This is an old , old argument. It really isn't going anywere.Read the threads, but some are old. Is there a current free antivirus software comparable to Norton?
I wish people would catch on to the idea that both the free versions of these programs aren't actually "running". Both programs offer a scanning mode only, not active protection. You need to purchase a license to be able to "intercept" malware during a session......[ ]....along with Malwarebytes and Superantispyware, all free versions, and never have any problems with any of them.
I didn't know Norton was something you'd want to compare a AV to when looking for quality protection. I thought the only thing Norton was good at was resource hogging.While the article is old, it is still for the most part true. I would go with MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials) and Malwarebytes as a supplement for scanning.Read the threads, but some are old. Is there a current free antivirus software comparable to Norton?
Like I said earlier, nothing is going to be solved by this thread.I've heard so much bad about AVG, I personally wouldn't put it on any pc.
I've removed it from several pc's,too.
That's nice but, if you're going to recommend something, full disclosure is the best policy.I know that Mbam Free and SAS Free are not "running" captaincranky, but I scan with them often enough for each to be useful to me. I'm a very careful surfer, but I use alot of software and visit alot of websites on my test machines, they never let me down ,,, yet.
I have to agree with you. I've been in other forums too & where I thought what they were talking about was gospel, but it turned out most of the members feared telling the the OP (s)he was full of crap.I understand you captaincranky buddy, I was just stating what I use, I will use the word "recommend" if and when I recommend any software or utility. Also my friend, I maybe new to TechSpot, but I'm an old hand at forums, under another name, I've gathered a nice little record for myself, but that was then, and this is now. Have a good one buddy.
Here's my actual point. When any "senior" member states that they "use" "xxxxridsoneofmalware", no matter what language or syntax is in play, it is more than likely interpreted as an "endorsement"......[ ]..... I was just stating what I use, I will use the word "recommend" if and when I recommend any software or utility.y.
...[ ]'''Every statement in these types of threads usually involves a pissing challenge, a statement of accomplishment in procedural expertise, and a pronouncement of, "purity of heart and soul"?
Right on cue.I Also my friend, I maybe new to TechSpot, but I'm an old hand at forums, under another name, I've gathered a nice little record for myself, but that was then, and this is now. Have a good one buddy.