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Old 12-01-2005, 12:38 PM   #1
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Question Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security?

Sup ya. Ya prolly already know my case with the new Celeron I copped during Black Friday Sales. (upgraded memory, video card, all that good stuff)

Anyway, the PC comes with a trial version of Norton Internet Security Suite and MS Office 2003. I have been using it for a few days and I love the Office but I cannot stand the NIS.

I have two options. Deal with the NIS for the remainder of the trial or just get a copy of Norton Antivirus 2005 and just install that. The only question I have is, if I remove NIS, will some important files be deleted from my PC? Because I really can't afford to restore the whole computer because I added so many programs.

Feel free to give your input and if anyone has any alternatives to Norton, post them as well.
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security?

Well removing it shouldn't cause any problems.
But I wouldn't go with norton.

My suggestion:
firewall: Zone Alarm
anti-virus: AntiVir and/or AVG. (both have free versions which are exellent)
anti-spyware: m$ anti-spyware, ad-aware, spybot s&d and spyware blaster.
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Default Re: Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security?

Chuck NIS whatever the cost, I'd say. I'm saying this from experience, as well.
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Default Re: Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security?

I also say get rid of Norton. It's nothing but a resource hog. There are far better alternatives.

BUT if you must, then I'd say go for NIS, cause you get a lot more, like ad blocker, parental controls etc. and it's the safer option in your position.
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PC Mag, also rated the Norton Firewall in NIS one of the best around.
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PC Mag, also rated the Norton Firewall in NIS one of the best around.
I heard that the firewall was quite good.
But the anti-virus. Based on my experience, norton has one of the crappiest anti-viruses ever made.
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Old 12-01-2005, 08:36 PM   #7
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I've been using Norton IS for the last 4 years. I also use Norton Ghost 9.0 and Partition Magic..........

Never had a single problem with any of their products or installations.
I had a question concerning integration with MS Outlook and immediately received live support and answers to my question.
Their products have saved my butt many times.......wouldn't go without them.
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Old 12-01-2005, 11:52 PM   #8
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BUT if you must, then I'd say go for NIS, cause you get a lot more, like ad blocker, parental controls etc. and it's the safer option in your position.
See thats the thing man, I'm not a parent. I'm only 17. I'm a young buck. I don't need the extraz just give me a virus program that works you feel me?! But I had Norton Antivirus with my other PCs and they worked fine.

I just don't like the NIS because that firewall prevents me from doing anything. One web page can be opened and I recieve like 5 outbreak alerts. The way Norton is so secure, they mines well create home security systems.

As far AVG, I've heard of it from customers that come on my job but I haven't tried it. How good is it?
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:03 AM   #9
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I had AVG on a customers computer and it worked great....he decided to go to Norton System Work and it hurt the performace of the PC....very noticable slow down. AVG works much better IMO.
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Get rid of it, and download zone alaram free, and avg virus scan, or anit vir scan.. ^_^
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