Norton- worth re-newing??

neil

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Hi Folks,
I have been notified that my Norton Antivirus is coming up for re-newal.

Is it worth renewing or is there a better animal out there?
:?:
 

Rognvald

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have u been happy with it.Did it do what it said on the box. I have been ok with one exception that with hindsight was my own fault
 

oatman

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Rognvald

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916 15
dt

that used to work but once u update to any of their latest stuff they have stopped the reinstall route and most will not (inc me) be a***d with the format option
 

neil

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Thanks chaps - Useful info. from all concerned
 

Euro_d

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I was a 100% norton user on 4 machines. Then I realised that it was slow and allowing naughties on my machine, not virus but popups and spyware.
Changed to Mcafee and I am much more satisfied. Clean and frequent updates.
If you uninstall norton you will need a good reg cleaner like jv16 power tools as the uninstall leaves all sorts of garbage.
Also McAfee handles Win XP SP2 firewall much better.
Anyway thats my personal experience.
 

tradertim

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Used to have NAV on my old Dell laptop (installed by manufacturer), but once allowed a virus thru` which then managed to stop NAV from removing it. Had to go thru` long process of manually removing the virus, using advice from another source.

Now have Avast anti-virus on my desktop, which regularly picks up on & deals with potentially infected e-mails as they reach mailbox (NAV never did this). Also Avast has a free version (altho` this one requires you to manually run virus scans - not a problem in my view) and updates itself automatically (& very much more regularly than NAV). The On-Access scanner and the virus scans are easily adjustable, whereas I seem to remember NAV wasn`t. Whenever I`ve had any queries, Avast have answered them within a day by e-mail, whilst NAV either directed you thru` a usually useless FAQ section on their website or gave you a premium rate helpline phone number.

No contest!
 
 
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