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Solved: Norton or AVG anti virus software?

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by reality6337, Jan 31, 2005.

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  1. reality6337

    reality6337 Thread Starter

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    I was wondering which one people think is better. I love Norton but my partner swears on AVG. Any advice? :rolleyes:
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Go with AVG or another free one. Not only are they free, but the popular AV's are the first ones viruses de-activate. Just take a look at virus infection posts---most people were running Norton. I dumped Norton because it used too much CPU on my old machine (a common complaint) and never looked back :D. Using a lesser-known one is probably safer. Updates on the free ones may be a day behind, but that is not significant, I don't think.
     
  3. killah

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    AVG all the way!
     
  4. reality6337

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    wow Elvandil, I never looked at it that way. makes sense though.
     
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    Norton is crap and should be avoided just as much as IE.

    Also most computers with Norton installed on it are old and or the definition files are out of date. (usually because the subscription has ended). Most just get norton with a computer purchase and a 6 month trial.

    Norton is such a resource hog too. It's pretty bad when it has to run so many services and install files all over the place. Uninstalling is very messy.

    I've lost track of how many times I've had to uninstall Norton for people because of all the problems it causes with the sytem and messing up web pages (in security suite)

    There's nothing good about Norton. You'll find many thread on these forums where the problem turned out to be Norton.

    AVG is just great.

    Avast is great, but the UI is horrible
     
  7. xgerryx

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    That's true
     
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    avg for the last 4yrs great
     
  9. reality6337

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    guess my question is answered. Thanks all!!!
     
  10. Elvandil

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    LOL. Pretty hard to get the people around here to come out of their shells and express an opinion, eh? [​IMG]
     
  11. reality6337

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    lmao yes I noticed how quiet everyone is. Elv? if you have a minute can you look at my hijack log? I was working on it all day with someone but then he had to go.
     
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