Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves
Norton is a huge heavyweight AV.
Not anymore! The past two years they have made it one of the least resource hogging security suites on the market. I will try to cite a reference later. But I swear by NIS 2010 and prior to that only used Avast, AVG
Quote: Originally Posted by TheAslan
And computer works so much better without those and with proper Internet Security with own firewall.
I'm a big fan of complete security suites in conjunction with a solid anti-spyware program.
As mentioned by someone else, the Norton Firewall is FANTASTIC and especially great for those who are not very tech savvy and just want to turn it on and leave it alone. The SONAR and Heuristic settings set to Aggressive really do the job for me.
The A/V scanner is good (not great) but only if you use a secondary anti-pyware program. I've been using IOBit 360 for that and if I'm being paranoid I will run SUPERAntiMalware or SanityCheck for on demand scanning. That Immuniet Cloud A/V is also decent and can run side-by-side with Norton if you have the resources.
Sorry for the lack of links but I'm on the run right now. I will come back and post later. Note: Comcast users can now get a free, lighter version of the Norton Internet Security Suite and it would be interesting to compare that with the retail version... I run the lightweight version on my laptops. Two Thumbs up from me