Free Anti-Virus & Other Safety Software

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by ~BD~, Aug 13, 2008.


  1. Once any Norton program has been installed uninstalled is for sufficient.
    One must run
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
    However, this will probably mess up any Norton program that is still
    installed.
     
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Sep 14, 2008
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    RJK Guest

    Ahah ! ...thank you Frank, for very pertinent advice.

    I have quite a collection of Norton cleanup utilities. Though I don't know
    why I keep them - the last time I ran one of them, ages ago, it complained
    that it was out of date, and I had to trundle along to Symantec to get one
    that had some life left in it. Worst of all - I'd forgotten about them !
    (Age doesn't come on its' own).

    ....and Norton cleanup utilities didn't once spring to mind during the
    aforementioned XP Home ed. build that got knocked about by a Norton Ghost
    9.0 install and uninstall.

    I shall be moving my Norton cleanup utility directory into my Ghost 9.0
    directory, as a memory jogger, and storing the Symantec link you supplied in
    there as well, and several other places !

    Many thanks,

    regards, Richard
     
    RJK, Sep 15, 2008
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    ~BD~ Guest

    Had you been drinking when you wrote that, Frank? <big grin!>

    In jest!

    Dave
     
    ~BD~, Sep 15, 2008
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    RJK Guest

    I knew what he meant ....<HICcup#!#!>

    regards, Richard
     
    RJK, Sep 15, 2008
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    ~BD~ Guest

    So did I! ;)

    What didn't you like about Mr Bill Castner, Richard?

    Dave

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    ~BD~, Sep 15, 2008
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    RJK Guest

    ....not being drawn into that one - other than the following observation :-
    I vaguely recall that an irrashional torrent of abuse came from there,
    ....whoever, at that time, was purporting to be that identity, was unable to
    read a post in a literal fashion, ...seemed mentally unstable I recall :)
    ....let's hope you're not him, under another name !

    regards, Richard
     
    RJK, Sep 15, 2008
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    Tonytech Guest

    I've been using "Live One Care" for 2 yrs. I'ts a shame that Microsoft chose
    to discontinue such a good product. It has given me great protection on my
    2-pc,s and laptop on my home network. I also liked its firewall management
    and cleanup. Now I have to find a new product to take I'ts place and I'am not
    sure if I should try "Avast free" or go back to a name brand like Webroot or
    should I dare say Norton.......and pay for the troubles that come with them.
     
    Tonytech, Nov 25, 2009
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    Fuzzy Logic Guest

    Microsoft Security Essentials is free and many are saying it's very good. I have it on my Vista system at home
    and have been quite happy. You may find this article interesting:

    http://lifehacker.com/5401453/stop-paying-for-windows-security-microsofts-security-tools-are-good-enough
     
    Fuzzy Logic, Nov 25, 2009
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    antioch Guest


    I have had MSE for a month - it is not bloatware - easy to use/configure -
    so far does what it says.
    Have done two on-line scans with Kasper and Symantec - both found nothing
    missed by MSE. For me LOC was useless.

    Antioch
     
    antioch, Nov 25, 2009
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  10. From: "Tonytech" <>

    | I've been using "Live One Care" for 2 yrs. I'ts a shame that Microsoft chose
    | to discontinue such a good product. It has given me great protection on my
    | 2-pc,s and laptop on my home network. I also liked its firewall management
    | and cleanup. Now I have to find a new product to take I'ts place and I'am not
    | sure if I should try "Avast free" or go back to a name brand like Webroot or
    | should I dare say Norton.......and pay for the troubles that come with them.
    | "Dan" wrote:

    Live One Care was not a "Good Product". It was a software that tried to too much and was
    not best at what it needed to be, an anti virus product. At best Live One Care was an OK
    product. They knew it wasn't so great so that's why Microsoft removed from the retail
    market.

    MSE is not better.

    I strongly suggested using the free Avira AntiVir for its 1 year trial and then if you
    like it, buy it. If you don't like it, go with Avast.

    I do NOT suggest Norton a all!
     
    David H. Lipman, Nov 26, 2009
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    Hot-text Guest

    http://www.free-av.com/

    Free version: Avira optimizes update system Tue, 17 November 2009
    Painstaking updates will soon be a thing of the past with the free
    anti-virus solution

    I have had the free version for 3 year now for they update me to the new
    free version when they came with one yearly
    they have Avira AntiVir Premium and a Avira Premium Security Suite But the
    free version so good why need to Buy !!!
     
    Hot-text, Nov 26, 2009
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