Microsoft Anti-Spyware Deleting Norton Anti-Virus

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  1. Primal

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    Source: The Washington Post
     
  2. DevilzFan

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    I always knew there was something fishy about Norton...
     
  3. FreshDebesh

    FreshDebesh <b><font color=brickred>oye chak de phatte!</font> Veteran

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    Might as well flag Norton. That thing ate my memory for years. Glad I got rid of that shit.
     
  4. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    "Why is my computer slowing down? I have SystemWorks running!"
     
  5. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

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    Thank God for AVG Free Edition Anti-virus.
     
  6. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is a problem because ....?

    I hate Norton. My work computer has it, and it sucks. The worst part is I can not get rid of it. It slows down the computer so much. My home PC which does not have it is so much faster, even though the processor is slower.
     
  7. Streck

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    I mean, Jesus, do I really even need to say anything here?
     
  8. Nerd Bomber

    Nerd Bomber Consulting your needs

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    I hate norton as well. I was plauged with it for two years and it did nothing but slow my computer down and let viruses in. Not to mention if norton even gets the least bit corrupted in anyway, you have to download a file just to do a force uninstall. So I too see no wrong here.
     
  9. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    well I guess that finally explains why my computer's so slow, and my dad's is so quick. you can't do anything on mine till norton loads up. what do you all recommend for antivirus if you don't use norton?
     
  10. jet convoy

    jet convoy Beast Wars Forever!!!

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    My computer is really fast and it has Norton. However I have to renew it in like the 7th of this March. What should I do? Renew it or are there better Anti-Virus programs out there?
     
  11. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Go here

    This is the page for daily Virus Definition updates to Norton.It updates daily while the automatic updater only updates weekly
     
  12. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    Anyone remember the Good Idea, Bad Idea segments from Animaniacs? I'm thinking that Mr. Skullhead would have been perfect for this object lesson.
     
  13. jet convoy

    jet convoy Beast Wars Forever!!!

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    No, what I meant was that my subscription to Norton will expire and I need to renew it.

    What exactly is that link for though?
     
  14. Cruellock

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    I gave Norton the heave-ho a few months ago and I don't regret it. It always forced a scan every Friday at 8pm, no matter what options I turned off. It made my PC run really freaken slow.
     
  15. DevilzFan

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    :lol  :lol  :lol  :lol 
     
  16. TSFC

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    http://www.Grisoft.com/ AVG Free Edition works better than Norton. (Proven track record, ask anyone who's had both. lol)

    http://www.Avast.com/ Avast is another freebie that works good, hell, this one will run during your screen saver so it's not in your way.

    Both are highly recommended.

    Also, Spyware removal software's another good thing to have. Ad Aware SE, and Spybot S&D are both good and highly recommended.

    http://www.lavasoft.com/ Ad Aware Special Edition (free)
    www.safer-networking.org/en Spybot Search & Destroy
     
  17. Shaun_C

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    That's exactly why I posted that link.

    It's the same as the automatic subscription based update.Except it's 1)Updated daily and 2)It's done manually

    Basically it's essentially a way to keep Norton up to date without paying to renew your subscription
     
  18. Drake

    Drake Smooth Is Smooth Baby

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    Guess it marks NAV as what it really is, garbage.
     
  19. Jux

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    ... Microsoft AntiSpyware.
     
  20. jet convoy

    jet convoy Beast Wars Forever!!!

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    Hmm, awesome.

    So its free?
     

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