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I have till the 20 th of this month to decide if I want to remove Norton Internet Security and get another Anti Virus/Firewall to protect this PC.

Any advice on what might cover both jobs and keep this PC safe.

Windows 10..

Free or I will buy what ever works, in advance
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Right now I am using only Windows Defender as the other versions that came with a free trial have expired.
There is also Avast SecureLine VPN which is for wifi, but so far I've not connected.
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Right now I am using only Windows Defender as the other versions that came with a free trial have expired.
There is also Avast SecureLine VPN which is for wifi, but so far I've not connected.
My Norton had a big update and needed to be restarted. When I logged back online it didn't come on the task bar. But W, Defender did plus the M$ fire wall was turned on.

So that is what I have for the time being. Norton does and auto bill pay from my debit card on the 20th

And I don't want to do PC's SO ??????

I am going off lime for now but will check out what you spoke about later, thanks Lollie.....
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My Norton had a big update and needed to be restarted. When I logged back online it didn't come on the task bar. But W, Defender did plus the M$ fire wall was turned on.

So that is what I have for the time being. Norton does and auto bill pay from my debit card on the 20th

And I don't want to do PC's SO ??????

I am going off lime for now but will check out what you spoke about later, thanks Lollie.....
You're welcome.
I haven't used Norton since the XP days and found it to be a pain in the ass.
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I have till the 20 th of this month to decide if I want to remove Norton Internet Security and get another Anti Virus/Firewall to protect this PC.

Any advice on what might cover both jobs and keep this PC safe.

Windows 10..

Free or I will buy what ever works, in advance
oh for craps sake. norton? really?

ok I have avast! for like 7 years

and do your ccleaner ya turned me on to back in the day

also do malware bytes every now and then// you can do the free version then uninstall it and do er again at a later date
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Wannacry spreads to Asia...

Cyber attack spreads to Asia as experts warn of new wave
Tuesday 16th May, 2017 - The worldwide "ransomware" cyber attack has spread to thousands more computers as people across Asia logged in at work, disrupting businesses, schools, hospitals and daily life.
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But no new large-scale outbreaks have been reported, and British officials said a feared second wave of infections had not materialised. The new infections were largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck. In Britain, where the health service was among the first high-profile targets of the online extortion scheme, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said "we have not seen a second wave of attacks". He said "the level of criminal activity is at the lower end of the range that we had anticipated".

The malware, known as "WannaCry," paralysed computers running factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems, hitting 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries. Among those hit were Russia's Interior Ministry and companies including Spain's Telefonica and FedEx in the US. Though the spread of the ransomware slowed on Monday, many companies and government agencies were still struggling to recover from the first attack. Carmaker Renault said one of its French plants, which employs 3,500 people, was not reopening Monday as a "preventative step".

Britain's National Health Service said about a fifth of NHS trusts were hit by the attack on Friday, leading to thousands of cancelled appointments and operations. Seven of the 47 affected trusts were still having IT problems on Monday. The British government denied allegations that lax cybersecurity in the financially stretched, state-funded health service had helped the attack spread. Prime Minister Theresa May said "warnings were given to hospital trusts" about the Microsoft vulnerability exploited by the attackers.


Nissan in Japan said some units had been targeted by the global cyber attack but there was no major impact on its business

NHS Digital, which oversees U.K. hospital cybersecurity, said it sent alerts about the problem - and a patch to fix it - to health service staff and IT professionals last month. Tim Stevens, a lecturer in global security at King's College London, warned that the incident should be a wake-up call to both the public and private sectors to incorporate security into computer systems from the ground up, rather than as an afterthought. "This thing cannot be brushed under the carpet," he said. "It is so visible and so global. There is going to have to be change at levels where change can be made." In Asia, where Friday's attack occurred after business hours, thousands of new cases were reported on Monday as people came back to work.

The Japan Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre, a non-profit group, said 2,000 computers at 600 locations in Japan were affected. Companies including Hitachi and Nissan Motor Co reported problems but said they had not seriously affected their operations. Chinese state media said 29,372 institutions there had been infected along with hundreds of thousands of devices. Universities and other educational institutions in China were among the hardest hit, possibly because schools tend to have old computers and be slow to update operating systems and security, said Fang Xingdong, founder of ChinaLabs, an internet strategy think tank.

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You're welcome.
I haven't used Norton since the XP days and found it to be a pain in the ass.
Yep on this PC it is the same as with you and XP.. But I have it on my business PC and there it works great and I am secure.

But a two year automatic upgrade is almost $90.00 which I can pay but wonder if I can do better or not.

I don't want to bother messing with it on this PC. I am tried of that game. So I am looking cause I have 3 days before I have to stop the auto billing or switch debit cards and inform them to do just one PC.
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oh for craps sake. norton? really?

ok I have avast! for like 7 years

and do your ccleaner ya turned me on to back in the day

also do malware bytes every now and then// you can do the free version then uninstall it and do er again at a later date
Err in English salty Okay I got the translation...

Avast "free" CCleaner "free" and to malware bytes. I am to dang old to fart around doing installs and un installs..

Heck I might just use what M$ provided. Their Firewall and Window Defender.

What do you think salty, Lollie?
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Wannacry spreads to Asia...

Cyber attack spreads to Asia as experts warn of new wave
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man you're posting these in any old thread P.W. has waltky

If you don't start your own new thread then you will lose out on posting numbers.
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oh for craps sake. norton? really?

ok I have avast! for like 7 years

and do your ccleaner ya turned me on to back in the day

also do malware bytes every now and then// you can do the free version then uninstall it and do er again at a later date
Yes, lurpy. I do what saltwn does. It works.

CC cleaner is good as is Malwarebytes and Spybot.

Make sure you also clean up temporary files etc., and perhaps defragment your computer once in a while just to give more space, if you use up a lot of files etc.

Avast is brilliant. You can of course pay, but the free one is good and it flags up any viruses. You need to not click on links or open attachments from people lurpy, which is probably why you sometimes have problems. You would be careful who you let into your home so the same goes with the computer.
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