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Originally Posted by HarbingerOfLive View Post
Oh please just shut up....

Used Norton IS from Early 2010-2011, and I liked it. Lightweight, and secure. There are also many reviews, from pros like CNET to average Youtube reviewers who will agree with me. Stop living in 2005.

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you mean if the security has blocked a virus on a website for me? yes it has when I went on a blog that was infected by a trojan.

You do realize people who criticized norton/symantec don't criticize the detection, which is one of the best
they always criticized the resources it used.

well Norton IS/AV since 2009 uses less resources than even MSE, so that argument can be thrown out
but people just follow the sheep and keep on bashing norton cause its the cool thing to do.
So much truth in these posts above. Funny how many enthusiasts still bash Norton when it is probably the best antivirus suite money can buy today.

I've used Norton since 2005, and while I do agree that the 2006/2006 versions were memory hogs and ran slowly, Norton was greatly improved with the 2007 revision and has only gotten better since. The latest Norton 2011 uses very little RAM and has no effect on system performance. Plus, it has been ranked as the #1 antivirus app by multiple trusted sources, including third-party security sources. MSE doesn't even come close.


Source: http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/...P2011_SYMC.pdf

Edited by 996gt2 - 11/2/11 at 8:22am
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Love the Norton bashing in here. I know I've said it before, but:

Norton has improved VASTLY with the 2010 version. It is NOT a resource hog and it IS effective. It was rated #2/#3 across many reviewers. Not that I use it, (I do have it at work) but it is much better than you guys hate on it for.
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post #13 of 38
A few more pieces of data for all you Norton bashers out there:

http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/...P2011_SYMC.pdf








More data in support of Norton from AV-Comparatives, another third-party testing site:
http://www.av-comparatives.org/image...moval_2009.pdf
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LOL.

Don't run Anti Virus on my computer much less my Android. Anti Virus software is sooo anoying
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LOL.

Don't run Anti Virus on my computer much less my Android. Anti Virus software is sooo anoying
+1, Norton is good at stooping its own viruses that it makes. It might be better then back in 2005 but now getting a Virus under Windows 7 is 1000% less likely then back in Windows XP days. Why is it that i never gotten a Virus in 4 years now? When i had Norton and other Anti-Virus Software i would get one in less then 2 months. At this day and time Norton is like having a military army with weapons and walking on the street and consider yourself safe. Terrorist are most likely to shoot at the guy with the gun and armor .
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Are those results for Realtime Protection (non user scan)?
I thought MSE detection rate was much better than that.
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Which I guess explains why most computers that come in to my work with viruses have norton on them right? Because it's the best?
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Which I guess explains why most computers that come in to my work with viruses have norton on them right? Because it's the best?
If you know what ever you are doing has a virus you will get the virus. Norton might help. My army logic is the best. It you want to live on the city you dont need gear. If you go to war you put on the gear but that still increases the death rate. People that get Norton or any other Anti-Virus know that they open stuff they should not.
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post #19 of 38
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So much truth in these posts above. Funny how many enthusiasts still bash Norton when it is probably the best antivirus suite money can buy today.

I've used Norton since 2005, and while I do agree that the 2006/2006 versions were memory hogs and ran slowly, Norton was greatly improved with the 2007 revision and has only gotten better since. The latest Norton 2011 uses very little RAM and has no effect on system performance. Plus, it has been ranked as the #1 antivirus app by multiple trusted sources, including third-party security sources. MSE doesn't even come close.


Source: http://www.dennistechnologylabs.com/...P2011_SYMC.pdf
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This test was sponsored by Symantec.
Hmmmm...

Regardless how you feel about AV protection you should be backing up your system on a regular basis (Titanium Backup is great for this). AV software shouldn’t be your only defense. If people were a little more cautious on the websites they visit and the apps they download they wouldn't need AV on their phones/tablets. But I guess it's easier to spend money than to cure ignorance.
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abstaining from installing unknown files and clicking on bad links is still the best anti virus.


like abstaining from sex... forever alone...
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