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johngo buy antivirus
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Hello friends,

I want to buy antivirus software for two computers. What a difference between buying a physical product, from purchasing from a Web site of the downloads, and make myself my own backup disk? (I'm saving that the price of shipping.)

who's the most profitable?

michaelsalis RE: buy antivirus
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gjjean RE: buy antivirus
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@ johngo

There is a different view, beware of trading on web, go and get your
antivirus yourself cause you understand the risks except if you have
a good protection.

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I can recommend Avira. First of all there is a free version which is quite good. The professional products are: Avira AntiVir Premium, costs 1pc euro 19,95, 3pc's euro 49,95. Avira AntiVir Premium Security Suite, costs 1pc euro 39,95, 3pc's euro 59,95. Personally I use Premium Security Suite, which is the most advanced. You can get a free 30days test period. When you buy you can download and install and you get a licence key for one year. In case you have to re-install after a crash or something like that, you take the free downlad and reactivate your licence. Read the specifications at www.avira.com. I am happy with the product and the high quality e-mail support.

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TiMow RE: buy antivirus
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The following link may help:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-anti-vir...

for freeware, and:

http://internet-security-suite-review.toptenreview...

if you want to buy.

Both are only the views of the respective publishers.

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johngo RE: buy antivirus
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I used AVG's free but a month ago virus posing as Microsoft's antivirus, made me reformat the computer.

Can they rely on third-party sites? And did not buy directly from the company? (It's always cheaper)
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gjjean RE: buy antivirus
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@ johngo

If you are aware, please go to the site below and read the content carefully
Till the bottom of the page.

http://download.cnet.com/Microsoft-Security-Essent...

Wish you luck.


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michaelsalis RE: buy antivirus
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johngo RE: buy antivirus
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I found online a few recommended sites. What do you think about them:

http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.co...

http://www.all-internet-security.com

http://www.downloadinternetsecurity.com

http://download.cnet.com/Norton-Internet-Security-...

http://www.starreviews.com/antivirus-software.aspx
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johngo RE: buy antivirus
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I found a trial version of Norton for 90 days, should I try?

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thedillpickl RE: buy antivirus
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Hi All;

Just to throw my hat into the ring.

I like Timow's first link (Gizmo's a great help). Cnet has lots of reviews (and opinions of customers), take what you here there with a grain of salt. Also, they do show how many times each contender has been downloaded. 800,000 downloads beats 50,000. Word of mouth is the best endorsement/advertising.

Most of the big guys have a free or trial version. A few make you buy with a refund possible. Take it for a test drive before you buy it. I have been using the free version of a known vendor for six months on my Acer laptop with no ill effects. Of course I don't frequent questionable sites, that probably helps.


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michaelsalis RE: buy antivirus
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hi Johngo

I hesitate to recommend a particular program mainly because as you can start to see here for almost every person who posts there is a different program suggested. With most types of software where there are multiple choices it is as much to do with personal preference, of course some are better than others and some react slightly differently with the other programs installed on your computer.

I prefer to have a paid for anti-virus program and have always used various versions of Norton, there have generally been very good reviews of the 2010 set of Norton programs.

If you have found a 90 day trial of Norton from a reputable source give it a go to see if you like it, if not you can always try one of the other programs without any financial loss, just make sure you properly uninstall any anti-virus program before trying another as it could cause problems.

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johngo RE: buy antivirus
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Thank you. I really thank you for your help ...
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mogs RE: buy antivirus
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Whether this is any help to you ?
About every three months or so, I have the task of checking/updating/speeding up my son in law's computer. I don't do any preaching but I know he or his guest visit some "shady " sites....
Anyrate, sometime back last year, I installed AVG Free and Threatfire...which enhances and compliments it. It's got to be pretty good...hav'nt had any problems with crap yet.
Everybody's got some experience or a story to tell.....is it safe....is it clean ?

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