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Anti Virus

Postby ngl2010 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:55 am

I have 2 notebooks which anti virus is going to expire soon. Which anti virus do you recommend? Any package deal for 2 notebooks?

TIA

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Re: Anti Virus

Postby POP_DADDY » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:16 pm

Hi,
Use Norton. Buy 1 and used on 2 notebook.
Save cost.
Get it from Challenger store.

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Re: Anti Virus

Postby ngl2010 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:32 pm

POP_DADDY wrote:Hi,
Use Norton. Buy 1 and used on 2 notebook.
Save cost.
Get it from Challenger store.

:thankyou: POP_DADDY

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Re: Anti Virus

Postby daddy2007 » Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:49 pm

U can try microsoft security essentials? It is from Microsoft and is free

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-SG/wind ... s-download

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Re: Anti Virus

Postby ngl2010 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:04 am

daddy2007 wrote:U can try microsoft security essentials? It is from Microsoft and is free

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-SG/wind ... s-download

:thankyou: daddy2007.

I never heard about it. Is it good? Do you know why is it free? :scratchhead:

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Re: Anti Virus

Postby SwimInSG » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:08 pm

I don't think there are any issues with using free antivirus softwares. I have been doing that for years, and I never had any issues. I'm using AVG Free, and I'm pretty sure my laptop is virus free.

Take a look at this Lifehacker article. Their review can be trusted, and they recommend Avast! Free Antivirus.

Save the money on those paid Antivirus and spend it elsewhere ;)

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Re: Anti Virus

Postby ngl2010 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:25 pm

SwimInSG wrote:I don't think there are any issues with using free antivirus softwares. I have been doing that for years, and I never had any issues. I'm using AVG Free, and I'm pretty sure my laptop is virus free.

Take a look at this Lifehacker article. Their review can be trusted, and they recommend Avast! Free Antivirus.

Save the money on those paid Antivirus and spend it elsewhere ;)

:thankyou: SwimInSG. We have been paying for anti virus for 2 licences every year :cry: . We didn't know there are free anti virus :cry:

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Re: Anti Virus

Postby Nebbermind » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:51 pm

You can also consider avg antivirus free version. I've been using it for years.

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Re: Anti Virus

Postby ngl2010 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:00 pm

Nebbermind wrote:You can also consider avg antivirus free version. I've been using it for years.

:thankyou: Nebbermind. I didn't know there are so many free anti-virus :slapshead:

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Re: Anti Virus

Postby SwimInSG » Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:20 pm

ngl2010 wrote:
SwimInSG wrote:I don't think there are any issues with using free antivirus softwares. I have been doing that for years, and I never had any issues. I'm using AVG Free, and I'm pretty sure my laptop is virus free.

Take a look at this Lifehacker article. Their review can be trusted, and they recommend Avast! Free Antivirus.

Save the money on those paid Antivirus and spend it elsewhere ;)

:thankyou: SwimInSG. We have been paying for anti virus for 2 licences every year :cry: . We didn't know there are free anti virus :cry:


You're welcome. There are really a lot out there. The prominent free ones are Avast and AVG. AVG is getting a little bit irritating though. They will trick you by saying "AVG recently protected you from viruses...". This just opens their website, tempting you to buy a pro version. Just ignore that notification.

It isn't worth paying for anti virus softwares. To make up for the lack of internet security features available in paid versions, just download browser extensions. For Google Chrome, I'm using Bitdefender Traffic Light. It will notify you of harmful websites.

Hope my advice can help you to save quite a bit of money :smile:

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