OT: McAfee or Norton??

OT: McAfee or Norton??

Post by Harvey Bastack » Fri, 14 Mar 2008 23:17:33



I have used both Antivirus softwares.

Which do you prefer??

 
 
 

OT: McAfee or Norton??

Post by stone » Fri, 14 Mar 2008 23:35:28




Quote:
> I have used both Antivirus softwares.

> Which do you prefer??

Norton missed a lot of viruses and trojan horses for me, McAfee tended
to
not allow certain editing software to work and there was no easy way
around it.
I prefer neither.

 
 
 

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Post by Alle » Fri, 14 Mar 2008 23:44:09


Quote:

> I have used both Antivirus softwares.

> Which do you prefer??

Neither. I use AVG, which is free and has daily automatic updates. I
have had absolutely no virus on my machine since I switched to AVG over
a year ago. I haven't used McAfee in several years, so I can't comment
on its present worth, but I have finally, with much effort, gotten all
traces of Norton products off of my computer. You might check the
newsgroup Microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, which is read by a large
number of Windows experts (I'm assuming you are a Windows user); the
opinions expressed there about Norton products in general are very
negative (McAfee doesn't come up very often on that ng).
Allen
 
 
 

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Post by Bruce Remic » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 00:04:31



Quote:

>> I have used both Antivirus softwares.

>> Which do you prefer??

> Neither. I use AVG, which is free and has daily automatic updates. I have
> had absolutely no virus on my machine since I switched to AVG over a year
> ago. I haven't used McAfee in several years, so I can't comment on its
> present worth, but I have finally, with much effort, gotten all traces of
> Norton products off of my computer. You might check the newsgroup
> Microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, which is read by a large number of
> Windows experts (I'm assuming you are a Windows user); the opinions
> expressed there about Norton products in general are very negative (McAfee
> doesn't come up very often on that ng).
> Allen

I have had the same experience with AVG for the past year or so.  I paid for
the full boat Norton Works and within 6 months it had corrupted my machine
to the point I had to call in the Geeks to get me working again.  Almost
impossible to rid a computer of all Norton remnants.

I should note that before using any anti-virus software at all, I never had
any virus, worms, trojans or any other evil creatures.  I presume it was due
to simple carefulness with suspicious email attachments and limited desire
to be downloading lots of things.

Bruce

 
 
 

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Post by Jim Seymou » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 00:22:58


Quote:

> I have used both Antivirus softwares.

> Which do you prefer??

Trend Micro: http://www.trendmicro.com

If you're on a budget, I second Allen's recommendation of AVG.

--
Jim Seymour

 
 
 

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Post by Kirb » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 00:27:37


Quote:




>>> I have used both Antivirus softwares.

>>> Which do you prefer??

>> Neither. I use AVG, which is free and has daily automatic updates. I have
>> had absolutely no virus on my machine since I switched to AVG over a year
>> ago. I haven't used McAfee in several years, so I can't comment on its
>> present worth, but I have finally, with much effort, gotten all traces of
>> Norton products off of my computer. You might check the newsgroup
>> Microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, which is read by a large number of
>> Windows experts (I'm assuming you are a Windows user); the opinions
>> expressed there about Norton products in general are very negative (McAfee
>> doesn't come up very often on that ng).
>> Allen

> I have had the same experience with AVG for the past year or so.  I paid for
> the full boat Norton Works and within 6 months it had corrupted my machine
> to the point I had to call in the Geeks to get me working again.  Almost
> impossible to rid a computer of all Norton remnants.

> I should note that before using any anti-virus software at all, I never had
> any virus, worms, trojans or any other evil creatures.  I presume it was due
> to simple carefulness with suspicious email attachments and limited desire
> to be downloading lots of things.

> Bruce

   I personally like Trend Micro's Internet security.  Has been
extremely reliable.   Lots of good features.  trendmicro.com
 
 
 

OT: McAfee or Norton??

Post by MySel » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 00:36:11


I just dumped Norton on my PC(XP) and my laptop(Vista Ultimate).  I
takes a horribly long time to boot.  After being a 4 year user I'll
NEVER get Norton again, no way, no how!  It decided to have problems
auto DLing updates and boot times were in the 7-8 minute range.  I know
others locally who had the same problems.  Now boot times are 90 seconds
at max!

Before I retired from 'pewters I'd used McAfee at work and it caused all
manner of oddball problems.  I dislike it too.  Tried it once several
years ago on my own PC, it had conflicts even installing.  My son had
the same problems.  Dumped it too.

I'm using PC Tools, which is not causing conflicts or extremely long
boot times.  Its free and has been touted as an extremely good free AV
app.  I'm impressed with it so far.  I loaded PC Tools on his XP
machine, not a problem one or a virus yet.  Over a year and going strong
on his.  Two months on my XP and Vista Ult machines - love it!

Interestingly enough, I've had 2 virus's that Norton was unable to get
rid of.  Both were detected by another free AV app (A-squared free) and
deleted.  It doesn't do email though and PC Tools does.

Grandpa John

Quote:

> I have used both Antivirus softwares.

> Which do you prefer??

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Krumme » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 00:36:52



Quote:
>I have used both Antivirus softwares.

> Which do you prefer??

I currently have Norton on one of my office computers and hate it.  Norton
does whatever it wants with my machine.   So, I tend to think that Norton
destroys my computer ( i.e., computer experience)  in order to save it.  My
other office computer and my new computer at home uses TrendMicro anti-virus
and so far, so good.

I will say that my computer is possibly too slow to handle an active Norton
and a second task at the same time and a newer computer, with a duo
processor, may work well with Norton.  For me, about four or five times a
day, each time for about 20 minutes, my computer locks or slows down
considerably and checking task manager always shows that Norton is running
programs at those times.

Bill

 
 
 

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Post by MySel » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 00:40:02


Quote:

> I have had the same experience with AVG for the past year or so.  I paid for
> the full boat Norton Works and within 6 months it had corrupted my machine
> to the point I had to call in the Geeks to get me working again.  Almost
> impossible to rid a computer of all Norton remnants.

After 2 hours of them dabbling on my PC (I let them have control
remotely and watched), they got it working but boot times were still
extremely long.  Even the Norton techs (in India of course!) had
problems with it.  Not my machine they said either.
 
 
 

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Post by Jim Mennin » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 00:42:08



Quote:

> I have used both Antivirus softwares.

> Which do you prefer??

I had exclusively used Norton's from 2001-2007.   I had very good luck with them,
with only one minor incident in the last 5 or so years.

Recently I completely removed Norton's and started using McAfee.  I am now amazed how
much faster my computer boots and certain operations perform.  I don't know if it was
a wise change (time will tell), but so far I am pleased to have done so.

 
 
 

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Post by Tony Clayto » Sat, 15 Mar 2008 00:26:56



Quote:

> > I have used both Antivirus softwares.

> > Which do you prefer??

> Neither. I use AVG, which is free and has daily automatic updates. I
> have had absolutely no virus on my machine since I switched to AVG over
> a year ago. I haven't used McAfee in several years, so I can't comment
> on its present worth, but I have finally, with much effort, gotten all
> traces of Norton products off of my computer. You might check the
> newsgroup Microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, which is read by a large
> number of Windows experts (I'm assuming you are a Windows user); the
> opinions expressed there about Norton products in general are very
> negative (McAfee doesn't come up very often on that ng).

I have Norton AV on my laptop.

When it expires in about a month's time I am switching to AVG.

With Norton NIS, the machine refuses to load anything
over the net, and I had to get rid of it and install Norton AV
instead.

I have had not one virus or suchlike reported in over two years
(probably due to a good firewall on the router, and because all
emails are downloaded to my Acorn RiscOS (non-Windows) machine).

However, loading files into Excel, for example, takes for ever while
it performs a virus check, even though I created them and I know they are clear.

Furthermore, it is constantly asking me to update, especially if I am in a hurry.
If I don't, the machine goes into snail-pace mode.

Any hints on totally removing Norton?

--

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