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Windows 7: Is it worth me buying an AV?

05 Mar 2010   #21
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks everyone, After a conversation with a Norton Technician, I now have my old subscription for Norton 360 v4.0 , and once that runs out I will certainly be using MSE + Windows Firewall.


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05 Mar 2010   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just curious - where was it that you had to enter the key? (just testing my memory - LOL)
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05 Mar 2010   #23
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

MSE+Windows Firewall+Malwarebytes (depending on what you surf).
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06 Mar 2010   #24
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

If you already have the subscription on your account, log into your symantec account, and be on it. Then open My Account in the top right and then click something like add/change/my subscription. Then choose the enter the product key option.
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06 Mar 2010   #25
Terrorz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I say its not worth it, as most antivirus paid/free are quite the same so just get MSE its free and its great.
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07 Mar 2010   #26
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Na, I already had bought Norton 360 2.0 for Vista, then did a clean install and 360 2.0 was the only program not compatible, so I got COMODO, but now I know about this, I'll keep 360 till October then use MSE + Win7 Firewall.
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07 Mar 2010   #27
PeteC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Comodo is one of the very few AV's that I have not tried...so I am no expert there! However, for the vast majority of users,and by that I mean home users, MSE, AVAST Free, AVG, in fact any of the free AV's are just fine, and for those that do not come with a software firewall, Windows 7 firewall is quite adequate.

What you "give up" are some of the options and flexibility that some of the paid versions give you, and for those who want that finite control, I am not knocking their choice!

Over the years I have used most of the major AV brands, both paid and free...I find MSE & Windows firewall more than adequate, and the price is right...
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09 Mar 2010   #28
Terrorz

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarf321 View Post
Na, I already had bought Norton 360 2.0 for Vista, then did a clean install and 360 2.0 was the only program not compatible, so I got COMODO, but now I know about this, I'll keep 360 till October then use MSE + Win7 Firewall.
Oh yea forgot to mention get MSE+ Malwarebytes+Windows Firewall (Great Combination) You can still get malwarebytes with the current Antivirus you have because it dosent replace your antivirus but it add extra security...
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10 Mar 2010   #29
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I did have malwarebytes and norton 360 but it slowed down my computer by quite a bit.
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10 Mar 2010   #30
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarf321 View Post
I did have malwarebytes and norton 360 but it slowed down my computer by quite a bit.
Your specs are not enough for 7 - I'm not surprised.
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