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Windows Security Essentials Software
« on: April 23, 2010, 04:24:07 AM »
My Norton Antivirus subscription ends in three weeks.

I am considering not renewing and deleting it as there is free anti virus available on the internet.

Is anyone using "Windows Security Essentials" and if so is this a good enough programme to use as a stand alone system?

Also is it possible to run more than one system at a time or will this cause conflicts?

On a separate computer I also run "Windows Live" anti virus software which is subscription based but they have advised me that this will no longer be available after my subscription ends and they recommend that I upload the free Windows Security Essentials when this happens.

I asked them the question about Norton and they suggested I delete Norton and replace it with Windows Security Essentials also.


Can anyone give me any guidance as to whether or not I should proceed or if I should consider any other free security packages or should I really just continue with Norton or some other subscription security software?

Any help would be appreciated !!

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Don

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Windows Security Essentials Software
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Re: Windows Security Essentials Software
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2010, 09:18:22 AM »
http://www.av-comparatives.org/
That is a great site to compare the anti viruses.

If is how i found out about Avira. Avira is what I put on all my computers and all my customers computers, and it is free :-)
www.free-av.com

I personally do not like Norton or the Microsoft one. But that is personal preference. I like an antivirus not to take a load out of my system, avira doesn't :-)
But that web site can help you make your own decision.

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Re: Windows Security Essentials Software
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2010, 10:56:41 AM »
I also use Avira but I have heard good things about Security Essentials.  You should be fine with either one, just don't run both.

Also, when you clean your system of Norton be sure to go to their website and search around for their Norton Removal Tool instead of just going through the normal Windows software uninstall routine.

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Re: Windows Security Essentials Software
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2010, 01:20:55 AM »
I'm curious about the removal process. I try to always use RevoUninstall for everything. Would you recomend the Norton Removal Tool over Revo?

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Re: Windows Security Essentials Software
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 07:53:25 AM »
I've never had trouble from using Norton's tool but I also use Revo for everything else.  I think you will be fine with either one.  If you're overly worried then just make sure you have a good backup of everything, but like I said, I've never had any issues.

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Re: Windows Security Essentials Software
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2010, 07:53:25 AM »

 

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