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by poohshaw / August 23, 2013 12:30 PM PDT

I currently have Norton Anti-Virus that was free for 6 months on my new laptop. It expires in about a week. What do you suggest for a good free anti-virus?

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What we have at home.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2013 12:49 PM PDT

Avast, AVG Free and then add WOT and Adblock+ to the browser.

Again, the best protection is still us.

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by poohshaw / August 30, 2013 1:52 AM PDT
In reply to: What we have at home.

Hello Bob, thank-you for your response. I have downloaded AVG. I have questions.....Avast and AVG are 2 different anti-virus programs correct? They both have downloads that you can pay for. Is it to my advantage to buy these? I did not find WOT and ADBLOCK on the sites. I keep getting a pop-up window saying "free back-up", program called Signup Wizard by JDI Backup Limited. I started receiving this after I downloaded the free trial of AVG. Is it legit?
Cindy S.

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Well, there's a big debate over free or not
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2013 5:27 AM PDT

And I must defer to all those prior discussions. I think that the free version is far better than none. And if you feel like an antivirus is good, why not pay up.

However if a free version installs some adware then I'd uninstall and try another. Be aware that appears to still be bundling in software most of all never want so avoid that site. should have links to WOT and Adblock+ if you fail to find such with google.

What advantage does AVG or Avast have? They offer us a choice in free antivirus. That sounds like I'm dodging the question but let's face it, if either didn't work, you would have read about it.

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by poohshaw / August 30, 2013 12:36 PM PDT

Thank-you Bob. I love this site, you have best advice.
Cindy S

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