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    • SCO
    • By SCO 30th Sep 18, 12:39 PM
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    McAfee or Norton
    • #1
    • 30th Sep 18, 12:39 PM
    McAfee or Norton 30th Sep 18 at 12:39 PM
    McAfee total protection or norton deluxe what one is best?
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 30th Sep 18, 12:46 PM
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    • #2
    • 30th Sep 18, 12:46 PM
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    • 30th Sep 18, 12:46 PM
    Both about the same .
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 30th Sep 18, 1:07 PM
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    • #3
    • 30th Sep 18, 1:07 PM
    • #3
    • 30th Sep 18, 1:07 PM
    If i had to choose id go with neither, Windows own version or Avast work for me.
    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 30th Sep 18, 8:04 PM
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    • #4
    • 30th Sep 18, 8:04 PM
    • #4
    • 30th Sep 18, 8:04 PM
    Neither; both are krap. Choose another, Kaspersky or Bitdefender are good.
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • J B
    • By J B 30th Sep 18, 8:42 PM
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    J B
    • #5
    • 30th Sep 18, 8:42 PM
    • #5
    • 30th Sep 18, 8:42 PM
    Bit Defender Free works fine for me but many here say that the built in W10 one is fine.
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 30th Sep 18, 11:09 PM
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    • #6
    • 30th Sep 18, 11:09 PM
    • #6
    • 30th Sep 18, 11:09 PM
    Neither, Bitdefender is much better.
    • Uxb
    • By Uxb 1st Oct 18, 7:52 AM
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    • #7
    • 1st Oct 18, 7:52 AM
    • #7
    • 1st Oct 18, 7:52 AM
    Kaspersky banned from use in government Depts in Dec 2017 due to its Russian origins/connections.
    the US Government banned Kaspersky in mid 2018
    The UK Gov uses Symantec of which Norton is the consumer arm itself

    So the advice to dump Norton for Kaspersky is rather funny
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 1st Oct 18, 8:13 AM
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    • #8
    • 1st Oct 18, 8:13 AM
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    • 1st Oct 18, 8:13 AM
    Banning Kapersky due to the Russian origin is pure politics and not founded on anything real. (AFAIK).

    And major organisations always go for a major player for corporate AV ... so generally McAfee or Symantec (Norton). That doesn't mean they're better - just the corporate suites are suited to corporate environments ... entirely different to a home environment.

    That said, I'm also in the Bitdefender or W10 native camp.
    Diary of a madman
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 1st Oct 18, 8:52 AM
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    • 1st Oct 18, 8:52 AM
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    • 1st Oct 18, 8:52 AM
    And major organisations always go for a major player for corporate AV ... so generally McAfee or Symantec (Norton). That doesn't mean they're better - just the corporate suites are suited to corporate environments ... entirely different to a home environment.

    That said, I'm also in the Bitdefender or W10 native camp.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    ...and I wish they wouldn't...corporate windows builds are sluggish enough as it is.....
    ......Gettin' There, Wherever There is......

    I have a dodgy "i" key, so ignore spelling errors due to "i" issues, ...I blame Apple
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 1st Oct 18, 8:55 AM
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    RumRat
    Don't pay for AV, it's pointless. I'll second Windows defender in W10 or Bitdefender.
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
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    Kaspersky banned from use in government Depts in Dec 2017 due to its Russian origins/connections.
    the US Government banned Kaspersky in mid 2018
    The UK Gov uses Symantec of which Norton is the consumer arm itself

    So the advice to dump Norton for Kaspersky is rather funny
    Originally posted by Uxb
    Trump's US government bans Russian software and uses American software shocker. If you can't see the political motivation for that I don't know what to say.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 1st Oct 18, 11:42 AM
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    ...and I wish they wouldn't...corporate windows builds are sluggish enough as it is.....
    Originally posted by GunJack
    Absolutely! I have a Dell Latitude M6800 (albeit only with 8GB RAM) ... it's quite a beast of a machine yet runs like a Usain Bolt wading through treacle.
    Diary of a madman
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 1st Oct 18, 12:13 PM
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    Absolutely! I have a Dell Latitude M6800 (albeit only with 8GB RAM) ... it's quite a beast of a machine yet runs like a Usain Bolt wading through treacle.
    Originally posted by DoaM
    That would still be fast.....
    Drinking Rum before 10am makes you
    A PIRATE
    Not an Alcoholic...!
    • slinga
    • By slinga 1st Oct 18, 12:55 PM
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    slinga
    I've used Comodo internet security premium for years with no problems. It's free and you get a firewall and AV.


    I've thought about using the windows firewall and defender but if it ain't broke don't fix it.
    It's your money. Except if it's the governments.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 1st Oct 18, 2:53 PM
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    Trump's US government bans Russian software and uses American software shocker. If you can't see the political motivation for that I don't know what to say.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Same story with Huawei mobiles in USA

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/why-some-of-the-flashiest-huawei-android-p20-p20-pro-mate-10-pro-phones-arent-in-the-us/
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 1st Oct 18, 3:02 PM
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    I have a Dell Latitude M6800.
    Originally posted by DoaM

    No you dont
    Running with scissors since 1978
    • Francesanne
    • By Francesanne 1st Oct 18, 4:03 PM
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    Francesanne
    McAfee slowed my PC down. Been using Norton for good few years and have no such problems with it.
    Very happy with it.
    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 2nd Oct 18, 3:58 AM
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    JEN22
    How do you protect ipads if you have no software
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 2nd Oct 18, 5:49 AM
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    ballyblack
    iPads and Android tablets don't need protection

    They cannot get viruses
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 2nd Oct 18, 7:42 AM
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    DoaM
    No you dont
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    No ... you're right .. I have a Dell PRECISION M6800

    And technically I don't have that either - it's a leased machine so it doesn't belong to me OR my company.
    Diary of a madman
    Walk the line again today
    Entries of confusion
    Dear diary, I'm here to stay
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