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    I tried both versions of End Point Protection12 and SB Version and then Norton 3 PC Antivirus and all version cause my HP Laptop to freeze up remove the Symantec/ Norton product no problems with freeze ups.

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  2. #12


    I use SEP v12 at work and I would not recommend the Symantec or McAfee products on a home PC or laptop...
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    I've been using Avast Home for some years and have no complaint, but I'm seriously considering a paid one for my new build.

    Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 ~US$ 55,00 (1-year)

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013 ~US$ 29,00 (1-year)

    Avira Professional Security ~US$ 22,00 (1-year)*

    * Avira Professional Security includes Avira Premium + Firewall
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    Germany/Florida
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    Vista and Win7


    I would be hesitent to use Kaspersky. I remember that it was quite complex to properly set it up and there are always complaints about it doing strange things.

    A few years ago a German PC mag gave away free Kaspersky product keys and had full setup instructions. I used it for a while but then I went back to NIS which I find to be the best suited for my purposes. Watch for NIS sales. Sometimes you can get it for free with a MIR.

    Avira I don't know. Never used it.
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    Windows 10 64-bit/ Windows 8.1 64-bit


    If I ever went back to a paid anti-virus, at the moment Defender-MSE/Savvy Computer sense (which means you can have the world's best virus protection and still let the apocalypse onto your computer if you're the opposite, an anti-virus isn't an excuse to stop thinking as common sense is the greatest protection), it would never be Nortons or anything by Symantec. Just too many bad experiences, unfortunately since I buy HP computers its trial versions are the first pieces of bloatware I kill with fire.
    Last edited by Allison; 27 Mar 2013 at 12:04.
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  6. #16


    When I work on someone's PC, especially if it is infected with malware... is to uninstall whatever they were using and install Microsoft Security Essentials. Almost every PC has at least 2 AV programs running and most aren't running up-to-date AV definitions, so all the AV program is doing is using resources and not protecting anything. almost every PC has outdated applications, unpatched applications, outdated drivers and "bloatware". After I tweak Windows and update everything, the PC always runs faster and better. I have yet to find a PC running up-to-date AV (any brand) that is infected with virii, it's usually ransomware, browser hijackings, etc... that's why I recommend MalwareBytes and CCleaner to them...
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    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    I am now using Linux Mint in VMware Player for surfing the web. That is a lot safer and I enjoy this beautiful Mint Mate operating system. If you want to join, have a look here.
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  8. #18


    Thank you! I'm using VirtualBox and have several Linux VM's running (Ubuntu 12.10 and Open SUSE) and I'll try these others, too!
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