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Lilit
05-28-2007, 05:29 AM
I was just wondering what everyone thought of Norton Systemworks 2004 and Norton internet secturity. Norton products worked on our old pentuim 2 pretty well, so just trying to figure out if they have stayed with their reliablity.

PorscheGuy997@yahoo.com
05-28-2007, 06:18 AM
I've used Norton for a while, but I personally use AVG. AVG works very well and constantly updates itself. Norton is VERY difficult to completely remove from a system. Why do you want to use the 2004 edition? It would make more sense to use the latest version.

casecutter
05-28-2007, 06:28 AM
Norton was created by the Devil to punish those too lazy to look for better free security programs.

@ Porscheguy, this is most likely a spammer just making a few odd random posts before dropping his spambots off to do their evil work.......

Darthtanion
05-28-2007, 07:48 AM
It is, but the sig has been removed and the IP banned.

philip005
12-21-2007, 04:43 PM
Norton is frustrating me, AVG is cool.

Poseidonas
12-23-2007, 01:07 AM
LOL AVG is one of the worst things you can rely your trust on. :plthumbsd I have 50 computers (scanned profiles) I can prove this with.

SUPERAntiSpyware (http://www.superantispyware.com) & Webroot (w/ firewall) (http://www.webroot.com) are the best combination. Free for the former, $40 for the latter.

As for Norton....

Yellow things = on snow

PrairieDawg
12-23-2007, 02:37 AM
Poseidonas just how much personal experience do you have with AVG?? I've been using it sucessfully on several of my own personal computers as well as a lot (50+) of other systems for a few years now. VERY rarely does a virus sneak past it. No antivirus is perfect and as you stated antispyware should be run occasionally. An online virus scan from time to time is not a bad idea if one wants a second opinion. I also do scans with ad-aware, spybot s&d, and A2 on my personal systems to clean out extra crud from time to time but then I wander some very dark regions of the net.

Aguiluz
12-23-2007, 03:40 AM
My installation of Windows Vista doesn't like AVG, so I use Avast Antivirus, which is free but will need registration and an optional survey - which is also free. Asquared AntiSpyware works for me, as my Vista hates Spybot.

And I use ZoneAlarm Free for a firewall. Like it!

Also ditch Internet Explorer for Firefox, and install the NoScript Plugin.

I think the programs you pay for is not worth it if it has a free alternative.

casecutter
12-23-2007, 11:00 AM
Norton was created by the Devil to punish those too lazy to look for better free security programs.


What he said many many many months ago.

AVG is proven to be the most effective software out there, for free atleast.

Spongebob
02-12-2008, 05:28 AM
I think with a little common sense, the average home PC user with some basic internet knowledge can get by without an anti virus program. I'm betting alot of people will not agree with me on this but I personally feel all the anti virus programs I have ever tried slowed my system down enough or messed something up in Windows enough that I've felt taking a chance on getting a virus and scrapping the AV programs were a better option. 2 virus since 1994 isn't bad in which one was easy enough to get rid of with a Google search on how to do it and the other was way back when I never even knew about Google.
I say Spyware, malware, ect are a little different story though. Those are close to impossible to avoid unless you are disconnected from the net altogether, and don't buy a PC with the stuff already preloaded on it or any other software that has it packaged with it for that matter. I wish there were better options.

PrairieDawg
02-12-2008, 08:20 AM
ummmm ......how would you know if you only had two viruses if you have no antivirus program? If everyone went without an antivirus program then most would not be aware of their infected system untill it slowed down considerabley ..... of course that would be long after they had infected most of their friends. I'm of the opinion that antivirus programs are not optional for responcible netizens.

Kheldar
02-12-2008, 09:59 AM
industry tests prove that the top 10 antivirus software products all pick up 99.99 % of virus's.

The major difference between them is the interface - we use symantec antivirus(made by norton) at work mainly because of its management software (remote installs central logging etc)

At home I use AVG or Avast.

Norton system works is just about the worst possible to use - major resource hog

I have a friend who believed he didn't have virus's on his computer (an IT professional) so he didn't have antivirus either - claimed he hadn't had a virus for ages. I decided to actually check - we found about 130 different types of viruses - he now runs antivirus.

I'd be very surprised to find a computer connected to the net without antivirus actually being virus free. (with the right patches & a really good firewall - well maintained, and not being used to do anything - it might be possible)

Spongebob
02-13-2008, 07:06 AM
ummmm ......how would you know if you only had two viruses if you have no antivirus program? If everyone went without an antivirus program then most would not be aware of their infected system untill it slowed down considerabley ..... of course that would be long after they had infected most of their friends. I'm of the opinion that antivirus programs are not optional for responcible netizens.


Good point, but I do tend to do a virus scan near the end of my OS's life and occasionally in between. In my opinion having an antivirus program running in the background is like having one or more of those virus's you say (slow a system down considerably). Maybe the newest CPU's can handle the job better. At this moment I'm using a P4 system and noway could I live with the likes of Norton on this baby! The cure is worse than a possible future disease for something I will most likely never get before this 3 year old machine with the original OS install retires next month virus free as well as anti virus free.

Lorder05
02-22-2008, 11:55 AM
I have Norton 360 07 version and Spyware Doctor. I would have to say Spyware Doctor seems to remove alot more virus and such from my computer. But then agian they mite be used for different reasons also. Why not have both? Norton $50 (I think) and Spyware $20

philip005
02-22-2008, 12:09 PM
Don't go with Norton, go with AVG it is best and free.

Lorder05
02-22-2008, 12:30 PM
You didnt say FREE.
Thanks!!!!!
Yeah i didnt think Norton was worth my money.
A link would help for my lazy ***?

Spongebob
02-23-2008, 07:52 AM
You didnt say FREE.
Thanks!!!!!
Yeah i didnt think Norton was worth my money.
A link would help for my lazy ***?



Google it!!!!! Google it!!!!!!!!!!!! But anyway here it is for your convenience if you really think you need it.......


http://free.grisoft.com/doc/download-free-anti-virus/us/frt/0

1967kID
09-29-2008, 01:50 AM
:angryfire its junk in my mind i fix all my problums with the free wear from this page free stuf i got viris and spywear and it did not fix all problums i got a loptop with mad virises and spywear and its new and it says that it need to be upgraded and it got a red x on the icon i upgrade it and it still dont fix im about to uninstall it suld i and put the free avg one on .thanks god blesss======FIX unistall

thanks Roy-Kr

Roy-Kr
10-17-2008, 03:40 AM
Antivirus/antispyware software is completely unnecessary in my opinion.
They just run in the background, slowing down your computer.

I once tried doing a full scan on my computer after 4 years of running with absolutely no anti-anything installed. I ran severeal fully updated anti-virus softwares (AVG being one of them), and none of them found anything other than cookies.

Anti-virus basically just protects you against yourself, at the cost of slowing down everything, annoying you with unnecessary messages, or even blocking your other applications.

What i'm saying is that a person who knows what he's doing probably won't find anti-virus software to be very helpful.

soldier
10-17-2008, 04:48 AM
I agree with sponge bob and roy-kr.

*points to signature*

Even though I agree with them I still have AVG internet Security installed. Why? Because when your friend comes over with his infected flash drive and just starts stabbing at your usb ports, it gets serious. Sure, you can hold the shift button to disable the autorun, but sometimes that slips your mind.

My anti virus is strictly to protect from those usb flash drive viruses going around. Nothing more, nothing less. =)

LOL@ the "N" word.

Lsdmeasap
10-17-2008, 01:58 PM
Here is what I think of it >>>
Download and run the Norton Removal Tool (http://service1.symantec.com/Support/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039)

soldier
10-17-2008, 07:03 PM
Lol. Pwnt.

PoliceCop
04-28-2011, 12:25 AM
norton sucks. i've never heard of it stopping a program from installing though, not even a virus (what its suppose to block)

wazza300
04-28-2011, 03:33 AM
Avg free edition works great for me,been using it years