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Norton Antivirus problems

by epantner / October 10, 2005 6:17 AM PDT

Symantec is becoming a monster like Microsoft, the programs have problems and the support that you get from India.....sucks.
I'm removing it from my computers, instead I'm installing Computer Associates Antivirus software and will evaluate another product that is NOD32.


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Norton A/V not so awful in my estimation
by steve11375 / October 10, 2005 7:41 AM PDT


I've been using Norton A/V first 2003 & now 2005 and I've NEVER had a problem with it. It has auto updates (weekly but U can manually update daily), it runs nightly overnight on my system it has found problems & cleared them. Many people say it uses RESOURCES, guess I have enough resources that I don't see it as a problem (1GB RAM, 3.2GHz CPU) You don't say what your exact problem was just support from India SUCKS??


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The only problem
by nino88 / October 11, 2005 5:30 AM PDT

had with Norton is when using it in Notebooks/PC those have less than 512MB RAM. In fact, I just took out Norton AV from my old Sony Vaio 256MB RAM laptop and booting time cut down by a third (w/ AVG AV).

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