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02-07-2008, 03:09 PM
I have used norton for a few years now to protect my computer especally as I download a lot of flight sim software.
Since starting to use the new norton 360 I have had problems and now it will not work at all. I had an error message asking me to reinstall the program and I have not been able to reinstall since. symantic have been of little use and having discussed this problem with others a lot of other people have had similar problems with the 360 security program.
Has any one else had a similar problem and been able to cure it ?
Or what is the best security software to use as it is not Norton.
02-07-2008, 04:25 PM
I have had similar problems with both Symantec and McAffee and have banned both vendors from all of my computers.
What I use today instead is the free edition of AVG, which can be uninstalled and reinstalled without any problems whatsoever.
If you go to Symantec's site there is a removal tool for removing all Norton software. This should remove all traces of it.
On the free side AVG and Avast are two of the more common anti-virus apps and do a good job. For commercial solutions Eset's NOD32 and Kasperky's anti-virus apps are two of the best ones around. Both are regularly at the top of, or very close to, anti-virus application comparisons.
02-07-2008, 07:44 PM
Kindly check one of the other threads for my side-by-side comparison of Kaspersky 7.0 versus SpyBot regarding the catching of tracking cookies. Briefly, SpyBot won.
I'm talking about the anti-virus abilities of Kaspersky Anti-virus as that is what it's primary purpose is. Whether or not it finds cookies is secondary. So far I have not seen any two anti-spyware apps such as Spybot, Ad-Aware, Windows Defender or AVG Anti-Spyware catch the same number of cookies, or any spyware/malware apps anyways.
I run both Spybot and Kaspersky as they are primarily in different categories with a little bit of overlap. Occasionally I will run a second or third anti-spyware app just to see if Spybot missed anything serious.
02-07-2008, 08:21 PM
Be objective here. Have you ever had Kaspersky actually find anything on your machine(s)?
In the past two years, I've only seen AVG find anything.
I am as objective as I can be. As I tend to avoid any places that I would pick up a virus the fact it has not picked anything up doesn't say much. What does say a lot is that every anti-virus review I have seen has placed Kaspersky at the top consistently with it missing very few, if any viruses. AVG on the other hand, tends to fall further down the list, either because it missed something or it had false positives.
Here is one summary (from Eset actually) of anti virus results. AVG is listed under Grisoft in the first chart.
And a more general comparison:
02-07-2008, 09:09 PM
Norton is a very respected company and their anti-virus software is good. But, I stopped using it because it simply took up too many system resources and simply I didn't like that.
The solution to my problem was of course ESSET NOD32
02-07-2008, 09:30 PM
This is why the Deity invented internet forums. The posters report, you decide what's right for you.
02-16-2008, 11:28 AM
for what it's worth, I use Bit Defender 10 for AV
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