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View Poll Results: What Should I Do?
Yes - Renew 5 23.81%
No - Get 2005 3 14.29%
No - Get Other Program 8 38.10%
No - Use Free Service 4 19.05%
No - Who Needs Virus Protection 1 4.76%
No Opinion 0 0%
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Old March 4th, 2005, 04:35 PM

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Default Re: OT: What Should I Do?

I voted "Get Other Program". I too use AVG and am very happy with it. Has worked flawlessly for me for quite a while now. Of course, that's not the only line of defense, but IMO it's the best free AV out there.
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What other AV products are there? Panda Soft, MaFee (nortan clone), and what? (I noticed you said the one you linked to Fyron is crappy software so I guess that one is out.
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What??? The one I linked to is the _best_. Norton is the crappy software. Kaspersky is awesome.
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Old March 4th, 2005, 05:12 PM
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What??? The one I linked to is the _best_. Norton is the crappy software. Kaspersky is awesome.
So... Go with Norton then, Fyron? Heh, heh. (adds fuel to fire).

I didn't like McAfee a few years ago because it conflicted with Civilization II or III... Can't recall which.
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Whatever you do, do not buy any more Norton/Symantec products.
You seem to have the worst of luck with anything related to corporate software.
Symantec is what we use at work and it works perfectly 100% of the time. We have never had any scares with major virus' breaking out in the office because Symantec does its job. We also do not have to shell out the big bucks all the time like you say people do in order to keep up to date.
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Corporate editions are not in any way equivalent to consumer editions. You pay a lot more for the corporate licenses anyways...
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My sister's computer came preinstalled with Norton. That was impossible to uninstall. Kept interfering with other anti-virus programs.
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I have to say thank you to David. I took him up on the online scan recommendation and voila, six, count them six, virus hits for things that NORTAN should have detected and killed. SIX!

All of them should have been detected by NORTAN in my last scan which was this morning, but NO.... Nortan doesn't even work!
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we ahve a total of three computers connected to the interent in my house, all of which run both Norton AV and internet security, professional edition. We have never had any problem with them or with updates. Though this may just be me...

On a side note, using the hacker tracker that come with Norton, my dad has found that Microsoft (and other large, presumably OK corporations) have tried to get into our computer. Not in the manner of dumping cookies but actually trying to access personall information.
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Norton doesn't work because you have to subscribe to get virus updates. Subscribing is kinda expensive, and noone does it.
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Norton doesn't work because you have to subscribe to get virus updates. Subscribing is kinda expensive, and noone does it.
Um, it should have worked last night, the 3rd, which was my last system scan. The renew date was today. Additionally, one of the viruses, the seventh one now, Trojan.byteverify is listed as a NOTRAN detected virus and should have been cleaned regardless. Simply put Nortan does not work as advertised, and they cheat you out of at least two days worth of updates at the end of your subscription.

So now do I have to worry that Nortan will not work at all? Will not scan for viruses even though it says its doing so, or scan my incoming emails? This is bull**** if you ask me!

God I wish there was legislation in action that would FORCE companies like Nortan and MS to fix these problems, and make them liable for any issues caused because of their lacking software and over hyped abilities.
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