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Windows 7: just installed norton. any good?

23 Apr 2012   #21
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

i used to use the 2010 norton which was a hog but after seeing whs's screenie it doesn't look as bad as it was. its using less than nod32 uses on my pc. i dont think id change from nod for anythin. i got a full license for kesperky with my board but stayin with nod




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23 Apr 2012   #22
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I used to worry about things like amount of memory used by applications back in the day when I had 128-256MB of RAM. Ever since I got above 1GB of RAM or so, I don't think I have ever concerned myself with how much RAM an application takes. With 2GB or 4GB of 8GB of RAM, does it really matter if your AV runs in 18MB, or 24MB or even 48MB?
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23 Apr 2012   #23
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

nope rams gotta be used enit
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23 Apr 2012   #24
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Exactly my opinion. But there are still people that talk about 'resource hogs' when a program like Norton uses very little RAM and quasi no CPU time. Some others worry about a few MBs in the program files when they have TB size disks. I guess some people do not advance.
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23 Apr 2012   #25
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Are you sure that it's free, or is it just a free trial for a certain period? The reason I ask is because every computer I have ever bought has Norton on it free for 90 days. That doesn't mean that what you have is the same, but you might want to make sure.
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23 Apr 2012   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Frank, If you keep reading the ads in the Sunday paper, there are sometimes free Nortons. The way it works is that you pay the $69.95 (or whatever) but you get a mail in rebate of $70. So at the end you only pay the sales tax. I got my Nortons like that several times.
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23 Apr 2012   #27
Frank1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Frank, If you keep reading the ads in the Sunday paper, there are sometimes free Nortons. The way it works is that you pay the $69.95 (or whatever) but you get a mail in rebate of $70. So at the end you only pay the sales tax. I got my Nortons like that several times.
Sounds like a good deal. I was not aware of that.
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23 Apr 2012   #28
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I'm not a Norton fan from issues dating back to before time but I have two Norton fanboyz in the house I help with their systems. Norton has come a good ways and though it's still not my cup o tea it works for them and the support is exemplary in many respects. The one I'm curious to know about from everyone is another I used even further in the dinosaur days and that's McAfee. I had heard rumors of Intel buying this stink pot of AV software and giving it a good going through? Does anyone have any good McAfee stories or an update on them?
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23 Apr 2012   #29
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Does anyone have any good McAfee stories or an update on them?
I can't recall a single good word, but I may have missed something.

The complaints seem to concern how to get rid of it as much as how well it works. And their customer support is supposed to be mediocre.

McAfee enterprise-level products may be better?
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23 Apr 2012   #30
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Norton was highly regarded in the early 90's when Peter Norton still owned it. Started going downhill once it was sold to Symantec. I think Symantec finally realized they had to do something about it as the bloat/problem reputation it had had become so prominent and widespread.

McAfee was also one that used to be highly regarded (early 2000's) but had also gone downhill.

AVG was great until they bloated around 2007/8. They've since slimmed back down.

At least, that's how I recall it all happening. They all go through their ups and downs over the years, I guess. That also pertains to their detection capabilities.
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