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Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by purplejade, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. purplejade

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    Hi,

    Just Recieved my Dell XPS M1530 yesterday brought from dell outlet on Ebay.. with Vista, 3 gig mem, 250 HD, nvidia 256 and 9 cell battery. saved over £400 quid on retail !!! fully warranted and Brand new..if you want bargain laptop these is the place to buy, comes with all warranties, same as Retail.

    Does anyone know which Software is better Mceffe or Norton 360 ?
     
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  2. disarm

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    Erm, I wouldn't use either. NOD32!
     
  3. greenbrucelee
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    neither
     
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    any reason why ?
    Both are reputable Antivirus softwares ?
     
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    Yep, I run NOD32 too.
     
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    I have run NOD32 but now avira antivir and comodo firewall they are free nevr caused an issue.

    Mccafee and Norton are like viruses themselves, any program that can only be removed by visiting the manufacturers website for the remove tool is crap in my opinion.
     
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  7. disarm

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    To the general PC World buying public, not to IT Professionals.

    Norton 360/Internet Security is especially bad, and is widely known to create more problems than it solves.
     
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    I'd second and third that and more as it's very true:)
     
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  9. purplejade

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    yep.. agreed they both are system heavy, ie; they would take their toll on the system resources..having said that they are both huge vendors.. one would assume they would have better research facilities and technology at their disposal to provide customers with a good product...if not why would most Corporate Networks use either of these two ? as propagated and installed by IT PROFESSIONALS ?
     
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    The versions in the corporate world are different to the home versions.
     
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    in other words ..they provide Retail Home PC Softwares which are Crap ??? somehow I dont agree with that, It may be that they make the Home Pc softwares a bit more user friendly and invariably that will result in more load on your system...
     
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  12. disarm

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    In corporate environments I tend to come across Sophos or old-skool Norton Corporate edition, before it became bloatware, and different from the home user NIS/360 crippleware & bloatware combined.

    Don't forget that the mass public will buy anything that's marketed in the right way.
     
  13. disarm

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    You can always give Norton 360 a go and experience the effect it has on your shiny new system. Just watch it take control of your network infrastructure, blocking applications it shouldn't and imposing restrictions on your internet connection, and making it run at 50% efficiency.
     
  14. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    I agree with GBL, do your research! Google it and you find a lot of negative customer feedback on NOD360.8)

    It's crap and I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole8)
     
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  15. disarm

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    Oh my god, NOD32 and Norton have merged. This is terrible.
     
  16. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    I realise there are alot of people who think if the vendor is big their product must be the best. But that isn't always the case. Here is some customer feedback on Nortons:-

    NORTONS 2007 RETAIL VERSION

    Why you should ditch Norton AntiVirus - Robert Vamosi CNET


    The following link kinda says it all CNet have given a positive review on Nortons and yet 340 users have given a poor rating. The highest it scored was 3.8 out of 10. See below for more details.

    Norton 360 - customer user comments

    Here is the original review

    Of course it's your decision and money at the end of the day!8)
     
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  17. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    Some of nortons products are still good like disc utility, windoctor. But Nortons went down hill when Symantec took over. Bit like Compaq, there were good untill they were taken over by HP.:(
     
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  18. greenbrucelee
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    Have a look at Avira antivir for you antivirus its free, daily updates and is very thorough. I also use comodo firewall like I said before its very configurable and doesn't eat system resources.
     
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  19. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    It's a good point but what about AVG?

    If you get the time have a look at some reviews on Antivirus software on the following site:-

    MAJORGEEKS.COM

    It also has links to download trial, freeware versions.:biggrin
     
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    Me personally, I prefer McAfee - I've tried Norton (or Symantec) but had a bad experience with them. I do have to say that I also use to use Sophos, but that was really heavy on the processor. I currently use Panda for both work (Enterprise) as well as home and while their "malware/spyware" part of their suite isn't that good compared to dedicated anti-spyware programs (eg Ad-aware, Spybot, etc), I can not fault their AV. You can even try Panda AV for free :)

    -ken
     
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