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Is Norton a decent antivirus?

#11Rio_RyoPosted 8/20/2014 8:34:58 PM
No love for Microsoft Security Essentials?
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#12SinisterSlayPosted 8/20/2014 8:35:24 PM
Rio_Ryo posted...
No love for Microsoft Security Essentials?


Microsoft doesn't even love it anymore.
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#13DarkZV2BetaPosted 8/20/2014 9:20:45 PM
Norton tends to be a cow, but it's not actually bad at all. It does a good job of what it's supposed to, which is why it was so popular and why it's so popular to hate now.
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#14CommunismFTWPosted 8/20/2014 10:32:25 PM
Rio_Ryo posted...
No love for Microsoft Security Essentials?


Was amazing until 2012. Microsoft doesn't even give a **** about it anymore. Get Avast Pro (Or if you're into free, MSE + Comon Sense is the best still.)
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#15SpacewhizguyPosted 8/20/2014 10:46:00 PM
slyman19 posted...
Okay. I'll probably just get Malware-Bytes then.

Malwarebytes is not an antivirus and should not be used as a substitute for an antivirus program.
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#16wdfosterPosted 8/20/2014 11:48:10 PM(edited)
mikewu1 posted...
Norton is pretty good now a days.


This. I use it. Its as 'fire and forget' as it gets really. As long as you set up your exclusions properly.
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#17Darth_KamcioPosted 8/21/2014 12:51:45 AM
How about Kaspersky?
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#18thegreatsquarePosted 8/21/2014 2:02:22 AM
Avast free
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#19DC07301981Posted 8/21/2014 3:09:43 AM
I had Norton until about two years ago. I cancelled my subscription and just downloaded some free antivirus on the web and it's been good to me ever since.

Norton isn't bad by any means, but the yearly renewal fee is kind of expensive.
#20RoyInTheKopPosted 8/21/2014 3:23:09 AM
I had MSE for a couple of years but when I tried Malwarebytes (free) it removed 63 things from my system. I then used AVG (free) and that removed a trojan horse.

Good anti-virus systems are a must, and as much as I like Microsoft products, MSE is fairly useless.
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