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Windows 7: Self Inflicted conflicts! Opinion on solution!

30 Mar 2012   #1
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Self Inflicted conflicts! Opinion on solution!

Hello to all,
I am used to using Norton 2012 AV and Comodo Firewall. I was going to expire on Norton and of course they just happened to have a special on, same price for NIS. So I CHOSE to buy NIS. Ignorance caught up to me. NIS has a firewall and I found it running along with Comodo. Since I have always used to good effect the Comodo firewall, I found out how to disable the NIS firewall. Now I have come to find that NIS antimalware is also running along with Comodo antimalware. My question is in this situation, what is the major opinion on my options. Should I if possible disable the NIS antimalware, or disable the Comodo antimalware. Or dump Comodo and trust NIS to handle the situations. I am personally uncomfortable with the last choice and thus I need advice.
Thanks
Glenn


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30 Mar 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

UM, From a Stability (BSOD) perspective only, almost anything is preferable to Norton (IMHO)
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30 Mar 2012   #3
gigagiggles

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Go to community.norton.com. Find your way to the subforum for NIS or NAV. Patiently find a thread with a link for human chat support.

Speaking with a human, communicate your situation.

You may have to offer a solution: have Support help you switch from NIS back to NAV without paying extra. Support must be involved to apply a new NAV license key in lieu of the purchased NIS license key.
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30 Mar 2012   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I would get rid of Commodo. I never had any problems with NIS on ystems since years.
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30 Mar 2012   #5
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I personally don't use Norton any longer, but two in my household still do (360) and it appears to be doing a good job at the moment. Dual firewalls is for sure an issue, I'm not so sure two malware programs if they aren't having an issue with each other are really a problem.
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30 Mar 2012   #6
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
UM, From a Stability (BSOD) perspective only, almost anything is preferable to Norton (IMHO)
Howdy,
That seems to be a prevailing theme, seriously. Having used the AV for years I never had a stability issue I was aware of. Now in reference to the firewall and antimalware, that is all new. So to summarize, I should use as little of Norton as possible, preferably for most, not at all? Thanks for your response and opinion.
Glenn
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30 Mar 2012   #7
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigagiggles View Post
Go to community.norton.com. Find your way to the subforum for NIS or NAV. Patiently find a thread with a link for human chat support.

Speaking with a human, communicate your situation.

You may have to offer a solution: have Support help you switch from NIS back to NAV without paying extra. Support must be involved to apply a new NAV license key in lieu of the purchased NIS license key.
Howdy, that is how I found out how to turn off the firewall, I am thinking I probably should have stayed as you indicate with Norton Antivirus alone. Glad for you opinion as thoughts on a solution!
Glenn
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30 Mar 2012   #8
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I would get rid of Commodo. I never had any problems with NIS on ystems since years.
Howdy whs,
Really. I am heartened to hear this. Most opinions seem to strongly oppose that option. Having gotten such good info from you in the past, you are making question the trend. Thanks for an alternate viewpoint. Not making a choice easy !
Glenn
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30 Mar 2012   #9
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I personally don't use Norton any longer, but two in my household still do (360) and it appears to be doing a good job at the moment. Dual firewalls is for sure an issue, I'm not so sure two malware programs if they aren't having an issue with each other are really a problem.
Hello and thanks for your response and opinions. Do you recall the benefits of 360 over NIS? So you aren't vehemently Norton opposed, so that is another difference of opinion. Thanks for the information on the dual firewalls and such. May not be as bad off as I think!
Glenn
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30 Mar 2012   #10
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

IMO, the NIS 2012 firewall and anti-malware are superior to COMODO. I use NIS on my desktop and COMODON IS Complete on my laptop and I find NIS to work better. That's my two cents.

The reality is that most folks dislike Norton from it's old resource hogging days but if you do some research on Google for the best Security Suites of 2012 it's usually number 1 across the board. COMODO is typically number 1-3 for FREE solutions. On a different note, NIS optimization features are superior to Windows defrag.
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