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Weird Question. 2 AV's not using both.


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#1 Snake42490

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:42 PM

Ok so at my university I am required to use Norton Symantic Endpoint protection. I have never enjoyed norton and found it to not find a lot of stuff that other av's are finding. to use the net we use Cisco Clean access agent which "checks" your system to make sure that you are running Norton and that it is up to date before it will let you use it. I have always used nod32 smart security and love it. Could I completely disable norton and run Eset Smart Security as my main software, but keep Norton running in the background but completely disabled?

If you think this is a bad idea what standalone Firewall should i use that does not come with an anti virus etc.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 11:56 AM

keep Norton running in the background but completely disabled?

Not possible. It's either one or the other and you do not want 2 at once
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Posted 09 December 2009 - 12:37 PM

at my university I am required to use Norton Symantic Endpoint protection... Could I completely disable norton and run Eset Smart Security

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 07:47 PM

It wasn't based on wanting to bypass anything. It was just not wanting to use the software they make us use. I talked to them and they just said to put a firewall on and pretty much suck it up and use endpoint hahaha. I took eset off and Bought Zonealarm pro along with symantic endpoint. All is good. Thanks




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