Is Data Protection antivirus as good as Norton?

by on May 17, 2010

Q: How can I verify antivirus purchased on line is safe? I had a virus and this was one on the antivirus popup sites that I could get. I am worried that it is not as secure as Norton. It’s called Data Protection, a green shield with a check mark in the shield. It said a 30 day money back guarantee. I have since purchased Norton for my deskton. Should I cancel the Data Protection and switch to Norton?

One Response to “Is Data Protection antivirus as good as Norton?”
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    The ‘Data Protection’ is a fake anti-virus program designed to exploit money out of people. Hopefully you’ll be able to get your money back, you may need to contact your credit card company to do so.

    See this answer for some instructions on how to clean this garbage software off of your computer.

    Personally, I would recommend ‘Microsoft Security Essentials’ which is free and covers you against viruses, spyware, malware and bogus software like ‘Data Protection’.

    Always google around about a program or service before you fork over money on-line. There are a lot of scams and junk out there.