AVG vs Norton

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Any thoughts?..... I have Norton now and find it very easy to use and of
course, it is anything but free.  However, I have read so much about Free
AVG, I wonder if I am just wasting money by renewing Norton when it
expires?..... I know a lot of people hate Norton and McAfee (I happen to
hate McAfee) but Norton has been good (so far)...
..... Vi



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Excellent question on a subject never covered in this group before.
Geez.



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On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 20:23:07 +0000, Sanjaya wrote:

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LOL - in my experience AVG is the last option in AV fighting. I've seen it
installed, fully updated, updating daily, and people are still compromised
by new viruses that are only days old. The people using Norton or Symantec
didn't experience any of those issues during the same three year period.


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Leythos
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Thanks.... I appreciate your reply.  Norton *has been good to me... .  but
it is amazing how many people in the Windows XP newsgroup seem to be really
sold on AVG..(not all, but a lot)
.....  Vi.



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Give me a break.... I just signed on to your group...... Sorry if I offended
you ..... OK, I'll just read through all of the posts that cover it..... I
should have done that first I totally agree.....  Very friendly response
though.... thank you for the wake up call ...
..... Vi



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Don't sweat it. No insult intended I'm sure. Most of the guys (and gals)
post tongue-in-cheek anyway so welcome to the crowd.

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Thanks a lot.  I appreciate it.  I just hate doing dumb things and he's
right.... I should have scanned the subjects more carefully.  I'm sure I can
learn a lot from the group..... Having a computer is an ongoing learning
experience (for me at least) .... There is always something I manage to get
into because of my curiosity and sometimes it works out OK and sometimes I
wind up having to reformat which is not a joy to anyone I am sure of that.



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No offense intended. Welcome to a.c.a., and by the looks of your email addy
we have something in common besides computers.

btw, I've used AVG free for years with nary a problem, but I am *very* careful
about surfing habits and no one else uses my computer.



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No offense taken... and thanks for the welcome.  From what I've been reading
<G>, there is a lot to learn in this group, and by the way, it's the Red Sox
that I am a fan of, just to narrow it down a little..... The original
"heartbreak kids".... up until a couple of years ago that is..... And I am
also very careful about surfing but I do a lot of it and no one else uses my
computer either so any messes or trouble I manage to get myself into, is
strictly my own doing.... thanks again.....



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Vi wrote:
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I use Avast. It's free, probably isn't the very best but I like it and
wouldn't expect any product to unconditionally protect if the user fails
to observe reasonable caution.
Norton came pre-installed and I renewed for one year. I've no reason to
question it's ability to protect, but it's bloated and I suspect is more
oriented to corporate users, who seem to be more vulnerable to attack
anyway due to their large base of don't much care about such things users.
Antivir is very good, but due to a little hickup when used with Zone
Alarm I opt for Avast.
Dave Cohen

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I've used AVG for years now. both the free version and the professional one.

I like it because it may not stop everything but it DOES detect everything;

And its NOT going to take up half your resources like Norton or McAfee etc.

Plus, when you don't want it anymore, its a simple uninstall and its gone.

And yes, I'm careful, and don't use the email scanner because my email
client is Notes, so I don't need it.



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