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Norton Anti-Virus/SystemWorks subscription expired, but it is still au


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SR20fl

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The confusing part is that it says my subscription expired 12-8-2005 and I am vulnerable to viruses, but it is still notifying that it updated worm protection, it still lets me scan my computer, and still says "Norton Anti-Virus Auto-Protect Enabled"

Is Norton actually doing anything even though it is saying these things?

Ps: How does free AVG compare to Norton

Thanks!

Edited by SR20fl, 10 December 2005 - 11:37 AM.

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Thef0rce

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I suspect that it just isn't updating virus definitions anymore but norton does continue to auto-protect and scan even after the subscription has expired.

personally I don't trust AVG but some people say it's good. It definitely will use less memory than norton and scans will not take as long, which means that it's either extremely efficient or just flat out cant find anything lol :tazz:
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Avg finds quit a few items that norton can't find and nortons trojan protections isn't the greatest. I usally use avg and a panda scan once and a while. But its personal openion for which one u use, for me its the less memory hog and the one thats easy on the wallet.
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Norton is the worst antivirus on the market pretty much even among the free ones they are all ahead in terms of performance and how well the system scans, Norton is useless.

I prefer avast over AVG as it comes with its own auto protect/firewall features and it looks good and scans quickly.

If you are after a paid one the best anti viruses are NOD32 and kapersky.
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