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Offline davidinyork

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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #45 on: March 22, 2021, 03:49:42 PM »
In my experience, neither.  BitDefender every time for me.

Need to be careful of that one if using any work VPN systems - can be difficult to get it not to block them.

As regards Norton, it used to be nororious for hogging resources. Not sure whether it's any better these days.

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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2021, 03:52:59 PM »
Before we get into the age old 'my xxx is better than your xxx', I would suggest any of the top companies; Norton, BitDefender, McAfee, Kaspersky, and pay for it. If it's free, it ain't gonna be that great.
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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2021, 03:55:20 PM »
In my experience, neither.  BitDefender every time for me.

Need to be careful of that one if using any work VPN systems - can be difficult to get it not to block them.

As regards Norton, it used to be nororious for hogging resources. Not sure whether it's any better these days.

I have Norton running on a desk top and laptop, both full packages, doesn't effect resources at all. Been using it for 15 yes on a auto-renewing licence, so never out of date, always updating.
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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2021, 04:10:38 PM »
Thanks a lot everyone for your speedy replies/advice.

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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2021, 04:13:49 PM »
when I told Virgin to 'go away' I got rid of their antivirus, F-secure, though I'd be more inclined to call it something else.
since they tried to sort things out, I can no longer open photos, my fault for letting some idiot take control of my computer by remote access.

then I went to AVG, recommended by a relative who had their free service, but I ended up paying for them, and receiving notification after notification of this, that, and the other that needed me to pay for yet more of their services.......

those who know me will be able to guess my response !

never, never had any problems with Plusnet security, may well look to go back there when time to renew, AND THEY SPEAK ENGLISH, though they do tend to start every conversation with "ey up lad, how's tha doing ...." :D
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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2021, 04:39:06 PM »
Just use Windows Defender.  :-\

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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2021, 05:30:27 PM »
I'm pretty iggerent about such matters, so I won't go into A is better than B, except to say I have been informed that Kaspersky originates from Russia, and one should be wary on that account. Others may have better information on this than me, so I would be happy to be corrected.

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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2021, 07:58:55 PM »
I'm pretty iggerent about such matters, so I won't go into A is better than B, except to say I have been informed that Kaspersky originates from Russia, and one should be wary on that account. Others may have better information on this than me, so I would be happy to be corrected.

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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #53 on: March 22, 2021, 08:59:02 PM »
I pay for Avast and though it's good it keeps sending me pop ups telling me of things that should worry me. Of course, when you click on 'Fix' it inevitably asks for even more money ::)

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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #54 on: March 22, 2021, 09:00:01 PM »
the same thing as AVG does  :'(
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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #55 on: March 22, 2021, 09:00:54 PM »
I've been a Webroot subscriber for several years now and found it trouble-free.

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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #56 on: March 23, 2021, 08:20:53 AM »
Just use Windows Defender.  :-\
Yes. Defender is pretty good these days. I also run the paid version of Malwarebytes which you only pay for once for life.
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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #57 on: March 23, 2021, 08:54:44 AM »
I use Norton Internet Security. Have done for many years. Their VPN is good and the Password Manager is handy. I also run Malwarebytes which I paid for once. Both these products cover my laptop as well as my desktop.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #58 on: March 23, 2021, 09:32:15 AM »
I used to use Mcafee for many years and then it started to do as mentioned and want money for this that and the other. I now pay for Kaspersky (Total Security version now) and have done for at least 12-15 years it has not been an issue and does exactly what I want it to with all the bells and whistles. It has a great password manager and led to me securing all my online accounts more effectively than with a couple of passwords that I could remember.

Integrates with multiple devices (up to 5 I think) so also on my phone and laptop.

This is one of those posts that might benefit from a poll though just as a point of interest to see who uses what, who pays for protection and who relies on 'free' applications or the inbuilt operating system ones?



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Re: Anti virus software
« Reply #59 on: March 23, 2021, 10:26:31 AM »
I run Bitdefender, according to their web site this is the last year they will be supporting Win 7 and they only support androd 5 and above, so my tablet is no longer protected. As I shall be keepng Win 7 as I have 3 computers running it I will be looking for a new anti virus program.

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