Symantec, or not Symantec
Posted 10 September 2005 - 02:23 AM
Posted 10 September 2005 - 02:39 AM
Posted 10 September 2005 - 02:44 AM
Posted 10 September 2005 - 03:05 AM
You should only have one installed anti virus and one installed firewall programme. If you choose a firewall and anti virus to replace NIS 2005, download them, uninstall Norton Internet security then install the downloaded ones
If you move to the free ones then manual updating is likely
You can look at some of the free ones here
You can also look for a replacement firewall here
Other anti spyware programmes are here
4,5 and 6 are worth considering
Posted 10 September 2005 - 07:41 AM
Posted 10 September 2005 - 08:30 AM
I agree with Czarina...(now hiding under desk in anticipation of hurled veggies) I have IS 2005 on one of my machines and it's working just fine. Make sure your automatic update option is turned on so it stays updated. I also have machines running free AV programs (Avast and AVG) and free firewalls (Zone Alarm and Sygate) and they seem to be doing equally well at protecting the machines.
If you choose to uninstall the Norton product, be careful and read the instructions on the Symantec website carefully before doing so...there have been some serious issues with IS 2005 not uninstallng cleanly if not done exactly as recommended.
Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:11 AM
It is entirely up to you. Alot of people don't like Norton or Mcafee and find the free programs like AVG, Avast and AntiVir better.
I'm one of them. Avast Home does the trick for me. I used AVG a few years ago but it started to give me problems and I switched to Avast.
Norton is probably good, but it's a huge resource hog and uses alot of computer memory.
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