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Hi All

I currently use Symantec Internet Security (Anti Virus and Firewall) and it will expire in 30 days.

Should I buy a new subscription or switch to something like NOD 32 and use the XP Firewall?

Any other suggestions would be appreciated as well

Thanks

Richard
 
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Kaspersky is one thats worth paying for

Normally I would agree to Kapersky, but I am not liking mine at the moment, and having a few problems as its automatically blocking the registry files for my games, and I cannot stop the process :(
 

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I've used Avast All this year and have been Completely happy with it.
I get superb pings and excellent gameplay on BF2 and Rfactor two quite demanding games.
I have had No issues with Infections etc and No issues with set up or use.
It's very lite aswell which is odviously beneficial when it comes to resource load/ram usage.
Along with this i have used Windows firewall, same again here i have had No problems ingame/browsing or accessing the things i want whilst the things i don't have been blocked effectively.
I feel my system is secure and with less than 26 processes and a commit charge of less than 200m i am Very confident i am getting the best out of my system whilst getting enouth protection.

I have previously used Nod32/Norton/AVG and out of them all i choose Avast.
Effective cover minimal resource usage and FREE. :D
 
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Richiev4 said:
Hi All

I currently use Symantec Internet Security (Anti Virus and Firewall) and it will expire in 30 days.

Should I buy a new subscription or switch to something like NOD 32 and use the XP Firewall?

Any other suggestions would be appreciated as well

Thanks

Richard

Uninstall both. Actually do a fresh install as Synmantec leaves files on the HD. Install AVG Free and Zone Alarm.
 
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Avast or AVG are more than capable.
Then I recommend Ashampoo as a fire wall.

there really is no need to pay for AV or FW in this day and age...

also Spybot search and destroy and Ad-aware are good little programs for spyware.
 

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Sorry mate, but AVG is rubbish compared to payed AVs.

NOD32 or Kapersky all the way, you can get a free 1 year AV based on Kapersky from AOL (sounds crap but it isn't)
 
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Sorry mate, but AVG is rubbish compared to payed AVs.

You say rubbish. Yet no infections on numerous machines, which would have died with out AV and yes I do use an online checker every know and then to see if avg or avast missed anything. They never have.
 
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Sorry mate, but AVG is rubbish compared to payed AVs.

NOD32 or Kapersky all the way, you can get a free 1 year AV based on Kapersky from AOL (sounds crap but it isn't)

Stop browsing porn sites and running dodgy EXE files. AVG is better than nothing, and at least not bloatware like Norton.
 
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Hear hear...

IO myself use NOD32 on 3 of my own machines and the rest of my family have AVG on theirs, with the missus having the pay version, and the kids have the free jobbie.

Not one single virus in the last what? 3 or 4 years have ever got past AVG... Not one!

Its pretty quick, a million times quicker than Norton "lets half the speed of another PC" AntiVirus.

Hell, one thing I have noticed about most Norton users, and that is, that they nearly all got told by some grape in the purple shirt brigade that its the best, and they took it as carved in stone... Or they simply dont have a clue!!!

I personally find it offensive to call Norton an anti-anything other than an anti-performance tool for a computer.

Try ditching it and just watch how much quicker your PC will be without it... That is, if you can get it out of the PC fully, cos I sure as hell have a lot of fun removing 100% of its junk, and would simply rather reinstall Windows instead.
 
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Thanks everyone

I know this question has been asked before but I do appreciate the replies. Most programs offer a demo so I may try a few and see.

How difficult is it to remove AV Software once it's on your machine. I'm thinking of Norton in particular?

Thanks again

Rich
 
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uninstall the norton stuff and google for "norton removal tool" its a good piece of software by symantec



the last few words don't quite sound right to me.. :)

nod32 + xp firewall = good
 
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With all good software, you should simply use *** ADD/REMOVE option in the control panel, and the software, including the registry entries etc will all be wiped.

With bad software, mostly its things like nasty spyware and such, they wont uninstall properly, well Norton is one of these.

You can use the Add/Remove and it will get rid of a fair bit of it, but there will still be loads of files and registry crud all left in.

This is quite probably a deliberate thing because, like AOL, onec its in, it has no intention of gettign out.

Hence, the only true way to kill off norton, is to wipe the HD and re-Install Windows.

There is actually a few programs out there specifically for the removal of Norton, so try googling for NORTON REMOVE and see what comes up?
 
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