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Evelyn | OFFICIALLY A COLLEGE GRADUATE 🎓
December 10th, 2019 7:53:27pm
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hi all!


 


i'm picking up my new computer tomorrow and was hoping I could get a suggestion on favorite antivirus brands?  i'm sort of [absolutely] computer illiterate so any advice would be welcomed!




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Community Ambassador Concourse| PCA | Nothing In Between
December 10th, 2019 10:13:02pm
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I use Kaspersky and it's never let me down. I use a wide variety of their services and all have been amazing. 




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Moderator mango solo • call me mando
December 10th, 2019 10:14:48pm
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I believe my dad prefers Norton but I am poor bean and don't ever visit questionable sites anyways so I've got nothing past the default Windows Defender xD My computer came with like a year's subscription to Norton, but I just haven't renewed it.. because poor bean lmao.




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panorama [border collies] [main]
December 10th, 2019 10:21:16pm
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I use spybot because it's free version is pretty good. But I'm also old school and that's what I've been using for over 10 years lol. If there's something better out there, I wanna know too!

EDIT: I also use superantispyware because it's free and does full computer scans. I use this one more than spybot.




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Eyre // Life is Wonderful
December 10th, 2019 10:49:26pm
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AVG is what I use because it is free. But I could be in the market for a new one as well. At the time I downloaded AVG, it has worked well and had been working well on my other laptop. But I've had it awhile and am not sure I absolutely love it. 


I'm sure mango's dad is very trustworthy, but I haven't found Norton to be trustworthy or reliable in many, many years. I don't like that one, in my opinion. Always wanting to download stuff that it says it needs but then it is a virus or something or other. I avoid Norton like the plague now.




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Community Ambassador Concourse| PCA | Nothing In Between
December 10th, 2019 11:05:17pm
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I've also experienced that once installed, Norton is about like posion ivy to get rid of. You think you have it all uninstalled and gone, and yet somehow there are still roots somewhere and you can't get rid of it  100%. 




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