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gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Sun, 14th Jan '07 12:20 PM

ANTIVIRUS PROTECTION!!!

For almost a year, I have had Norton Antivirus protection, which I purchased. I have also downloaded AVG which is free on the Internet. For anyone who would care to respond, which do you think is the best, which one do you use, and what do you think are the advantages to each? Thank you!!!

Marilyn...

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 15th Jan '07 3:06 PM

Norton was excellent. But then I had a catastrophic disk crash, and though the data and things were recovered, the reinstall of Norton wouldn't take. So I started using AVG (which had been added in the recovery), and haven't looked back. Norton is probably slicker, a little comfortable to use, but AVG is perfectly acceptable, and the price is right. Hard to go wrong either way, probably.

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Mon, 15th Jan '07 3:24 PM

Thanks for your response Kaufman! I've heard several people brag about the AVG, so I downloaded it, and have been using it. I have the Norton still. The thing that made me a little apprehensive about the AVG is that Norton was picking up a virus or spyware Purityscan in the system and AVG hasn't been picking up on it. Don't know why. Thanks again!

Marilyn...

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Tue, 16th Jan '07 1:07 AM

I don't know nothing about AVG, but I have had Norton 2005,2006 and with both versions I got a virus, the funny thing was Aol spyware scan found it! I do not recommend Norton... It's a pain to reinstall if there is a problem. and I think It sucks! My 2 cents on Norton!
Mitchy

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.7 - Posts: 6057)
Tue, 16th Jan '07 2:12 AM

Thanks Mitchy!

Marilyn...

blessmelord
Blessmelord  (Level: 46.2 - Posts: 39)
Tue, 16th Jan '07 3:26 PM

I agree with Mitchy. Norton shut down my computer where I could not even get into it. Had to buy another computer. Norton is to hard to install. I like McAfee. Never had any problems with it and have been using it for years.

mitchy
Mitchy  (Level: 130.6 - Posts: 964)
Tue, 16th Jan '07 5:01 PM

Thanx Blessmelord, Im glad someone else knows about Norton....

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Tue, 16th Jan '07 5:10 PM

On the other hand, I had nothing but trouble with McAfee. Made my last machine unusable.

Bottom line: You can never tell. Do what works best for you. But at least with AVG, you won't feel you've overspent.

hunnykins
Hunnykins  (Level: 30.2 - Posts: 74)
Wed, 17th Jan '07 2:48 PM

I read in PC World magazine that it is not bad to have an anti virus and several spyware programs. For some reason each of them will pick up something the others dont. I have NAV, and have no trouble with it. I also have PC Doctor and Spysweeper and each of them detects different things.

banomet
Banomet  (Level: 175.1 - Posts: 266)
Fri, 19th Jan '07 8:15 PM

Every Friday at 8 pm, Norton (2004) starts up and I don't know how to prevent it. That's my only problem with it, but it annoys me.


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