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Old 04-29-2013, 07:39 AM
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Originally Posted by Tek_Freek View Post
No, you don't think you you need it. The average user does.

Posting your (skewed) belief on a forum does not do service to the average user and is nothing more than bragging.

It's akin to telling everyone about all your certs. Makes you feel good, but doesn't impress anyone but you.
That's exactly the right thing to say in a public forum. We need to provide practical advice for non-techie people, not brag about how lucky we are when we surf porn sites unprotected (kind of apropos description, don't you think? )
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:05 PM
Location: Central Texas
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Originally Posted by NHDave View Post
Sorry Hoff, Tek & Ten (that sounds like it could be an action movie) are correct in stating you have no idea what you're talking about. I was a Norton nay sayer for years after their reputation tanked (long before that actually), it is not the product it used to be. I do however disable the system tune up schedules, if it needs tuning I'll do it myself thanks.
There is zero reason to use NIS when a more than adequate firewall is built in to Windows, and there are many free AV programs capable of protecting users.

Norton may be better now, but why install a monstrous package of security software, much of which is just feature-ware? I am unwilling to reward Symantec with my business after years of enduring their miserable piggy software.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:34 PM
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If you can't stand change then you should check on eBay for a good used IBM-PC1.
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