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Started 1308948987.403 in Electronics Talk | Last reply 1309028963.47 by nutmeg3

I have Norton 2010 on my hp laptop and it isn't suppose to expire till Aug. But I keep getting a message telling me I have 2 days left to be protected. Not sure if this is a scam or not. Don't want to be out there with out anything

Does anyone know and good free virus protection I can install. What is good,

Thanks nannycakes

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gardenman1308949482.06716828 PostsRegistered 6/30/2005Southern New Jersey

I use Microsoft Security Essentials and I like it just fine.

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Nightowlz1308956957.179421 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

We use Avira, Malwarebytes & CCleaner on our desktop. Have the same on the laptop except hubby took off Avira & installed Microsfot Security Essentials to check out. I would install something before your Norton expires. All the programs I listed are free.

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1mamaj1308961394.2431572 PostsRegistered 10/24/2007Georgia

The tech guy at my school (he keeps the computers for 3 schools running efficiently) recommended the Microsoft Security Essentials; said that was what he had on his computer at his house. I came home and downloaded it and have been very satisfied, AND it was FREE!

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glb6131308989889.22710909 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I also use MSE and find it's a good anti-virus program. The other free program I recommend (I bought the paid version about a month ago) is Malwarebytes. I fixes problems like no other program I've seen. The bad guys are getting so good, you don't need to open attachments to get infected. I wanted the real time protection which you only get with the paid version. Here is the free download.

Malwarebytes

dian1309022414.347467 PostsRegistered 6/8/2006

so, if you use MSE one must get rid of AVG correct? cause you cannot run both of them. I would assume MSE is better than AVG?

thanks

chickenbutt1309022821.19723573 PostsRegistered 1/16/2006chickentown

You NEVER want to have more than one anti-virus software going.

I like MSE ok, except that it seem like it doesn't update daily on its own so I have to force an update every time I get on one of the computers where I have it installed. I have it set on 'auto update' too, so I don't know but I just have to make a point of manually updating it.

I also like Avira and Avast. Not a fan of Norton's, although I was many years ago. They seemed good then they seemed to get all bloated. Then, when I had to re-install it once it took away all the licensed time I had already paid for so I left and never looked back.

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Subject1309023123.3711269 PostsRegistered 2/24/2007

NOTHING

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dian1309025335.303467 PostsRegistered 6/8/2006

thanks CB.

CLEM1309025651.2112522 PostsRegistered 9/1/2008PA
On 6/24/2011 nannycakes said:

I have Norton 2010 on my hp laptop and it isn't suppose to expire till Aug. But I keep getting a message telling me I have 2 days left to be protected. Not sure if this is a scam or not. Don't want to be out there with out anything

Does anyone know and good free virus protection I can install. What is good,

Thanks nannycakes

Did you print out the information when you signed up for it/renewed it? It should have the dates on it. Then get in touch with them via their website, referencing everything. You usually get someone to chat with you on line. That way they can get on the same page with you.

This has happened to me once.


glb6131309025722.82310909 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
MSE will autoupdate. Check the settings.

nutmeg31309028963.454701 PostsRegistered 6/18/2007NJ

I am using Norton 2011, a free version given by Comcast (Xfinity). It works fine on my older window XP desktop, and my Vista Window laptop. I also use free Malwarebytes.

I would suggest you check your ISP, and see what anti-virus software they give to their customers.

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