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Old 02-09-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Cheap antivirus software

Anyone know of the best deal? My laptop has to be sent out by Geek Squad, so I dug out my old laptop in the mean time, but I need to put new antivirus software on it, as the old one is long since expired. I don't want to pay a lot of money for it, as it is only a temporary fix til I get my good laptop back. Thanks!
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
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Anyone know of the best deal? My laptop has to be sent out by Geek Squad, so I dug out my old laptop in the mean time, but I need to put new antivirus software on it, as the old one is long since expired. I don't want to pay a lot of money for it, as it is only a temporary fix til I get my good laptop back. Thanks!
Avast
Microsoft Security Essentials
AVG

All three are free and just as good (and most of the time better) then anything you pay for. I would NEVER pay for antivirus.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:37 AM   #3
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Anyone know of the best deal? My laptop has to be sent out by Geek Squad, so I dug out my old laptop in the mean time, but I need to put new antivirus software on it, as the old one is long since expired. I don't want to pay a lot of money for it, as it is only a temporary fix til I get my good laptop back. Thanks!
There are some good free ones out there. Just do a google search. Also, run spybot and malware bytes..
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:53 AM   #4
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AVG, have it on all our computers.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:16 PM   #5
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AVG. It's free and much better than any antivirus software that you can pay for.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:35 PM   #6
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Microsoft Security Essentials is great and free.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:54 PM   #7
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Another vote for AVG.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:55 PM   #8
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I've been using avast for at least 5 years now (for free) and I have no complaints!
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:16 PM   #9
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #10
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go with the MS program. It does a good job and updates when windows updates itself.
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Old 02-09-2013, 07:08 PM   #11
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My vote is for Avast have it on all my computers including my Mac.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #12
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Microsoft Security Essentials works surprisingly well. Doesn't use too many system resources and updates behind the scenes. I used to use Norton but it slowed my laptop down too much.
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