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#1 guit30

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 02:52 AM

After having some trouble using the Norton 12 anti virus program, I restored computer and it somehow put in Norton Internet Security instead of anti virus. It seems to cover a lot more and I have not had a problem yet, I have another free week, I am thinking about renewing.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:59 AM

Although Symantec (Norton) is as good as any other well known anti-virus program, it requires numerous services and running processes that consume system resources and often results in complaints of high CPU usage. Anti-virus software components insert themselves deep into the operating systems core and create files/folders/registry entries in various locations. I have read from other users that Symantec has improved the newer versions while others say differently. However, Symantec products can be difficult to remove and remnants are often left behind which require the use of a special removal tool, otherwise you may encounter problems installing a replacement anti-virus. To be fair, other vendors are also using removal tools for the same reason. Those issues plus the cost factor are the primary reason many folks look for a free alternative.

Norton Internet Security is a suite which means it includes additional features, in addition to anti-virus protection. Some of those extra features will also consume resources and affect performance.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:07 AM

Go for it! Norton Internet Security is a good choice. I wouldn't buy a license direct from Norton though, too pricey. Instead, have a look on reputable sites such as Amazon.com, where you'll find a much better deal.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/185-0027495-4593560?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Norton+Internet+Security
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/275-4919434-9910736?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Norton+Internet+Security&x=7&y=18

Also, since you have restored your system, many of your programs may need updating. Outdated versions of programs like Adobe Flash Player, Java and PDF Readers can leave you vulnerable to attack, so it is highly important to keep them updated. Something like Secunia PSI can help you with this.

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:07 AM

Thanks Red Dawn!!!!
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Posted 24 June 2012 - 10:11 AM

You're very welcome :) .

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:13 AM

Red Dawn,
Downloaded Secunia and it did it's scan, and found nothing that needed updating. I like that program, good check, because I have had that problem before and now I have a way to fix it. Could you help me with this, Since I switched from Norton anti-virus to the
Internet security version, It automatically set to Smart firewall rather than a Static Firewall, like I had before. What is the upside of a smart firewall?
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Posted 25 June 2012 - 06:08 PM

Jim,

Replied in your other thread.

Edit: Added link.

Edited by RedDawn, 25 June 2012 - 06:09 PM.





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