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Old 01-07-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Oh gosh, *buying* anti-virus is old school (sort of like buying anti-spam software). The free alternatives are very good. I second and third the recommendation for AVG Free, works very very well and is light weight. I always uninstall Norton/Mcafee on any computer I come across. They remind me of the old telephone companies that charged people $3/month for a phone rental for like 20 years.

These days the free options are just as good.
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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You uninstall Norton from my computer and you'll be paying to have it put back on.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I eventually downloaded Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner.
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Old 09-29-2015, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You should get AVG or Avast, which are free downloads and as good, or better than, anything else. And Malwarebytes too, which does different things. Also free.
It is not advisable to run two at the same time. I run AVG all the time, then once or twice a month, I close all browsers, temporarily disable AVG and run a Malwarebytes Computer Scan. When the scan is finished, re-start AVG.

Both are free, but when you download, make sure you specify the free version, and not the free trial of the heavyweight version that they will be pitching. Try to uninstall as much of teh Norton as you can.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:30 AM
 
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I eventually downloaded Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner.
You still need an AV software. Paid or free, something is better than nothing.

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It is not advisable to run two at the same time. I run AVG all the time, then once or twice a month, I close all browsers, temporarily disable AVG and run a Malwarebytes Computer Scan. When the scan is finished, re-start AVG.

Both are free, but when you download, make sure you specify the free version, and not the free trial of the heavyweight version that they will be pitching. Try to uninstall as much of teh Norton as you can.
True, but Malwarebytes isn't AV software and it should not be necessary to disable your AV software to run Malwarebytes.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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You still need an AV software. Paid or free, something is better than nothing.
I've had that for awhile.
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