CaG asked in Computers & InternetSecurity · 1 decade ago

Norton's antivirus product versus the free Yahoo antivirus product?

I have been using Norton's antivirus product for several years and have been pleased with it. But, now that I am using AT&T Yahoo I would like to switch to its free Yahoo antivirus product. Has anyone done this and been satisfied with the protection of the free Yahoo antivirus product?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    please, read about microsoft Antigen. All antivirus in one !!!

  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    I'm pretty sure that Yahoo uses McAfee, I don't know of any AV software being developed by Yahoo. At any rate, I found both McAfee and Norton lacking. As for a free product, probably the best one out there is AVG Free, when used in combination with a good firewall such as Zone Alarm, it's pretty good.

    For the ultimate in protection, I'd go for Panda Platinum (or I think now it's called Panda Internet Security). It's about 70 or 80 bucks a year for up to 3 computers, gives you not only AV protection but also protection against Spyware, Tracking Cookies, dialers, spam, everything. The feature that I like best about it though, is the Parental Filter, so I can keep all the scum away from my kids. You can get a free 30 day trial from Panda.

    Oh and stay away from that Microsoft Garbage, I tried it and it allowed SEVERAL popup generators to be installed on my system. Of course, I didn't realize it because it was stopping the pop-ups from showing up, but one day I was trying to run a game on my system and it was going so S>L>O>W>> that I took a look at the process monitor, when I realized I had about 10 pop-up generators running in the background eating up my CPU cycles.

  • 1 decade ago

    yes i am satisfied with the protection of the free Yahoo antivirus product.i not have virus program in my computer because all program i use is update to yahoo.to check it. if fine .then i will download again .then to open it .if not pass i not use it and never open it.

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