Antivirus about to expire.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jake.f, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. jake.f macrumors 6502

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    Hi
    Im using Norton Anti virus on Vista SP2 and its about to run out. Its going to cost me $70 to renew and I don't want to pay :) Can anyone recommend me cheaper, or free anti virus that is decent? I use this comp on a day to day basis not just once in a while.
    Thanks.
     
  2. iPhone 62S macrumors 6502a

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  3. tooz macrumors 6502

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    I can't remember where, think it was PC USER, but they said that Avast! was the best anti-virus. I have personally used both, and AVG is better for those with limited user experience, as it is very easy to navigate, but I prefer Avast! - it got two pieces of malware that AVG missed.

    As for the firewall, I got networking issues with ZoneAlarm, so I just stick with the firewall thats in the modem. As long as you're not looking at "those" sites, you should be fine.
     
  4. scanlanlee macrumors member

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  5. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Avira is supposedly better than Avast and definitely better than AVG. You might want to google about how to disable the notification nag screen, though.

    $70 is a ridiculous amount to pay for an anti-virus. Most, even in rip-off UK can be had for about $10-15 for one user rising slightly if you want to go for a full security package. Currently, you can get 3 Kaspersky AV licences for £10 from Play.com.
     
  6. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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    +1 for Avira.
    I use it since 2007 under Vista, never had any virus.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    AVG Free. It's free and better than any for-pay crap.
     
  8. mark2288 macrumors regular

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    +1 for Avira.

    Just look up how to disable the annoying pop-up that comes up every time definitions are upgraded. It's very easy.
     
  9. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    Sophos if you don't wanna deal with popups.
    F-Secure 2010 if you want to deal with popups (its HIPS DeepGuard is very powerful).
     
  10. glassx macrumors member

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    check your isp, comcast gives you mcaffee. i dont use any antivirus but if i did it would be nod32
     

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