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Old 02-18-2013, 12:34 PM   #1
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Is norton security suite by Comcast good for my custom gaming rig, is it good enough that I can trust t with my NASA pc, and is it good for gaming
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I would stay away from norton as its very resource hungry, There are a lot of free ones like avg.
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i am not a huge fan of Norton ether. it's properly a good software, but so is Avast and AVG. and best of all, those are FREE.
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Norton ... save your $, as EchoNatek says some of the free security is very good, mine has Game mode and its free

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Agree with the other ,not really a fan of norton but AVG and Microsoft security essentials are pretty good that are free.
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Norton ... save your $, as EchoNatek says some of the free security is very good, mine has Game mode and its free

Ahh that's nice little feature, What anti-virus is that again kitty?
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What is game mode?
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Ahh that's nice little feature, What anti-virus is that again kitty?
Zone Alarm Firewall and Anti Virus free (the AV is the kaspersky engine) best free security I have found yet, its light and fast, the two way Firewall is spot on ... love it !



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I might give that a try..
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Norton does not work very well for me where it takes too much of my memory and affects the performance of the computer. I've been using AVG or ESET Nod32, these are my choices specially when gaming.
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Norton has changed quite a bit (for the better) ... but ... its still crap
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Norton has changed quite a bit (for the better) ... but ... its still crap
Yeah adding more stupid features which are more hungry for ram.
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The thing I don't like is its always connecting to the Symantec Corporation more then needed for just updates.
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LOL I agree .. Haven't check out any norton antivirus ever since I had bad experience with it.
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I really appericate all of you responding . I just want to know, norton is free with comcast as a subscription. I need to know if i should stick with norton or get another one (willing to pay). I want a antivirus that i can trust and know with confidence that it will catch the viruses since my gaming pc is very important. Also, which will be the best with gaming- and with my specs listed below- do you think if i remove norton and get another virus protection that it will increase fps?
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Exactly no need to do that all the time..
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If you have not used Nortons for the last 3 years then you should not really comment as it is not resource hungry as some people state here.... Norton has improved from the days when it was a resource hog, not now.
It is just as good as any other internet security programs, if any all security programs have their pro's & cons, truth to be known they all have their strengths & weaknesses.

I use Norton, kaspersky and Eset on different PC's and find them all OK...my personal choice....have used others but found these 3 mentioned to be above average.

Last comment on memory usage if you are using new computers manufactured in the last 2 years then any internet security programs should not pose a problem unless you are using an old PC with inadequate memory/cpu installed.
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