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Paid vs. Free Internet Security Software?

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December 30, 2012 10:37:13 AM

Hello, my Norton Security is up in 2 weeks and I can't afford to renew it. Am I putting myself at risk by going "FREE" vs paid? Keep in mind that I am Techtarded, just sayin...

Thanks, Matt Hyland
December 30, 2012 6:59:47 PM

Free avg has been good for me, mcafee site advisor is another tool, add firefox and adblock and don't open suspect attachments or unrecognized links got me through 5 years till my tablet got stolen.
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January 4, 2013 3:47:24 AM

Commodo does offer outstanding protection. Outpost is another great program along commodos lines.

But to address your question, mhyland123, paid is much better overall. This is especially true of Anti-virus software. Intrusion control has some very good free options, but even there paid is better.

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