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Norton or McAfee?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by CG59runner, Jan 18, 2006.

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  1. CG59runner

    CG59runner Thread Starter

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    I have a question about these 2 products. I have used Norton for the last 6 years and not been attacked by any viruses. I ordered a new PC from Gateway which will come with McAfee. I asked the salesman why not Norton. He said McAfee ran better on Win XP. I have no clue if that is accurate or not. Then one of my clients emailed me this article where a computer repair guy dissed McAfee. He said if your new PC came with McAfee to uninstall it an use another program. So, I just wanted any opinions from you guys. Here is the article if anyone is interested http://www.cyberdads.com/2005/12/merry-christmas-now-what.html ...thanks...:)...Carole
     
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    They're both good and recommended by Microsoft. I use Norton, but wouldn't mind using McAffee. Ya u have some trepidations before changing something u've consistently been using for a long time, but i think u should be fine.
     
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    i've used mcafee for almost a couple years with no problems.
    though when it runs out this year i think i'm gonna give avg free a try.
    must be getting cheap in my old age:rolleyes:
     
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    Ive used Norton since before MS purchased Peter Nortons disk defragment program ( that should give you some idea of how long Ive used it..LOL) and last month, when my Norton expired, I installed NOD. I highly recommend it to anyone willing to spend a little money for a non free AVG. Very easy to set up, has fantastic detection, and uses almost no resources on your computer (compared to Norton). Whatever you choose, best of luck to you..
     
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    If you decide to uninstall Mc Afee, be sure to research how it should be done! [Go to their site.] With Norton, you get into big trouble using the usual MS Control Panel, etc. procedure. Not sure if same for Mc Afee, but I wanted to alert you to the possibility. {redoak}
     
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    Thank you all for your replies. I wasn't too worried about McAfee myself, until I read that article! But I highly doubt I will uninstall it when I get my new PC. And I agree that Norton is a resource hog, especially the SystemWorks program. I'll give McAfee a try and if I don't like it I'll try something else...:)...Carole
     
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