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I don't know, who are "they", but most security program ratings on the web are simply rigged.
Your best bet is to rather ask around, like on this forum, and you'll get better picture.
TrendMicro, on the other hand is a very good program.
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Yeah your probably right, I went with the review that PC Mag had on their website and another but I don't remember which one it was. I was trying to find them on a number of websites. Here is the link for the review with PC Mag:

http://www.pcmag.com...,2333448,00.asp

Although, this has been a good learning experience. Next time will definitely ask in the forums here. Thanks again.

Edited by obsidianx, 01 January 2009 - 10:29 PM.

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It's crap.
The only rating site, I rather trust is this: http://www.av-comparatives.org/
Their last report: http://www.av-compar...sse_2008_11.php
or pdf version, which is better for reading: http://www.av-compar...se/report20.pdf

From their document, let's just look at the detection rate:

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Edited by Broni, 01 January 2009 - 10:37 PM.

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I wish I could send it back but can't since ordered online. But when it comes time for renewal will definitely check this website out. Thanks for the link.
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I'm pretty sure, Symantec has to have some refund policy.
You even don't have to pay for any security programs.
Free, and very good alternatives:

- Avast! free antivirus: http://filehippo.com...vast_antivirus/
- Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.c...load/index.html

- free PC Tools Firewall Plus: http://www.pctools.com/firewall/

- free Comodo Internet Security (firewall + AV): http://www.personalf...all.comodo.com/

If you decide to install Avast, or Avira, make sure, Windows firewall is turned on, or use PC Tools Firewall Plus.
If you decide to install Comodo, make sure, Windows firewall is turned off.
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Wish I could return Norton but I got it off ebay so I can't return it. Hmm very good to know will add them to my favorites. Thanks again.

Edited by obsidianx, 01 January 2009 - 10:57 PM.

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No problem :)
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This is kind of off topic, but I thought I would ask it here because you might know. Do you know of any good software for keeping an address book on your computer?
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I'm not familiar with those kind of applications. I'm sorry :)
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Thanks anyway. :)
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Wish I could return Norton but I got it off ebay so I can't return it. Hmm very good to know will add them to my favorites. Thanks again.


Well mate - sell it back via e-bay :)
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sell it back via e-bay

LOOOOOOOOL
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sell it back via e-bay

LOOOOOOOOL



LOL I just might do that :)
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I have gotten rid of the iexplorer.exe error and only have the audio problem left. As of yet I have not been able to find a windows cd I can use. I have a friend that is willing to help me by letting me transfer my files over so I can format and do a fresh install of windows from his cd. I don't want to do that unless I have exhausted all possibilities first. I was wondering if you had any ideas on how to get windows to recognize the audio device. I am not sure if it can be fixed but want to give it a try. I have reinstalled the drivers but I get a ! next to some Microsoft drivers because it says that because there is a duplicate already running. My device manager shows the following for audio:

Audio Codecs
Creative SB X-FI
Legacy Audio Drivers
(!)Microsoft Kernel GS Wavetable Synthesizer
(!)Microsoft Kernel DLS Synthesizer


Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Which one is your sound card? Which drivers did you reinstall?
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