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Webroot Anit-virus

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Steve A., Jan 18, 2011.

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  1. Steve A.

    Steve A. Member

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    Anyone have any experience with the Webroot Anit-virus. Bought laptops from Best Buy and there was a 6 months trial with the purchase. Now time to buy or delete. I have had no problems with any viruses but have no idea of Webroot is worth the $40.00 or so. Mnay thanks.
     
  2. School Teacher

    School Teacher Well-Known Member

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    I used it for a while and did not like it as my computer ran very slow and I still got infected every now and then.

    I now run Windows XP Pro and Microsoft Security which is free.

    Microsoft Security has detected and cleaned a few viruses since I had it installed about a year ago and my computer runs very fast.

    Ed Ward
     
  3. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    SuperAntiSpyware (Free edition) works the best and you up grade to the automatic editions for $20 per year ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  4. Steve A.

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    Many thanks fellows --- will check into both of the above.
     
  5. Quack Shot

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    Microsoft Security Essentials = Free

    OR Avast Free Home Edition

    AND Comodo Firewall, also free. Just remember to uncheck any boxes that want to install toolbars or change your search or home pages. Set it up as a FIREWALL ONLY.

    Malwarebytes (free edition) will do a good job for an occasional scan for malware as will SuperAntiSpyware. They have a portable edition that does not need to be installed. No need for the pay versions. They just slow the systems down when they run in the background. Just do a scan once every week or so and you'll be fine. Be sure to update the programs before you do.
     
  6. shooterIII

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    I'm 100% with Quack Shot, I've had Avast Free for about 4 years and had it stop virus' while I was on the computer. I would hit the power off button (my IT guy told me to do that) and then reboot and never got a virus on machine. Also use Malwarebytes.
     
  7. wproct

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    We've been using Norton/Symatec on several computers in our home for probably 5+ years. Has stopped numerous virus attacks and runs pretty much automatically. Hasn't seemed to slow the computer speed down.
     
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