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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
 
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+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.
 

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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.
 

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thanks guys. this thread is just reinforcing my argument
 
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so while your GF is yelling "I like Norton" from the kitchen, install Avast anyways?;)
 

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MSE is great so long as she doesnt look at a lot of porn.
 

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so while your GF is yelling "I like Norton" from the kitchen, install Avast anyways?;)
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:
 
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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
 

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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:
2 hours isnt too long to drive a sandwich to your place.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Some really good Anti virus.

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

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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.
 
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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.
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
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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No reason to pay for any antivirus except Kaspersky. I install MSE on all the rigs I fix and use Kaspersky for gaming.
 

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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.
 
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Norton I tend to finds get's taken over by viruses easier than any other anti virus.
 

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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?
 
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