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Old 07-19-2015, 01:17 PM
 
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It started to take so long to wait for everything that I was spending more time just sitting and waiting than being on the internet. I downloaded Windows defender, is that any good? I don't have an antivirus though.

Please help with suggestions that don't take up a ton of space? I know very little about these things, I have always had Norton.

I would really appreciate if somebody would help, I don't really know what I need or what company to trust.

Thanks
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:37 PM
 
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For Windows: https://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/

Norton is one of the best, but there are others that are very good as well.
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:53 PM
 
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Be sure to run the removal tool for Norton, this may remove stuff deeper in the system that was not removed during uninstall that can potentially cause problems.

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/...rProfile_en_us


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I downloaded Windows defender, is that any good? I don't have an antivirus though.
Defender for win7 and below is just anti malware, for 8 and above its anti virus and anti malware.

For 7 and below download Security Essentials instead of defender for both anti virus and anti malware.

http://blogs.microsoft.com/cybertrus...one-do-i-need/


As for other suggestions I'll leave that for others.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:42 AM
 
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I recently ran a long test on 3 computers to only run Essentials and nothing else.
6 months in and those 3 PC's have not been infected with anything.
Call me impressed.
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Old 07-20-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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I recently ran a long test on 3 computers to only run Essentials and nothing else.
6 months in and those 3 PC's have not been infected with anything.
Call me impressed.
I've been running nothing but Essentials for years without issue. I used to use AVG, forget why I switched, think it was the nag screens.
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:30 AM
 
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Thanks for all the help! I have Essentials now and my computer is running fine again! Thanks again!
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:45 PM
 
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I think you should try a trail version before buying full version. I had used Norton too and not had go experience. I also used Microsoft Security Essential and SoftBaytes and I think both of these are good and effective. You may try any of these Antivirus.
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Old 01-06-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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I've used the free version of Avast for several years with no problems whatsoever, no viruses, no malware.
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