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In the past, I've been using some good free A-V programs (AVG and Avira)
and ZA firewall.

I always disliked Norton as it left a big footprint and seemed to cause

I recently bought a new computer that came with Norton Internet
Security. I like it -- no slowdowns and it seems to include a firewall
and checks web-sites.

In 30 days, I'll have to decide on paying for this or going the free route.

An opinions?


Re: Norton question

MZB wrote:
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I haven't used Norton since version 5.0 but I have heard that they
recently improved their speed as perceived by the user. I don't know
anything about the suite as I always have avoided them in favor of
selecting from best-of-class (or just my preference) components.

Windows' XP sp3 firewall, and Avira on one computer and Windows'
firewall w/advanced security on my Vista machine with Avast! antivirus.
I'm almost always behind my router which has what I require of a firewall.

Re: Norton question

MZB wrote:

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Similar situation came up with my aunt.  She asked if a duplicate file
finder she read about was a good one.  I asked her if she had to pay for
it.  Yes, she said.  Nope, not a good one, I said.  If she has to pay
for it then it isn't a good one when there are many similar programs to
do the same thing for free.

If you can get software that does the same thing for free, why would you
pay for something else?

(BTW: I use Avast because its free version has the features missing in
the free Avira.)

If you decide not to throw money at Symantec when their trialware
expires, be sure to get their cleanup utility to make sure all of Norton
gets removed.

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