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post #31 of 44
Don't renew your Norton Internet Security subscription.
Norton is bloatware. It's a huge resource hog.

Don't get AVG Free either. It has a high rate of false positives, is also quite a resource hog and has a bad detetion rate of real viruses. Moreover, the updates of AVG are sometimes faulty: A month ago, AVG released another bad update which caused AVG Free to think that explorer.exe and other essential Windows components were infected and deleted them, thus causing the system to crash and not to boot again. This isn't the first time that happened by AVG, they made the same mistake 1 year ago.

I highly recommand Avast Free. It's leightweight, free and does the job perfectly.

There is also a quite large group of users which just loves microsoft security essentials. It's also free, extremely lightweight and surprisinly good for a microsoft product What I dislike about it is that it's very silent. You won't notice that it's there, unless it finds a virus ofcourse. It also offers malware and spyware protection.

However, I still prefer Avast. I just think it's not logic to use a microsoft product to protect your other microsoft product. A bit of a contradiction if you ask me
post #32 of 44
Back in the day when Peter Norton still owned Norton it "WAS" one of best AV programs available.. Once Symantec bought him out and started turning it into an all in one solution it VERY QUICKLY went downhill and is now just BLOATED beyond belief.... I will also sound like a Broken record and recommend MSE!!!
post #33 of 44
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Back in the day when Peter Norton still owned Norton it "WAS" one of best AV programs available.. Once Symantec bought him out and started turning it into an all in one solution it VERY QUICKLY went downhill and is now just BLOATED beyond belief.... I will also sound like a Broken record and recommend MSE!!!
Agreed ! Back in the days with good old Peter Norton on the cover of Norton Anti Virus, it was the best AV around. I still have legal copies of Norton AV 2001,2002,2003 and 2004 lying around here !! After that, it really started to suck.
Same goes for Partition Magic. What the F were they thinking at Symantic to stop development for PM ? Seriously ! Best Partion Manager around... Luckily I found a good alternative (Minitool Partion Manager Home Edition.. is freeware too)
post #34 of 44
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So maybe that's why back around 7 years agao in high schools they were using Norton. But why does some people say that todays Norton is soo much better even if it's not good?


Eather way so should I use Free AVG, MSE, Avast Free? I am so confused I just hear too many stories from everyone. Maybe I should just use Norton since it's already installed on my system. But I need to know the facts on which programs to use.
post #35 of 44
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All I can say is that on a different computer forums they say to use Norton and say that it's alot better than the older versions. But in this forums people say that todays versions are not as good as the older version. LOL I hear two different things. Eatherway I tried using Norton for 30 days and had no problems. It did a full system scan and didn't slow my computer down even while playing games.


I can say that I use to use Free AVG when I had my old Sony computer and also my moms computer is using AVG. But since Sony had a 30 day trial that's why I tried using Norton. I do remember using the Norton pro 2003 and yes it was slow and did slow my computer down. But when I used this new 2011 version it doesn't slow my system at all.
Edited by Dustin_Broke - 12/26/10 at 1:13pm
post #36 of 44
Well it is your choice after all on what you want to use.. I know I will NEVER go back to using a Symantec product again... almost 15yrs of computer repair experience behind me..
post #37 of 44
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All I can say is that on a different computer forums
Which one?
$5 paypal says this one is more knowledgeable.

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But why does some people say that todays Norton is soo much better even if it's not good?
Do you simply blindly believe everyone?
The majority of users simply have no idea what they're doing.
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So maybe that's why back around 7 years agao in high schools they were using Norton. But why does some people say that todays Norton is soo much better even if it's not good?


Eather way so should I use Free AVG, MSE, Avast Free? I am so confused I just hear too many stories from everyone. Maybe I should just use Norton since it's already installed on my system. But I need to know the facts on which programs to use.
God, stop asking the same god darn questions over and over. Use AVG or MSE. Norton SUCK, and things (programs) have changed in a time period of 7 years so stop talking about what your school used 7 years ago!
If your soooo set with renewing your norton trail, then don't keep asking us what to tell you what to use.

Now, I am using MSE after a year of thread micro. I have never been happier, MSE is by far (imo) better than AVG, its free and its quick and very minium resource hog.
I regret that in the past years, I paid for these softwares that are just bloatware where MSE or avast can do much better job.
I in fact did some testing with real viruses with different programs and MSE, Avast and AVG all caught all viruses I entered. On the other hand, Thred micro did not, and slowed my pc a bit, mcfee SUCKED because I could not get it to uninstall and it really slowed my pc
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If I want try and use MSE is it totaly ok to leave Norton on my system? I assume it's ok since it's currently disabled and the trial is gone. Basicly it shows a X on the taskbar for the Norton. I have 224 GB of free space left so it will be fine if I left it if it's ok.
Edited by Dustin_Broke - 12/26/10 at 5:56pm
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