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Nagare Jun 10, 09
Its because Norton is so slow

I have had it on my computer. Norton 360 failed to detect a small virus which caused problems and Norton 360 2.0 screwed up some other files while running extremely slow

I like me some Kaspersky.
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Chiggins Jun 10, 09
Right now I have AVG, but once this comes out I'm defiantly gonna try it out.

When my mom brought home Norton 360 2.0 I told her to return it. Ha.
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kspiess Jun 10, 09
Norton is a good program, but it suffers because it is the most popular anti-viral program out there, so it is the one most often disabled by viruses.

I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan, Dr.Web Cureit!, and Trend Micro's online House Call scanner. All are free and effective.
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chautemoc Jun 10, 09
I prefer Avast...AVG would be my second choice..maybe.
I'd like to try this out, but I'm guessing like Norton it will suffer from being popular.
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skatcat31 Jun 10, 09
Actually Norton works well, very well in fact. It's one of my favorites. The one problem is, like many pieces of cracked software, it exist en mass, allowing for security exploits to be found and then shared. When this happens it fails. But oddly enough, Norton on a server works EXTREMELY well, catching many of the viruses people put on the "computer" since only the local copy is modified to exclude the virus, the server copy find it and fixes both the Norton install and the virus. It's what I install on any server and clients I setup. It works like a dream. But most home users don't get to test this cause they never set up a synchronized server installation. Most use it on home computers, which doesn't really work well with Norton's base setup features or the fact that most users download viruses and say allow, which is something Norton can't override. Remember, if a user says "I want this", a virus now has more permissions then an antivirus that goes and says "I'm here but i don't need explicit permission." This explicit permission to the virus installer allows it to run amok with high level permission, something Norton doesn't have unless specified. It's like Root on a nix machine. It gets the absolute highest permissions, and can do ANYTHING. Installers are the most dangerous thing you can possibly say yes to, since that then has a higher permissions then your antivirus.

or at least this has always been my experience (50+ server installations later it still holds true.)
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chautemoc Jun 10, 09
Dude...paragraphs.
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Guest Jun 10, 09
ESET is the canines testicles
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THM Jun 10, 09
Believe it or not, I've got a virus repelling shaman from Amazon forest and a witchcraft medallion from Aborigines installed on my laptop, Hee Hee.......
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kspiess Jun 10, 09
^^^ Hehe, haven't tried THAT out yet.
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Hellfire29 Jun 10, 09
This stone stops tiger attacks, no-one has been attacked by tigers near the stone, anyone want to buy it?
My idea of common sense and AV software.
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Guest Jun 10, 09
you guys could try Avira, it is free and a lot better, imho, than avg or avast. there are some reviews on the web like http://www.reviewcentre.com/reviews107140.html
worth taking a look :-)
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