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Windows 7: The reasons why you should stay away of norton 2010

02 Feb 2010   #11
Ch@n

 

gud decision buddy..go on.


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03 Feb 2010   #12
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
gud decision buddy..go on.
hi dre@mas, and what do you tell me about norton's false positive? i've been told that its not good in that aspect, and what about that story that symantec infected many pc's through their servers?
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03 Feb 2010   #13
valtonray

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

i used norton 2010 on a 90 day trial when i was running the 7 rtm and had no problems with it. it's pretty good but MSE if good for me too and since it's free thats what i went with.
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03 Feb 2010   #14
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by valtonray View Post
i used norton 2010 on a 90 day trial when i was running the 7 rtm and had no problems with it. it's pretty good but MSE if good for me too and since it's free thats what i went with.
Hi valtonray, i tested MSE but i didn't like it for two reasons:

it blocked Torrents Search Engine and it doesn't update so frequently as the rest of the AV (so you have to do it literally manually if you want to check for new definitions more than once in a day).
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03 Feb 2010   #15
Ch@n

 

^^ it does update automatically and heard some kind of update this is, which is very effective. I am not able to remember it well.

False positive is not only in Norton. Its there in MSSE too. Its based on certain signatures and ppl use keygens which is automatically termed as an trojan but we tend to use it.
AFA server infection, its news to me.
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03 Feb 2010   #16
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dre@ms View Post
^^ it does update automatically and heard some kind of update this is, which is very effective. I am not able to remember it well.

False positive is not only in Norton. Its there in MSSE too. Its based on certain signatures and ppl use keygens which is automatically termed as an trojan but we tend to use it.
AFA server infection, its news to me.
Really? a couple of week ago didn't, yes you can schedule one daily update at a certain time but both know that is not enough nowadays...
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03 Feb 2010   #17
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All AV will have the occasional false Positive. you just dont want on that gets too many.

As far as Norton, it does very well in that department, is also one the best in that department meaning High det. rate/few false positives.

NIS2010 is very good. Not the crap it was several years ago by any means.
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03 Feb 2010   #18
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

NIS2010 is better than older versions and it does not eat much RAM
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04 Feb 2010   #19
neoasr

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit OEM 6.1 Build7600
 
 

my this month norton report


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04 Feb 2010   #20
madtownidiot

 

Malware: malicious code written for the express purpose of reducing performance, singularly defined by the requirement of 3rd party software (i.e. "removal tool") in order to get rid of it.
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