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emylawson

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My laptop came with a free 90 day trial of Norton Antivirus. This is soon due to expire so i've been searching around for new software. Problem is, i aint made of money so i need something cheap or preferably a free download.

On the download front, AVG free doesn't really appeal and im leaning towards downloading the free version of Avast.

On the other hand, I noticed Norton Antivirus being sold for ?10 (around $20) in my local Gamestation Outlet (a video game shop). It was packaged and all, but is it trustworthy for such a cheap price? Especially as Norton appears to cost around ?40 online.

I am a basic home user that uses MSN, Limewire and surfs the internet alot. I don't download a large number of things. Any opinions or advice?
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Mike

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I am a basic home user that uses MSN, Limewire and surfs the internet alot.


:) Using Limewire will most likely get you infected even with an antivirus program. Just to get you thinking take a look at this http://www.roseindia...r_systems.shtml

As for what antivirus, Avast! , AVG, AntiVir are all reputable names and the cheapest around (free :)). I really wouldn't get Norton even if it was only for 20$, its really just bloat-ware and uses WAY to much resources however I heard that the newest version is an improvement but since I haven't used it I couldn't say if its worth buying. NOD32 or Kaspersky have high detection rates if you are looking for a suite (antivirus, firewall + realtime monitoring) and are usually recommended. Always make sure not to install more than 1 antivirus and firewall at a time (so if you use a suite don't get a standalone firewall).

Good luck,

Mike

Edited by Suerte, 02 April 2008 - 04:23 AM.

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emylawson

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Hi,
I think opting for Avast would be better option!!!!!!!

Thanx

Emy
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