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Is Norton Security 2007 Any Good?

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#1 jonnyb1978


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:10 AM

Seen an offer on this for 20 reduced down from 50. Thinking of buying it. Is it worth it.
Read it slows the computer down which i dont really want, but if it does a good job then i will go for it.

Any experienced with this software?

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:15 AM

In my opinion you can get adequate protection (at least as good as what Norton will give you) by using freeware products.

Check the following link:

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:16 AM

Is it any good compared to what, jonnyb1978?

In other words, what are you using now?

It is very likely that adding a few of the programs that Budapest suggests, will give you as good, or better security, and save you that 20.

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 10:45 AM

Although Norton is as good as any other well known anti-virus program, it is known to be a resource hog that slows down your system especially if on dial-up or if installed on older systems without much RAM/slow CPU. NAV requires numerous services and running processes that use a lot of memory.
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Posted 07 May 2007 - 06:05 PM

I personally like the 2007 Version. It works to use less system resources then it used too and offers good protection. I'm still waiting til Symantec maked it not use a huge amount of system resources at all. But the 2007 version is moving in that direction.
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