1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Girl wont give up her Norton

Discussion in 'General Software' started by MxPhenom 216, Jan 28, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    10,865 (6.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,848
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    My friend feels like her Norton anti virus is saving her computer better then anything else. However, i told her that Norton is the reason her computer is slow and its really not doing anything for her other then acting as Bloatware and recommended her MSE. However, shes worried that because its free its bad. So she wants to do research so i made a thread for her to see what you guys have to say. I think we can All agree Norton is terrible.

    EDIT: Even Kalsperky or whatever it is is 100% better then Norton
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  2. animal007uk

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,350 (0.57/day)
    Thanks Received:
    356
    Location:
    Warwick, Warwickshire, England
    +1 norton went downhill years ago and i mean YEARS ago, I wouldent use it again even if someone offered to pay me to use it.
     
    MxPhenom 216 says thanks.
  3. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    17,768 (4.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,029
    Location:
    Florida
    I got 3 free codes from work for norton 2010 ISS i never used them. i use avast personally but anyone is better then norton.
     
    MxPhenom 216 says thanks.
  4. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    10,865 (6.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,848
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    thanks guys. this thread is just reinforcing my argument
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  5. johnspack

    johnspack

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,531 (1.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    907
    Location:
    Nelson B.C. Canada
    Solaris17 says thanks.
  6. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    10,865 (6.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,848
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Crunching for Team TPU
  7. sneekypeet

    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    22,268 (6.56/day)
    Thanks Received:
    6,800
    so while your GF is yelling "I like Norton" from the kitchen, install Avast anyways?;)
     
    jmcslob and Solaris17 say thanks.
  8. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    13,806 (4.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,620
    MSE is great so long as she doesnt look at a lot of porn.
     
  9. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    10,865 (6.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,848
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    shes not my GF. I WISH! haha shes a friend of one of my other friends. they live like 2 hours away :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  10. LDNL

    LDNL

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    482 (0.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    107
    Norton isn't that terrbile. Its just too heavy for older PCs and not so user friendly. Go with Avast. I was suprised when it even had my own language pack available
     
  11. Easy Rhino

    Easy Rhino Linux Advocate

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Messages:
    13,806 (4.34/day)
    Thanks Received:
    3,620
    2 hours isnt too long to drive a sandwich to your place.
     
    Namslas90 and Solaris17 say thanks.
  12. Solaris17

    Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    17,768 (4.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,029
    Location:
    Florida
    im ok with this.
     
  13. MxPhenom 216

    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    10,865 (6.06/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,848
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    DIRTY! :rockout::toast:
     
    Easy Rhino says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  14. johnspack

    johnspack

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2007
    Messages:
    4,531 (1.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    907
    Location:
    Nelson B.C. Canada
    Yes, the only problem with Comodo, is that it takes someone with a bit of knowledge to set it up right, but I guarantee you will never see another virus or trojan again! Also, Malwarebytes anti-malmare should be added.
     
  15. TheMailMan78

    TheMailMan78 Big Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    21,445 (7.20/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7,922
    If the girl wont give up the Norton then you have to get her drunk first. Maybe slip her a quaalude? Just be sure to use MSE "ribbed" for her pleasure....and so you don't contract a virus.
     
    Phxprovost and Solaris17 say thanks.
  16. Sinzia

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    859 (0.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    216
    I've met Peter Norton before, good guy... the software is just a shell of its former glory.
    Good: AVG, Avast, MSE.
    Bad: Norton, McAffee.
     
  17. 1nf3rn0x

    1nf3rn0x

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,058 (0.96/day)
    Thanks Received:
    377
    Some really good Anti virus.

    AVG, even the free edition is awesome. Avast. Kaspersky. Etc. They are all pretty good at what they do.
     
  18. de.das.dude

    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    7,983 (4.26/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,149
    Location:
    Pune
    i think norton should be declared a virus :D it slows down a computer more effectively than a virus would LOL.
    kaspersky sucks ass too.
    i only rely on esset. pricey but awesome.
     
  19. puma99dk|

    puma99dk|

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,699 (1.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    886
    Location:
    Denmark....
    i have to correct u Kaspersky don't sucks it's just a little over protected that's all, and that's good for some ppl all them that normally push Yes without reading online what it do, and KIS is better than even Avast, i found out when my dad got virus from facebook i uninstalled Avast and i didn't even finished installing Kaspersky Internet Security on his Windows 7 machine back than and KIS had already removed the virus and blocked facebook until they had remove their crappy virus :laugh:

    i use KIS2010CBE myself and luv it that it may be a little over protecting but rather that than end up with crap from the internet :p
     
  20. Sinzia

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    859 (0.49/day)
    Thanks Received:
    216
    Nod32 is pretty awesome too, but the free virus scanners do just as good a job for me, but then again, I'm pretty careful.
     
  21. Black Haru

    Black Haru

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,176 (0.59/day)
    Thanks Received:
    307
    Location:
    Indiana
    meh. I would agree that Norton hogs resources like no tomorrow, but frankly I don't think its too bad otherwise. certainly better than AVG or Avast (personal experience doesn't lie) I have never EVER gotten a virus with Norton, however I have with both AVG and Avast.


    this being said, Norton is a resource hog, and likes to root itself in. If I wasn't getting it for free, I would not be using it.
     
  22. Bundy

    Bundy

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,121 (0.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    157
    No reason to pay for any antivirus except Kaspersky. I install MSE on all the rigs I fix and use Kaspersky for gaming.
     
  23. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    15,279 (6.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4,877
    Location:
    IA, USA
    Norton has apparently been improved for 2011 because it is winning all the tests when it is compared to the other popular anti-viruses but, that's besides the point. She sounds paranoid and that paranoia leads to clinginess. Overcome the paranoia and she will let Norton go. The easiest way is to tell her that you can still get infected even with an anti-virus installed. No anti-virus is 100% effective at stopping attacks. There's always some that sneak by. That might make her want to install two; however. At which point, I would stress to her that she has to balance performance and security. If she wants high security, she won't have high performance.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011
    95Viper says thanks.
    Crunching for Team TPU
  24. pantherx12

    pantherx12 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Messages:
    9,714 (4.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,699
    Location:
    ENGLAND-LAND-LAND
    Norton I tend to finds get's taken over by viruses easier than any other anti virus.
     
  25. Phxprovost

    Phxprovost Xtreme Refugee

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2009
    Messages:
    1,219 (0.53/day)
    Thanks Received:
    262
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    whats the point of paying for an AV when you can take the same amount of money, buy an external HDD to back up all your files, install MSE or your choice of free alternatives and never look back?
     
    Solaris17 says thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page