Went back to Norton

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I tried all those other AV programs you all suggested and I just
couldn't learn the interface. They all seemed to need a lot of
attention. One of them wouldn't allow a scan of a single file with a
right-click [if it did then it was not seen by me]

So, I am back to my old Norton, slow and sluggish as hell and hogging
all the memory it can find.

comments are welcome.
thanks.


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| I tried all those other AV programs you all suggested and I just
| couldn't learn the interface. They all seemed to need a lot of
| attention. One of them wouldn't allow a scan of a single file with a
| right-click [if it did then it was not seen by me]
|
| So, I am back to my old Norton, slow and sluggish as hell and hogging
| all the memory it can find.
|
| comments are welcome.
| thanks.

You should have taken the time to learn the "others".

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Good luck!

Duane :)



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On Sun, 04 Jun 2006 19:11:42 -0400, Pedro Sanchez

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Sounds like you didn;'t configure the AV. I know for a fact you can
consider NOD32 to deal with infections automatically, update without
notification or user intervention, Perform a full scan without user
intervention etc. The same can be said for KAV which can be configured
to do everything silently. Dr.Web does this and so does Avira. None of
which need much attention once they are configured properly in the
first place. Both KAV and NOD32 have excellent forums with plenty of
experienced people there to give you step by step instructions. If I
were you I would try again :)

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On Mon, 05 Jun 2006 00:17:41 +0100, Ian Kenefick

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But isn't NOD32 and KAV both pay-for AV's?
How long is the trial, if any, periods?

I'd have to learn the structure within the trial period which might
not be long enough for me.

I hope you understand what I said.
thanks


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On Sun, 04 Jun 2006 20:27:21 -0400, Pedro Sanchez

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Anything worth having is.

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Pedro Sanchez wrote:

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Kaspersky offers a 30-day evaluation period for its KAV/KIS line of
products. Check the Eset site for the NOD32 evaluation period. Many AV
vendors require a purchase in order to evaluate the product, but offer
a money-back guarantee during the evaluation period. AFAIAC, this is
acceptable because, IMNSHO, _no one_ should install an AV solution
unless one is serious about keeping and using it. Uninstalling any AV
app is never trivial, and becomes more of a PITA as they beome more
complex and robust.

A couple of questions about Scot Finnie's evaluation of NOD32 and
other AV apps:

Finding the Right Antivirus Program, Part III
   (http://www.scotsnewsletter.com/81.htm#aviii )

1) For you NOD32 users/aficionados, do you agree that NOD32's new GUI
is a PITA? Quote: "Bad UI is bad UI."

2) Everything, and I mean everything, that I have ever read from
security gurus about email indicates that scanning email is a really
stupid idea. And yet Scot appears to be convinced that an AV app/suite
should include this feature, particularly SMTP scanning. ISTM that if
one's browsing habits and security setup allow such an intrusion, why
would one expect such a setup to prevent it on the way out? ISTM that
clueless people scan outgoing email and then add a notification to the
email that this has been done. Once it leaves your box, all bets are
off anyway.

Unlike the OP, Scot has decided _not_ to go back to Norton. In the
interest of full disclosure, I just renewed KAV/KIS for two years. At
this time, KAV/KIS and NOD32 are the only AV solutions for which I
would shell out money. YMMV.

Ron :)

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"We get the AV we deserve."


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To be fair, if you are not obsessive with your computer's cleanness,
Norton is not as bad as many people suggest and it's more than enough
for home computer, sure, it clogs, yes, it may not catch as many
viruses as KAV, but it does do its job, if not excellently, and if you
are careful with your on-line behavior, there wont be that much viruses
for you to catch, as far as I'm concerned, all AV are more or less the
same, all have their pros and cons, NOD32 is excellent with viruses,
but not so good with trojan horse, KAV is excellent on all accounts,
but sometimes it's a little too good, I experienced one incident in
which KAV killed my proxy tools, so if you are not big target like
financial institutions,  if you are already familiar with one type of
AV, stick with it.


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Pedro Sanchez AKA Dr.PedroSanchez@yahoo.com in alt.comp.anti-virus on
6/4/2006 after much thought,came up with this jewel:

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On Sun, 04 Jun 2006 19:11:42 -0400, Pedro Sanchez

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What's there to comment on. Norton was made for people just_like_you.

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gee thanks
Now do you have a comment?


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On Sun, 04 Jun 2006 23:04:38 -0400, Pedro Sanchez

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So was AOL.

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i get your point.
Last time I used AOL was 1991-1993 perhaps


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We had Norton's on my wife's computer.  Believe it came with Norton's System
Works 2002.  The Update subscription for the Norton's AV expired.  I
attempted to renew it and was willing to pay them their usually fee.  They
arbitrarily told me they no longer supported this AV (apparently they only
support them for 3 or 4 years) and we would not be able to keep it up to
date any longer, even if we pay for it.  Apparently, they try to force you
to buy a new one every 3 years or so.  I thought that stinks, and I decided
to get something else since, in any event, Nortons is reputed to be a
resource hog.  We installed the free Avast and it immediately found viruses
that Nortons missed.  It's not much harder to use than Nortons if you spend
a little time checking it out through "Help."  (took me about 1/2 hour to 45
minutes)  It seems to work fine and the computer seems to work fine with it.
I'm definately not going to buy a new Norton's since I don't like to be
jerked around.
We have NOD32 on our other computer.  It seems to be harder to learn how to
use it than the Avast.
Al



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