Alternative to Norton 2005

addiarmadar

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Lets face it, Symantec has really gone down with Norton 2005. Ive got Systemworks and Internet Security and ever since installing them, my rigs take forever to login and shut down. Also its a PITA when I try to install apps when I never had this prob with version 2003. Also It suspects EVERY exe file I try to load and would have to shut down norton so I can run apps or it will crash the app or lock my machine up and force a manual reboot.

Are there alternatives to Norton System Works and Internet Security out there?

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I just use avast antivirus and I've never had any problems. I used systemworks for years, only when I switched to avast did I see how it was hurting my systems.
If you have a home router dont worry about a firewall. Or just use the windows firewall, it is good enough for most things.

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addiarmadar

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My router does have a firewall but Im just as concerned eith stuff trying to out as stuff trying to go in and were NIS comes in. Just the 2005 version is way too zealous to the point that it creates paradox and hosed my windows instalation. I have dumped my machine and reinstalled with Norton 2003 and works like a champ even with SP2 installed so will just stick with that until Im forced to get something else.

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Panda Antivirus.

<font color=red> If you design software that is fool-proof, only a fool will want to use it. </font color=red>
 

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Im just as concerned eith stuff trying to out as stuff trying to go in
ZoneAlarm lets nothing out without specific permission from you...and like Avast it's free.

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I used to be a big fan of Norton's software too,
but after Symantec acquired his company, a corporate
bureaucracy set in, and this is what then happened
to me:

While doing a routine on-line update of the virus
definitions, that task hosed a Symantec data set
which I'll call their "Product Catalog File."

Not only could I not remove all of the hooks
which Symantec had sunk into my system;
this failure also meant that I was unable to
do anything with all of the other Symantec
products which are "registered" in that
Product Catalog File.

Nothing from Symantec would run on my system
after that malfunction.

After spending more than 4 hours on it,
I decided to stop running ANY Symantec
software, and instead I installed
V-Com's SystemSuite 5.

Oh, I should also mention that Symantec's
recommended solution was to make over
50 changes to the Windows Registry -- BY HAND.

BAAAAAAAAD!!!!

I've been very happy with V-Com's
software engineering, ever since
making that switch.

For one thing, V-Com also has a on-line update
feature, which can update virus definitions
and software components (of which there are
many). This on-line update feature has never
failed me (not yet, anyway :)

V-Com also avoids the many problems that result
from enabling EVERYTHING, which has been true
of certain versions of the Norton Utilities,
causing serious degradations in system performance.

http://www.v-com.com

Good luck!

Sincerely yours,
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell
Webmaster, Supreme Law Library
 

addiarmadar

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Hmm V-Com huh?

Their software is more expensive but if it doesnt slow down the rig or hose it then Ill give it a whirl.

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supremelawfirm

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In the Diagnose | PC Diagnostics function,
it's recommended to UNcheck every item
except the one you are diagnosing, and
just repeat diagnostics step-wise.
Some of these tests take a while to
complete, e.g. RAM using the "deep" option
and 1GB or more.



Sincerely yours,
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell
Webmaster, Supreme Law Library
 
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