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Solved: Free Norton vs. Free Avast on my XP

Discussion in 'General Security' started by nemoryer, May 6, 2014.

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  1. nemoryer

    nemoryer Thread Starter

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    On April 8, I took down Microsoft Essentials and downloaded free Avast.

    I also have Century Link and failed to explore if they had free anti-virus, which turns out, they have Norton.

    That said, should I stay with free Avast or transfer to free Norton?

    Thank you.
     
  2. etaf

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    what version of norton are they offering for free ?

    you will get a lot of different opinion with that question, also products change over time, for example MSE was one of the better products late last year, but is slowly falling down the comparison sites tests.

    here are some comparison sites
    http://www.av-comparatives.org/
    http://www.virusbtn.com/index
     
  3. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist

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    I would stick with the free version of Avast!.

    It's very good, is light on resources, and I've used it for years (I switch back and forth between Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast!).
     
  4. nemoryer

    nemoryer Thread Starter

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    Thank you.
     
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