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    Senior Member JPnyc's Avatar
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    Well I mean it's not bad compared to their home version, norton. They used symantec on my last job, and I still have it on my old laptop. Of course I don't USE the old laptop anymore. I'm quite happy with Kaspersky suite so far. It's less of a resource hog than the others and hasn't made any errors yet that i'm aware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPnyc
    Well I mean it's not bad compared to their home version, norton.
    I stand corrected. That's very true. Norton for home users is a nightmare, particularly their internet security suite.
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    Yep, I related a story about it above. And I give my 80 yr old father a helluva lotta credit. He's not at all pc savvy (is very challenged just forwarding an email or adding a site to his faves) and yet he immediately despised AOL and Norton suite. GO DAD!

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    Ok, I'll chime in

    Symantec CE has proven itself to be a very good AV solution on our network. However, I think Symantec tends to put more quality in their corporate edition products (IMO).
    As for Kaspersky, I use that on the home laptop and convinced most of the family to switch over from Norton to Kaspersky. It's a solid product thus far.

    As for the best AV solution? I think AV products belong to a highly volatile market. You really have to stay on top of the research data and not rely on hearsay.
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    Exactly, which is why I never trust one scan. I always check with at least 2, often 3, each from a different co.

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    Hi Nihil!

    Thanks for the advice - I had no idea how to go about this. From what I read, it seems Norton is going to be difficult to remove. That sucks! If anyone has any specific tips, I'd appreciate it.

    Ghostowl

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    What Nih told you is the best advice. That's the way to go about it.

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    Hey ghostowl,

    Which version of Norton is it? let me know and I will ask around if anyone knows of problems related to it.

    The later (after 2003) they are, the easier it seems to be able to get rid of them.

    The checklist I gave you should work just fine.

    What is your operating system and Service Pack again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostowl
    Thanks for the advice - I had no idea how to go about this. From what I read, it seems Norton is going to be difficult to remove. That sucks! If anyone has any specific tips, I'd appreciate it.

    Ghostowl
    You can get a removal tool from here:

    http://idatop.com/programs/file/Nort...Tool/15185.htm

    Cheers:
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    Anything available in a security suite is built into other apps or the
    operating system, so why bother? Anti-phishing is built into the latest
    versions of most webbrowsers, Windows firewall's decent enough

    Windows firewall is complete garbage IMO, !!! Seriously, it's an half ass firewall. Why do I say that? It doesnt even monitor *outgoing traffic* only incomming traffic. Meaning, if your system is infected with any malicious code and it needs to make an outbound connection well your phucked unless you have other 3rd party software that can detect oubound traffic.

    Even by *default* this is how MS configures there windows firewall. (For demo purposes only)

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\cn22>netsh firewall show config
    Domain profile configuration:
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Operational mode = Enable
    Exception mode = Enable
    Multicast/broadcast response mode = Enable
    Notification mode = Enable
    Allowed programs configuration for Domain profile:
    Mode Name / Program

    Log configuration:
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    location = C:\WINDOWS\pfirewall.log
    Max file size = 4096 KB
    Dropped packets = Disable
    Connections = Disable
    Local Area Connection firewall configuration:
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Operational mode = Enable
    Wireless Network Connection firewall configuration:
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Operational mode = Enable
    1394 Connection firewall configuration:
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Operational mode = Enable

    C:\Documents and Settings\cn22>

    bottom line windows firewall IMO, is a ****ing joke.

    Cheers, cn22
    Last edited by Computernerd22; May 14th, 2007 at 06:07 PM.

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