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Windows 7: Softpedia Exclusive Interview: Symantec

23 Jul 2010   #1
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 
Softpedia Exclusive Interview: Symantec

Softpedia Exclusive Interview: Symantec - Norton protection explained - Softpedia

I'm in the process of reading.

Edit: First posted at Wilders today so thought it was a recent interview but it is about one month old.


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23 Jul 2010   #2
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I don't like their software. I had Symantec AV Corporate Edition (from being in the military) when I ran Windows XP and it didn't work worth a crap. My parents had Norton 360 for a couple years and it was crap. It slowed their computer down to a crawl. I uninstalled it and put on MSE and they finally realized that it was Norton 360 slowing their computer down and that Windows Vista wasn't as bad as they thought with a less intrusive AV program.
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23 Jul 2010   #3
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

I find Norton 2010 and 2011 to be light.

So does my brother and sister.

I know some that find MSE heavy.
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23 Jul 2010   #4
Faladu

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Norton products rep is horrible, they blew it with bloatware resource piggy issues many years ago.
M$ is M$ and enough said.
I wouldn't use either.
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23 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Faladu, have you even tried MSE at all?
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23 Jul 2010   #6
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
I find Norton 2010 and 2011 to be light.

So does my brother and sister.

I know some that find MSE heavy.
To be "heavy" it would need to be intrusive. I have never found anyone to say they notice any sort of performance impact with MSE.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Norton products rep is horrible, they blew it with bloatware resource piggy issues many years ago.
M$ is M$ and enough said.
I wouldn't use either.
MSE wasn't made by Microsoft. It was made by several security software companies that they acquired.
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23 Jul 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
Norton products rep is horrible, they blew it with bloatware resource piggy issues many years ago.
M$ is M$ and enough said.
I wouldn't use either.
MSE wasn't made by Microsoft. It was made by several security software companies that they acquired.
Also, if you have such a problem with MS products, why are you using Windows 7?
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24 Jul 2010   #8
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
I find Norton 2010 and 2011 to be light.

So does my brother and sister.

I know some that find MSE heavy.
To be "heavy" it would need to be intrusive. I have never found anyone to say they notice any sort of performance impact with MSE.
I have.

You can see it can have a bigger performance impact on some computers compared to other anti-virus here: Raymond.CC Antivirus Performance Benchmark Test
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24 Jul 2010   #9
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
I have.

You can see it can have a bigger performance impact on some computers compared to other anti-virus here: Raymond.CC Antivirus Performance Benchmark Test
Sorry, I won't believe some average Bob's personal "review". I would need results from a trusted source. Those results are already messed up because the reviewer would uninstall one AV program and install another. Anyone doing a software review would use an image.

Also, the "gaming score"? What is that? Is this person assuming that your AV program can effect framerates?
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24 Jul 2010   #10
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
I find Norton 2010 and 2011 to be light.

So does my brother and sister.

I know some that find MSE heavy.
Did you call me?
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