gizmo's Tech Support Alert
    It is a site run by an expert who has compiled a host of free software together with unbiased descriptions and evaluations. Look under "46 best freeware programs".( there are actually double this number now)
    It is the best source of software that I have ever come across and I unreservedly recomend it. I have followed his recomendations for all of my downloads for about three years now. You will definately be loosing out if you do not investigate.
    Wilbury
     
  7. reader

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    AVG 8 Free is a better equipped package now than most of the paid for av software . There is another freeby you could look at, Avira's AntiVir

    There is the option to convert to Paid For with both these packages
     
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    Hi Jan, both Avira and AVG are excellent free packages - I use Avira because I had a software conflict problem with AVG ages ago, but both are very good. Just take care when you download the new program of your choice, to keep your Norton connected and running while you are on the Internet. Once you have downloaded the program, disconnect from the Internet, uninstall Norton from Add/ Remove programs in the Control Panel, reboot, and then install your new program -

    Once its up and running, then you can safely connect to the internet again!!!

    Norton is wellknown for being extremely bloated and using up all your system resources, making the computer run really slowly. There are much better free options to Norton and McAfee.


    Laurie
     
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    Totally agree with you Laurie.

    We install AVG 8 FREE on our residential customer PC builds and NOD32 on our Business Client Machines.

    Norton will reduce a PC with insufficient physical memory to a crawl.

    Steve.
     
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