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Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:19 am

I need to buy an anti-virus software program for my wife's PC, running Windows 10.

The computer came with Kaspersky when purchased, which recently expired.


Most reviews put McAfee and Norton at the top.


Looking for some help in choosing the right program.
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by r.palace » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:29 am

I never pay for anti virus. Ive been using the free version of AVG for years and have had good results
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by gwells » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:57 am

i just use windows defender and avoid obvious bad security behavior. been solid for a few years and free.

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Post by hobbit712 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:04 am

I was an Avast user for years but the last version seemed to slow my computer down substantially. I now use Avira which is free.
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by jimyritz » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:11 am

Been using Norton as part of my Comcast Service...Interested in seeing what others do.

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Post by BacoNoir » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:17 am

jimyritz wrote:Been using Norton as part of my Comcast Service...Interested in seeing what others do.
Same here and use to use the free version of AVG. Both kept us virus free.
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by nweash » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:08 am

I use avast free. Haven’t had any issues thus far
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by apnk » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:33 am

Mac. But when I had a pc I used avast free version

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Post by straps68 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:49 am

Windows Defender in Windows 10 is the best version they ever made. Some reviews say it is on par with the others.
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Post by jeckyll » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:19 pm

Windows defender, paired with appropriate browser plugins for chrome:
1. NoScript
2. uBlock
3. Disconnect
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by mattcantwin » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:37 pm

Thanks for the suggestions.


I'll wait another day or so and then pick one.
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Post by toxicavenger » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:51 pm

Yep what they said. Stick with a free Avast or AVG. They don't have a ton of bloatware attached to it.

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Post by Nomadz » Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:30 pm

I have used Sophos for years. Great product. Bloatware/Spyware free. No foreign govt surveillance issues.
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Post by foxint » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:48 pm

My 2 cents worth - Kaspersky. Even the 3 girls have it and (touch wood) all remains well. I do pay, but worth the peace of mind.

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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by james80 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:44 am

I’ve used Windows defender for the past couple of years and I’m happy with it. My wife’s computer came with Avast, I had to delete and move to windows defenders after it caused some kind of conflict that was using almost all the computer’s resources.

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Post by Heuerville » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:13 am

Barclays Bank stopped issuing Kaspersky recently...

"Barclays has stopped offering free Kaspersky anti-virus products to new customers following an official warning about Russian security software"

Not sure if this is of any interest!
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by mattcantwin » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:37 am

Heuerville wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:13 am
Barclays Bank stopped issuing Kaspersky recently...

"Barclays has stopped offering free Kaspersky anti-virus products to new customers following an official warning about Russian security software"

Not sure if this is of any interest!

My wife's computer (purchased at Best Buy) came with Kaspersky.

Best Buy no longer offers it, either.
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by R@cerx » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:26 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:37 am
Heuerville wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:13 am
Barclays Bank stopped issuing Kaspersky recently...

"Barclays has stopped offering free Kaspersky anti-virus products to new customers following an official warning about Russian security software"

Not sure if this is of any interest!
My wife's computer (purchased at Best Buy) came with Kaspersky.

Best Buy no longer offers it, either.
Working in IT, I'm in and out of customers servers and workstations daily. I use Windows Defender on my Win 10 Pro laptop, no issues and I watched it trap threats. Uninstall Kaspersky, use CCleaner to clean up the mess it leaves behind and us WD. It updates itself and does a great job, for free btw.

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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by mattcantwin » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:46 am

R@cerx wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:26 am

Working in IT, I'm in and out of customers servers and workstations daily.

I use Windows Defender on my Win 10 Pro laptop, no issues and I watched it trap threats.

Uninstall Kaspersky, use CCleaner to clean up the mess it leaves behind and us WD. It updates itself and does a great job, for free btw.

I like the sound of this, thanks. :thumbsup:
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Post by Selym » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:18 pm

Webroot.

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Post by amckiwi » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:16 am

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Post by mikeylacroix » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:19 am

jeckyll wrote:Windows defender, paired with appropriate browser plugins for chrome:
1. NoScript
2. uBlock
3. Disconnect
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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by bedlam » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:58 am

mikeylacroix wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:19 am
jeckyll wrote:Windows defender, paired with appropriate browser plugins for chrome:
1. NoScript
2. uBlock
3. Disconnect
This
This again, but with Firefox (as Chrome spies on you)

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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by mikeylacroix » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:41 am

bedlam wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:58 am
mikeylacroix wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:19 am
jeckyll wrote:Windows defender, paired with appropriate browser plugins for chrome:
1. NoScript
2. uBlock
3. Disconnect
This
This again, but with Firefox (as Chrome spies on you)
i dig the new firefox. doesn't hog resources like chrome does and runs just as if not almost faster.

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Re: Norton, McAfee, Bitdefender, Other?

Post by straps68 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:49 am

mikeylacroix wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:41 am
bedlam wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:58 am
mikeylacroix wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:19 am
jeckyll wrote:Windows defender, paired with appropriate browser plugins for chrome:
1. NoScript
2. uBlock
3. Disconnect
This
This again, but with Firefox (as Chrome spies on you)
i dig the new firefox. doesn't hog resources like chrome does and runs just as if not almost faster.
But they broke the coolest add-on; "Tab Mix Plus" :( and the pinned tabs are too wide and cannot be resized anymore.
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