Espion007
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Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:34 am

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?
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dragon-wings
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 5:56 am

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.
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Bofredrik
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:52 pm

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

http://free.grisoft.com/freeweb.php/doc/1/

 
Scotty
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:08 pm

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.
 
zak
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:16 pm

http://www.freeav.com/

-free
-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
10=2
 
kl911
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:52 pm

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

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flyingbronco05
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:54 pm

I have had norton anti-virus for 5 years now and never have had ANY problems.
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BOAC
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:11 am

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.

 
CaptOveur
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:27 am

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.
Things were better when it was two guys in a dorm room.
 
vaporlock
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:38 pm

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
 
N317AS
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:43 pm

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.
Some people are like Slinkies. They bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
 
Thom@s
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 8:06 pm

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

Thom@s
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TACAA320
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 9:56 pm

I got not long ago the Norton Antivirus 2004 in downtown Caracas for 4000 Bolivares (about US$2) and works perfectly in my PC.
'Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind'. Albert Einstein
 
SQno1
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 10:41 pm

It's shite

Try mcafee

Not a single prob in a year with my computer

SQno1
 
TACAA320
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RE: Norton Antivirus-worth It?

Wed Nov 03, 2004 11:05 pm

SQno1

When the actual licence expire, I will try it.

Its a promise.
'Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind'. Albert Einstein

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