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steve1

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1,246 posts

160 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

2,273 posts

127 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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I use the free version of Avast

LeoSayer

5,263 posts

160 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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I use Windows Security Essentials on my Windows 7 machines. It's free.

TonyRPH

8,060 posts

84 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

6,924 posts

167 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

Original Poster:

1,246 posts

160 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

8,060 posts

84 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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Uninstall Panda completely.

Podie

44,026 posts

191 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

4,358 posts

58 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

125 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

8,060 posts

84 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

37,301 posts

164 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

12,877 posts

102 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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russ_a said:
I use the free version of Avast
same here. does the job!

R0nin

167 posts

75 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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Avast Free or Microsoft Security Essentials - both perfectly suitable.

TonyRPH

8,060 posts

84 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

3,107 posts

87 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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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

7,298 posts

59 months

Friday 29th June 2012
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Avast for me.

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

lestag

4,611 posts

192 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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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

419 posts

198 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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I've been happily using Avast for the last few years

zygalski

4,007 posts

61 months

Saturday 30th June 2012
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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...