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PlumBumMum Wed 23-Sep-09 10:21:06

Got Norton with new computer last year its up for renewal soon

Know that Norton not that great,
especially when a delete all virus tried to get on computer last week!!

So what do you wise mn'ers recommend, have to go but will pop back later, only have a few weeks to get something sorted

PlumBumMum Wed 23-Sep-09 10:21:25

oh and thanks for reading

PlumBumMum Wed 23-Sep-09 10:37:03

help anybody????

MaryBS Wed 23-Sep-09 10:42:49

I use "Avast!". Its free and it seems to work. AVG is another freebie that I've used in the past.

PlumBumMum Wed 23-Sep-09 10:46:32

Thanks MaryBS, I did use AVG in the past but that was before I had broadband and it used to takeforever to download updates

Are free ones just as good?

I really panic about these things, especially after last week dd1 was trying to print some download of icarly and the next minute I'm getting a virus warning

MaryBS Wed 23-Sep-09 10:50:22

Yes, the free ones are as good I gave up on AVG because it took so long. Avast! downloads in the background, and is a lot smoother.

Hang on, I'll check Which?

MaryBS Wed 23-Sep-09 10:55:42

Norton is top of the best buys. However there are a number of free ones in there...

AVG for Antivirus
Windows Defender for Anti spyware
Bullguard for Anti spam
Zonealarm for firewall

Avast was thought to be a bit technical, and as I have a techie mind, I guess I never noticed!

PlumBumMum Wed 23-Sep-09 12:10:17

Thanks again MaryBS will have a wee google later

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