Norton renewal too pricey

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  1. cookingfat

    cookingfat Read Only Funster

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    My norton anti virus is up for renewal, they want £60 odd for that (robbing bounders).

    Being a tight wad, I don't want to give norton more money. Any suggestions for an alternative effective anti virus package.
     
  2. wivvy's dad

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    Avira = free
    AVG = free

    Norton = cr@p anyway
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials ..
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    all you need.. :thumb:

    Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

    Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology. It’s easy to tell if your PC is secure — when you’re green, you’re good. It’s that simple.

    Microsoft Security Essentials runs quietly and efficiently in the background so that you are free to use your Windows-based PC the way you want—without interruptions or long computer wait times.
     
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    Avast = free (and very good!)
     
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    I have free avg on one and £19.99 Kaspersky on this one.
     
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    That will be for three applications so you can share it with the family, you should also be able to get it for less than £60 I still like Norton.:thumb:
    Virgin cable also do a free package if you are with them.
     
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    Currys/PC world and others are selling it on CD for £28 for single user/3 machine use. I never renew, always buy the CD when mine expires.
    Cheers, Tom
     
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    Thanks for that Jim,did the job in no time.:thumb:
     
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    Didn't realise my Norton renewed automatically in the summer and I was away so couldn't do too much about it, £60 ouch! :Sad:

    I've since had problems with Windows updates and the solution pointed to my security systems so I uninstalled everything it could have been on the laptop which I use most, Malware Bytes, Zone Alarm, Norton and downloaded MS Security Essentials which appears to be working unobtrusively BUT ... I still can't get Windows to update. No problems with the desktop but I will certainly look at alternatives to Norton next year.
     
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    Tescos' £30 - I always wait until someone has an offer on. Just updated the main computer with the laptops' one (3 licence) - so now they will all run out at the same time!

    Have a look at staples etc - if n ot, ebay have them for £25. No need to download again, just just take the product code from the box and type in.
     
  11. madbluemad

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    It makes sense to me to go with Security Essentials. It is made by microsoft who are the people that have designed the os.

    MS must have the best tech's around and if they cant design an AV/Malware deterent for their own systems then I dont see how anybody else can.
    Jim
    :Smile:
     
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    If you use online banking there is a good chance your bank will provide a premium AV product for free. Barclays supply Kaspersky.
     
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    Understand that, its cheaper for me to go to PC World and buy new Kaspersky than to renew online. Bit cheeky I thought !
     
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    Noirton 2011 on offer from savapoint at £9.99
     
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    Microsoft Security Essentials is all you need these days. Its getting better results than the other free options out there.
     
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    Just what I was going to say. I have it from Barclays (up to 3 computers) and I like it. Jane :Smile:
     

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