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    If you are using Norton Anti Virus, your computer may be in potential risk, this article state that they usually send fake Error Messages for getting Your Credit Card Number and creating other problem, for more detail check this article; jimmyr.com/blog/Norton_AntiVirus_is_A_Virus_97_2007.php

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    Yes i hate Norton
    Just McAffee is the best

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    I used Norton Anti-Virus 2006 on my old PC.
    A word of advise to everyone, it just slows down your pc and it doesn't find half the viruses stored and infected in your computer.

    It would normally take me (on a estimated time) 20 mins to load up my computer and if I did do anything before Norton had completely loaded (The tick in the little taskbar Norton item) it would just freeze and I would have to restart.

    Before I had Norton it was unbelievably fast (well comparing it to before), It would take me roughly 3-5 mins to load up and when it had loaded up it was fast and never lagged when I was running loads of programs. I used McAfee at the time.

    Then I got a new pc, and it had McAfee 2007 installed on it and one word for it.

    Beasty.

    It has to be one of the best Anti-Virus programs out there.
    But I didn't no about it including a virus...

    I recommend McAfee to anybody with Norton, it is an excellent program. It costs money, but it's worth it

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    I'm sticking with AVG free, it does everything I need.

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    I too use AVG and in addition Zone Alarm, they are not such notorious like norton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycoolworld View Post
    Yes i hate Norton
    Just McAffee is the best
    i am with you , I don't use any product of Norton ,
    i use Kaspersky (10/10), ZoneAlarm (10/10),McAffee(10/10)

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    Sorry to resurrect an old post but mcafee has just shafted me. I still have 2 months to run on my subscription but am getting a pop up saying it has expired. I have just spent an hour 'talking' to their chat with both customer services and tech support only to be told they can't find my account. I am hopping mad and in a fit of rage delete mcafee from my computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Falesh View Post
    I'm sticking with AVG free, it does everything I need.
    So I am on the lookout for another one and liked the sound of AVG but couldn't find anything about the free version (just a trial version) on their website - am i missing something or have they got too big to offer it free any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassie View Post
    So I am on the lookout for another one and liked the sound of AVG but couldn't find anything about the free version (just a trial version) on their website - am i missing something or have they got too big to offer it free any more?
    heh... they do make it a bit hard to find. http://free.grisoft.com/ is what you want

    However...
    version 7.5 was great for me but I recently upgraded to version 8 and I've yet to perform a complete scan. It's still at it after 6 hours and often crashes. I'm looking for a version of 7.5 to go back.
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    It has very clean look, I downloaded and scanned my PC successfully but not sure the free version 8 will remain free because they mentioned it is on a trial basis.

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    yeah norton sucks .. its not even worth of downloading
    Mcafee would be preferable

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    I don't know much about Norton my McAfee Anti-virus software is working fine on my computer

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    Norton Anti Virus (NAV) eats upto 40% CPU resources on your PC. Its hard to update NAV and it is frustrating to unistall the application from your computer when you wish to do so.
    Its a popular belief that If You Value your Computer's Performance and You're Over 10, you shoud Delete NAV from your PC.
    You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom

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    Default What about NOD32

    What about NOD32 good?

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    NOD32 or AVG???

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