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What should I be looking at for Internet security, anti viru

by lablover / December 3, 2007 5:34 AM PST

My Norton Internet Security is about to expire in 2 weeks.
I've read the latest CNET review of Norton IS 2008, and it's not good.

I've been looking to replace Norton, if for no other reason, because it's such a system hog.

There are many products available for Internet security, anti virus, etc.

What are the experts using, please?


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There are many recommendations in
by roddy32 / December 3, 2007 6:03 AM PST
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(NT) OK Roddy you beat me half a second. LOL
by Larry38 / December 3, 2007 6:08 AM PST
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(NT) Great minds think alike Larry. :)
by roddy32 / December 3, 2007 6:14 AM PST
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Please read this thread.
by Larry38 / December 3, 2007 6:03 AM PST
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Internet Security products
by lablover / December 3, 2007 9:21 PM PST

What I'm looking for is recommendations from users of these products.
The threads you mention will take awhile to read. Time is a factor here.

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Those would all be personal choices
by roddy32 / December 3, 2007 10:31 PM PST

Different things work for different people and different setups on their computers. If you get 10 people to recommend what they use, you are going to get 10 different opinions.

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Re: Internet Security
by Carol~ Moderator / December 4, 2007 1:48 AM PST


'What I'm looking for is recommendations from users of these products. The threads you mention will take awhile to read. Time is a factor here.'

Below are recommendations from user's of products found through using the search function at the top of the forum. You'll find plenty of recommendations. If time is a factor, you've got a lot of reading to do, but the information you asked for is there. Wink

This may not be recommendations, but it's a site where you'll find independent comparatives of AV software:

Threads regarding:

Internet Security

Free Anti-Virus Software

All threads matching Internet Security


Best of luck..

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Internet Security Programs
by bdomek / December 4, 2007 10:07 AM PST

Ok. You can begin with antivirus. You can use AVG free, Kaspersky Free, or PC Tools Free antivirus. They're all recommended by Kim Komando, a techie with her own website.

Then for antispyware programs. I personally use AVG Antispyware, Spybot S&D (Search & Destroy), Ad-aware SE Personal and, Superantispyware. You can get all of these, except Superantispyware, from and this website. Superantispyware you get from

Last, but not least, a good Firewall. You can find a free one on this website. There are a few. I use Zonealarm from zonelabs. It takes a little getting used to telling it which sites are ok and which aren't, but once you get used to it, it's really good.

How do I know all of this? I have all of these on my own computer, and, when I work on someone elses, and they don't want to spend a fortune on software either, I install them on theirs.

I totally agree with you regarding Norton. That software is a space hog, and, it also causes your memory chips to heat up too much, which, wears them out faster.

Hope this helps.

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