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Norton Antivirus-worth It?  
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

after a day of no being able to contact the outside world, im finally able to connect to the internet. anyway after a lengthy call to starpower (who i have to say are very helpful), they used a tracer on my comp, and basicly came to the conclusion norton anti-virus may be the problem. I thought so too,because after downloading an update for them my comp got freaky,and i could not connect......

but when i decided to un-install norton,all the sudden,my AIM buddy list popped up,and so did google,and A.net.....

and ive had problems with the complicated software before. SO,should i re-install it, or buy some other software? and if so, what do you recommend?

Snakes on a Plane!
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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

I have a friend who builds computers and knows a lot about virus programs and stuff like that told me Norton Antivirus is junk.

A few weeks ago my computer was not working right I did a virus scan that didn't find anything (I have Norton Antivirus for now). When I brought my computer to my friend he fixed it and did a virus scan with the program he uses and it found 2 viruses that Norton Antivirus didn't detect.

I THINK he used a anti virus program called Gostbusters.

Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineBofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2536 times:

I have used Internet for 6 years now and use AVG freeware anti-virus on my computer without ANY problem.


User currently offlineScotty From UK - Scotland, joined Dec 1999, 1875 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2532 times:

I had a similar problem to Dragon-wings. My local IT geek found two viruses that Norton had missed, after many days of taking the thing to bits.

Also, I find that Norton buggers up incoming documents.

User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2529 times:


-easy to use
-very up to date
-minimal resource usage

there is no need to get a behemoth as norton that eats up most of your pcs resources for a wizard ridden interface

User currently offlineKl911 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2003, 5497 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2503 times:

Never buy software... You can get it for free at emule and KaZaa.
Remember, downloading is legal, uploading is illegal.


User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2501 times:

I have had norton anti-virus for 5 years now and never have had ANY problems.

Never Trust Your Fuel Gauge
User currently offlineBOAC From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 77 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2493 times:

Sorry KI911, While downloading may be legal (dubious) using the downloaded software without paying the licence fee is absolutely illegal. Get caught and you can lose your equipment.

Norton is not the best AV software around (that's why it is free on many machines). The best, i have found, is McAfee - based on good old Dr Solomons.

User currently offlineCaptoveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 day ago) and read 2490 times:

Back in the old days of Win 95 I used McAfee and an occasional free anti-virus program and found the headaches those programs caused were not worth any benefits. I got my first copy of Norton utilities and anti virus around that time because it seemed to play well with Windows, I have not had a problem since. No viruses, no more adware/spyware, and no software related computer problems to speak of.

User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

I have had Norton for a few years........and to date I have never had a problem with my computer!  Big thumbs up

I would highly recommend it!!!

Phyllis  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineN317AS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 10 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

I loaded Norton on mine and had lock-ups and shut down problems and various other problems. I dumped everything, re-loaded windows and added McAfee and no problems at all.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11960 posts, RR: 41
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 5 hours ago) and read 2439 times:

I downloaded both Norton Anti virus, and AVG, but none of them wish to run on my computer...  Sad


"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 3 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

I got not long ago the Norton Antivirus 2004 in downtown Caracas for 4000 Bolivares (about US$2) and works perfectly in my PC.

User currently offlineSQNo1 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 690 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

It's shite

Try mcafee

Not a single prob in a year with my computer


User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 2 hours ago) and read 2421 times:


When the actual licence expire, I will try it.

Its a promise.

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