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#1 Posted on 21.11.05 1203.23
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Okay, I'm finally gonna take the plunge and order high-speed internet from my cable company ... Now, they're offering a deal where you get free anti-virus software (it's called "Security Sweep" by F-Secure) if you sign up.

Myself, I had never heard of "F-Secure" before (although a subsequent Google search seems to verify that it is indeed a pretty reliable company) ... Does anyone have any experience with their anti-virus software? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

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#2 Posted on 21.11.05 1301.33
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I used F-Secure for a little while. It was EXCELLENT with anti-virus protection, but fell a little short in its spam filtering. Considering that I went to G-Mail shortly thereafter, though, that wasn't as big of a concern for me. If the spam filtering isn't a big issue for you, I'd definitely recommend it.
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#3 Posted on 21.11.05 1600.40
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    Originally posted by Alessandro
    Okay, I'm finally gonna take the plunge and order high-speed internet from my cable company ... Now, they're offering a deal where you get free anti-virus software (it's called "Security Sweep" by F-Secure) if you sign up.

    Myself, I had never heard of "F-Secure" before (although a subsequent Google search seems to verify that it is indeed a pretty reliable company) ... Does anyone have any experience with their anti-virus software? Good? Bad? Indifferent?




Before you order, post up the terms of the deal that you are getting. Charter has a 6 mo for $26.99/mo deal pretty regularly, and often offers a free modem deal.

Do a google search for Charter High Speed Internet and look at the paid ads on the right side, and at the first paid listing. For some reason, it's almost always a better deal than what they offer on their web site or over the phone.
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#4 Posted on 21.11.05 1602.29
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Also, on the anti-virus front... both AVAST and AVG Free are pretty good free anti-virus solutions. Many people feel that AVG Free has too many false positives, but I have not had that experience. I am using it at home on my PC and I like it.

AVAST is always one of the ones recommended over at Ars Technica when I look at what their AV threads.
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#5 Posted on 21.11.05 1603.06
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I used F-Secure for about 3 years when I first came to college and I never had a single problem with it. Granted I don't know much about anti-virus programs, but after 5 years of downloading everything I can, my computer is still standing, and F-Secure was responsible for 3 of those years.
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#6 Posted on 21.11.05 2233.33
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I've used both AVG and AntiVir, and I have yet to experience any problems with them, though with AntiVir, I have to deal with those "Upgrade" pop-ups.
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#7 Posted on 23.11.05 0911.33
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Before you order, post up the terms of the deal that you are getting. Charter has a 6 mo for $26.99/mo deal pretty regularly, and often offers a free modem deal.


Actually, my timing turned out to be pretty good (for once), because Charter offered me the internet access AND the free anti-virus protection AND a couple of premium channels for just an extra nine bucks a month on my cable bill ... only for the next six months, of course.

I figured that's a hard deal to refuse, so I caved

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