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What makes Norton so bad (NIS)

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What is wrong with Norton that everyone i know wants to get rid of? I had it on my computer since 2003 and it has never giving me problems or deleted files like other anti virus programs have... I know for a fact that it doesn't block all spyware,adware, viruses and when i do get infected and Norton won't get rid of it' i use AVG or log in into trend micro online free VIRUS scan and get rid of viruses there.. i know it runs like 8 processes n thats alot but until i can find a program that can block all ads and pop ups and all viruses i will keep Noron...

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IMO Norton isnt that horrible of a product, but I still dislike it. Being one of the most popular AVS softwares it makes it the most vulnerable to hackers who create viruses. I believe that they are thinking, "Well If I want this virus to infect the most computers I'll have it target the most popular software." Personally I think there are much better alternatives to Norton on the market these days, I love Avast Anti Virus.

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programs i use and never get anything that i know of or ever see anything that might be a virus.  i think they best thing that stops me from getting them is kerio firewall.  it will ask you about any program that trys to start, modify  files and wont let and ip's or viruses in cause you have to allow it.

AVG

norton 2004 pro

spybot 1.4

adaware se personal

kerio personal firewall

security task manager

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Too many choices....... i have

Norton system works 2005 Its has Norton internet security, anti virus etc.. i also have ad aware personal and spysweeper..... i only get viruse when i download a trojan filled program fro limewire or astalavista.com wich i don't visist anymore cause of too maany trojans on that site.

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do you know anything or anyone reading this' about AVG proffesiona? i also have the free personal AVG

i use avg professional.

i like avg because of the constant updates.

always making sure you're updated.

as far as firewalls i have a hardware firewall

but i'd either use http://www.sygate.com/ or http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost

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i use avg professional.

i like avg because of the constant updates.

always making sure you're updated.

as far as firewalls i have a hardware firewall

but i'd either use http://www.sygate.com/ or http://www.agnitum.com/products/outpost

i had AVG Pro but uninstalled it after it failed to catch a few trojans that i intentionally downloaded... when i tested with AVG it would say no virus found... then i would scan with NAV and presto a Trojan.... did the same test five times and AVG didn't pick up the virus...NAV ddid all five time.... NIS is best for my needs..

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