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Windows 7: Avira free or Norton Internet Security???

16 Feb 2010   #1
scoopeeedoo

 
 
Avira free or Norton Internet Security???

Hi!

I know this is the eternal question, but let me tell you about my dilemma :

Since i run Seven, i use Avira free edition + Windows Firewall & Win7 Firewall Control + Spybot

but my internet provider offers me freely Norton Internet Security 2010 with my subsciption...

I used NIS2009 (also free with subsciption) last year with XP, and had no probs in fact, but after reading more and more bad words about Norton, i decided to change...

When i think about it, it seems nuts not to take benefit from a gift from my internet provider, and now i just really don't know what to do anymore...

What's your opinion, Folks...???

Thanks in advance...


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16 Feb 2010   #2
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Stick with Avira IMO.
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16 Feb 2010   #3
jav

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1
 
 

People used to talk bad about Norton product line, because it had a bit bad reputation in the past.

And all those people who is still talking bad about the products are basing their statement on the words of other people who in their own turn are basing their statement on it's past history.

There is no proper evidence that this particular product is worse then any other competitors now...

So, it's up to you if you would like to follow the wave of norton haters or not.

My personal advice, go for Norton Internet Security 2010.
It's strong, easy and light product which will offer you enough protection.

And I advice even more as you are getting it for free, but first check if they are giving Norton Internet Security 2010 or Norton Anti Virus or some modified version of those products?
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16 Feb 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoopeeedoo View Post
Hi!

I know this is the eternal question, but let me tell you about my dilemma :

Since i run Seven, i use Avira free edition + Windows Firewall & Win7 Firewall Control + Spybot

but my internet provider offers me freely Norton Internet Security 2010 with my subsciption...

I used NIS2009 (also free with subsciption) last year with XP, and had no probs in fact, but after reading more and more bad words about Norton, i decided to change...

When i think about it, it seems nuts not to take benefit from a gift from my internet provider, and now i just really don't know what to do anymore...

What's your opinion, Folks...???

Thanks in advance...
To be honest with you IMO i won't recommend either one of them.
I would recommend Microsoft Security Essentials with Malwarebytes & WinPatrol and yes Win 7 Firewall control is good one.

Hope this helps,
Captain
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16 Feb 2010   #5
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scoopeeedoo View Post
Hi!

I know this is the eternal question, but let me tell you about my dilemma :

Since i run Seven, i use Avira free edition + Windows Firewall & Win7 Firewall Control + Spybot

but my internet provider offers me freely Norton Internet Security 2010 with my subscription...

I used NIS2009 (also free with subscription) last year with XP, and had no probs in fact, but after reading more and more bad words about Norton, i decided to change...

When i think about it, it seems nuts not to take benefit from a gift from my internet provider, and now i just really don't know what to do anymore...

What's your opinion, Folks...???

Thanks in advance...
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NIS 2010 provides much more coverage then Avira Free. Since it's available to you for free I would definitely use it. I've been running NIS on all my PC's since v2009 (which as you know was a dramatic improvement over previous versions) and it has worked very well.
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16 Feb 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

NIS 2010 is rated #1 right now - but it is a little more heavy handed than MSE. If you get NIS for free, take it.
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16 Feb 2010   #7
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

NIS 2010 is very good.
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16 Feb 2010   #8
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The Norton Internet Security is nowhere near as bad as its made out to be.
Quite the opposite in fact, and rated one of the best this year.

IMHO, NIS 2010 hands down. Even more so if its provided free of charge.
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16 Feb 2010   #9
SlackerITGuy

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I really don't understand why Avira isn't as popular as Avast or MSE.

Last time I checked It had a higher detection rate than both of them, and the whole false alarm(s) 'issue' is way overblown (if not BS).

EDIT: Btw, I'd go with Avira lol.
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16 Feb 2010   #10
madtownidiot

 

I'd go with MSE if you don't do anything risky on the internet and Comodo Internet Security if you like to go to sites at random. Comodo has a higher detection rate than NIS or Avira, and the firewall, for lack of better term, just rocks... only firewall I've seen that shows realtime traffic by service, application and IP, with the option to terminate any connection you choose at any time
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