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Old 02-20-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

Which one is better and why? I have used all 3 and personally prefer Zonealarm for its ease of use but I am asking about Security Features and which is better.

I vote Zonealarm!
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:21 PM   #2
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

ZoneAlarm is a firewall correct me if I'm wrong. First off, Norton is the best Anti-virus software out there. The less cluttered, and the most effective. McAfee doesn't even come close.. I have the corporate edition of Norton.. my uni gave it free...
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

Zonealarm is free and is easy to remove (key wise). but have you ever tried removing Norton! it has so many keys in the registry that it's like if Norton doesn't want you to remove it.
Never even bothered trying McAfee; can't try them all!
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Old 02-20-2005, 05:29 PM   #4
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ZoneAlarm the free version I am not sure if it is just a firewall or not I should have made it more clear I mean Mcafee VS. Norton VS. Zonealarm Security Suite lol Security suite is an antivirus and firewall
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I found that Norton was just fine removing when I had to uninstall it before...
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

I've used norton brfore, then scanned with another and found virusses that it didn't, so I just don't trust norton.
I've also seen people contract sasser type virus wormswhilstusing norton antivisrus (though obviosly with thefirewall switched off)...

Personally, I find that following patch advice and enabling the windows firewall is enough,
I run free AVG 7 each day on a schedule but it never finds anything. I run Spybot perhaps once a month and it never finds anything of any harm.
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

That's utterly ridiculous.. ask me why the government uses Norton Anti-virus and why it works for them perfectly fine. I've seen plenty of people contract virsuses using free software like AVG and Avast.
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It happens, not all antivirsu are as up-to-date as their website portfolios ould have you believe.

I'm only saying what happened.
Norton missed several virii, it's just the case that their definitions for that particular virus wasn't available at that time, but it was on the free anti virus.

I've see the same thing in reverse, and the problem is not limited to norton, but I haveheard this story a lot more from people converting away from norton rather than to norton.
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I don't trust you. I am saying your free virus software is probably less reliable then Norton. Norton Corporate Edition is near to flawless.
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This topic has been posted so many times, I lost count. Again, I will go with Norton. Very reliable, new updates arrive fast, better security, and just darn reputable.
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Default McAfee for me...

It has a smaller memory footprint and doesn't entwine itself into every little thing you do. on or off line. It just quietly purrs along doing what its supposed to.
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Antivirus suits are only as good as their updates, their updates are only as good as their dat collection.

and believe it or not, Norton has had updates at later time than other AV manufacturers.
It is near flawless, but updates arn't always as speedy as they might be.

But like I said in the last post, it's just a matter of when updates are released, all AV manufacturers just play 'catch-up' with the virus writters.
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I prefer Norton over Mcafee. I never really used Zonealarm, but after seeing your opinions here, i should give it a try.
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

norton is slow, takes up too much diskspace, makes your computer slow down, and you have to pay for a subscription every year, when basically norton 2000 does the same job as norton 2005. i use nod32, which is rated HIGHER than both of norton and mcafee and its only 7mb in size, and its faster, and you have unlimitied updates...

zonealarm is an excellent firewall, but sucks for antivirus

just get nod32 and zonealarm free edition
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

It doesn't make my computer slow down. I like these claims people throw out in the air... and nor do I have to pay for a subscription. Please, check yourselfs. Nothing is rated higher then Norton.
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

wrong again i see..maybe you ought to think before you type

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It doesn't make my computer slow down. I like these claims people throw out in the air... and nor do I have to pay for a subscription. Please, check yourselfs. Nothing is rated higher then Norton.
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

Is that all you can say? I actually use the program. And so does the government... you are the one who has the tendency of being wrong.. hey at least I didn't get an ATI 9800Pro. I'm smart.
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

ive used it too and now i use nod32 for a good reason. go online read reviews of many ppl switching to nod32 from nav, instead of thinking that your always right about everything. i'm glad you didnt get a 9800pro your not worthy enough of it , yea your smart..in your own little gay world

wow the goverment uses it! so everything that the goverment does is right? like ban you homos from gettin married?
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Default Re: Mcafee VS. Norton VS. ZoneAlarm

You are living in your own little fantasy world. There is a reason much of the government uses Norton Corporate Edition. It is a very vast piece of software that does things right, and better then your nod32. So keep dreaming. The 9800pro is shit. The FX5900 throws it down the gutter. You are stuck in your own delusions of granduer. You aren't always right.. admit you are wrong in this case and move on.

And why bring up my sexuality into this? I'm merely saying what the government uses to maintain security.
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i know i am not perfect, but you seem to think you are, so why bring the vid card discussion into this topic? you need to gloat some more to feel better about yourself? dont try to ignore the facts, just cuz the goverment may use it doesnt mean its rite
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