Symantec Campaigns Against Free Antivirus

As we reported earlier today, Microsoft today released its final version of anti-malware software Security Essentials. It's free for Windows users and it'll take care of most of your viruses and spyware headaches.

At the price of nothing, it's an offer that’s hard to refuse. Of course, there are other free alternatives, such as Avast and AVG.

Symantec isn't such a fan of free alternatives, naturally, and has created a video that hopes to convey the virtues of the paid Norton – in as few spoken words as possible. Is it convincing? We'll let you be the judge of that.

Symantec's view on free antivirus software

Via DownloadSquad.

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  • ubernoobie
    Norton, stop being jealous and lower your prices
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  • ssalim
    I thought they didn't bat an eye over this?
    Norton = bloatware.
    Bloatware is not good.
    I think you are catching n.
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  • Vythiel
    Avast (Home Edition) scans web pages, IMs, and even P2P application traffic. Zonealarm and Comodo firewalls (free versions) provide excellent incoming and outgoing network traffic control and security. The video is a little misleading when it starts addressing security software.
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  • ubernoobie
    Norton, stop being jealous and lower your prices
    36
  • ssalim
    I thought they didn't bat an eye over this?
    Norton = bloatware.
    Bloatware is not good.
    I think you are catching n.
    27
  • ponchato
    good luck hacking me i have nortan
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