Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?

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Since seeing many people recommend Avast I decided to check it out.  It
said I had a virus,  Norton 2009 finds no such virus.  Which program
should I believe?

Re: Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?

fatsteve wrote:

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Neither. Submit the file to an online checker, such as:
http://virusscan.jotti.org /

Were both of these a-v apps running/active at the same time? Have you
considered getting rid of Bloated Norton?

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Re: Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?

Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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Yes that was my reason for trying Avast as I thought Norton was a little
heavy on system resources.  I uninstalled Norton before I tried Avast so
I would only be running one A/V program at one time. I have since gone
back to using Norton.

Thanks for the link,  what a cool site.  Here are the results from the site.

File:       FlyDS.exe
Status: POSSIBLY INFECTED/MALWARE (Note: this file has been scanned
before. Therefore, this file's scan results will not be stored in the
database) (Note: this file was only classified as malware by scanners
known to generate more false positives than the average scanner. Do not
consider these results definately accurate. Also, because of this,
results of this scan will not be recorded in the database.)
MD5:     ded73c71c7d4998809d6ff90eeb46169
Packers detected:     PE_PATCH, UPX

Scanner results
Scan taken on 18 Oct 2008 18:53:31 (GMT)
A-Squared     Found nothing
AntiVir     Found nothing
ArcaVir     Found nothing
Avast             Found Win32:Oliga
AVG Antivirus     Found nothing
BitDefender     Found nothing
ClamAV             Found nothing
CPsecure        Found nothing
Dr.Web             Found nothing
F-Prot Antivirus     Found nothing
F-Secure Anti-Virus  Found nothing
G DATA                  Found nothing
Ikarus                  Found nothing
Kaspersky Anti-Virus Found nothing
NOD32                   Found nothing
Norman Virus Control Found nothing
Panda Antivirus      Found nothing
Sophos Antivirus     Found nothing
VirusBuster          Found nothing
VBA32                  Found nothing

Re: Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?

fatsteve wrote:

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Sorry to see you went back to Norton.  :-(
http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

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A google for flyds.exe seems to indicate it is some sort of video/audio
software. Perhaps that is a false positive, as the text above might
indicate.

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   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

Re: Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?

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Neither would be your best choice. Avast has poor detection rates and
Norton is bloatware.

Re: Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?

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Re: Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?

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NAV has decent detection, but it's still bloatware. The exception
being their Corporate version.



Re: Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?

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Reports from other sources also suggest that the 2009 version of
Norton has been improved dramatically regarding resource use and
speed.

Re: Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?


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Long overdue.


Re: Avast or Norton. Who should I trust?


guys, I am glad to here abt your comments.
I agree that Norton AV is just a crap and so as Norton internet
security.
It was with the earlier versions of 2008.
But now try using the NAV 09 and the NIS 09.
I can assure you that the s/w are awesome.
The download size is around 53 mb.
Installation time: less than 2 mins ( for computers running 256mb of
ram)
Once installed the program is just 10 mb for NAV and 12 mb for NIS.
runs Live update once in every 5 mins and will not slowdown your
computers
performance.
Full system scan for the first time would take some time and then it
will not.
Norton performs is action like FSS reporting malacious S/W etc only wen
the
computer becomes idle.
Try these links for the 15 days trial version
www.norton.com/nav09
and
www.norton.com/nis09
works perfectly well.
note: uninstall the previously installed AV s/w from Add or remove
programs.
Those who have earlier versions of Norton ca try www.symantec.com/nrt
It is a removal tool for Norton.


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