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unfound posted 2/10/2014 19:46 PM

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Something equivalent or similar to Norton..but free (and easy)? Anyone?

TrustedHer posted 2/10/2014 19:49 PM

I use Microsoft Security Essentials.

AVG also offers a free product, but I had trouble finding the download for it.

h0peless posted 2/10/2014 20:00 PM

I'd suggest either AVG Free Edition or Avast!

woundedby2 posted 2/10/2014 20:00 PM

I use the free version of AVG.

unfound posted 2/10/2014 20:03 PM

thanks!

TrustedHer .. Microsoft Security Essentials.. This is what my new IP suggested, but I didn't know if they were in cahoots or if it's a good one

[This message edited by unfound at 8:05 PM, February 10th (Monday)]

h0peless posted 2/10/2014 20:09 PM

Microsoft Security Essentials used to be really good but it has slipped a lot in the past few years.

wifehad5 posted 2/10/2014 20:28 PM

I've been using Avast on all of our home PCs for the past few years with no problems

whyohwhyohwhy posted 2/10/2014 20:47 PM

This might be more than you need, but I used TDSS Rootkiller (Kaspersky) when I had a really, really bad virus problem.

It worked, and was very simple to use.

Crescita posted 2/10/2014 20:59 PM

I also like Avast. It runs pretty smoothly and catches stuff as you surf.

ThoughtIKnewYa posted 2/10/2014 21:09 PM

AVG is good, but I also like Zone Alarm firewall + a/v.

unfound posted 2/10/2014 21:13 PM

thanks again.

There's no virus problem now, but Norton is running out and I'm looking for something comparable, but free .

going to give some of these a trial run!

gypsybird87 posted 2/10/2014 21:48 PM

At my IT guy's recommendation I run Microsoft Security Essentials on both my business and home computers. Free, easy, and never had a problem.

sisoon posted 2/11/2014 17:06 PM

I've been using MSE for several years, and I have to download a lot of stuff. I also run MalwareBytes every so often.

I assume you checked with your ISP to see if they offer free security.

Tred posted 2/11/2014 17:48 PM

Avast. It consistently is up there every year with the best anti-virus freeware (PC Magazine). I've used it for years - never had a virus. It all depends on how timely they update their virus definitions.

sisoon posted 2/12/2014 13:32 PM

I rely a lot on these 2 organizations for anti-malware info:

http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/summary

http://www.av-comparatives.org/

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