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Symantec(Norton) declares AV "dead" and "doomed to failure"

by itsdigger / May 6, 2014 8:19 AM PDT
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by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 6, 2014 8:34 AM PDT

Different ball game for all antivirus software these days.


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Not to mention malware companies suing them.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2014 8:50 AM PDT
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Symantec is under siege (according to Symantec)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 6, 2014 8:55 AM PDT
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I bailed this year.
by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 6, 2014 8:59 AM PDT

I used them for years without problems but could see the cracks. I went with free AV and has worked well so far.


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I bailed
by itsdigger / May 6, 2014 9:13 AM PDT
In reply to: I bailed this year.

a few years back, 07' I think. Norton was controlling my computer, not me. I couldn't go to half of the web sites I wanted to.

A lot of folks come here complaining they can't get on the net and a Lot of times it's due to some Norton stuff.

I read another article where Android phones are being attacked by the FBI virus, I wonder who's gonna tackle that? Norton?


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by Dafydd Forum moderator / May 6, 2014 9:26 AM PDT
In reply to: I bailed

Up until 09 Norton did that and was a resource hog.


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Finally, it all comes out
by Willy / May 6, 2014 1:09 PM PDT

All those yrs. moaning about Norton this or that and it comes to this. To be honest, the malware game is all about the latest attack and its gets darn right fancy, especially since big money from Eastern Bloc regions that hire or worse have the talent going at it. Just another notch in someone's AV game. Of course, I found Norton just too arny to contain as it gets itself into troubles it seems.

tada ------Willy Happy

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by Matt258Limrick / May 6, 2014 2:05 PM PDT

I use and prefer Bitdefender...

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