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    Default Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    My yearly sub for Trend Micro Internet Security is running out and I need to renew PQ. However, costs being what they are, I'm looking at my options. Have checked out the ESet Internet Security but that costs even more.
    So, just wondering if any readers have had recent experience of any of the current freebies and can tell me if any are worth looking at at the moment. Many thanks

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    Default Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    Just go for NOD32. Blows everything else out of the water.
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    Default Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    I use Sophos Home. Its apparently a Business Grade Anti-virus but free for home use.

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    Default Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    "Internet Security " packages are often loaded up with uneeded crap & tend to be less reliable

    Kaspersky now have a free for a year option.
    or McAffe is free for Spark internet customers , download from Spark
    Bitdefender have a freebee, its often very hard to find though

    The usual freebee AVG/Avast/Avir are horrid: too many popups & scareware tactics

    Best paid option , NOD32 AV . (best overall, it isnt necessarily the best at detection & removal)
    Good products cost money , so yes NOD costs more

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    Default Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    Eset NOD32 IMO is the best option hands down. Can't stand Trend. Bloated, heavy, borderline adware.
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    Default Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    Are NOD still offering the cheaper crossgrade option ?

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    Default Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    Quote Originally Posted by pcuser42 View Post
    Just go for NOD32. Blows everything else out of the water.
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    Default Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    If Trend can deal out Trump I'm in.
    Don't bother with paid AV myself,
    I just use a combo of Windows Defender/Security Essentials, occasional scans with Malwarebytes, Eset online scanner, etc and a healthy dose of common sense.
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    Default Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    If Trend can deal out Trump I'm in.
    Don't bother with paid AV myself,
    I just use a combo of Windows Defender/Security Essentials, occasional scans with Malwarebytes, Eset online scanner, etc and a healthy dose of common sense.
    That will work just fine so long as the emphasis is firmly placed on the use of common sense. It is in short supply with some users.

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    Default Re: Anything to trump Trend Micro?

    Yep, it's definitely not for all.
    But even the best AV will not protect a careless user forever.
    FTW

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