Norton Antivirus bad for comp? 18 replies

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Kilobyte

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#11 15 years ago

I've always found Norton to be effective, if you keep it up-to-date. If it wasn't for how it slows down most computers, it would be the first thing I recommend.

I guess that is true about Norton slowing the system down, when not properly configured. It also affects it when the system is bad dated, and running a new game.




HimoHawk

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#12 15 years ago
Evilempireanyone heard of nortons nickname " norton.backdoor.exe"...etc get avg very reliable

Right on. I use AVG and it rocks ass. the best free one out there. I got a real bad trojan and norton couldn't get rid of it so we got AVG and on the firs sweep it put it in the Virus Vault! It rules!:D Norton Systemworks sucks. I took norton off for two reasons: 1. the antivirus is real bad 2. Systemworks sucks. it lags and i don't even know what it does!:lookaround:




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#13 15 years ago

Best anti-vir prog I've ever used is NOD32 mainly coz it was so superfast, and did a great job at detecting "wild" vira. That said it wasn't so great I'd pay for another years license, when I was offered McAfee for free thru' work .... and low and behold that actually does the job too, albeit not as fast as NOD32, but that's no biggie soince it was free :-D




*The.Doctor

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#14 15 years ago
HimoHawk Norton Systemworks sucks. I took norton off for two reasons: 1. the antivirus is real bad 2. Systemworks sucks. it lags and i don't even know what it does!:lookaround:

The antivirus isn't bad, since i've had it, i have never gotten a virus, and any spyware/adware i've gotten has all been auto deleted. you had systemworks and didn't know what it was? all Systemworks is, is a bunch of programs to let you: 1. Check the registry for errors 2. Perform a program integrity test 3. Defragment the Hard drive. 4. Check Hardware / software for problems And it has a built-in Firewall.




Kilobyte

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#15 15 years ago
HimoHawk2. Systemworks sucks. it lags and i don't even know what it does!:lookaround:

Huh? System Works 2003 helped get me out of a jam a while back. I had a 20gb drive, and Windows 2000 kept insisting on scanning it at boot. Except it would cancel the scan before it began, as it wasn't a Win2K disk. :confused: There was something wrong, and Windows couldn't fix it.

I ran Disk Doctor, and it fixed it on the first try. I haven't had a problem with it since. SytemWorks Rocks. :nodding:

too bad it didn't come with the legendary Partition Magic.




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#16 15 years ago
I ran Disk Doctor, and it fixed it on the first try. I haven't had a problem with it since. SytemWorks Rocks.

Amen.




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#17 15 years ago

I had Norton antivirus and i checked all the options but it was the same all the time - slow computer and if it has found a virus it couldn't delete it. Then i replaced it with Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware SE and it runs smooth now. Spybot 0wnZ ya pwned.gif




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#18 15 years ago

just thought I'd add my two cents...

I used to use NOD32 antivirus, which at the time I though was brilliant, however I was recommended to switch to Nortons by a friend, so I tried it, and I must say, it does a great job! It even picked up and removed spyware lurking in GameSpy Arcade. Not sure whether that's a little over-efficient, but there you go. However, I have noticed that it does gobble system resources like fun - and Task Manager tells me that I can't close any of the background processes associated with Nortons. As I'm running a fairly good rig, it doesn't really affect gaming, except when it interrupts a deathmatch to tell me my virus definitions need attention :banghead: Anyway, I think it's a brilliant AV, exept that it should probably give you the option to terminate all the Norton system tray apps when you're not using it.




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#19 15 years ago
TheMitterhey all...My friend told me to take off Norton Antivirus off my computer. He say that it does a poor job of finding viruses. That it reads the viruses as programs, and skips over them. Is this true? I do no that it lags down the computer real badly. Should I get rid of it?

it is bad, i changed to Mcafee 2005. norton let in a virus named the FatSO worm (Sumom.A, also got Sumom.C) this virus disables Dr. Watson, task manager, or anything that has anything to do with viruses. you cant remove it. you couldnt access the net to find out how to remove it. you couldnt run antivirus software. we had to pay Norton £35 to tell us how to remove it manually!




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