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A professor told me to uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials for Norton

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User Info: TheSchref

TheSchref
3 years ago#1
I don't know much about anti-virus software, but I was under the impression that Norton was pretty much total garbage.

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datopgamer
3 years ago#2
It is, but then again av software isn't really necessary as long as you are careful with sites you go to.
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my_name_is_Ed
3 years ago#3
Norton was annoying as **** last time i used it. MSE is nice and out of the way.
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Blobs_
3 years ago#4
Norton really isn't good unless you have no common sense at all. When I had norton, it was horrible. All of my steam games were getting blocked, my hard drive sounded like it was going mad, and it was super resource hungry.

I recommend just an occasional malwarebytes scan.
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User Info: TheSchref

TheSchref
3 years ago#5
I'm not worried about getting viruses, I was just curious if he's right. He's kind of full of himself.

He said any free software (malwarebytes, MSE, Avast, etc.) is awful.

User Info: TiamatKiller

TiamatKiller
3 years ago#6
Many antivirus sites and overall computer sites have listed the most modern versions of Norton as actually quite good, along with being pretty light on system resources.


Ironically, it is a bit of too little too late since their reputation as an antivirus is pretty bad due to past renditions.
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MaKhaos
3 years ago#7
Well it is alright but MSE and Windows Defender are non intrusive unlike all the other anti virus software.
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User Info: urtv

urtv
3 years ago#8
when the developers themselves tell people to uninstall their program,i think you should listen to them and uninstall mse

User Info: TheSchref

TheSchref
3 years ago#9
urtv posted...
when the developers themselves tell people to uninstall their program,i think you should listen to them and uninstall mse


Wait, Microsoft said to uninstall MSE?

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electroflame
3 years ago#10
From: TiamatKiller | #006
Many antivirus sites and overall computer sites have listed the most modern versions of Norton as actually quite good, along with being pretty light on system resources.

It's actually a really good antivirus now, and I use it on my main PC. Doesn't block games, take up too many resources, etc.

I never tried the really old versions of it, but from what I heard it was pretty bad.

Currently, I'd rank it highly, and highly recommend it.
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