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Hello,
I just bought a new HP dv6 notebook, It came with windows 7. I was offered Norton free for 60 days,. If windows Defender is a part of windows7, is it necessary to install Norton?--- And, Is windows Defender one of the more dependable anti virus programs available as it stands alone on my computer?
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  1. windows defender is for spyware
    no dont use norton its horrible
    get avast free edition thats what im using
  2. i would not consider windows defender an anti virus, but microsoft security essentials is and free offered by microsoft but not bundeled with windows 7 which incorperates windows defender. download here http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=231277

    windows defender or security essentials is the best free option in my Opinion.

    although some paid solutions like kaspersky or sophos have some cool features for powerusers, but useless to the average pc user.

    since norton is such a hog of resources and will pop up u to death when the trial expires i would skip it and down load the microsoft av

    an av is only as good as its definitions so keep it up to date
  3. alvine said:
    windows defender is for spyware
    no dont use norton its horrible
    get avast free edition thats what im using


    You clearly don't know what you're talking about. And learn to spell.

    Norton is excellent. They sucked back in the day but they've learned their lesson. Their current software is excellent. Lightweight, feature-packed and one of the best out there in terms of virus detection. It beats the *** about any free virus scanner.

    That said, Microsoft Security Essentials is a very good free solution. It's anti-virus and anti-spyware in one and it replaces Windows Defender.
  4. Dickstar said:
    You clearly don't know what you're talking about. And learn to spell.

    Norton is excellent. They sucked back in the day but they've learned their lesson. Their current software is excellent. Lightweight, feature-packed and one of the best out there in terms of virus detection. It beats the *** about any free virus scanner.

    That said, Microsoft Security Essentials is a very good free solution. It's anti-virus and anti-spyware in one and it replaces Windows Defender.



    Hi :)

    Agreed...

    My shops sell and use Norton (only)

    And of the free ones...MSE is ok...but nowhere near as good as Norton....

    All the best Brett :)
  5. http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

    http://www.devduff.com/software/top-ten-antivirus-2012.php
  6. chudddds said:
    http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

    http://www.devduff.com/software/top-ten-antivirus-2012.php


    Hi :)

    Hehe...both those top 10 lists differ a LOT....

    All the best Brett :)
  7. Brett928S2 said:
    Hi :)

    Hehe...both those top 10 lists differ a LOT....

    All the best Brett :)



    yeah, thats why i posted both, you never know ones motives
  8. I would choose Norton. I am using Microsoft Security Essentials only because it's free. If you look around, after 60 days, you should be able to find deals somewhere for Norton. Sometimes I find Norton 360 for almost half off.
  9. chudddds said:
    http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/

    http://www.devduff.com/software/top-ten-antivirus-2012.php


    These kind of sites shouldn't be taken seriously. All they care about is getting referrals.
  10. Personally, I wouldn't use anything other than Norton. As stated before it is much more lightweight than it used to be.
  11. I would use Norton if I had money to spare. Being in college is expensive as ***.

    Although I gotta say, Microsoft Security Essentials is very good as well. It seems to catch everything and it's super lightweight and pretty much invisible. Updates come through Windows Update. I really like it. It's better than AVG and the like, that's for sure.
  12. i use avira antivir free edition, along with malwarebytes free edition, super antispyware, free edition, all free lifetime updates

    i dont use windows update

    i havnt had a virus or any type of bug in many years

    i cant even remember the last time
  13. chudddds said:
    i use avira antivir free edition, along with malwarebytes free edition, super antispyware, free edition, all free lifetime updates

    i dont use windows update

    i havnt had a virus or any type of bug in many years

    i cant even remember the last time


    And little do you know you're part of Zeus :kaola:
  14. chudddds said:
    i use avira antivir free edition, along with malwarebytes free edition, super antispyware, free edition, all free lifetime updates

    i dont use windows update

    i havnt had a virus or any type of bug in many years

    i cant even remember the last time


    i cant spell

    im doing dumb ***

    i dont know whut im talking about

    im posting alot of things but its all so vapid thta noone carez
  15. arvalin_dakaria said:
    And little do you know you're part of Zeus :kaola:



    wink
  16. Dickstar said:
    i cant spell

    im doing dumb ***

    i dont know whut im talking about

    im posting alot of things but its all so vapid thta noone carez



    yeah, that one always sets people off, rolmfao
  17. i've been using norton for years, used to be terrible hog of resources now it is merely perfect.
    here its really cheap, $31 for norton 360.
    i used it and got a year up to 3 pc's.
    http://thecouponscoop.com/store/norton
    use the link then choose the "50% Off Norton v 5.0 + Extra 20% Off Code"
    type in the code in at check out.
    download and install.
    then right click norton in the taskbar and choose "check for new version" to update to 6.0
    bam 360 6.0 for $30 bucks
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