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Windows 7: Anti Virus Program

15 Dec 2012   #1

Windows Seven Premium
Anti Virus Program

I have just been advised that my renwal fee for the ensuing 2 years will be 50-00!! I have seen comments about the MicroSoft anti virus/ security programme but am not sure about it, whether to download and use it or pay the 50-00???

Anyone give me some advice please??

RonBin79 (now 80!)

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15 Dec 2012   #2
Borg 386

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1, Win 10

Have look at this post, you can weigh the pros & cons of each AV.

What's the Best Anti-virus?

MSE is used by a lot of people in this forum.
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16 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64 SP1


Since I'm happy using Norton NIS but not prepared to pay their renewal fees I search for the best deals on the edition before the latest (which sometimes still has glitches) and purchase that. I have had no problems uninstalling the old version and installing the new version with it retaining my settings - of which I have many. This usually ensures that I can update to the latest version for free if I so desire but I usually don't since I prefer reliability over having the latest version of anything. I do keep it up-to-date however as I do for the OS. 25 per year doesn't seem expensive to me but perhaps you might find a better deal by searching.

That's my experience and works for me.

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16 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

As Borg 386 says there are many good free anti-virus programs out there. MSE is one a lot of people use. Follow the link and make a choice thats relevant to you. Just make sure that if you DO switch to another, ANY other , that you completely remove all traces of the one you're using now. Thats very important!:) You didn't mention what kind you are using at the moment but just search "how to uninstall *****anti-virus" and follow those instructions. I don't switch very often as I've found one that works for me (free), but the last time I did , I used REVO uninstaller to remove the last one. (use the advanced tab) Its free too. Most any of the top tier free anti-virus free editions are decent enough, but get an on demand scanner too. I recommend Malwarebytes and/or Superantispyware. (again. both have free editions and are the ones I personally use)
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