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CherryChapstick Fri 26-Sep-08 21:46:18

My subscription is due for renewal in 26 days. Is there a cheaper option?

Mutt Fri 26-Sep-08 21:47:30

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MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Fri 26-Sep-08 21:48:42

I don't like it sorry.

CherryChapstick Fri 26-Sep-08 21:49:19

Does that cover internet security? Backup files? Everything?

MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Fri 26-Sep-08 21:50:26

Oh bugger. I thought this was a names thread.


Oh yes. I have AVG too. When my dads computer crashed after 1 day, I phoned the support helpline and the advisor said they all used AVG.

Spidermama Fri 26-Sep-08 21:50:40

I was wondering exactly this. I get fed up with norton banging on at me all the time to do all sorts of things I don't want to do.

I had no problems with AVG before. The 'free' nature of it is quite an incentive too I have to admit.

Mutt Fri 26-Sep-08 21:51:23

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Spidermama Fri 26-Sep-08 21:56:11

PMSL at Margo. Hair trigger. grin

SlurZoom Fri 26-Sep-08 22:00:10

Norton is a pretty wank I believe.

My main problem with it is that it slo o o o o wed my pc down so much I disabled it.

Spidermama Fri 26-Sep-08 22:01:55

I'm kind of in denial about my subscription but I don't really believe in viruses.

Is that a mad thing to say?

CherryChapstick Fri 26-Sep-08 22:02:35

What about internet security? AVG doesn't cover everything for free does it?

Mutt Fri 26-Sep-08 22:14:16

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CherryChapstick Sat 27-Sep-08 15:13:06

But the reason I worry about my backup is because I am writing a book and don't want to lose it this way, would rather pay Norton than regret it.

SaintGeorge Sat 27-Sep-08 15:15:49

Norton is a pile of shite.

It is used as an alternative swear word in our house.

CherryChapstick Sat 27-Sep-08 15:17:25

You're right, but that doesn't answer the question.

Pushpinia Sat 27-Sep-08 15:17:29

I thought it was a motorbike thread! blush


southeastastra Sat 27-Sep-08 15:17:35

we have norton (new pc) but when it runs out will install Avira, computer bloke thought it was better than AVG which is getting 'bloated' (his words)

southeastastra Sat 27-Sep-08 15:18:09

also install spybot and adaware all free downloads

Pushpinia Sat 27-Sep-08 15:18:10

I am watching this also as I have no idea how to get decent backup.

Pushpinia Sat 27-Sep-08 15:19:32

I have Avast and it seems to work. Plus spywareguard, comodo firewall and spyblaster or something.

BecauseImWorthIt Sat 27-Sep-08 15:19:55

Buy an external hard drive for critical back up stuff. They're not that expensive.

Or a 4GB datastick.

MrVibrating Sat 27-Sep-08 23:46:23

> Just download AVG Free and turn on your Windows Firewall and you'll be safe.

That's so not true. AVG free does not do on-the-fly scanning of downloads, including ActiveX downloads. Things that lull you with tempting pop-ups like 'click here to install our wonderful free registry cleaner/anti-virus/game/video viewer on your computer' and then (surprise surprise) actaully install some hideous malware.

Now if you are confident that you are technically aware/naturally sceptical enough not to be caught out by this and similar scams and you are confident that anyone else that uses the computer is too, stick with the free products.

For backup, use Vista backup if you want something free, otherwise Genie is the one to go for.

AbstractMouse Fri 03-Oct-08 00:19:46

Can you install AVG and Zone Alarm? Is this as good as norton etc. We had lots of trouble with norton on our last pc, alerts every fucking minute. But we did have free norton with Bt for awhile and it seemed to work well, we now have McAfee which also seems to just go about it's business in the background.

Not sure if they work well or are just complacent tbh, I seem to remember issues with housecall/doctor or something like that just before our last pc died. We deffo had virus problems, I had spybot and adaware etc.

I haven'y bothered on this machine as everything seemms to be ok (touches wood).

I remember good reviews for kaspersky, may buy that for my shiny new laptop (that I don't have yet, but am still excited about lol)

AbstractMouse Fri 03-Oct-08 00:23:46

Ooh also may I ask, if you have free internet security from you bb supplier on your main computer, can you extend that to laptops/other pc's in your own house or not? (Obviously I need to call O2 to ask about that, but just a thought).

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