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My Norton anti virus has just ran out of the trial, I know about 30 day trials etc. but is there such a thing as a good, free one which stays on your computer perminently? Thanks for your answers.

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AVG free is what we've been using for years without issue

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We use AVG free version and have no problems at all.

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I use Avast Free 2thumbsup.gif

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yep we like Avast too

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I would think very carefully and perhaps google more deeply into this one. There isvery little these day's that is "free" and worth anything, you get what you pay for. My stepson had quite a bit trouble with AVG. Some people are lucky and some not when it comes to free stuff and when something happens and it can in time people will then say , 'well what do you expect for nothing'.

My personal thought's are that if it were worthy of it's salt then every company, organisation, private individual in the world would be using it and saving money and specialist companies like McAfee and Norton would not exist. I suppose the question is do you want peace of mind and run with a recognised professional company and if you ever did have a problem then you have a come back or run with a freebee and no come back.

What value do you put on your computer? It's like buying an expensive car and then penny pinching trying to run it on paraffin. Why isn't everybody under the sun using free software. Mine cost's £3.99 per month, 0.92 pence per week not even £50 a year Only my thought's.

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Microsoft Internet security gets consistent good reviews, And runs superb no alteration to speed or performance you don't even notice it, Most of the other freebies don't have the clout of Microsoft and it doesn't make sense to use other products on windows unless you have to, Norton has got to be one of the worst products availlable at the moment ( just check up ) and can cause BIG problems, Anyone who has ever had it on their system it is highly recomended to run the special removal tool, Don't think you will just be able to remove by normal means, It is VERY invasive, AVG did indeed used to be OK but now has become very complex and bloated, Besides microsoft I would also recomend installing CCleaner, And Malwarebytes, Two free program's well worth having and running regularly.

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Couldn't disagree more, I'm running Norton, but it is the paid for version. Not had any problems at all, granted I have heard of problems when people have used several freebies and trial versions on top of each other, moral being, if you ain't gonna use it, remove it.

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Free AntiVirus software is worth every penny that you pay for it . . .

Cheers

Keith o

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I use Avira AntiVir and have for years. Never had any problems.

Can't stand Norton - resource hungry, invents issues that need a solution just so they can "find" a solution.

Wouldn't have it on any of my machines.

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Been using AVG Free for 6 years now and never a problem.

HTH,

G

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