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Is Norton a decent antivirus?

#31MC RaZaRPosted 8/22/2014 5:36:24 AM
Norton is pretty decent today compared to back then. If it's free, it's definitely worth it IMO.
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#32WyzeGyePosted 8/22/2014 6:27:18 AM
McAfee or gtfo
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#33Orestes417Posted 8/22/2014 6:29:21 AM
WyzeGye posted...
McAfee or gtfo


Said no one ever
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#34WyzeGyePosted 8/22/2014 6:30:34 AM
>_>
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#35SinisterSlayPosted 8/22/2014 6:35:58 AM(edited)
Norton was actually always pretty good. It's the uninstaller that sucked.
I had a 2001 version of Norton, unupdated, running in 2007 and it was still catching viruses that AVG was missing.
I had a horribly virused machine so I installed both on the same machine. AVG was missing them like crazy whereas this ancient norton version keep picking them out of system restore. AVG eventually stumbled on a virus in nortons quarantine and tried to take it, Norton then stomped on AVG and quarantined AVG as well.
The Norton 2000 I had on my windows 95 machine worked very well too. Often while running Kazaa you would accidentally get a virused file. Norton caught it every time. If you clicked quarantine however, it would almost always failed because the file was in use (because it was being downloaded still). So when this happened, Norton would immediately pause windows, take you to a blue screen (not of death) and give you the repair, quarantine, delete option again but this time it could do it even while windows was trying to write to the file. If it failed again it would turn the computer off and restart and while restarting, it would kill the file. If that failed, it would have you create a boot disc on floppy that would kill the file.
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#36Dark ElfPosted 8/22/2014 7:26:47 AM
Norton is pretty good overall, although it isn't my preferred antivirus.
#37dunkisPosted 8/22/2014 7:44:13 AM
Because it's free, why not? It's not that bad. Can eat up resources sometimes, but not horribly. Generally, I see computer security as black and white. Either you're going to get infected or you aren't, depending on what kind of person you are. When I see computers coming in for infections, they have all different sorts of AVs on them. The problem is that even a good AV can't stop stupidity.
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