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Norton Or Mcafee?
Posted 06 July 2008 - 07:39 PM
McAfee is one of the most lightweight products out there. My personal favorite happens to be Panda Antivirus which uses various kinds of herustic scans to detect even the newest of viruses. Also, its much lighter than Norton.
Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:35 AM
Thing is I have never had a virus problem in my many years of computing. This may well be because I am bright enough to avoid the most common ways of getting them in the first place. I think actively running programs of that sort are mostly useful to those who do not know better than to do things like click the pop up that claims you have a virus and need to click it's links to fix it, ironically causing tons of trouble. Using web mail helps as well given I never actually download my mail or any attachments.
None the less I need to install a new active anti-Virus on my fathers PC as he tends to NOT avoid doing things to get his PC infected. In his defense he is 66 years old.
Posted 07 July 2008 - 07:33 PM
If I can choose another one, I'd go for Avast, been using it for a long time and I'm happy about it .
Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:12 PM
I use both Norton and Mc Afee, and I frankly prefer Mc Afee.
what AV do you prefer?
i used McAfee here for 2 years..
it never crashed..
anyone that uses Norton?
Can i use with a anti-spyware software?
Mc afee works fine with Ad-Aware 2007 free anti-spyware. Ad-aware 2008 refuses installation when McAfee is present.
And McAfee SiteAdvisor is nice, when it finds a not-tested-yet site, it asks you if you want it to test if for you, and then it tells you if you can trust the site or not.
And, yes, exactly like wutske, I hate the way Norton unattendly starts scanning your hard disk at boot, you have to wait until it finishes it makes me get angry.
Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:46 PM
Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:36 AM
I agree with this. Even if you don't see it, a correctly running antivirus is protecting your computer, sometimes it destroys some attacks even without letting you know it. I have seen file simply disappearing during unzip operations, because the binaries were infected an automatically removed by the antivirus.
I highly recommend you constantly running an antivirus software to make sure that your system doesn't get infected.
The best antivirus is sometimes not enough for preventing an infection, but it's absolutely necessary for the commont known risks.
Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:57 AM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:04 PM
Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:00 PM
So basicly if you keep updating Mcafe your computer will remain safe=)
Posted 20 July 2008 - 04:21 PM
I was running Norton Security on my Acer laptop, but the subscription has run out. So it is just running updates, and I am really not doing much else. I will probably just load AVG again on this laptop... But I do a lot of reformatting, and then I find a deal on new antivirus subscriptions. That, and I have an old version of like Norton 2003 that I keep installing, and it is good for like a year or so.
I have used McAfee when it used to run on my PCs, but I don't right now. I just don't have it on any PCs, only what was defaulted, which was Norton. I guess it is not as vast as Norton Security, but it still does its' job well. If it were already installed, it would be in use.
So go with the free subscriptions, and then when they run out, either shell out a years worth of money, or go get free AVG, and there are others out there, but don't know how reliable.
- skedad -
Posted 15 November 2009 - 06:01 AM
I have been using Norton 360. A couple of weeks ago it did a live update that stopped my antivirus from working. I contacted Norton because I couldn't unistall it. Norton said to use the removal tool, but that didn't work. I contacted Norton chat support where they accessed my computer remotely and tried to use the removal tool to unistall Norton. That didn't work. They tried deleting files and while they did this they lost my internet connection. Norton said I had to ring my ISP because it was a problem with them. I told them it wasn't a problem with my ISP, since I have two computers hook up to the same modem and the other computer works fine. Anyway they said they could not help me until I contacted my ISP. I contacted my ISP and they checked my line and said there was nothing wrong with it. (what a surprise!) Contacted Norton and told them my internet connection was fine. I had to do a system restore just to get my internet connection back. Norton now were asking if I had installed any other programs or done anything to my computer because the problem is with my computer. I told them my computer was fine until the live update error. They accessed my computer to use the removal tool again. I said to them how many times are you going to do the same thing, it obviously doesn't work. They left me with a frozen computer, no help, no support, no nothing. So I sent Norton an email letting them know I was not happy with what they had done to my computer and their reply was you can contact Norton chat support. A week after Norton rang my mobile at 12:30 in the morning with someone on the other end I could barely understand. The next day I received an email asking me to reply to a customer survey asking if I liked their support. What a joke!! So basically I now have a computer that I can't go online with and I can't unistall Norton. I will never use Norton again.-reply by Tiffany
Posted 22 December 2009 - 03:31 PM
quote: moonlightcity: mcafee is the best and I get it with my cable services.
______________________________________________________________ ok you think mcafee is the best? man have you got it wrong. I too was able to get mcafee with my cable services. BUT I kept catching rouge antiviruses. mcafee caught them? no my friend put in panda antivirus and it wiped them out. later I found out the supposal antiviruses had really got my PC skrewed. I wound up having to to a format of the entire thing thanks to mcafee and those antiviruses. Now I am using avast! antivirus. have I got any more rouge antiviruses? NO. But still THANKS ALOT MCAFEE. Compared to avast! mcafee is lint
Posted 08 December 2009 - 12:59 PM
I am using McAfee since 10 years. Although I allowed a virus inside my computere I called up Norton and was really frustrated about Mcafee. But norton couldnt help me. I again contacted the macfee, to my goodness I got my virus removed remotely by a technican from another department where I paid only $90. They done a good job. But norton told me that I may lose some files ifthey do that. Hats off to MacAfee. But thisis the first time I'm infected with a virus with MacAfee installed. The time taken is just 30mins to remove virus by the technician, also explained about the way the virus got in throgh the conversaction.
Macafe is best-reply by Joane
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