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Default 08-21-2009, 02:40 PM

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I remember Norton being terrible and very sloppy, has this all changed then? ..and this NOD32 whats the footprint of that? resource hog?
No... and that is one of the main reasons I use NOD32, it is very lightweight. The updated version also has a more user-friendly GUI (as opposed to their old versions, which had a small learning curve).

As far as Norton goes, they have gotten a lot better concerning their resources... and I would use them if I did not use NOD


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Default 08-21-2009, 03:31 PM

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No... and that is one of the main reasons I use NOD32, it is very lightweight. The updated version also has a more user-friendly GUI (as opposed to their old versions, which had a small learning curve).

As far as Norton goes, they have gotten a lot better concerning their resources... and I would use them if I did not use NOD

Hm.... So it is either NOD32 or Norton...

What has the better detection rate, and what one is more efficient and getting of viruses?


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Default 08-21-2009, 04:01 PM

Norton changed quite a lot in the past two years. It's now excellent for both protection and performance. Norton 360 3.0 is on sale for $29.99 for three PCs at Amazon today.


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Default 08-21-2009, 04:54 PM

If you're interested in one of the free programs, Avast! is good too.
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Default 08-21-2009, 07:06 PM

Thanks for your help guys, me and my dad really appreciate it.

Anyway, I'm sort of leaning towards NOD32. But what is the difference between Smart Security and Antivirus v4?


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Default 08-21-2009, 07:19 PM

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Thanks for your help guys, me and my dad really appreciate it.

Anyway, I'm sort of leaning towards NOD32. But what is the difference between Smart Security and Antivirus v4?
NOD32 only includes the Antivirus/Antispyware software...

Smart Security adds FireWall and AntiSpam to the Antivirus

It is personal choice, but I have just always used the NOD32 Antivirus. I am sure the Security Suite as a whole is nice as well... many people swear by it.

Depending on the deal you get you may also want to consider that Norton deal that Holmes linked to on Amazon. Pretty cheap... and, as Holmes said, Norton has changed considerably (for the better) over the past 2 yrs.


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Default 08-21-2009, 07:33 PM

Unfortunately, I don't live the USA. So the deal doesn't apply here .


But what you said, ESET Smart Security is better than ESET NOD32 Antivirus v4?


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Default 08-21-2009, 07:40 PM

i think he said that Smart Security adds FireWall and AntiSpam to the Antivirus
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Default 08-21-2009, 07:44 PM

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i think he said that Smart Security adds FireWall and AntiSpam to the Antivirus
Woops!

I put them around the wrong way. Hold on, let me change that.


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Default 08-24-2009, 06:47 PM

Norton Internet Security 2009 is excellent and has a tiny footprint. Installs in just a minute or two. The AV is very good but it also includes a good firewall (something missing from NOD32 and Avast). You can buy NIS 2009 licenses on eBay. I paid $14 for licenses for 3 computers for 2 years. All you get is the license, you then download the actual program from Symantec and use the license key during installation. Go to eBay and search on "norton internet security 2009". Limit it to "buy it now" and you should see several available in the $14 to $16 range. The sellers are mostly in China but don't sweat it. I've bought licenses twice and never had a problem registering them. They'll send you the license keys via email, usually within an hour or so after purchase.
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