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Norton Internet Suite is getting great reviews.  Comments on what YOU
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Re: Best AV program or suite

Fruit2O wrote:

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0.  Question is asked several times a week. Did you check recent posts?
1.  Norton/McAfee are bloated, expensive pigs.
2.  Use Avira, Avast, or AVG - all free.
2a. No anti- program is going to catch everything.
3.  Use a router and firewall.
4.  Use common sense - don't blindly click on everything.
5.  Consider another operating system.

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Very well put - but I bet by Wednesday (at the outside) someone else will
ask the very same question ;-)


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El.Plates wrote:

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..and about as brief and concise as Fruit's post.  <g>

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<clouseau>But of course.</clouseau>

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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Norton has been getting good reviews recently because it's no longer
bloated. Expensive? It's expensive if it doesn't do what you want, cheap
otherwise.

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Avast and AVG set themselves to run in the background when they install.
  That's a major flaw, amounting to a deal breaker for me.

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So you need more than one - but if they set themselves to run in the
background upon instillation, they will interfere with each other. Bah!

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Yup.

wolf k.

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Wolf K wrote:

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I think it is still bloated.

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Why a deal-breaker?  For most n00bs, that's the best way.

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Oh no, don't do that. Just ONE anti-virus program, but several other
scanning anti-*malware* apps are needed as well - for those n00bs.

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Re: Best AV program or suite

Wolf K wrote:
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Unfortunately, those who would rate Norton "good" are not those who I
might depend upon for an opinion to professionally protect an entire
company, corporation, or arm of a major governmental super power.

Try checking out what some of the professional research organizations
have to report about Norton:

   <http://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/archive/results?display=summary

   <http://www.av-comparatives.org/

I'm fairly certain you know this; A Norton product should not be
considered a Symantec product - and a Symantec product should not be
considered a Norton product.  So that is for the benefit others...

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So does Avira.  If real-time protection is your goal (hopefully),
that's a trade-off.  It's one most of us are willing to make.  Perhaps
AVG still has the largest foot print of all these though.

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Sometimes yes.  But several of the very best /do/ work and play well
with others.

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I'm sure BTS means a NAT router here.

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Regards,

Pete
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Re: Best AV program or suite

1PW wrote:

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Of course. The extra word(s) didn't fit in with the conciseness of my
post.  <g>

I wonder if Fruit will be back to the thread...

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Re: Best AV program or suite

Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
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We all new that... :-)  Yes we did...

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Compared to other threads we see, this is a fairly intelligent
discussion.  Sometimes only one poster at a time gets enlightened.
Other times many are brought on-board.

Fruit2O is a Rhode Islander and probably sitting down to Sunday dinner
now.

Pete
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You're clairvoyant!!!  I'm also reading the thread and learning
something.  Thanks...........

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How did you know I was a Rhode Islander?

Re: Best AV program or suite

Fruit2O wrote:

Snip, snip...

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Though you /are/ running the latest Forte Agent, your newsreader and
security practices are quite generous with /your/ information.

Not to worry.  We have relatively few stalkers in this newsgroup...

:-)

Regards,

Pete
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Re: Best AV program or suite

1PW wrote:

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Supposedly.... Norton Security 2009 has been trimmed of its bloat and is
now a viable "paid for" option.


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FYI requires registration to view results, but free

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Not updated well

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Oh??
Where do you find the mfr's website for Norton Security 2009??

http://www.symantec.com/norton/internet-security

The "Norton" trademark was bought from Peter Norton many years ago by
Symantec.




Re: Best AV program or suite

nobody > wrote:
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I don't disagree that it hasn't been improved.  However, folks in
these antimalware NGs have never recommended a Norton antimalware
product in my memory.  I recently read (somewhere) that providers had
to lower the price of Norton AntiVirus 2009 to less than $20USD to
help sales.

We still pity those who install Norton stuff on systems with
challenged resources.  We would much rather see a n00be install Avira
for their AV needs.  Perhaps Microsoft Security Essentials will show
promise.

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My bad.  I did that intensionally to make a point.

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That was sort of a ploy to show that Norton products haven't been
rated professionally.

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Yes.  Certainly.  If you're new to the malware fight, you soon find
this out in short order.  Some of us may still remember Peter Norton
Utilities a few decade ago.

A Norton product has no relationship to a corporate Symantec product.
 As I, and others have oft said in these NGs, with a few embarrassing
instances, Symantec corporate products hold a much higher level of
respect when compared to Norton antimalware offerings.

None of us truly wants this.

Respectfully,

Pete
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