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New subscription for Norton

an auto reminder has come up for me to renew But I can choose countries to renew on and I notice that US is far cheaper than UK etc If I choose to pay in dollars any reason I would have a problem even though I bought original software in UK

Next one : I can buy new software cheaper than all these renewals : is my best best just to go and buy a new one , uninstall the current one and save about 30 GBP every year ?

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Re: New subscription for Norton

The biggest tip I can give is: uninstall Norton and buy something decent.

Suggestions:

NOD32 http://www.eset.co.uk/

Kaspersky http://www.kaspersky.co.uk/kaspersky_internet_security

Avira is also free and great http://www.free-av.de/en/trialpay_do...antivirus.html
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Re: New subscription for Norton

There are perfectly good free antivirus applications like AVG, Panda or Mac
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Re: New subscription for Norton

...and set up a non-administrator / secondary user account on your computer while you're at it. It's supposed to help...
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There are perfectly good free antivirus applications like AVG, Panda or Mac
None of which are perfectly good. AVG does not provide great protection, and I used to work for Panda support, thus knowing what I know would never touch it with a bargepole.

Avira and Avast! are the two top freebies imo.
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None of which are perfectly good. AVG does not provide great protection, and I used to work for Panda support, thus knowing what I know would never touch it with a bargepole.
I used avg for years and never had any trouble. Norton was a real pain in the ass because it just moves in and takes over.

Eventually I went for my third option.
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Re: New subscription for Norton

To answer your question, if you do not have Norotn 2010 then yes go for the newer version and buy it on USA servers to save money. And if you do have 2010 installed you can still buy in USA and input the new licence number into your exisiting software.

Incidentally Noroton 2010 has been reviewed as the best paid software out there that has the MINIMUM overload on your system.

Hope this helps you.

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Re: New subscription for Norton

I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials...

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

or AVG
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I recommend Microsoft Security Essentials...

http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

or AVG
As far as free software goes, MS Security Essentials comes in around the fourth place. If you are looking for a free program instead than this is not the one.

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Re: New subscription for Norton

I used to use AVG and Kaspersky, then I moved to Bitdefender. That is/was my favorite. Hear good things about Sophos and Avira.

Finally, I just switched to a Mac and forgot about antivirus software. Not trying to be a fanboi...but got really tired of all the maintenance i needed to do on my PCs.

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As far as free software goes, MS Security Essentials comes in around the fourth place. If you are looking for a free program instead than this is not the one.
MSE has received stellar ratings in all of the latest reviews. It is slowly being preferred for home use over the McAfee's, Symantec's and even AVG by those who review these products.

It hogs less system resources than many other third party Antivirus solutions, performs just as good if not better virus protection duties, and costs nothing.

And as it's being provided by the company that builds the OS, it may also be able to provide more obscure virus protection via tighter integration since the Microsoft engineers may know a thing or two more about the OS, than other companies.

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Re: New subscription for Norton

MSE is a new kid on the block and yet has to prove itself. No where it beats the likes of Norton for one. Besides I would never advocate to put all your eggs in one basket, that of MS.

Here are some links to some popular reviews.

http://internet-security-suite-revie...enreviews.com/
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2351871,00.asp
http://reviews.cnet.com/4566-3681_7-...tColumnArea1.0
http://www.all-internet-security.com..._software.html
http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/
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Re: New subscription for Norton

It is basically a version of ForeFront, which is in use by quite a larger number of paying customers.

And as version 2.0 is nearing completion, MSE too should receive a boost.

Many of the links you posted do not include MSE in their "list" as MSE is free and they seem to be comparing solutions that cost an end user a certain amount of cash.

The problem as I see it, is that whilst some of the "payable" solutions end up being very powerful, they also have their drawbacks. AVG has been a firm favorite for a majority of the users out there looking for a solution that won't cost them a penny, but as of late, AVG hasn't been providing the same level of protection whilst all the while using up more and more system resource. This is one of the biggest advantages of MSE, it is VERY light. Possibly due to the know-how of the coders thanks to their in depth knowledge of the Windows code that is not visible to third parties. Plus, hook it up with Defender and the built-in Firewall in the latest Windows operating systems, and things work relatively well.

And when it comes to the more "professional" and costly solutions, my experience in the past ten years has shown that Norton is way too quirky and an absolutely terrible resource hog, McAfee has killed more than one IT environments on multiple occasions (experienced this one first hand as well) and Symantec whilst good, has brought down some Exchange servers, DC's, and SQL servers I managed due to the very picky nature of its updates.

Thus, when it comes to home use, going for a "free" solution often means that AVG gets called out from the crowd first. But as an alternative, MSE has proven lighter, yet just as protection worthy, and as I said, it comes from the same company as the OS, thus integration in the way I see it, is better. Just to give an example, FF understands many of the roles installed on a Windows server, and thus will avoid scanning components that can break the system. This is often a problem for third party antivirus solutions that when installed "default" on, say a DC, will scan files that should not be scanned. FF knows that it is a DC and will avoid scanning those files from the get-go. MSE works in a similar manner.

Placing all your eggs in one basket in this case is not what I'd consider a problem, but rather an advantage.

But this is just my opinion. I guess we will see with FF/MSE 2.0

I can also point out reviews such as this one which show MSE as being pretty good: http://lifehacker.com/5433229/micros...free-antivirus
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Re: New subscription for Norton

You are right about Norton being quirky but that was before they released the 2010 versions. Now most reviews praise it for being least demanding on system resources. You are also right that MSE could be a contender sometime in the future. For now its ratings if any are not in the real world but in the labs only. Let us not forget MS has tried this before with Defender!

Last but not the least the OP was asking not for advise on a free version but which version of Norton....
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