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Old 06-30-2013, 09:29 AM
 
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Hello,

I have Norton antivirus, but is there another free software I can use to clean up my computer to get it to run faster without annoying pop-ups.

Thanks,
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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You are asking a mix of two different questions.

A lot of people would recommend getting rid of NAV and using Microsoft Security Essentials with Malwarebytes. (they are free and most people agree quite effective)

Also, use Adblock Plus with Firefox, Chrome, and now IE.

Adblock Plus and (a little) more: Working towards Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

As far as cleaning, a lot of people like ccleaner, also free.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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Ccleaner for sure.
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Old 07-01-2013, 02:36 PM
 
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You are asking a mix of two different questions.

A lot of people would recommend getting rid of NAV and using Microsoft Security Essentials with Malwarebytes. (they are free and most people agree quite effective)

Also, use Adblock Plus with Firefox, Chrome, and now IE.

Adblock Plus and (a little) more: Working towards Adblock Plus for Internet Explorer

As far as cleaning, a lot of people like ccleaner, also free.
Absolutely, NAV is... well... there is just no polite way to say it... so I will leave it at that.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:20 PM
 
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Let's not. I've been using Norton Internet Security since they rewrote the code in 2009 and it's one of the best you can buy. Anyone that thinks otherwise doesn't know much about the product and should post links to information that backs up their claim.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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Having just used Norton on a new computer for several months to see before subscription change over; I saw no problems with it. Its mostly myth passed on as rumor by people who had other problems :IMO.
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:53 PM
 
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Absolutely, NAV is... well... there is just no polite way to say it... so I will leave it at that.
Your showing the fact that you don't know a whole lot about current AV software, which would leave any advice at all from you highly suspect.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Having just used Norton on a new computer for several months to see before subscription change over; I saw no problems with it. Its mostly myth passed on as rumor by people who had other problems :IMO.
Probably less of a myth, and more just based on really outdated experience. I used NAV exclusively for years, but somewhere around '05 (give or take a year or two) it suddenly got really bad. Super bloated and super slow. It was one of those things where I upgraded and thought something had gone horribly wrong with my PC, then I rolled back and realized that it was NAV. Same thing happened with Acrobat Reader at one point. Just got worse and worse until it wasn't usable anymore. A few years later they did a serious rework, and it's actually usable again.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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Definitely use CCleaner.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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Your showing the fact that you don't know a whole lot about current AV software, which would leave any advice at all from you highly suspect.
Such an absolute certainty from a response that was extremely limited, you must be a mind reader or an overzealous fan of NAV. Next you going to get into a throwdown on what is the best OS too? /boggle
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