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Fry's has NIS 2013 for free after rebates. It is good for 3 PCs.

I'm not trying to start a war because I know a lot of people don't like Norton and they do like MS Security Essentials. Looking at the same source mentioned in the "Bitdefender 2013. $0.13" thread, MS Security Essentials is rated the lowest for protection.

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/novdec-2012/
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Thanks. Norton rocks! It consistently scores high in all the reviews.
MSE is fine if you want something for free.
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Fry's has NIS 2013 for free after rebates. It is good for 3 PCs.

I'm not trying to start a war because I know a lot of people don't like Norton and they do like MS Security Essentials. Looking at the same source mentioned in the "Bitdefender 2013. $0.13" thread, MS Security Essentials is rated the lowest for protection.

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/home-user/windows-7/novdec-2012/

Source?

Did they also rate on how much system resources are hogged by AV programs?

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The source of the tests is the AV-TEST Institute. I don’t know if that’s good or bad but it’s a start.

If you click on the individual product & look near the bottom of the page it states the average slow-down of the computer.
Industry average is 10 seconds.
Bitdefender is 10
NIS is 11
MS Security Essentials is 9
I looked at a few others and Webroot was 0 and Trend Micro was 17.

NIS is 1 sec slower than Industry average & MS Security Essentials is 1 sec faster. That does not seem like a big difference considering some products are 14 & 17 secs.

I know several years ago Norton supposedly slowed down the PC. But over the last few years I have not seen that mentioned in any review. IOW they have improved in that area. Again I’m just going by reviews that I have read. I’ve used Norton & Avast & am considering trying Bitdefender. So I’m not hung up on any one product. But if I’m going to use protection I feel it should be one of the better rated products.
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