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Old 24 December 2011, 16:25   #11
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Microsoft Security Essentials...it's written by Microsoft, for Microft Windows machines. It's free. It's not invasive. Can't recommend it enough...used it on multiple machines for friends and family ditching McAfee, Norton and other similar along the way
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Old 24 December 2011, 19:25   #12
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I use AVG Internet Security 2012 - the paid version. Great thing about it (apart from a total lack of successful virus intrusions, ever) is that you can get multiple licenses for a sensible cost so I have the same thing on three laptops and the desktop. I used to use Norton but it got far too lardy and I would have had to replace this computer about three years ago if I'd continued running it!
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Old 24 December 2011, 19:42   #13
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The trouble with Norton is getting rid of it off your machine when you don't want it any more

I've found Kaspersky to be the best one I've used for my home use.
It's easy to use, and seams to work well without being too intrusive.

Nasher.
Gets a thumbs up here too. Plus next year when you need to renew you can buy a previous years copy on ebay for a knock down price and use the serial number to renew your subscription for another year
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Microsoft Security Essentials...it's written by Microsoft, for Microft Windows machines. It's free. It's not invasive. Can't recommend it enough...used it on multiple machines for friends and family ditching McAfee, Norton and other similar along the way
I was just about to say that, I reckon it's second only to using a Mac.
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Cheers, is there a direct link to this download? Merry xmas
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Just Google "Microsoft Security Essentials" and off you go. Delete any ither virus package you have. There used to be a prompt to do this. :thumbs"
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But as it's Christmas Day :-)

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ity-essentials
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Don't spend money of security software...not necessary. Get avast free or AVG.
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Well all I can say is you lot are lucky b*****s!
I have tried loads of spyware and anti-virus programs and I wont say none of them work, but they only appear to work for a bit or only cover some aspects of security.
After 6 months or so I get my address book hacked and messages are sent out in my name to buy viagra or something else. If anyone on here has ever received one of these messages I apologise!
I change or double up on my security and 6 months later.......all over again.
The longest I have gone appears to be about a year by using a combo of Microsoft Defender, Adaware and Spybot.
I have tried changing my passwords sometimes twice in the same event, dropping and resigning for particular apps. Even (saints preserve)-paying for them. I always have automatic update on for the latest version of the program.
Some warning messages from apps. are virtually unintelligable.
For example what does "Add to your ignore list" mean? Does it fix the fault? It doesnt say so. What happens when an item is "on the ignore list" anyway?
Or "Added to PUP exceptions"? Another beauty I get all the time.
Also more than one copy of a firewall either blocks the other, stopping your computer completely, or so slows it down when loading stuff that the machine becomes virtually inopperable.
And, another thing.....................I could go on (and on).

Think I will have to get a Mac (he said in a low voice).
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Old 25 December 2011, 09:26   #20
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Think I will have to get a Mac (he said in a low voice).
I did, and don't regret it for a minute.

It won't stop your webmail server from being hacked though ... says the voice of experience :no:
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