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Old 05-23-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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I ran norton 2009 and it was fine;none of the symtoms described. Also ran thew new McAfeee and it was fine. I thnik many times its the system and conflicts people ahve problems with. The free AVG that I ran on on e computer was always getting viuses that it did not catch because I think their definiton are slow compared to many. Different pweople and different results is what I see.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:29 PM
 
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User ratings are far more useful than most website reviews or rankings. Most sites (cnet included) have constantly rated the pre Norton 2009 AV high despite it being crap.

And speaking of Norton 2009, had my fist run in with it yesterday on a clients machine, it didn't do much to change my opinion of NAV in general. Machine was randomly hanging, couldn't get the wireless to work to save my life, and the wired connection kept dropping. Uninstalled NAV, machine ran like a dream. Ran a couple scans, no viri or malware to blame the odd behavior on, just Norton doing what it's always done.
I find this fascinating since I've installed Norton Internet Security 2009 on 6 computers so far with absolutely no problems whatsoever. 5 XP (one Pro) and one Vista 64 bit. Both wired and wireless.

Makes me wonder...
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:33 PM
 
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Thank you very much,I will definetely follow your advise.

One more thing, I was told that it is very difficult to remove Norton completely from the computer and that sometimes one has to download a specific programme to completly uninstall Norton. Any suggestions on that?

Thank you again
Pre-2009 versions were horrendous. Not only were they resource hogs, refused to shut down all parts when you told the OS to shut down, but removing all the associated files was an absolute nightmare.

Keep in mind were talking about version 2009 here and I promise you it is an entirely different beast.

I was one who would have told you to avoid Norton like the plague b4 version 2009. Now I highly recommend it.
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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Norton does have a way of hanging around. Everyday it pops up on my screen trying to run scans but I just cancel it everyday! I haven't a clue how to get rid of it but it's not a big problem just canceling it daily! Ha!
I just downloaded the new 8.5 AVG onto my computer yesterday. I have been happy with the previous AVG I had so I will see how I like this new one now!!
You won't.

Running two AV's is not a good idea. They will see the others activity as viral and you wil have problems.

Take the time to remove Norton.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:18 PM
 
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I have norton at the office and mcaffee at home.

norton seems to run fine, but its always giving me update alerts and interfering with what i'm doing. it doesn't seem to consume as much resources as previous versions i had.


mcaffee at home just does its own thing; it doesn't pop up in the middle of a program for some kind of update alert. it does all that on its own.

i had AVG once; m-bam identified it as malware. i've had a few IT guys tell me that AVG free IS malware.

i like mcaffee the most.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:02 AM
 
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I find this fascinating since I've installed Norton Internet Security 2009 on 6 computers so far with absolutely no problems whatsoever. 5 XP (one Pro) and one Vista 64 bit. Both wired and wireless.

Makes me wonder...
Makes you wonder about what?
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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i had AVG once; m-bam identified it as malware. i've had a few IT guys tell me that AVG free IS malware.
Then your IT guys have no idea what malware is.
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Then your IT guys have no idea what malware is.
opinions, opinions.



i'll trust ex-military IT pro's over an internet forum user.


no offense.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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opinions, opinions.



i'll trust ex-military IT pro's over an internet forum user.


no offense.

Well, if they're classifying AVG Free as malware, then all I can say to you is, good luck with that.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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I have norton at the office and mcaffee at home.

norton seems to run fine, but its always giving me update alerts and interfering with what i'm doing. it doesn't seem to consume as much resources as previous versions i had.


mcaffee at home just does its own thing; it doesn't pop up in the middle of a program for some kind of update alert. it does all that on its own.

i had AVG once; m-bam identified it as malware. i've had a few IT guys tell me that AVG free IS malware.

i like mcaffee the most.
Which version? I ask because I never get any pop-ups or notices from my NIS V2009. I spent the first couple of weeks checking on it because I thought it wasn't working.
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