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    Antivirus for home?

    Got Norton Internet Security 2005 at home for which the subscription has just run out.
    What are your suggestions, just upgrade Norton at a cost, pay for another type or what free antivirus and security solutions would anyone reccomend instead of paying for one?

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Well i have to say i hate norton so me personally would say no dnt pay to upgrde it.. as the moment i use AVG Free at home lol


    Its a Free Anti Virus and protects my computer.. if i have a fodler with a virus in it it tells me instantly cnt fault it does what it should so i am happy.

    and i dnt have a firewall b cuz my computers hard lol :P

    Lmfaooo jokin the AVG Firewall is also very gd..

    Regards

    James

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I use Avast anti virus and Sunbelt Kerio Personal Firewall. I would recommend both for home use.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    As long as it isn't Sophos anything will do

    Z

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Thanks for the suggestions, AVG Free antivirus now installed and COMODO Pro free Firewall now installed. :-)

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    As long as it isn't Sophos anything will do

    Z
    What's wrong with Sophos? Just changed from McAfee (County-wide) and seems ok.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Sophos is incredibly resource intensive, as are Symantec anti virus/norton, mcaffee and most of the 'big players'. I would go for AVG over any other if I had the choice, even though it is slightly more complex than others to set up, simply due to its small resource footprint.

    Also, I've found Sophos hasn't been as good at preventing virus infection as AVG has. AVG seems to find things which Sophos misses sometimes.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Avast Anti-virus for me at home, does me perfectly

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Sophos can be a pain in the arse at times. The amount of problems we had at work upgrading the enterprise console.

    Due to that i have fallen out with it. There is a dislike amongst members of the forum.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Sophos can be a pain in the arse at times. The amount of problems we had at work upgrading the enterprise console.

    Due to that i have fallen out with it. There is a dislike amongst members and leadership of the forum.

    Z
    Actually, the leadership of this forum have few issues with Sophos. I quite like it. You just have to read the instructions, but it has no more and no less niggles than any other enterprise level AV solutions out there.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I am meaning the company in general, there is some dislike.

    Z

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I use Sophos in school, and on my home PC. I agree it can be resource intensive (SAVservice is using 46MB on my home PC, but can be significantly more on the console server in school!), but I have few issues with it, and have found support to be good on the rare occassion I need it.
    And yes, it's legal to use at home as it's licenced (as standard for free) for home use by education staff.

    Haven't used anything else for years so can't really compare

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I use Avast here.
    It is however possible to get a licence of McAffee for free (I'm happy with Avast though). It's supposedly exclusively for natwest customers, but there isn't any checking. Just go to www.nwolb.com, when you get the logon screen, click "Logout" in the top right hand corner, and then on the "special offers" page which loads, scroll down the bottom to the free McAffee offer, you should then be redirected to a cobranded section of the McAffee website.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    I use NOD32. It's relatively cheap (something like £55 for a three year subscription), light on resources and it just sits in the background doing its thing unlike a lot of other home AV products which are just annoying.

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    Re: Antivirus for home?

    And yes, it's legal to use at home as it's licenced (as standard for free) for home use by education staff.
    That right was removed from us in Lancs when Sophos went to V5.

    Are you sure that your are licensed?

    regards

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