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steve1

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1,175 posts

124 months

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The window has popped up reminding us that the ant-virus is due for renewal, when we bought the pc it came with panda installed, but they now want 60 quid to renew, obviously I don't want to pay this amount, so my question is, which anti-virus do people use, and what should I be paying.
Thanx.

russ_a

1,595 posts

91 months

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I use the free version of Avast

LeoSayer

4,599 posts

124 months

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I use Windows Security Essentials on my Windows 7 machines. It's free.

TonyRPH

6,008 posts

48 months

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Another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials here.

It works well, has no impact on performance (that I noticed) and who better to protect the operating system than the people who wrote it?

cjs

5,112 posts

131 months

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TonyRPH said:
Another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials here.

It works well, has no impact on performance (that I noticed) and who better to protect the operating system than the people who wrote it?
+1

Me too.
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steve1

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1,175 posts

124 months

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Have downloaded the Microsoft security essentials, now all I have to do is to stop the bloody pop up window telling me the panda version has expired. would I have to remove the entire programme to stop this happening.

TonyRPH

6,008 posts

48 months

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Uninstall Panda completely.

Podie

40,838 posts

155 months

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steve1 said:
Have downloaded the Microsoft security essentials, now all I have to do is to stop the bloody pop up window telling me the panda version has expired. would I have to remove the entire programme to stop this happening.
Best option.

Pixelpeep

1,964 posts

22 months

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Sophos - its great, it doesn't get in the way, doesn't use loads of system resources and doesn't keep popping up every five minutes saying



OH MY GOD!!! - OUTLOOK TRIED TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET - WHAT YOU WANT TO DO?!

DRAG PROGRAM FROM FAMILY AND SHOOT IN HEAD? | ALLOW TO DO IT WITH UNKNOWN CONSEQUENCES ? | PANIC?

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/ <- you have to pay for it but you know the saying.. you get what you pay for

If you have a mac, its free..

Carfiend

3,186 posts

89 months

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Pixelpeep said:
Sophos - its great, it doesn't get in the way, doesn't use loads of system resources and doesn't keep popping up every five minutes saying



OH MY GOD!!! - OUTLOOK TRIED TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET - WHAT YOU WANT TO DO?!

DRAG PROGRAM FROM FAMILY AND SHOOT IN HEAD? | ALLOW TO DO IT WITH UNKNOWN CONSEQUENCES ? | PANIC?

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/ <- you have to pay for it but you know the saying.. you get what you pay for

If you have a mac, its free..
Nice to have your work appreciated smile

TonyRPH

6,008 posts

48 months

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Pixelpeep said:
Sophos - its great, it doesn't get in the way, doesn't use loads of system resources and doesn't keep popping up every five minutes saying<snip>
And neither does MS Security Essentials, fortunately.

Puggit

32,073 posts

128 months

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TonyRPH said:
Another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials here.

It works well, has no impact on performance (that I noticed) and who better to protect the operating system know where all the holes are that they left behind than the people who wrote it?
Fixed that for you smile

dudleybloke

7,776 posts

66 months

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russ_a said:
I use the free version of Avast
same here. does the job!

R0nin

149 posts

39 months

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Avast Free or Microsoft Security Essentials - both perfectly suitable.

TonyRPH

6,008 posts

48 months

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Puggit said:
TonyRPH said:
Another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials here.

It works well, has no impact on performance (that I noticed) and who better to protect the operating system know where all the holes are that they left behind than the people who wrote it?
Fixed that for you smile
hehe

LeeThr

2,523 posts

51 months

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At one point Panda used to be one of the best on the market. But since Symantec (Norton) took them over it's basically become a re-badged version of norton.

LiamB

6,278 posts

23 months

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Avast for me.

Works great, never had any problems, and it's free.

lestag

4,396 posts

156 months

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I use Trendmicro Titanium Maximum Security 60 quid for 3 pcs and 3 mobile devices for 1 year, 80 quid for 2 years

JohnP68

416 posts

162 months

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I've been happily using Avast for the last few years

zygalski

1,537 posts

25 months

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TonyRPH said:
Puggit said:
TonyRPH said:
Another vote for Microsoft Security Essentials here.

It works well, has no impact on performance (that I noticed) and who better to protect the operating system know where all the holes are that they left behind than the people who wrote it?
Fixed that for you smile
hehe
Microsoft Security Essentials does seem a very good option though. Surprisingly good, considering where it's come from wink
Malwarebytes & CC Cleaner alongside is all I need & doesn't impact at all on W7 so far as I can tell.
Avast & AVG both hog resource. Pre-installed Norton is by far the worst I've ever encountered. A pig to remove completely too - it seems to leave a nice unusable chunk in the HD even if you use the removal tool http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/Norton-Remov...
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