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Norton - remove or not?


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oceanauk

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I have Norton Anti Virus 2004 - it seems to cause me no end of headache and now I realise it has not really been stopping a lot of spyware/viruses and my system is unbelieveably slow. Is it worth me just removing it completely and using something simple like AVG? Some good advice would be much appreciated! Thanks Jackie
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Howdy:

Have you been keeping the virus definitions up through autoupdate or manually installing them?? That is an absolute must..

If you really don't like it, I have heard good things about both freeware versions of AVG and Avast!!

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Hi there, yes my virus definitions were always updated automatically. This never seemed to help. If I'm honest it's been a pain since I first installed it. I get the impression it conflicts with XP/Microsoft........ would I be right?
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Well.. I know of a pile of people that use Norton with no troubles whatsoever (the company I work for uses it as well) but others do have problems with it..

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I used Norton a while and switched to AVG. Neither are designed to remove spyware, so don't base your judgement on that. Why don't you try disabling Norton and installing AVG. If you like AVG better then completely uninstall Norton (which is harder than it seems :tazz: )
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Thank you for your replies. I don't think it's Norton par se - just my system it doesn't like!!! Still I think that's a good idea to just disable Norton whilst I try AVG. I'll give it a go and see what happens. Many thanks........ Jackie :tazz:
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