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that is pretty intersting.. not a huge suprise..  AOL just went free as their company continues to lose users and pretty go from the #1 ISP to not even existing.  So the development time isnt going to be spend on the project anymore.. to pay for this.. why not install a bunch of crap from other companies..  Their tool bar isnt anything really new..  Symantec has been installing crap on the tool bar ever since I stopped using Norton..

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they became greedy and only care about how much money they could make from the software.

Absolutely. I had NAV 2003 and it was pretty decent. After I "upgraded" to NAV 2004, I would get pop-up windows telling me which virus it allowed through.  :angry5:

I haven't used Norton since the middle of '04.

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As a geek (programming since 1974) I have ALWAYS disliked  AOL.  Nice find!  I use AVAST anti-virus (download is on PCWORLD.COM) on all my machines and have never had a problem with it.  I tried to upgrade Symantec System Works 2006 last March and it totally hosed my machine.  Norton just gets worse and worse.

Paul S

First off, welcome to TMN!!  :hello:

I've heard a lot of good things about Avast. I have PC-Cillin Internet Security on my laptop right now. Would the 2 conflict with each other?

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First off, welcome to TMN!!  :hello:

I've heard a lot of good things about Avast. I have PC-Cillin Internet Security on my laptop right now. Would the 2 conflict with each other?

I have seen it done , but all the antivirus vender's say don't , for my pennies  worth (UK)

AVG works for me and many others , I tried Avast , but I did not give it enough time I guess, and went back to AVG , I totally  agree with pwstegeman , in not running 2 anti-virus appli's.

Hi wellcome to the forum pwstegeman , Feb 2006 ?, com'on post some more  :thumbsup::lol:

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From what I heard since like 2001 Symantec has been reusing the same code base for every release.. pretty simular to what MS does with windows..

I think 2006 was a brand new code base.  I will never go back to Norton stuff.. there is just no reason to.. Unless you are doing enterprise stuff..  Those products are pretty damn good... 

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Philip,

Having more than 1 anti-virus loaded on a machine is always risky.  I would wait until your PC-Cillan subscription expires before changing, or remove it before loading Avast.  Often having 2 antiviruses loaded will cause registry problems.

PaulS

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I had heard that but wasn't sure if it was just, perhaps, 2 certain names that had conflicts (NAV vs McAfee, for instance).

Thanks for the info!!

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I will never go back to Norton stuff.. there is just no reason to.. Unless you are doing enterprise stuff..  Those products are pretty **** good... 

I think that's where Symantec is putting all there time, effort and knowledge. The home stuff just doesn't cut it anymore. 

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