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Old 05-09-2013, 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by ahigherway View Post
Since I switched to Linux I haven't needed anti-virus software anymore.
There's always at least one
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by robertpasa View Post
I used (with XP) Norton 2003-2006 but for some reason I can't remember, I switched to AVG.
But I tried to upgrade AVG one day in 2008 and it got completely f-ed up, so I switched to Kaspersky.

In 2008 Kaspersky caused the browser to crash (by their own admission) esp. when using Flash, so I switched back to Norton.

I've been using Norton ever since, although I had an annoying prob today (see my recent post).

Sometimes I'm tempted to use no AV software. Some say that's nuts and others say it's okay. The problem is I would keep worrying about it. My idea is to download MS's Malicious Software Remover and just run that once a week.

In 2003 I got the nasty MS Blaster which is why I got more conscious about antivirus software.
My husband and I use Kaspersky and have for about 4 years now with no problems. He is a Unix Systems Engineer and what a computer doesn't know he does!! So far so good witht he Kaspersky. Norton is good. Where I use to work they had Norton and there were no issues. Its a good idea to have some sort of protection on your computer so I would dare say leaving the Norton intact would be a good idea. There are way too many malicious virus' out there and not worth the chance of picking one up. If Norton works for you then hang in there with it.
Good Luck.
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:02 PM
Location: Scranton
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Since 2003, I've been using Linux 90% of the time and going naked. The rest of the time:
Windows 98 - McAfee
Windows XP - AVG & Avira
Windows 7 - Norton (provided by Comcast)

Originally Posted by NHDave View Post
There's always at least one
One what?
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:38 PM
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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There's a free version of SuperAnti-Spyware(manually run I like & use with Norton. Norton stopped a malicious attack a few days ago....I like it. I also use MalwareBytes as a backup to manually scan weekly.
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Old 05-09-2013, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Trucker7 View Post
One what?
One who rides in on his high linux or mac horse to proclaim his superiority in not using an antivirus.
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