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Ok so I now use Norton IS 2011 and I was doing my first full scan and I noticed that most of the time it was scanning the backup I made yesterday. This was fine but then I noticed that it kept on scanning that one backup for like 30 minutes alone! Normally that is how long a full scan itself takes! IS there a way to exclude my backup from the list of things Norton scans?
    
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Dunno, but to be honest with you I dont recommend Norton anymore. Too many issues with this sort of thing. It is generally buggy software and I consider it to be unreliable. PS - network engineer here and Norton would not be on my clients systems because I would not install it. Reasons being - Norton writes multiple entries to the Windows system registry and when it fails it leaves keys and hives broken in the reigstry. And Norton fails quite consistently or has numerous issues with failures of different kinds. I have personally removed and or repaired installations of Norton thousands of times over the past 7 years or so. Avoid it with your life - would recommend Kaspersky for stability though it has a greater learning curve or perhaps Webroot - other than that I think you would be wasting your money. High end programs that would be useful and reliable include CA - Computer Associates Antivirus Professional or their NIPS for business works great on personal computers and workstations as well. Also, you can add items to an exclusion list in Norton. This may help - it isn't the same process with NIS 2011, but it is similar so look for en exclusions tab or option. http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nav.nsf/pfdocs/199829164436
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norton is junk
i used to swear by it till it it sailed through my pc and made me format my rig
then i pluged in the same infected flashdrive into my lappy with avg and bam threat detected not even a scratch
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norton IS a virus.
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norton IS a virus.
I get the impression that viruses are small and efficient at what they do.
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norton IS a virus.

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I get the impression that viruses are small and efficient at what they do.

Most definitely. I LOL'd. This may get added to my sig.
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Go download AVG or MSE and be done with it.
 
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I personally never use and never will use antivirus software. The only thing I use is Spybot with which I use the Immunization feature, and rarely Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. I find antivirus software performance killers. You can exclude anything you want, look somewhere for "Exceptions" in the scanner options.
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and how many of you experts have used norton in the last 2 years
you know, the AV Suite that's smaller and more efficient than AVG/Kaspersky/NOD?
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and how many of you experts have used norton in the last 2 years
you know, the AV Suite that's smaller and more efficient than AVG/Kaspersky/NOD?
How about AVIRA?

I think it uses resources pretty efficiently i.e. doesn't slow down my computer.
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