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Windows 7: Norton Subscription Fees makes no sense.

27 May 2011   #41
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The blue Spikes in the Graph is everything on your PC (Windows Included) Using CPU time.

The Yellow spikes Norton is responsible for. You seldom see it use much at all though.


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28 May 2011   #42
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

A few yellow spikes, not that many.
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28 May 2011   #43
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you live in the US, you can often get Norton for quasi nothing. Look into the Sunday ads. Last year I got it for $59,95 with a $60 Mail in Rebate for which I got a check in the mail after a couple of months. Thus I only paid the sales tax (6.5%).
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28 May 2011   #44
MadSupra354

 

lol We're talking about subscription fees and it somehow turns into a rant about it? Just get an AV and at the end of the day, if it protects you who cares.
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30 May 2011   #45
gazz9496

 
 

there's nothing in particular wrong with norton but i find it to be a cumbersome, everytime someone comes to me saying they can't get online they have norton on..removing it oddly fixes the problem but at least thats the only issue it has.

for me it's the look of norton that makes me hate it though, black with gold/yellow stripes and flashy things...i just can't stand that garbage.

my ideal av
clean simple do your job sit in the corner and shut the hell up and i'll see you again on renewal day.

For me eset fills that almost...not quiet but almost.

The thing is i can say get eset i've not had a virus or anything since i had it, and you can say the same about norton or bit defender or avg or...you get the picture but i still see people with no av to speak of not getting them either.

the best av in the world is good disciple when your online it's that simple, avoid dodgy websites(easier said than done).

it doesn't matter what av you have as they all come a cropper to one virus or another.
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30 May 2011   #46
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I use NIS 2011 + Malwarebytes. So far Malwarebytes hasn't picked up anything Norton missed but I keep running the odd safety check using it.
I don't like MSE.
I don't find NIS much of an overhead at boot time.
I don't like spending money but sometimes I do.

MSE fouled up on me and I dumped it. If NIS fouls up I'll dump it as well - there's lots of choice.
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30 May 2011   #47
cmd187

Debian Squeeze Stable 64-bit
 
 

When I use Windows, I only use MSE. Paying for antimalware apps is pointless. None of them are 100% effective and the free stuff is just as good as the overpriced pointless stuff. Its time Windows was beefed up security wise, seeing as it was never designed with security as the first goal.
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30 May 2011   #48
Kit

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gazz9496 View Post
my ideal av
clean simple do your job sit in the corner and shut the hell up and i'll see you again on renewal day.

the best av in the world is good disciple when your online it's that simple, avoid dodgy websites(easier said than done).

it doesn't matter what av you have as they all come a cropper to one virus or another.
Thats why I use Avast, simple, clean and effective for the most part, and I use Spybot Search and Destroy with a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware side dish, altogether you have a decent bit of AV/AS/AM cooking that fries pretty much everything.
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31 May 2011   #49
Athene

 

I think that it's a pity that this thread, which originally addressed the issue of Norton subscription fees, has developed into a marathon "Which is the best antivirus software" thread. I think this thread is more appropriate for that question.
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09 Jun 2011   #50
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

back on tiopic i think symantec should rethink norton renewal prices.
because now its better to buy new than renew.
in my opinion it should be opposite.
you buy product pay initial price and then you can renew it cheaper.
antivirus market is very competitive
and there is free products.
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