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Windows 7: Norton says Seven Forums is Safe!

06 Jul 2012   #21
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Winds of Change

Symantec destroyed Norton when they bought them out.
Time has passed and Norton software has been rebuilt.
I have been using Internet Security for two years now. Trouble? Zero, Nil, Nada, No infections. (Knock of Wood)
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07 Jul 2012   #22
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Have to say that I haven't used Norton since the 2005 version which was a mess. But I know people that have used the later versions and had no problems with it whatsoever.
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07 Jul 2012   #23
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

"Can we all get along?"[4]

Personal choice and personal preference as to what anti-malware to use. Using something (even something with only a 10% detection rate) is still 10% better than using nothing at all.

EDIT:

So Norton says Seven Forums is safe. Is that supposed to be some kind of ringing endorsement?
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07 Jul 2012   #24
solarmystic

Windows 7 x64 Professional SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
"Can we all get along?"[4]

Personal choice and personal preference as to what anti-malware to use. Using something (even something with only a 10% detection rate) is still 10% better than using nothing at all.


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07 Jul 2012   #25
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by solarmystic View Post
One of the most reputable sites for Windows 7 troubleshooting is safe?

Water is wet!
Actually "Water" is an excellent Beverage taken in the right "Spirit" !! if you get my drift.

However your other statistic might be "mathematically" sound but it's essentially meaningless.

Example here -- say the Mobile network in your area is 99.999% reliable.

on the one time it goes down -- it doesn't matter if its 99.999% reliable -- as far as you are concerned it's equivalent to having an ENTIRE planetary breakdown.

I rather suspect with malware and other things random statistics you've depending on the way you surf the Net or handle e-mail will probably show the same % of infections whether people who've USED AV software or not.

I wonder often when people who report they've got trojans or malware and HAVE BEEN USING AV software why the bother with it since it obviously isn't working.

I suggest the first port of call ought to be common sense basics in using computers and safe web access --THEN implement your security.

After all if you are in a hole --don't dig any more.

Cheers
jimbo
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07 Jul 2012   #26
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote:
I rather suspect with malware and other things random statistics you've depending on the way you surf the Net or handle e-mail will probably show the same % of infections whether people who've USED AV software or not.

I wonder often when people who report they've got trojans or malware and HAVE BEEN USING AV software why the bother with it since it obviously isn't working.

I suggest the first port of call ought to be common sense basics in using computers and safe web access --THEN implement your security.
I personally haven't used an AV for years now and have never been infected. But just in case, I do run multiple scans for threats on a weekly basis and always keep updated system backups on HDD's not connected to my PC.
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07 Jul 2012   #27
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Two out of Three Stooges say seven-forums is clean.
Pass the soap Larry.

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07 Jul 2012   #28
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 
Update

Curly emphatically states "the plumbing suxs".

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07 Jul 2012   #29
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

What the h*ll are Curly and Larry grabbing there in the bathtub???

Wait ... I don't want to know!!
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07 Jul 2012   #30
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
What the h*ll are Curly and Larry grabbing there in the bathtub???

Wait ... I don't want to know!!
A boat oar of course. They are crossing the Delaware in their bathtub.

Norton says watch out for marsmimar .




I don't know why they moved this thread from the News section to the Chill Room?
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