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    Default Re: Renewing my internet security package

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    The reason its not to good at stopping outgoing, is by default its turned off. When its turned on it acts like most other firewalls.

    Heres how to turn it on - Picture makes it easier to explain -- Linked to a site, about windows 8 But W7 is the same.
    I stand corrected. I have not had much to do with Windows Firewall since I prefer Comodo. Good to know it looks a bit more useful than it was in XP
    Non-system disk or disk error. Replace and strike any key when ready.

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    Nortons is a pain in the ass! 3 years in a row they were unable to renew my subscription, even though I had paid them.
    The third year they took 3 months to update it; asking me to temporarily install a newer version in the mean time!!

    I now use Avast Antivirus, free and Comodo Firewall, free version, along with Spybot S&D. These are the most user friendly programs of their type and
    Nothing gets into, or out of my computer without my permission.
    It all costs nothing!

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    Default Re: Renewing my internet security package

    Oh I dunno, NOD32 is pretty damn friendly

    On top of that, detection rates are what you pay for with NOD32. Beats the free stuff pretty much across the board in what we'll call "Independent tests" done by forum members
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedkelly View Post
    I agree with the comments above, all computers that have paid software in my house run NOD32 and everything else runs MSSE
    Thanks PressF1 users for all the comments and recommendations. I'm glad I asked the question because that has turned up information I didn't know about, in particular from the pros. Many heads are better than one head in this sort of situation, eh?

    I'm very surprised that NIS didn't pick up some of the malware (ie infections).

    I am still using the (very old, I know) WIN XP system on this laptop.

    My thinking is that I will go with NOD32 before Jan 10th to replace NIS as I use some off-the-shelf software on this laptop. Has someone explained in this thread how to purchase and set up NOD32? Also how to unsubscribe from NIS? I'll also look at MSSE as a possible future option.

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    I am no longer willing to pay for software, when there is so much good free stuff.

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    Default Re: Renewing my internet security package

    If you want to give nod32 a go, you can download the trial from the following http://www.eset.com/download/home/detail/family/2/ When it downloads it will be an installer, so its only small, once you double click it then it downloads the program ( latest version) just follow instruction as it goes, when it needs to be activated after it installs, you have 3 options, select the trial licence, put in your email address and it does the rest.

    The default setup works OK, but I set it to its full capacity, bit hard to explain, but I can soon put a screen shot of the setup.

    If you are using XP still, on the odd occasion you will get a bit of lag after a while, (you'll see error Side by Side in the event logs), this is because of one minor problem with XP - Its easy to fix as well, I'll post a link to the file you need to download to fix XP if its needed.


    BTW -- The persons PC that I had, they had at some stage tried to install MSE, but it wouldn't install, this is because of the same infections that Norton Didn't detect, But Nod32 detected and dealt to them while installing.

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    Default Re: Renewing my internet security package

    You don't need to unsubscribe you just need to remove Nortons.
    You used to have to download a program to scrub your system clean of Nortons.
    Uninstalling leaves all sorts of rubbish all over your system and it can be troublesome!

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    Symantec did and probably still do have a removal tool for Norton products for download.

    The best removal of course is a format and reinstall...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    I am no longer willing to pay for software, when there is so much good free stuff.
    True, but when none of the free stuff compares to the paid software, I'll happily protect my PC.

    It's like locking your doors on your house but still leaving your Windows wide open (Pun intended). Why bother, when you can get somebody to lock everything for you.

    @barryk,
    You can get the trial and give that a whirl. If you like it, get in touch with myself, Wainuitech or CYaBro via PM and we can tee up a license for you. There's a few resellers around here on the forums. We stand by it *because* it's so good, there's naturally no point in reselling something that's going to half-ass it. Many "smaller" people / businesses you'll find (especially here) have little to go by aside from their good name, so recommending something second-rate wouldn't be good for our name. Hence why we all recommend the best there is!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    True, but when none of the free stuff compares to the paid software, I'll happily protect my PC.
    I don't agree. Comodo's Defense+ set in paranoid mode will beat anything, techincally you wouldn't even need an antivirus if you have that.

    The only problem is if you don't like getting alerts asking to allow or block things from running... otherwise, every single program must be run past D+ and so you have full control of the lot.
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