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Is Norton Anitivirus 2006 That Good?


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#1 unloaded

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 02:10 AM

I'm using norton antivirus 2006 at the moment, it does detect alot of viruses and spywares, however I can still find some spyware/adware by using spyware doctor v3.8, even though my norton is all up to date.

Are there any antivirus and antispyware combos that are better than norton antivirus 2006?

I also have xoftspy4.22 and ad-adware SE personal, they also can find other infections that both norton and spyware doctor cannot find.

I hate using lots of antivirus programs because they do slow down my computer alot, however in order to get full protection, that is my only choice.

plz help.

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#2 jgweed

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 12:25 PM

There is a major difference between anti-virus and anti-spyware applications. Most here will recommend only use one AV on your computer (especially for real-time protection) because of potential operational conflicts, and at the same time recommend having several anti-spyware applications.
Because the definition(s) of spyware are somewhat subjective, each company will have its product look for (and therefore find) a differing set of problems; having more than one such application will thus increase your coverage of that kind of malware.
Hope this answers your question.
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 11:43 PM

alright, thanx

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 07:00 PM

having more than 1 spyware scanner is ok and highly recommended, but only ever have 1 virus scanner other wise they can conflict with each other.

Personally I dont use any norton anti virus product they hog memory and slow down the computer. In my sig there is a list of free spyware, anti virus scanners.

Edited by baronvongogo, 09 July 2006 - 07:00 PM.





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