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Standard User susier
(member) Tue 05-Apr-11 14:24:27
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Looking for recommendations please!


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Hi, I hope everyone is doing well, I haven't posted in a while now.

I've been using Kaspersky for a year and a half, which has been OK though it makes things really slow at times particularly when AVP is running an update (I think).

Someone once recommended a 32 bit antivirus product as it should take up less space while it does its thing, but I can't remember which it was - so I wondered whether anyone can direct me to a cheapish, or even free security package - or some compatible bits such as AV, spyware protection etc as I have no idea what works well with what.

I refuse to buy Norton again : ) so hope someone has a few minutes...many thanks and much appreciated if you can help.

Sue
Standard User Apprentice
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Apr-11 15:13:45
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Re: Looking for recommendations please! + EDIT


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I tried this on Windows XP for a while without any issues.

If you don't want the 60 Days of FREE GeekBuddy live remote PC support then untick the box during the installation if needs be.

I eventually went back to Kaspersky although I had thought about getting the Avira security suite, which you can try for free before buying if you like it > link

EDIT

Forgot to mention I tried the free Avast antivirus along with the free Comodo firewall only. I didn't use the Comodo antivirus software (can't remember whether I didn't download/install it or simply switched it OFF after the installation).

Again there were no problems with that combination on XP for me.

Alastair

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Standard User acpsd775
(member) Tue 05-Apr-11 15:55:51
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id recommend Avastive been using it for 5 years and its been fantastic they do a free AV and also a paid full suite i just use the AV it uses little system resources and even talks to you when it updates or finds anything lol.

Ash

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Apr-11 18:20:46
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Re: Looking for recommendations please!


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Hi, I use Avast! FREE antivirus version 6 without any problems and it does NOT slow the computer down even when it updates each morning.

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/avast.html

http://www.avast.com/en-gb/free-antivirus-download

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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Tue 05-Apr-11 22:16:46
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Comodo is very good except for the FP's it throws. Avira and Avast and quite a few others are completely unuseable in my environment because of their voracity for marking anything even slightly unusual as a bigger threat than the black death.

@the OP...... Stick with Kaspersky IS/AV 2010, do a custom installation and go through it's settigs once installed. I'm running it on a few very low end machines without too noticeable an effect.
If you scan Amazon, you'll be surprised at how little KAV or KIS costs. I recently had a 1 year 3 user licence for £8 and a 1 year 5 user licence for £12.
There you go.... KAV 2K9 1 year 3 users for £4!
Support ends for 2K9 in a few months but that 2K9 licence is useabe for the 2010 or 2011 products also.

Edited by Deadbeat (Tue 05-Apr-11 22:19:07)

Standard User baby_frogmella
(committed) Wed 06-Apr-11 08:47:07
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Re: Looking for recommendations please!


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In reply to a post by susier:
I refuse to buy Norton again : ) so hope someone has a few minutes...many thanks and much appreciated if you can help.

Sue


I was probably Norton's biggest hater a few years ago....now i'm Norton's biggest fan LOL As most will know Norton has always had excellent detection rates but has previously been known for slowing your PC down. Its now very fast, light and effective. Have a look on wilderssecurity forums or Amazon for peoples opinions. You can get a 3 month trial, so i suggest you try it out before buying.

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Wed 06-Apr-11 10:26:31
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Hi, once-upon-a-time I used Norton Symantec it was heavy and slow and after three years use, I got rid. Do you still need a pick and shovel to remove Norton from your computer? frown

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Standard User susier
(member) Wed 06-Apr-11 10:31:58
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Thanks, everyone - I've had Avira and Avast before and found the same thing, that they panicked at everything - mind you it doesn't matter much. I always seem to get slowdowns when these products are updating though. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I just clicked on Kaspersky to renew my license and it's £25 - so if I buy the 2009 version from amazon instead, are you saying it will still work? Hope so!

Otherwise, if I wanted to install Avira, or Avast and Comodo would I need to completely remove Kaspersky? Any tips on how to do that would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again to all
Sue
Standard User baby_frogmella
(committed) Wed 06-Apr-11 10:43:05
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In reply to a post by E7er:
Hi, once-upon-a-time I used Norton Symantec it was heavy and slow and after three years use, I got rid. Do you still need a pick and shovel to remove Norton from your computer? frown


Nup, you just use a utility called Norton Removal Tool which clean uninstalls Norton from your PC and your PC is as good as new. I think over the last few years Norton's sales must have a suffered a lot for them to actually listen to their customers and get rid of their slow, heavy antivirus engine whilst keeping excellent detection rates. Having said this, their old software permanently brain damaged some users who will never go back to Norton no matter how much it improves...luckily i keep an open mind and fully appreciate software performance can & will change over the years smile
(good example: ESET/NOD32 which is now average, whereas previously v2 was legendary)

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Thu 07-Apr-11 15:06:23
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Hi, to remove Kaspersky you will need to use their removel tool.

http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208279463

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