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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Spring10, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Spring10

    Spring10 Flightless Bird

    Hi:
    I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are many
    sort of problems.

    What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Spring10 wrote:
    > Hi:
    > I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there
    > are many sort of problems.
    >
    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    "basic" you mean?

    Avira AntiVir (Free) or eSet NOD32 (antivirus only - for a cost of about
    $60/2yr license.)

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    MS-MVP
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  3. Bert Hyman

    Bert Hyman Flightless Bird

    In news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl "Spring10"
    <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote:

    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.


    Here's one:

    http://www.avira.com/en/download/index.php

    Select "Avira AntiVir Personal - Free Antivirus"

    --
    Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert@iphouse.com
     
  4. Nick L. Odeon

    Nick L. Odeon Flightless Bird

    Avast

    "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    : Hi:
    : I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    many
    : sort of problems.
    :
    : What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    : 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    :
    : Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    :
    :
     
  5. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 14 Jul 2010 10:05:36 -0700, "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    > I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are many
    > sort of problems.



    Good. It's among the poorest AVs as far as I'm concerned.


    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.



    For an anti-virus program, I recommend eSet NOD32, if you are willing
    to pay for it. If you want a free anti-virus, I recommend one (only
    one; never install more than one) of the following three:

    Avira
    Avast
    Microsoft Security Essentials

    You also need anti-spyware software. I recommend that you download and
    install (both freeware) MalwareBytes AntiMalware *and*
    SuperAntiSpyware.

    --
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  6. Unknown

    Unknown Flightless Bird

    All you need is MSE Microsoft Security Essentials
    "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi:
    > I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    > many sort of problems.
    >
    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    >
     
  7. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi:
    > I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    > many sort of problems.
    >
    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    If you are going to uninstall Norton, be sure to download and run their
    removal tool for your product:
    http://service1.symantec.com/support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

    Then(as others have suggested) you can download and install MSE(Microsoft
    Security Essentials):
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    >
     
  8. Rhino

    Rhino Flightless Bird

    "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote in message
    news:%23RFJ3v2ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    > news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> Hi:
    >> I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    >> many sort of problems.
    >>
    >> What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    >> 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >>
    >> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    >
    > If you are going to uninstall Norton, be sure to download and run their
    > removal tool for your product:
    > http://service1.symantec.com/support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
    >

    Agreed! I used to do tech support and we found that Norton rarely got
    removed cleanly and completely with a normal uninstall; you almost always
    had to run the Norton Removal Tool to get rid of all of the bits and pieces
    of Norton.

    > Then(as others have suggested) you can download and install MSE(Microsoft
    > Security Essentials):
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >

    I'm not endorsing THIS suggestion since I've never used or even heard much
    about Microsoft Security Essentials.

    --
    Rhino
     
  9. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Rhino" <no.offline.contact.please@example.com> wrote in message
    news:-O1KaK92ILHA.6104@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote in message
    > news:%23RFJ3v2ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >> news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>> Hi:
    >>> I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    >>> many sort of problems.
    >>>
    >>> What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    >>> 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >>>
    >>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    >>
    >> If you are going to uninstall Norton, be sure to download and run their
    >> removal tool for your product:
    >> http://service1.symantec.com/support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
    >>

    > Agreed! I used to do tech support and we found that Norton rarely got
    > removed cleanly and completely with a normal uninstall; you almost always
    > had to run the Norton Removal Tool to get rid of all of the bits and
    > pieces of Norton.
    >
    >> Then(as others have suggested) you can download and install MSE(Microsoft
    >> Security Essentials):
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>

    > I'm not endorsing THIS suggestion since I've never used or even heard much
    > about Microsoft Security Essentials.


    Quite honesty, I don't remember asking you to endorse my suggestions;)
    Since you don't even have your Windows XP updated to the latest Service Pack
    I would think that security enhancements are not high on your priority list
    anyway.

    If you've never heard of MSE and you want to bone up on it, I've provided a
    few links to get your started.
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Security_Essentials
    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/mse.asp

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    >
    > --
    > Rhino
    >
     
  10. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 14 Jul 2010, "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.


    I like Avira Antivir and Avast! Antivirus. Both have free versions.
     
  11. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 14 Jul 2010, "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com>
    wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > Quite honesty, I don't remember asking you to endorse my
    > suggestions;)


    He doesn't need your permission.
     
  12. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote in message
    news:e4AHEm3ILHA.5136@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Rhino" <no.offline.contact.please@example.com> wrote in message
    > news:-O1KaK92ILHA.6104@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com> wrote in message
    >> news:%23RFJ3v2ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>
    >>> "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    >>> news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >>>> Hi:
    >>>> I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    >>>> many sort of problems.
    >>>>
    >>>> What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    >>>> 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >>>>
    >>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    >>>
    >>> If you are going to uninstall Norton, be sure to download and run their
    >>> removal tool for your product:
    >>> http://service1.symantec.com/support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
    >>>

    >> Agreed! I used to do tech support and we found that Norton rarely got
    >> removed cleanly and completely with a normal uninstall; you almost always
    >> had to run the Norton Removal Tool to get rid of all of the bits and
    >> pieces of Norton.
    >>
    >>> Then(as others have suggested) you can download and install
    >>> MSE(Microsoft Security Essentials):
    >>> http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>>

    >> I'm not endorsing THIS suggestion since I've never used or even heard
    >> much about Microsoft Security Essentials.

    >
    > Quite honesty, I don't remember asking you to endorse my suggestions;)
    > Since you don't even have your Windows XP updated to the latest Service
    > Pack I would think that security enhancements are not high on your
    > priority list anyway.
    >
    > If you've never heard of MSE and you want to bone up on it, I've provided
    > a few links to get your started.
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Security_Essentials
    > http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/mse.asp
    >
    > Good luck,
    >
    > Donald Anadell

    --
    >> Rhino


    If the OP has an oldish device like this laptop I'm using, she may find that
    MSE slows it considerably. I tried it and soon changed back to Avast; but
    it works fine on a more recent model.

    S
     
  13. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 14 Jul 2010, "Spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > If the OP has an oldish device like this laptop I'm using, she may
    > find that MSE slows it considerably. I tried it and soon changed
    > back to Avast; but it works fine on a more recent model.


    MSE doesn't play well with my email program, Pegasus. No problem with
    Avast.
     
  14. Bruce Chambers

    Bruce Chambers Flightless Bird

    Spring10 wrote:
    > Hi:
    > I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are many
    > sort of problems.
    >
    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >



    There are several free anti-virus applications available, almost
    all of which are superior to Norton. Here are two:

    AVAST! Home Edition
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html

    Microsoft Security Essentials
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/


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  15. Maurice

    Maurice Flightless Bird

    "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi:
    > I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    > many sort of problems.
    >
    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    >


    Does Avira support "update from folder" for a PC not connected to the
    internet? can the updates be downloaded apart?
     
  16. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    "Nil" <rednoise@REMOVETHIScomcast.net> wrote in message
    news:Xns9DB5912B39A21nilch1@130.133.4.11...
    > On 14 Jul 2010, "Donald Anadell" <danadell@nospamersmikrotec.com>
    > wrote in microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    >> Quite honesty, I don't remember asking you to endorse my
    >> suggestions;)

    >
    > He doesn't need your permission.


    Maybe you missed the wink at the end of that statement;)
     
  17. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

  18. Nick L. Odeon

    Nick L. Odeon Flightless Bird

    "Maurice" <morisaab@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:elEMBT9ILHA.5432@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    :
    : "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    : news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    : > Hi:
    : > I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    : > many sort of problems.
    : >
    : > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    : > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    : >
    : > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    : >
    :
    : Does Avira support "update from folder" for a PC not connected to the
    : internet? can the updates be downloaded apart?
    :
    Visit the Avira website and ask, HoopleHead.
    :
     
  19. antioch

    antioch Flightless Bird

    "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi:
    > I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    > many sort of problems.
    >
    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    >


    From my personal experiences, it depends what make/system etc you have.
    I have a custom built Pentium P4 3.8 GHz CPU with WIN HOME XP SP3.

    I have only ever used free AV - Avira - Avast - IP/ISP's in-house security
    suite.

    Currently using Microsoft Security Essentials, which runs just fine - a bit
    faster than the others. This was after I had removed Avast - MSE found two
    minor 'nasties' on its first run.
    I also have an Acer Extensa 5620z laptop, WIN PRO XP SP3, with only a 60GB
    HDD.
    It did have McAfee which I immediately uninstalled[with some difficulty]
    I put Avast on which for some reason behaved like McAfee - very sluggish.
    Now running MSE plus their firewall. So far no problems.
    Does a full scan in no time at all.

    Both have additional 'as and when' scanners - Malwarebytes and SAS plus
    Spyware Blaster.
    Once a year[during the summer] I do a full online scan with Symantec and go
    off and play a game of cricket[just joking]

    Antioch
     
  20. Randem

    Randem Flightless Bird

    Norton... hmmm Possibly this can help
    http://www.randem.com/virusproblems.html


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    "Spring10" <Spring10@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news:eIi1Nz1ILHA.1500@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Hi:
    > I installed Norton, however I needed to uninstall it because there are
    > many sort of problems.
    >
    > What or which kind of Anti-Virus, preferrably 'free.' I need only
    > 'simple/basis' form of Anti-Virus.
    >
    > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    >
     

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