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Norton pissed me off! Now what?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by eisman, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. eisman

    eisman ARGH! CLM

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    I need another anti-virus and firewall that's easy for a non-geek to use. I have endured two weeks of the worst software and customer service I can remember, and will not be using their products any more.

    I'd prefer something I can purchase (hard product) locally to something downloaded.

    Any other good XP type software advise also accepted.

    Thanks!
     
  2. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    I don't use thier firewall but I bet my company's server's life to this anti Virus software and tape backups of course ;)

    http://www.my-etrust.com/
     

  3. Bronson7

    Bronson7

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    Well, for what it's worth, I've switched from Nortons to AVG. I don't have as much control over it as I did with Nortons but it seems to be less resource demanding and it is "free".
    Bronson7
     
  4. Rainman

    Rainman Forgiven!

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    Avast is another good free anti-virus.
     
  5. grantglock

    grantglock /dev/null

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    McAfee

    Walmart has it.

    McAfee and Norton are the two biggest players.
     
  6. EXECUTION STYLE

    EXECUTION STYLE Heckuva guy!

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  7. JohnH

    JohnH Millennium Member

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    I feel your pain. I just bought Norton's Internet Security 2005 and I'm very disapointed; very user unfriendly. I was looking for spyware detection software and bought this garbage on the advise of the Comp USA salesperson. My Spybot 1.2 was so easy to install, not to mention free, and very easy to use. I still can't figure out how to get Norton's internet security to scan for spyware. This program took forever to load and I still can't see any benefit. JohnH
     
  8. m1911a1

    m1911a1

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    simply put ; you were lied to and cornholed ... you should feel like sitting down again in a month or so...
    spybot adaware sygate spywareblaster hijackthis cwshredder are the minimum you need to survive online nowadays ...
    and they're all free.!!!!!
     
  9. Moprine

    Moprine

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    These are what I use~~
     
  10. David_G17

    David_G17 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/

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    do they have open source or linux versions?

    i can't seem to get them to run on my computer. :)
     
  11. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

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    And another vote for AVG Anti-Virus. I have used free edition for over 3 years...never a problem, even with P2P's :)
     
  12. Guest

    I use NAV CE 7 and i have not had one problem with it. In fact its been a champ. Try something else if you must, but Norton is an industry leader in AV software.

    USCG
     
  13. eisman

    eisman ARGH! CLM

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    A tip of the hat to etrust. Thanks to Net Ninja. Better protection at half the cost, and only 0.25 percent of the disk space needed. What's not to love.
     
  14. mossy500camo

    mossy500camo ammo found

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    Norton Internet Security and Anti Virus. Nearly ruined my PC. Im P.Oed at them too. I would also recommend Avast.
     
  15. MikeG22

    MikeG22 CLM

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    The CA Etrust is fully the way to go. Comes with 2 scanning engines and is the best thing going.

    I've installed it on thousands of machines now for many different clients and it's done a truly remarkable job of keeping them all protected. Actually, I can't think of any of them that have caught a virus since I put it on. Tis good stuff.