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im in favour of TREND PC-CILLIN INTERNET SECURITY installed in our hp pavillion

 

i also like PANDA its installed on couple of pc IBM AND COMPAQ

 

i used norton 2005 internet security one time on old computer it was nothing but a headache all it was a few updates but couldnt get other updates be cause of error 1812 running all the time even tried goback

i was doing the goback program and hydro went out the same time what a mess that was so the newer computers have power protection

 

 

dont see nod32 in our area

it takes forever to download,install,and update on dial-up

so i wont bother with it online

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I have been in the field professionally for a hair over 6 years now. NAV and KAspersky appear to be the best at the game. For older machines a free AV would be better and I would vote for an Avast or AVG.

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I have not experienced NOD32. I will have to run it buy my AV/SW specialist here and see what he thinks. Looks good from what they say on the website but of course you wouldn't say somethin negative.

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AVAST! is the best one that i'v used

 

I'd use Avast over bitdefender anyday.

 

Anyway, NOD32 states something about 0 day updating. How often does the program update with new definitions?

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I have been using Avira AntiVir for a while now. I have tried many others and I find Avira to work the best.

For anti-spyware I use Adaware, Spybot S&D, and I used to use AVG Anti-spyware before I got Vista.

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well thats what i like about panda and trend pc-cillin they have there own anti-spyware as well as the antivirus protection not to mention the internet security you can have parental control block unecessary

sites with a password install it and forget it

 

avg and avast and other free ones are good for the budget

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Norton is bloated, resource-hogging, overpriced crapware.

 

Quite correct. I bought it years ago, but took it back and got my boodle back. I spent practically a whole day trying to get in touch with technical help without success. Once they've got your spondulics they don't care.
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Norton is bloated, resource-hogging, overpriced crapware.

 

If you only want a simple AV, then you may find it bloatware. Norton is more than just only AV. It also detects some spyware etc.

 

Crapware? :rolleyes::lol:

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If you only want a simple AV, then you may find it bloatware. Norton is more than just only AV. It also detects some spyware etc.

 

Crapware? :rolleyes::lol:

 

It is better to use a different program for each task. Large security suites take lots of memory and CPU. And I have found Norton to do mediocre at best in detecting malware.
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NIS 2007 is much lighter than 2006. I guess the same is true for NAV 2007. So it's getting better.

 

The LiveUpdate program is still a hog, but only when it updates.

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i found that norton internet security 2005 scrapware

 

but there corporate edition are not too bad (symantec)

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i found that norton internet security 2005 scrapware

 

but there corporate edition are not too bad (symantec)

 

2005 had som bugs.

 

What kind of "ware" is next, bugware? :P

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What kind of "ware" is next, bugware? :P

 

I can think of thousands of adjectives to put in front of ware that describe Norton, and none of them are good ones.
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nortons been around for years you would think they would find a better way for there program to run without using so much of computers resources

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Norton used to be the top one, but IMHO they are just living off their reputation from the old days now, I had it (when I first started out in computers) and it often told me I had a virus, but it rarely seemed able to remove it, Avast on the other hand catches them before they hit, but I saw a comment the other day saying their 360 version is sposed to be quite good.

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The big question is what you need it for, and what you can run it on.

 

All of them have good and bad points. Norton being a good system, if that

is what you need. AVGs system is good also.

Remember though, if you are running say VISTA, and want all the stopping power

of a full system. You should have around 8gig of memory, a full raid 0/1, with

separate paging file HD, etc etc etc.

 

They are all going to be resource hogs, if you use the entire suite.

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