Free anti virus

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  1. david price

    david price

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    Hi all.
    Not really up on computers but have heard of free anti virus on the net.Can anyone recommend one,at present use norton.
    Thanks Dave.
     
  2. dylan

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    I use AVG free version :thumb:
     
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    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

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    just changed from avg to avast and so far so good
     
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    I use COMMODO, Its free

    Jim
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    Kaspersky 2009 is free if you bank with Barclays:thumb:

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  6. ginge61

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    yep avast good :thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Even better.. buy a Mac :thumb:
     
  8. sinbad1

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    Currently using Antivir becoming a popular free antivirus, which is less intrusive than others click here

    If you do decide to change your AV make sure you use the norton removal tool to remove all its componants Click here

    Regards
     
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  9. dylan

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    Interesting, would love to get rid of Norton pre installed on my laptop with 90 days use. Never used it because it had run out before I even started using lap top. Keeps popping up as a reminder to subscribe so just put up with it. I have no product key as never subscribed. Can I still remove it?
     
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    Its better to remove it, its componants are still on your machine and may claash with windows firewall and whatever av you have on now.

    Jim
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  11. Ruddy

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    Yep run the norton removal tool and it will remove everything to do with any norton product. Which is a good thing as norton is such a resource hog. You'd be surprised how much even the norton uninstaller (and I use that term lighty) leaves behind.
     
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    Avg

    How do you download AVG?. your help appreciated
     
  13. sinbad1

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    download free avg click here scroll down and select free for private use only.

    choose the save option and select desktop

    disconnect from the internet.

    remove existing antivirus.

    install your avg download from the desktop.

    connect to the internet and update AVG.

    Regards
     
  14. david price

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    Thanks all for your replies,quite a choice.Just got to find the time to look at them.
    Dave
     
  15. evans88

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    If Norton came with your machine when you bought it and you haven't installed it you do not need the Norton removal tool because it only appears on your machine as an icon. All you need do is go to add/remove programmes and delete it.

    I have recently done this and installed free Comodo which unlike AVG comes with a firewall.
     
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    HI DAVE ,Just joined try google search for AVG FREE Anti Virus,JABBAMAN:Smile:
     
  17. dylan

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  18. Manouche

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    "Avast" for me too. Never had a problem.......so far:thumb:
     
  19. 400ixl

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    AVG and Avast are both good solutions.

    If you are also behind a NAT router then the Windows Firewall is more than enough to keep you safe.
     
  20. dylan

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    Sorry to be thick what is a NAT router? :Blush:
     

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