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Windows 7: Looking for reliable and compatible Anti Virus Software

03 Dec 2009   #21
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

DarkNovaGamer.,.

I love the OS,. just not their bloated apps that Microsoft includes or you can download.


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03 Dec 2009   #22
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
DarkNovaGamer.,.

I love the OS,. just not their bloated apps that Microsoft includes or you can download.
You can love and hate them all you want. The fact is most of their applications are fairly decent. MSE is one of the best things I've seen from then yet.

Oh and their applications being bloated, well thats an opinion.
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03 Dec 2009   #23
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
The last 2 years, I've really liked Norton AV products (NAV and NIS). It installs in less than 2 minutes which is a far cry from the awful 20-30 minute install/update process of the 2006 & 2007 versions of NIS. Anytime I see someone knock Norton's AV products I know it's because they are stuck in the past when it was a dog. Check out a non-partisan review of NIS to see that it's very well regarded now.
What I don't like about Norton is how hard it is to remove. The joke (that carries some partial truth) is that Norton's a virus in and of itself.

Granted, the newer versions have been faster, chewing up less resources and all...but they're still a witch to remove.

I have MSE, and I've not found a single reason to dislike it (yet), and plenty of reasons to love it. And it's perfectly compatible with Windows 7 - as it SHOULD be (seeing as it's made by MS and all).
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03 Dec 2009   #24
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

It takes 3 programs to uninstall Norton,. First RevoUinstaller,. which starts Norton's Uninstaller,. then Revo goes on to remote leftover files and registry entries, then you need to run the Norton Removal Tool to finally get rid if it.

I know of no other company that proves a tool to remove their own program.

Can't one of their developers write a correct uninstall routine.

I can't put any trust into a program like this,. let alone the bloatware and speed hit.
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03 Dec 2009   #25
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
I've used Avast also and find it decent, if not a bit quirky in it's interface design.
Have you tried the Avast 5 Beta? I don't find it quirky at all. You must be talking about 4.8. 5 Beta interface is fantastic compared to the old Avast. It actually is one of my favorite GUI's out there currently.
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03 Dec 2009   #26
dave1812

Win7
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
I've used Avast also and find it decent, if not a bit quirky in it's interface design.
Have you tried the Avast 5 Beta? I don't find it quirky at all. You must be talking about 4.8. 5 Beta interface is fantastic compared to the old Avast. It actually is one of my favorite GUI's out there currently.

Nope I haven't D/L the beta. I'll have to give it a try. thanks! (it'll be a while, as my main PC is this Win 7 machine I'm on right now).
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03 Dec 2009   #27
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812 View Post
(it'll be a while, as my main PC is this Win 7 machine I'm on right now).
Runs fine on Windows 7. Running here on 7 64-bit without issue.
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03 Dec 2009   #28
dave1812

Win7
 
 

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(it'll be a while, as my main PC is this Win 7 machine I'm on right now).
Runs fine on Windows 7. Running here on 7 64-bit without issue.
I didn't mean that. I meant I'm running NAV on my 3 Win 7 machines. I'll give the beta a try on my XP ( I dual boot my Acer).
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03 Dec 2009   #29
TheIgster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ah, gotcha'...
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04 Dec 2009   #30
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
It takes 3 programs to uninstall Norton,. First RevoUinstaller,. which starts Norton's Uninstaller,. then Revo goes on to remote leftover files and registry entries, then you need to run the Norton Removal Tool to finally get rid if it.

I know of no other company that proves a tool to remove their own program.

Can't one of their developers write a correct uninstall routine.

I can't put any trust into a program like this,. let alone the bloatware and speed hit.
I think you got it all mixed up.
Norton Removal Tool should uninstall it completely.
You don't have to use anything else first.
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