Posted 13 July 2010 - 04:56 PM
I just got my HP mini back from repair (the hard drive died after barely a month of service) and the customer support person told me that only Norton Antivirus is compatible with HP and that having another antivirus could have been the cause of my drive failure. She also suggeted that having an out of date Norton could have been the straw that broke the camels back.
I find this highly suspect. Of the dozens of antivirus programs available, only Norton is safe to use on my computer? Sound like pumping of a product to me.
Typically I use AVG and SuperAntiSpyware along with malwarebytes. All are supposed to be compatible with windows 7. Will I have to shell out cash for Norton (which I despise) or can I use my tried and true programs? Any input would be appreciated, especially if it saves me having to send my computer back in to get something else replaced.
Thanks in advance,