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Windows 7: just installed norton. any good?

21 Apr 2012   #11
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
irbullet
Re Norton.

Quote:
1. Is it good?
2. I want my Pc safe
1.The first answer depends on whose opinion you seek at any given time.
As with any AntiVirus program there will be supporters & detractors.

2. From a BSOD perspective Norton is often implicated.
Thus I would be hesitant to recommend it.

To keep you PC safe from the evils of the internet your basic protection should include

*Anti Virus Program [ MSE is popular & is used by many people here]
*Anti Malware Program
*Firewall
*Router / firewall
& most importantly
*A hand on your mouse that can control what it clicks on.

It is important to update programs & scan regularly.
All the reviews on this particular one is good
Ill stick until I have problems :P as it has everything I need to keep my computer fast and clean. I disabled registry cleaner tho.. I use ccleaner for that


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21 Apr 2012   #12
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post

& most importantly
*A hand on your mouse that can control what it clicks on.
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21 Apr 2012   #13
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post

& most importantly
*A hand on your mouse that can control what it clicks on.
Yeah I remember a few years ago and I had no experience with viruses
I got a virus and I ran a program.. and it corrupted my files...
I had to buy vista (LOL) and reinstall it was a terrible experience.
I have learned a lot since then I'm only 14 and working on computers and other techy stuff. I was on my local magazine in the tech section
also back on topic I noticed everytime I open something Norton scans it. I like that..
and it cleans up temp files and cleans up my disks
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21 Apr 2012   #14
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
also back on topic I noticed everytime I open something Norton scans it. I like that..
and it cleans up temp files and cleans up my disks
If you like your files to be scanned everytime it is opened, it is ok . But dont allow Norton to clean disk. It might clean something that is actually needed.

For cleaning up HDD, use either the disk cleanup tool provided in the Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools; or use CCleaner.

Everything else fail to clean a windows 7 computer properly .
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21 Apr 2012   #15
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by irbullet View Post
also back on topic I noticed everytime I open something Norton scans it. I like that..
and it cleans up temp files and cleans up my disks
If you like your files to be scanned everytime it is opened, it is ok . But dont allow Norton to clean disk. It might clean something that is actually needed.

For cleaning up HDD, use either the disk cleanup tool provided in the Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools; or use CCleaner.

Everything else fail to clean a windows 7 computer properly .

Ok thanks for the tip. Ill disable it now
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21 Apr 2012   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I use NIS. Never had a problem. It is efficient, non-invasive and uses little resources. But a Reg cleaner I would not use either.
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22 Apr 2012   #17
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

the only thing the Norton cleaner removed that I needed was a visual Studio file which VS should not have placed in a temp folder. I blame MS not Norton for that. Still I also turned it off and rely on CCleaner where you have good control over what you delete.
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22 Apr 2012   #18
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Norton is a resource hog. As some of the others have said, it wrecks havoc on your system.
Previous versions had issues, but the last 2-3 versions of Norton have been pretty solid. Certainly not resource hogs.
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22 Apr 2012   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:

Norton is a resource hog. As some of the others have said, it wrecks havoc on
your system
If you make statements like this, you should back it up with numbers. Here is the Ram usage of Norton. Now show me e.g. the MSE numbers.

Even my music (last entry) takes a lot more RAM.


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23 Apr 2012   #20
kado897

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These days, apart from the real time protection, everything is done when the machine is idle.
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