What do you guys use for Internet Security?

Norton - Norton Internet Security
Malaysia
January 26, 2009 5:51pm CST
Since my old subscription for Norton Internet Security (2008) expires in 3 days, i went to Best Buy today and got Norton Anti-Virus with Anti-Spyware 2009. The strange thing is, Norton Internet Security 2008 cost $40 last year. Norton Internet Security 2009 is about $80. Instead i bought Norton Anti-Virus with Anti-Spyware 2009 for $40, to fit my budget. I'm not sure why the price hike but i got what i needed in terms of Internet Security. The only thing i will not get with Norton Anti-Virus with Anti-Spyware 2009 that i do get with Norton Internet Security 2009 is a 2 way firewall and Anti-Phishing. At least i'm guranteed to be protected against worms & trojan horses whuch i fear the most. What do you guys use for Internet Security? Do you buy software or download freeware?I kept being told by sources online to download freeware instead of buying software. A lot of people bad mouthed Norton as well saying it slows down your computer. I have used and bought Norton software for the last 2 years and it has never given me a hard time. I have never trusted freeware for Anti-Viruses. Somehow i feel it's worth paying for this kind of thing. Besides Norton recieves awards for it's great performance.
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12 responses
@user_786 (1338)
27 Jan 09
there are many manual settings needed besides using firewall, inti virus , spyware, etc thousand of viruses are being made every month making PCs less secure than ever. The good antivirus software with Firewall gives a good protection. i use Norton anti virus suite. however, there are occasions when the privacy stored in our PC- in cookies files and other get exposed to the hacker. there are countless such files in Windows that can easily be used by hacker to know about you and your PC. Therefore, i often make extra manual settings in the Firewall, i.e close unused ports, block a specific ip range, etc I have noticed in the past the some websites espcially thse offering free high quality screen savers install on your Pc viruses without letting the anti-virus program know of it, so it is very important to keep an eye on whats happening on your PC - there are good firewall toold availabe that loks for all activity that is possibly harmful for the PC
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
yeah, you are right. No security software is 100% good... and about the screen savers.. i recommend you to not download or install program get from stranger site..
@ClassyCat (1214)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I too have the Norton Internet Security, and it has done ok with me. The main thing I hate, is that so many of these companies 'hide themselves' from the consumers, when they need help!
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
A combination of Avast and the free version of Comodo Internet Security is quite strong. CIS is annoying to some people because it will ask the user before allowing a program/code it does not recognise to move on. I prefer it this way because I would know and have some control over the system. Other than the above I am also using other supporting software like MalwareBytes and SuperAntiSoftware. all the best, rosdimy
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
hmmm... not all combination is good... sometime, it will make more trouble...
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
I know. For example Trend Micro is bad at sharing. Norton is a reluctant partner.
• United States
27 Jan 09
Hmmmmmm, I went to Best Buy at the beginning of January and bought Norton Internet Security 2009 for $49.99. Isn't that strange that different Best Buys have different prices?, you'd think they would all be the same. Anyway, that's what I'm using and I'm actually not that happy with it. I'll try to keep this short. I was out of virus control for a few weeks and my computer starting acting funny. Went out and bought the Norton. Came home, set it up, scanned, did the whole bit. Only found a few tracking cookies, no big deal. Ok, it still was acting funny and finally really went whacko. Did some googling around (I'm really making this short compared to everything I went through,) and downloaded Malwarebytes. It was free, suggested alot by people, and I thought what the heck, I'll try it. Wellllllllllllll, Malwarebytes found 87 infected files with the Vundo H virus. Yeh, Norton didn't find it at all. (I have another discussion on all this.) It took me one complete week to actually get rid of this particular virus using both of them. Every time I thought it was finally gone, it would re-appear 2-3 days later. It kept hiding, just like it had some kind of intelligence. I tell you, it was creeeeeepppyyyy!, lol! All in all, it's all ok now, everything has been clear for quite some time (about 2 weeks or so), no problem. I was not happy with Norton though, but since then the two seem to work together fine and all is well, Thank Goodness!!!!
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
hey, why the price have so much different? About norton, my friend say norton not good at detecting and removing.. but it's good with blocking virus from get into ya pc...
• United States
27 Jan 09
Your friend is absolutely correct. It's fine now and actually has blocked two attempts on my computer right here on myLot. As far as detecting beforehand, nope, it took Malwarebytes to find the big virus and clear it off my computer. Not an easy task I must say.
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
I'm using a corporate edition of eScan Anti-Virus. It's the best anti virus that I've ever used. It's engine was always updated the same level as Kaspersky and it protects my Computer from severe attacks. Also, it doesn't eat up lots of resources unlike Norton and the downloading of updates is not so heavy compare to others. I can scan, download update, and even play some online games without experiencing connection problems.. eScan for me is the most underrated Anti Virus today..
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
hmm... eScan??! never heard about it before... i think i should make some survey about security product..
• Brazil
27 Jan 09
I use many anti-virus: AVG, Avast and Norton. But I know it's nothing for the hackers, they do incredible virus and it can pass in any pc anytime. I read it in a magazine, about the hackers.
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
yeah2... hackers is very incredible... but i suggest ya to use only one anti virus... more antivirus will make ya computer unstable...
@amitavroy (4823)
• India
27 Jan 09
well my friend i will suggest you not to go for norton. you can go for kaspersky or NOD 32 which are very good antivirus prog. they are very powerful yet very light on system. i am using NOD32 which has scanner, firewall and spam buster which are very powerful and the updates are also very cool and regular. norton is a resource hog man and does not give that good a performance. i can play a game on my computer with the scanner in the back ground. kaspersky is also very good. i have it installed on my dad's laptop.
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
thanks for the suggestion... i will change to Kaspersky or Nod32 when my Norton License expired at end this year..
• India
27 Jan 09
In my office we use microsft 2006 firewall.... I recommend you for home PC go for symentec internet security software its really good as I am using it last 1 years My pc is not affected by any spyware aor adware or any viruses
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
microsoft 2006 firewall?? hmm... never heard before.. and about symantec.. it's a good security.. but it will make many problem if ya PC can handle it...
• India
27 Jan 09
what a long post! i cant read your post! sorry!
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
ohh... it's okay... sorry for a long post... still beginner
@snowy22315 (79515)
• United States
27 Jan 09
I have norton anti virus on my computer. This is something that I have used and have found to be very helpful with my security. It is not an obnoxious program. It is easy to use and very helpful. I like it and will continue to use it as it seems to be effective.
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
anti virus,huh? hmmm... yeah, not so bad... but you will get more if you use norton internet security..
@jesbellaine (4155)
• Philippines
27 Jan 09
I use Avira Firewall and Internet security. It updates itself every 3 days and it is really good protection from any virus. It never failed to detect any virus on the site or even on my USB flash disk. My sister loves browsng girly girly site and play online games... sometimes, it requires her to download a patch or application before using it on the computer or online, the avira security firewalls, will not allow it to download because it detected a virus on the program. SO, I definitely recommend you this product! Have a great day! Thank you for the discussion. Happy Mylotting! Cheers!
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
oo~ avira,huh? is it slowing ya pc, i will try it when my norton license expired... and about the patch... you should not install any strange application... and use firefox as ya default browser... because Internet Explorer is suck..
@Bethany1202 (3431)
• United States
26 Jan 09
My boyfriend uses Kaspersky, and it really does seem to be the best I've seen. I have used Norton, McAfee, Spyware Doctor, and a few others, but they were not that great. This one, Kaspersky, seems to be great! He's never gotten any viruses in the 2 yeas we've used it, and it's being used on 2 different computers with cable modem internet access. It's very easy to use as well, which is a plus in my opinion!
• Malaysia
27 Jan 09
oo~... i also the kaspersky user... but i change to Norton because kaspersky use to much ram... it make my pc slow, especially when i using photoshop
• United States
27 Jan 09
I use some norton security thing and I hate it! Ever since my dad put it up my internet as been going a lot slower and sometimes it doesn't work at all. if i had to rate it I'd give it 0 out of 5 stars. who cares if it protects the computer its not worth it at all and i wish my dad would take it off