my norton is expiring

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  1. Loki91

    Loki91 Maha Guru

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    so i got norton internet security 2006 last year, and its expiring in around 30 or so days. renewing subscription costs ~$78AUD and getting norton internet security 07 costs ~$80AUD, which seems some what more worthwhile. however, i was wondering what gurus like to use for a relatively comprehensive all-in-one AV/Firewall/whatever.
     
  2. ToolJar_80

    ToolJar_80 Master Guru

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    I like to use computer associates, although I used the 2007 and it is a major system hog. Zone Alarm is supposed to be one of the best in terms of detection and all that.
     
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    tuco Ancient Guru

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    AVG virus scanner, and spy-bot , A-squared and ad-aware. If find norton absurd for it's amount of processes.
     
  4. Morpheous416

    Morpheous416 Ancient Guru

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    I agree with Tuco on this one...open source software is just as comparable to closed / pay for apps. Though they usually don't come in suites, you can find anything out there to suit your needs....and it's all free.

    If you like it, do as I do....donate to the authors when you can.
     

  5. Loki91

    Loki91 Maha Guru

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    im looking for a suite so that i can keep it simple and save resources. i dont mind paying. my friends used zonealarm before, and it was a pain in the ass from what i could tell. practically EVERYTHING got flagged by it, you had to constantly tell it to shutup (maybe it was how they set up their ZL:ZA, but i dont know). what do ppl think of McAfee?
     
  6. Daimerous

    Daimerous Master Guru

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    Its amazing what people will say when they don't have the right knowledge. Norton is only a system hog if your trying to run '06 on an '03 machine. Norton is made to run on systems built in that year. It may not say that, but it is. And yes they have a lot of processes because it is a suite, which includes a lot of system components(thats a good thing). When it comes to the "freeware" security programs, well, you get what you pay for. A lot of them, like AVG will say there aren't any viruses, but your pc may have them. AVG doesn't scan everything. I am not saying norton does. In fact, norton isn't the best antivirus oftwere out there. NOD32 is probably the best out there. Norton comes in second to NOD32 and all the others just suck after that. Norton only falls behind by a little if you go to NOD32s website, but NOD32 doesn't have anything but an antivirus. So if you want a security "suite" Norton Internet security is the way to go. And if you think norton is a system hog, then you haev never tried McAffee. I am a computer tech for a living and I do network administration too. I have field tested all the name brand security suites out there, and overall, Norton is the best.

    PS.
    Don't install 2 antivirus scanners and/or firewalls...it can screw up a lot of things. Also, since you have NIS 2006, you should be able to upgrade online (renew your subscription) and get NIS 2007 for a cheaper price. But that depends on where you are, country that is.
     
  7. Loki91

    Loki91 Maha Guru

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    i can renew my subscription for around $78AUD online, but upgrading to NIS07 is only around $2AUD more, which i find to be the better deal of the two (their sites says NIS07 would have more features than just renewing the subscription). i just read up a bit on NOD32, and it sounds good, but its not what im looking for (im not a power user).
     
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    Nis 2007 is highly thought of as the above statement of Diamerous. My expreience of Norton is otherwise though going back a few years with a 2004 pc and 2004 Norton. If you have NIS 2006 I strongly recommend you uninstall completely, if you can, then pay the extra bucks to install NIS 2007.
    This is of course that you are not happy using perfectly adequate freebies that will give you the same protection.
     
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    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    OKeyy.....


    1st NOD32 is better than Norton. Pair NOD32 with Zone Alarm Security Suite and you will have a really good protection. ZA is a great program but its not for the average user that does not understand.

    2nd is that you could always use the Open Source program which are sometimes even better than Norton.

    3rd WTF is up with Norton releasing a program that will run on the PC's for that year. So lets see if i upgrade my Norton from last year with my PC from last year i would have to upgrade my PC components. (I Dont think so)


    Dont flame for this but this is the reality here.
     
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    scoutingwraith, you're talking a load of bovine excrement, exept that I agree that NOD32 is better than Norton. I also believe that the decent freebies of a firewall, av, trojan finder and spyware remover are better than NOD32.
     

  11. Loki91

    Loki91 Maha Guru

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    as i said, im willing to pay to get my security into suite-form, and its gotta be user friendly (i am NOT going to all the trouble to learn the inside outs of AV software just to use some freebie stuff/powertool)
     
  12. aircool

    aircool Don Aircooleone Staff Member

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    Avast home edition is what you need mate, with ZA free
     
  13. Dr. Vodka

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    NOD32, ZA (or some other FW you guys know is decent), and ad aware/windows defender/spybot.

    Enough programs. When you uninstall norton (it's a virus, I don't trust it), your rig will thank you heaps.
     
  14. Animatrix

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    Here are a few suites

    Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0 (1 Year $59.95)
    http://www.kaspersky.com/kis6

    Avira Premium Security Suite (39,95 Euro = 50,988185 U.S. dollars)
    http://www.avira.com/en/products/avira_premium_security_suite.html

    F-Secure Internet Security 2007 (74,90 Euro = 95,59487 U.S. dollars)
    http://www.f-secure.com/home_user/products_a-z/fsis2007.html

    AVG Internet Security
    http://www3.grisoft.com/doc/products-avg-internet-security/lng/us/tpl/tpl01


    Unfortunately it's not out yet, but i'd have a look at the coming NOD32 suite.

    Here is their AV and a compare
    http://www.eset.com/products/compare-NOD32-vs-competition.php


    I can't say how Mcafee's suite is for the same reason i can't say anything about Norton Internet Security 2007. I hate suites and i don't like Norton or Mcafee. To be fair Norton Internet Security 2007 is supposed to be pretty good i hear. Personaly i don't care they lost me a long time ago.
     
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    NOD32.... I'll never go back to anything else... :) my lappy dont even notice it running :)
     

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    I was using McAfee and it just about let my system get destroyed by a couple of trojan viruses. So, I have a free 3 month copy of Norton Internet Security, well I installed it and it wiped the trojans right out. It let me use my computer long enough to save critical(non-infected) files so I could do a clean install. So, I just went a bought NIS 2006, and I love it, it is no where near the system hog I thought it would be, so a lot of people may not like Norton, but I'm sold. And at $60 a year, it is a reasonable investment, I don't totally trust free anti-virus programs, but that's just me.
     
  17. Finchwizard

    Finchwizard Don Apple

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    Norton or any other Symantec program in that matter, should not be recommended to anyone, and if you're still recommending it, you haven't been in the industry long enough to see the headaches it can cause.

    Ok, so if you want free, simple, does the job, then AVG.

    If you want to pay, then NOD32 is pretty good.

    But honestly, I haven't run a Virus scanner in over 5 years, and I've never got anything. (And before you say, yes I scan occasionally with a couple of different standalone scanners).

    It's changing your surfing habits more than finding a good virus scanner, if your always on questionable sites, or you are always opening every email you get from people, then you are going to get them regardless.

    AVG, Spybot, Adaware and HiJack (For more analysis) are all you need.
     
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    yeah.. nod32 and Za is a good combination.. better than that damn norton. peace**!
     
  19. bug77

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    Kaspersky is the best AV there is hands down. For a firewall ZoneAlarm is ok (and if want to pay it scans for other stuff too). I'm not a fan of all-in-one solutions though.

    Also, as I read in an article recently, it is useless to pay for high-profile antivirus software (and the likes), because those are the first the virus authors test against.
     
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    my aunt recently asked me to help her re subscribe to norton , i looked at her options and for an extra year of updates it was £35 , to upgrade from 06 to 07 it was £39.99.

    I looked on e bay and got a full version of norton internet security 2007 for £20 , its OEM so its not in a box and its not got any insructions but who cares ,she's used to Norton so she's happy.

    So E Bay for the win ;)

    for the record i have Nod and kerio pro , i need them for browsing "specialist" sites ;) ;) ;) ;)
     

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