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23 Sep 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

well i just started testing norton 360 in hopes that i could cut down on the time spent mainting a home brewed suite. so far it's been decent for the most part but it occasionally nags me about setting up various features i really dont want to mess with. probably won't be keeping it but it works for now. personally i find that not letting everyone else play on my computer and being smart about my online activities is my strongest defense against virus infection.


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23 Sep 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
well i just started testing norton 360 in hopes that i could cut down on the time spent mainting a home brewed suite. so far it's been decent for the most part but it occasionally nags me about setting up various features i really dont want to mess with. probably won't be keeping it but it works for now. personally i find that not letting everyone else play on my computer and being smart about my online activities is my strongest defense against virus infection.
Notron is a virus.

~Lordbob
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23 Sep 2009   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

it's not as bad as previous versions about hogging resources but then again the biggest pain with norton has always been trying to remove it which may at the best of times has required a human sacrifice. so we'll see how that goes when i decide to drop it.
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23 Sep 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
it's not as bad as previous versions about hogging resources but then again the biggest pain with norton has always been trying to remove it which may at the best of times has required a human sacrifice. so we'll see how that goes when i decide to drop it.
Exactly.

~Lordbob
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23 Sep 2009   #15

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Stand alone computer with no internet or network connection, with a guy holding a shotgun marching around it
Then how are you here?


~Lordbob
The miracles of sarcasm LOL
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24 Sep 2009   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

1. Me
2. UAC
3. Avast Home 4.8 a distant third
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24 Sep 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
well i just started testing norton 360 in hopes that i could cut down on the time spent mainting a home brewed suite. so far it's been decent for the most part but it occasionally nags me about setting up various features i really dont want to mess with. probably won't be keeping it but it works for now. personally i find that not letting everyone else play on my computer and being smart about my online activities is my strongest defense against virus infection.
Notron is a virus.

~Lordbob
Realised that a long long time ago. The lesson was a very painful one at the time, as I recall.
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24 Sep 2009   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i know but norton seemed to be getting good reviews for the rc so i thought i'd give it a shot. somedays it's fine and just sits there doing what it should, other days it decideds to pester the hell out of me. it really doesnt seem to like the opera browser but then again neither do i so i cant fault it for that. the only other thing that bothers me is a bathroom break seems to be long enough to determine it's idle and should do a system scan.
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24 Sep 2009   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Absolutely nothing...

From time to time that I install an Antivirus for the hell of it I never have any sort of malware

Common Sense does wonders

err...I forgot that Windows Firewall also counts. Win 7 version of it is pretty advanced
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24 Sep 2009   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x32 SP1
 
 

Linksys - hardware firewall

On my computer I have:
Realtime:
DefenseWall Personal Firewall v3 (beta)

On-demand:
Dr.Web CureIt! (scan once per few months ~2-3)
ShadowProtect Desktop (backup)

On laptop I have right now only DefenseWall HIPS v2.56 in realtime.
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