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Windows 7: Norman Security Suite

30 Jan 2011   #1
kelvinwgr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS
 
 
Norman Security Suite

Hi Guys,

I have 2 questions.

1) Does it mean that if I install Microsoft Security Essential on my laptop, I do not have to install other 3rd party security software?

2) I have recently installed Norman Security Suite that comes free when I purchased my laptop. However, I released that my laptop lags even when I open my normal documents, not to mention the IE browser. I have done cleanup manually in msconfig to get rid of unnecessary services and minimal programs are installed on my laptop.

Anybody uses Norman here? Do you encounter the same issue? I am using windows 7 home edition with 2G Ram.


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30 Jan 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelvinwgr View Post
Hi Guys,

I have 2 questions.

1) Does it mean that if I install Microsoft Security Essential on my laptop, I do not have to install other 3rd party security software?

2) I have recently installed Norman Security Suite that comes free when I purchased my laptop. However, I released that my laptop lags even when I open my normal documents, not to mention the IE browser. I have done cleanup manually in msconfig to get rid of unnecessary services and minimal programs are installed on my laptop.

Anybody uses Norman here? Do you encounter the same issue? I am using windows 7 home edition with 2G Ram.
Probably not Norman causing the lag but I would change to MSE anyway. Your lag is probably because of your limited ram and 64 bit
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30 Jan 2011   #3
kelvinwgr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelvinwgr View Post
Hi Guys,

I have 2 questions.

1) Does it mean that if I install Microsoft Security Essential on my laptop, I do not have to install other 3rd party security software?

2) I have recently installed Norman Security Suite that comes free when I purchased my laptop. However, I released that my laptop lags even when I open my normal documents, not to mention the IE browser. I have done cleanup manually in msconfig to get rid of unnecessary services and minimal programs are installed on my laptop.

Anybody uses Norman here? Do you encounter the same issue? I am using windows 7 home edition with 2G Ram.
Probably not Norman causing the lag but I would change to MSE anyway. Your lag is probably because of your limited ram and 64 bit
So I can just use MSE alone as antivirus?
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30 Jan 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelvinwgr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kelvinwgr View Post
Hi Guys,

I have 2 questions.

1) Does it mean that if I install Microsoft Security Essential on my laptop, I do not have to install other 3rd party security software?

2) I have recently installed Norman Security Suite that comes free when I purchased my laptop. However, I released that my laptop lags even when I open my normal documents, not to mention the IE browser. I have done cleanup manually in msconfig to get rid of unnecessary services and minimal programs are installed on my laptop.

Anybody uses Norman here? Do you encounter the same issue? I am using windows 7 home edition with 2G Ram.
Probably not Norman causing the lag but I would change to MSE anyway. Your lag is probably because of your limited ram and 64 bit
So I can just use MSE alone as antivirus?
Yes and use the win 7 firewall. with only 2 gigs of ram win 7 32 might be a better choice unless you plan to upgrade your ram.
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30 Jan 2011   #5
kelvinwgr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS
 
 

I see. Thanks. Anyway there is no way to down my OS to 32-bits as it already comes as 64-bits, am I correct?

I have thought of getting addition 2G Ram (OEM), but if I do that, I have to open my laptop Ram cover at the back and this will break the warranty sticker that is pasted to cover on the screws and thus will void my warranty. So I didnt increase the Ram.
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30 Jan 2011   #6
CanIHaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I would remove norman security suite as it is just an average protection software. Use MSE as a temporary until Avast! V6 is released. It would probably be the best free anti-virus you can get because they will include sandbox and script protection that was available in the Pro version only into the free version. It will also have some new feature such as SiteBlocking included.
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30 Jan 2011   #7
kelvinwgr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CanIHaz View Post
I would remove norman security suite as it is just an average protection software. Use MSE as a temporary until Avast! V6 is released. It would probably be the best free anti-virus you can get because they will include sandbox and script protection that was available in the Pro version only into the free version. It will also have some new feature such as SiteBlocking included.
I see. That's cool. Thanks for the information. Does it slow down your PC with these new features?
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31 Jan 2011   #8
CanIHaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

As far as i can, avast has always been light with low cpu and resource usage. It's a lot lighter and scan way faster than mse. Should try MSE and Avast! on your system. See which one you like better and give it a go. But personally i would choose Avast! since it doesnt eat alot of CPU while doing a scan which can make your PC very sluggish and scanning time is very slow.
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08 Feb 2011   #9
kelvinwgr

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits OS
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CanIHaz View Post
I would remove norman security suite as it is just an average protection software. Use MSE as a temporary until Avast! V6 is released. It would probably be the best free anti-virus you can get because they will include sandbox and script protection that was available in the Pro version only into the free version. It will also have some new feature such as SiteBlocking included.
Hi I have removed Norman a few days ago when there is no response after I clicked on scan computer. Tried rebooting my PC and still the same

Thereafter, I installed MSE and it's working fine so far. I noticed MSE is straight forward and comes with very basic features. I have also downloaded avast V6 but its a beta version i guess. Yet to try.

However, I am pondering if everyone uses freeware antivirus, then where is the business for other antivirus programs?
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09 Feb 2011   #10
CanIHaz

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Not everyone but alot of people uses freeware antivirus. Some other antivirus company are gear towards corporate or people like to support the company so they buy it.
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