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My school gives all the students Symantec End Point Protection for free. I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials for a while now and it's been great. Is it worth it to switch the synamtec? I haven't heard much about it. I rarely get anything anyways but if it's better i might as well get it since it's free.

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Honestly, you're better off with MSE. Symantec av's are usually a huge resource hog and doesn't offer any benefit to MSE.
    
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thanks smile.gif that's what i figured. some other opinions would be great though!
 
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Id never again use Symantec or anything like it,as said above they hog resources and cost money.
MSE is all you need.

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also...read THIS thread tongue.gif
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Mse or free version of avg and throw in a free version of malwarebytes since its a popular problem at colleges... you'll be home free

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i would just keep mse... symantec is a pita to deal with imo,,, i would akso add spybot s&s for some extra protection (as it uses akmost no resources and is prity good)... just my 2cents.gif hope it helped smile.gif
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thanks guys smile.gif

ill stick with MSE
 
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MSE is not the best solution, it's useles when you'r PC is infected by some rootkits! Read http://privacy-pc.com/antivirus-software-review to choose the best thumb.gif
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