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Anyone use Norton for Anti-Virus. What do you use?
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I've had first hand experience with Norton Anti-virus's infestation and subsequent removal. IMO, it's horrid. Not only is it bad at finding or cleaning any viruses, removing the actual program itself is like trying to exorcise some sort of PC demon-spawn. It embeds itself and simply won't let go. Symantec has actually released separate programs intended to remove the program (which also don't always work), because people complained about the uninstall not working (sorry, I don't have the link ATM to confirm this, but I have seen it myself).

The President of Solid Oak software, Brian Milburn, in a statement:
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In my opinion, Norton products are worse than any virus I can think of
That pretty much sums it up. (Source: PC Magazine)

Now that my rant is over (sorry), I'd recommend either NOD32 (which has been highly recommend to me and others here on the forum quite a few times) or AVG Anti-Virus (which is free.) I've used AVG on quite a few computers and I personally like it quite a bit.
    
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I also use NOD32 just I have been told I should you Norton, I'm not going to just want to know what ppl think of it.
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I also use NOD32 just I have been told I should you Norton, I'm not going to just want to know what ppl think of it.
you're not using both at the same time i hope?

i prefer using NOD32 way more than Norton. Symantec corporate, on the other hand, is just as nice. i hate using Norton, just like I hate having to remove every little bit of it when i try to take it off my system. it's a system hog and it likes to take control of every little thing.
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I use avg, and have not had a virus since installing it.
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Norton is horrific, possibly the worst piece of bloatware ever written. I battled with the home edition for a couple of years, we have the corporate edition at work which is slightly more streamlined but causes issues with other apps like MS office.

I use AVG at home.
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you're not using both at the same time i hope?

i prefer using NOD32 way more than Norton. Symantec corporate, on the other hand, is just as nice. i hate using Norton, just like I hate having to remove every little bit of it when i try to take it off my system. it's a system hog and it likes to take control of every little thing.

No just NOD32
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I also use NOD32 just I have been told I should you Norton, I'm not going to just want to know what ppl think of it.
I sincerely doubt you'll get many people here to back up Norton AV, but I could be wrong. I guess we'll have to see. IMO - If you have NOD32, then I'd keep it (above Norton AV).

Here is a compilation of some independent reviews done by Consumer Search that may be helpful.
    
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