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Win7 and Norton 2010 Anti Virus

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Emrys Davies, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
     
  2. Phillip Pi

    Phillip Pi Flightless Bird

    On 1/8/2010 1:33 PM PT, Emrys Davies typed:

    > Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    > http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    > may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    > virus products on here recently and will also consider those.


    It will be fine in it. Try the trial version.
    --
    Phillip Pi
    Senior Software Quality Assurance Analyst
    Partner Engineering/Internet Service Provider/Symantec Online Services,
    Consumer Business Unit
    Symantec Corporation
    www.symantec.com
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Email: phillip_pi@symantec.comSYMC (remove SYMC to reply by e-mail)
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Please do NOT e-mail me for technical support. DISCLAIMER: The views
    expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the
    views of my employer. Thank you.
     
  3. No Spam

    No Spam Flightless Bird

    In article <7qpm35FcctU1@mid.individual.net>
    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote:

    >Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    >http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    >may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    >virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >


    My personal experience, which lots of others agree with me, is that,
    generally, Symantec/Norton personal products are nothing but bloated and
    resource hungry junk, their anti virus holds the lead in that.

    Their corporate products are decent though.

    I would suggest avoiding Norton Anti Virus and use a combination of a
    free anti virus and free anti spyware.

    I use Avast and have no complaints, along with Malwareytes.
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
    http://www.malwarebytes.org/

    You can't beat that price.
    I am even considering paying for the real time protection option for
    Malwareytes, from what I have seen from and from reading in other
    newsgroups of recommendations of its real time protection option.
     
  4. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    "No Spam" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:v0dfk5tvl32i8bu9667fefd4tocfl8ki31@4ax.com...
    > In article <7qpm35FcctU1@mid.individual.net>
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >
    > >Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    > >http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7.

    I
    > >may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    > >virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    > >

    >
    > My personal experience, which lots of others agree with me, is that,
    > generally, Symantec/Norton personal products are nothing but bloated

    and
    > resource hungry junk, their anti virus holds the lead in that.
    >
    > Their corporate products are decent though.
    >
    > I would suggest avoiding Norton Anti Virus and use a combination of a
    > free anti virus and free anti spyware.
    >
    > I use Avast and have no complaints, along with Malwareytes.
    > http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
    > http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >
    > You can't beat that price.
    > I am even considering paying for the real time protection option for
    > Malwareytes, from what I have seen from and from reading in other
    > newsgroups of recommendations of its real time protection option.


    I am using Avast on my present PC, but only because AVG eventually
    declined to support my Win98 SE. When I uninstalled AVG my OS closed
    down properly and it was only then that I realised that it was the cause
    of my machine refusing to 'Close Down'.

    I will consider all of your suggestions. Many thanks.
     
  5. No Spam

    No Spam Flightless Bird

    In article <7qq034F63hU1@mid.individual.net>
    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote:

    >
    >"No Spam" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >news:v0dfk5tvl32i8bu9667fefd4tocfl8ki31@4ax.com...
    >> In article <7qpm35FcctU1@mid.individual.net>
    >> "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    >> >http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7.

    >I
    >> >may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    >> >virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >> >

    >>
    >> My personal experience, which lots of others agree with me, is that,
    >> generally, Symantec/Norton personal products are nothing but bloated

    >and
    >> resource hungry junk, their anti virus holds the lead in that.
    >>
    >> Their corporate products are decent though.
    >>
    >> I would suggest avoiding Norton Anti Virus and use a combination of a
    >> free anti virus and free anti spyware.
    >>
    >> I use Avast and have no complaints, along with Malwareytes.
    >> http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
    >> http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >>
    >> You can't beat that price.
    >> I am even considering paying for the real time protection option for
    >> Malwareytes, from what I have seen from and from reading in other
    >> newsgroups of recommendations of its real time protection option.

    >
    >I am using Avast on my present PC, but only because AVG eventually
    >declined to support my Win98 SE. When I uninstalled AVG my OS closed
    >down properly and it was only then that I realised that it was the cause
    >of my machine refusing to 'Close Down'.
    >
    >I will consider all of your suggestions. Many thanks.
    >


    No problem.
    Glad I could help.
     
  6. Bruce Hagen

    Bruce Hagen Flightless Bird

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7qpm35FcctU1@mid.individual.net...
    > Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    > http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    > may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    > virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >
    >



    Personally, I would not have anything made by Norton, (Symantec), or
    McAfee on any machine of mine. They are both resource hogs, (Norton being
    the worst), and don't do anything better than some free AV programs. I got
    this machine last October and the first thing I did was to remove the
    Norton free trial and then run the removal tool to get all the crap off
    the machine.

    Download and run the Norton Removal Tool:
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039

    I am using MSE, but all of these are free and do just as good a job as
    Norton, without being intrusive.

    AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
    http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe

    Do a custom installation and opt out of e-mail scanning.

    Avast:
    http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

    In the case of Avast, choose Custom Installation and under Resident
    Protection, uncheck: Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange.

    Microsoft Security Essentials:
    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx

    (No e-mail scanning to worry about)
    --
    Bruce Hagen
    MS-MVP [Mail]
    Imperial Beach, CA
     
  7. Jon Pope

    Jon Pope Flightless Bird

    NORTON ITSELF IS A VIRUS. It reported that Win 7 was a virus

    "No Spam" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:v0dfk5tvl32i8bu9667fefd4tocfl8ki31@4ax.com...
    > In article <7qpm35FcctU1@mid.individual.net>
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    >>http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    >>may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    >>virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >>

    >
    > My personal experience, which lots of others agree with me, is that,
    > generally, Symantec/Norton personal products are nothing but bloated and
    > resource hungry junk, their anti virus holds the lead in that.
    >
    > Their corporate products are decent though.
    >
    > I would suggest avoiding Norton Anti Virus and use a combination of a
    > free anti virus and free anti spyware.
    >
    > I use Avast and have no complaints, along with Malwareytes.
    > http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
    > http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >
    > You can't beat that price.
    > I am even considering paying for the real time protection option for
    > Malwareytes, from what I have seen from and from reading in other
    > newsgroups of recommendations of its real time protection option.
    >
    >
     
  8. Hugh Jeego

    Hugh Jeego Flightless Bird

    Nortons is shit and has been for years. AVG free edition is a heck of a lot
    better.

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7qpm35FcctU1@mid.individual.net...
    > Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    > http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    > may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    > virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >
    >
     
  9. John Smith

    John Smith Flightless Bird

    On 1/8/2010 1:33 PM, Emrys Davies wrote:
    > Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    > http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    > may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    > virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >
    >


    Go with AVAST!, Avira, or AVG.
    Anything out there is better than Norton or Mcafee.
    They suck and are expensive.
     
  10. Charles Tomaras

    Charles Tomaras Flightless Bird

    "John Smith" <someone@somewhere.com.INVALID> wrote in message
    news:hi954m$i59$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 1/8/2010 1:33 PM, Emrys Davies wrote:
    >> Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    >> http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    >> may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    >> virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Go with AVAST!, Avira, or AVG.
    > Anything out there is better than Norton or Mcafee.
    > They suck and are expensive.
    >
     
  11. Charles Tomaras

    Charles Tomaras Flightless Bird

    "John Smith" <someone@somewhere.com.INVALID> wrote in message
    news:hi954m$i59$1@news.eternal-september.org...

    http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

    Free, works well, low resource overhead...pretty much zero problems...you
    won't know it's there and you won't have to mess with it.
     
  12. No Spam

    No Spam Flightless Bird

    In article <IQU1n.17089$Wl3.2420@newsfe11.iad>
    "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote:

    >
    >"John Smith" <someone@somewhere.com.INVALID> wrote in message
    >news:hi954m$i59$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    >http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >
    >Free, works well, low resource overhead...pretty much zero problems...you
    >won't know it's there and you won't have to mess with it.
    >


    Low resource overhead?
    Not in my case.

    I have several computers in my home network and one of the is a slightly
    outdate, with 512MB RAM and it started crawling when I installed MSE.
    I uninstalled it and everything works again.

    But it has no problems with other computers that I am using it on, they
    range from 4 GB RAM to 12GB.
     
  13. Hugh Jeego

    Hugh Jeego Flightless Bird

    "John Smith" <someone@somewhere.com.INVALID> wrote in message
    news:hi954m$i59$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > On 1/8/2010 1:33 PM, Emrys Davies wrote:
    >> Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    >> http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    >> may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    >> virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Go with AVAST!, Avira, or AVG.
    > Anything out there is better than Norton or Mcafee.
    > They suck and are expensive.
    >


    Even worse - Sophos. It is actually the best there is but it costs an arm
    and a leg!
     
  14. Hugh Jeego

    Hugh Jeego Flightless Bird

    HEHEHE I love people like you. Part of my income comes from people
    recommending products that don't work well and I have to fix them. AVG free
    is much better than that. In fact in recent tests using viruses I have found
    on machines that were not known by any anti virus (until I report them), AVG
    free seems better than all except Sophos. However, if someone is going to
    download music/videos etc illegally or go to porn sites, you just cant buy
    or use anything good enough to be positive you are safe.

    "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote in message
    news:IQU1n.17089$Wl3.2420@newsfe11.iad...
    >
    > "John Smith" <someone@somewhere.com.INVALID> wrote in message
    > news:hi954m$i59$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >
    > Free, works well, low resource overhead...pretty much zero problems...you
    > won't know it's there and you won't have to mess with it.
    >
     
  15. Hugh Jeego

    Hugh Jeego Flightless Bird

    "No Spam" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    news:gs6gk5ts8tllr6uv0jrf7ktaqipchij7g4@4ax.com...
    > In article <IQU1n.17089$Wl3.2420@newsfe11.iad>
    > "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"John Smith" <someone@somewhere.com.INVALID> wrote in message
    >>news:hi954m$i59$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>
    >>http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>
    >>Free, works well, low resource overhead...pretty much zero problems...you
    >>won't know it's there and you won't have to mess with it.
    >>

    >
    > Low resource overhead?
    > Not in my case.
    >
    > I have several computers in my home network and one of the is a slightly
    > outdate, with 512MB RAM and it started crawling when I installed MSE.
    > I uninstalled it and everything works again.
    >
    > But it has no problems with other computers that I am using it on, they
    > range from 4 GB RAM to 12GB.


    Just cant get enough ram, huh? :)
     
  16. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    "Hugh Jeego" <id@example.com> wrote:

    >
    > "No Spam" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    > news:gs6gk5ts8tllr6uv0jrf7ktaqipchij7g4@4ax.com...
    >> In article <IQU1n.17089$Wl3.2420@newsfe11.iad>
    >> "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"John Smith" <someone@somewhere.com.INVALID> wrote in message
    >>>news:hi954m$i59$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>>http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>>
    >>>Free, works well, low resource overhead...pretty much zero
    >>>problems...you won't know it's there and you won't have to mess with
    >>>it.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Low resource overhead?
    >> Not in my case.
    >>
    >> I have several computers in my home network and one of the is a
    >> slightly outdate, with 512MB RAM and it started crawling when I
    >> installed MSE. I uninstalled it and everything works again.
    >>
    >> But it has no problems with other computers that I am using it on,
    >> they range from 4 GB RAM to 12GB.

    >
    > Just cant get enough ram, huh? :)



    I've never liked anti-virus softwares by the likes of Norton or McAfee.
    Their constant on-line intrusion for updates amount to a virus all their
    own!

    I'm safe with SpywareBlaster and SpyBot Search & Destroy, going on five or
    more years.

    YMMV.

    Andy
     
  17. No Spam

    No Spam Flightless Bird

    In article <G4KdnW2Vco8XrNXWnZ2dnUVZ7sudnZ2d@westnet.com.au>
    "Hugh Jeego" <id@example.com> wrote:

    >
    >"No Spam" <nospam@nospam.nospam> wrote in message
    >news:gs6gk5ts8tllr6uv0jrf7ktaqipchij7g4@4ax.com...
    >> In article <IQU1n.17089$Wl3.2420@newsfe11.iad>
    >> "Charles Tomaras" <tomaras@tomaras.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>>"John Smith" <someone@somewhere.com.INVALID> wrote in message
    >>>news:hi954m$i59$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>>
    >>>http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
    >>>
    >>>Free, works well, low resource overhead...pretty much zero problems...you
    >>>won't know it's there and you won't have to mess with it.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Low resource overhead?
    >> Not in my case.
    >>
    >> I have several computers in my home network and one of the is a slightly
    >> outdate, with 512MB RAM and it started crawling when I installed MSE.
    >> I uninstalled it and everything works again.
    >>
    >> But it has no problems with other computers that I am using it on, they
    >> range from 4 GB RAM to 12GB.

    >
    >Just cant get enough ram, huh? :)


    LOL.
    True.
    I am one greedy person when it comes to that.
    I abuse computers when using, have tons of applications running, listen
    to music in the background, running couple of server applications on
    top, so that's why my desktop is a brand new i7 975 3.33 MHz HP with 12
    GB of ram.
    Don't ask me how much I spent though, :-(
     
  18. Howard

    Howard Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 08 Jan 2010 14:44:31 -0800, No Spam <nospam@nospam.nospam>
    wrotG:

    >In article <7qpm35FcctU1@mid.individual.net>
    >"Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    >>http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    >>may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    >>virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >>

    >
    >My personal experience, which lots of others agree with me, is that,
    >generally, Symantec/Norton personal products are nothing but bloated and
    >resource hungry junk, their anti virus holds the lead in that.
    >
    >Their corporate products are decent though.
    >
    >I would suggest avoiding Norton Anti Virus and use a combination of a
    >free anti virus and free anti spyware.
    >
    >I use Avast and have no complaints, along with Malwareytes.
    >http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_home.html
    >http://www.malwarebytes.org/
    >
    >You can't beat that price.
    >I am even considering paying for the real time protection option for
    >Malwareytes, from what I have seen from and from reading in other
    >newsgroups of recommendations of its real time protection option.
    >

    Norton Antivirus used to be bloatware. They totally revised the
    product in 2009 and the 2009 and 2010 versions are extremly fast and
    lightweight. The LiveUpdate stuff is also painless.
     
  19. Enkidu

    Enkidu Flightless Bird

    John Smith wrote:

    > On 1/8/2010 1:33 PM, Emrys Davies wrote:
    >> Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    >> http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    >> may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    >> virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Go with AVAST!, Avira, or AVG.
    > Anything out there is better than Norton or Mcafee.
    > They suck and are expensive.



    AVG is turning into a real resourse hog . . . you might not notice it on
    a fast system, but then again, you might. It will make an older system
    damn near unsuable.

    --
    Enkidu
     
  20. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    Bruce Hagen wrote:
    >
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:7qpm35FcctU1@mid.individual.net...
    >> Is there any history of Norton's Anti Virus product
    >> http://www.antivirusware.com/norton-antivirus/ interfering with Win7. I
    >> may decide to use that. I read the somewhat detailed thread on anti
    >> virus products on here recently and will also consider those.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > Personally, I would not have anything made by Norton, (Symantec), or
    > McAfee on any machine of mine. They are both resource hogs, (Norton
    > being the worst), and don't do anything better than some free AV
    > programs. I got this machine last October and the first thing I did was
    > to remove the Norton free trial and then run the removal tool to get all
    > the crap off the machine.
    >
    > Download and run the Norton Removal Tool:
    > http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
    >
    > I am using MSE, but all of these are free and do just as good a job as
    > Norton, without being intrusive.
    >
    > AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition
    > http://free.grisoft.com/ww.download?prd=afe
    >
    > Do a custom installation and opt out of e-mail scanning.
    >
    > Avast:
    > http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
    >
    > In the case of Avast, choose Custom Installation and under Resident
    > Protection, uncheck: Internet Mail and Outlook/Exchange.
    >
    > Microsoft Security Essentials:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/default.aspx
    >
    > (No e-mail scanning to worry about)



    Good advice. I also turn off automatic updates. Just one more
    annoyance that I don't need. I usually update my lists manually
    when I need to do a scan on a particular downloaded file.

    -Al-
     

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