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Discussion in 'General Software' started by Krazy Owl, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Norton

    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    You guys are making me feel bad :laugh: :roll:

    - Norton bad
    - Norton sucks
    - Norton is a resource hog

    I'm not that bad..... really! :p

    O/T - Norton Internet Security or 360 have been running w/o issues for anything I've used them on over the last three versions or so. However, there are plenty of free options out there.
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  2. Fourstaff

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    Flip a coin. Bad luck and 0 day exploits are well beyond what either can handle (by the nature of the problem), and both of them are quite good for other stuff. I personally use MSE, as long as you don't have wood for a PC Norton is actually quite invisible. I don't like Kaspersky babysitting me, but it might have changed since a few years ago.
  3. Melvis

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    Kaspersky hands down over Norton, at least it STOP's viruses.
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    that was always optional, and it asked during install. you chose the non-default nanny option.
  5. Frag Maniac

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    I get by on Avast and COMODO free AV and FW just fine, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
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    ^^^^what he said^^^^I do all sorts of crap I shouldn't be doing. Never got a virus with the first part of his advice.
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    Melvis says thanks.
  8. irlandezul

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    Kaspersky 2011 it's better .
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    Do i really need antivirus program?Cant remember when I used it last time.Nothing bad happened in these years without Antivirus for me.So is there really a point of using it?
  10. Evan New Member

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    I think Kaspersky is the best answer to your question.
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    Just download Avast AV. free, light, fantastic!
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    RCoon Forum Gypsy

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    I've used almost every AV out there, Bitdefender, ESET NOD32, AVG, Symantec, Norton, Sophos, Avast!, Kaspersky, plus the malwarebytes and smaller programs. and i can honestly say, they all work perfectly fine. Stick them all on a piece of paper and draw out of a hat, none of them are particularly disappointing, all of them stop viruses unless you're a retard (i dare say 90% of viruses are down to user error, letting them past the AV Shield).
    I used ESET for 3 years, and avast is currently the only Setup file i still have backed up in my software folder, so i install that everytime, merely for a quick setup.

    EDIT: Just saw users specs, do not use Norton, it will eat your system hardware alive. though most high end pc's wont care.
    Also norton is not as bad as it was 4 years ago, but still bad
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    yeah every AV has plus and has minus, just make sure you run the latest version and do update
  14. GoFigureItOut

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    Do you at least run a web-based scan? Your system could be infected and you not even know it.

    It's like having high cholesterol and not having any symptoms until you get a physical from the doctor. My analogy may be wrong, but you get the picture.
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    Personally, I use Eset NOD32 or Security Suite, or Microsoft Security Essentials. I also use Spybot S&D to immunize and scan once in a while, as it blocks bad addresses directly from your host file. I have used Norton Internet Security and AV in the past, but not recently. I liked it back then, but can't speak of now. I will however, recommend trying the Norton free trial. They very recently scored above almost all other competitors in a security software firm evaluation. I like Eset though, as it has detected and cleaned a TON of things before it has even happened. Their security suite will actually block URL's and software that is a known malware to them. Try each separately for a couple weeks and pick that way I would say. Run a VM if you don't want to deal with uninstalls and such.
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    I'm hoping with Kaspersky and Malwarebytes together

    Well...thanks to MM's input I finally popped for Kaspersky.
    I went for the PURE 2.0 version.
    I d/l'ed the 30 day trail version last week and I liked it so much I decided to grab a CD copy from Amazon.
    Funny how Amazon works sometimes.
    I just got done paying $38.66 plus tax for a 3 User CD and I went back 5 minutes later online and the price jumped to $45.95 plus tax.
    And...if I bought it through Kaspersky (which I wanted to do initially) it would have cost me $79.00 plus tax.
    I backed out of that deal though because after 3 different phone calls to Kaspersky all I could get was sales people in Mexico and the Phillipines. No thank you.
    That would have been funny...a great anti-virus package with a good possibility of identity theft over the phone buying the item.
    I asked for a USA phone number for sales but was told every time there is no such number. It's a global.
    So I went to tried and true Amazon for the sale.
    I'm hoping with Kaspersky and Malwarebytes together I should be good to go.
    Thanks MM :toast:
  17. james888

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    Its been a few years but in 2009 I had trouble uninstalling norton until I found the norton removal tool and it was slow.

    If you trust the vb100's results here they are.
    [​IMG]
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  18. Raw

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    Funny how Amazon works sometimes

    2-18-2013 PM
    Funny how Amazon works sometimes.
    I just got done paying $38.66 plus tax for a 3 User CD and I went back 5 minutes later online and the price jumped to $45.95 plus tax.
    And...if I bought it through Kaspersky (which I wanted to do initially) it would have cost me $79.00 plus tax.

    2-19-2013 AM
    Now it's online @ Amazon for $29.96
    It's crazy.

    I can't figure it out. Why does the pricing jump around so dramatically at Amazon?

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