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getenough
05-04-2012, 01:20 AM
http://us.norton.com/ps/loem/EN/Facebook/index.html

I wish I had seen this earlier when I was shopping for a new antivirus program.

JamesBJames - closed
05-04-2012, 03:54 AM
I've heard Norton has been getting better. I'm gonna pass this on to my sister who is blissfully unaware of the importance of using anti-virus software. Thanks!

maka
05-04-2012, 05:00 AM
I would only touch Norton if someone paid me too. Not for free though.

JamesBJames - closed
05-04-2012, 05:32 AM
I know Norton has gotten an incredibly bad reputation because it used to be... well, essentially bloatware, but it has definitely improved in the recent years. Unfortunately, it's fallen into the same hole as programs such as Internet Explorer. Although they're (at the worst) okay to use, their less-than-spectacular track record deters people from using them.

Now, I think Chrome / Firefox / Opera are all superior to IE, and likewise I believe NOD32 and Kaspersky trump Norton, but at some point Norton stopped being absolutely terrible. I think. Either way, I can't argue with free.

nab911
05-04-2012, 10:34 AM
One of the best free security/anti-virus programs (if you are running windows at least) is Microsoft security essentials. Light weight, works, free, and is unobtrusive.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials

getenough
05-04-2012, 03:16 PM
I know Norton has gotten an incredibly bad reputation because it used to be... well, essentially bloatware, but it has definitely improved in the recent years. Unfortunately, it's fallen into the same hole as programs such as Internet Explorer. Although they're (at the worst) okay to use, their less-than-spectacular track record deters people from using them.

Now, I think Chrome / Firefox / Opera are all superior to IE, and likewise I believe NOD32 and Kaspersky trump Norton, but at some point Norton stopped being absolutely terrible. I think. Either way, I can't argue with free.I liked Norton better than the McAfee I use for free through my isp. I researched free anti-virus programs, but there were so many negative reviews out there. I used avg in the past, but a lot of people say its not as good anymore. The few times I have used IE on my new system, I was constantly reminded why I use Firefox.

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One of the best free security/anti-virus programs (if you are running windows at least) is Microsoft security essentials. Light weight, works, free, and is unobtrusive.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentialsThey actually have a pretty robust set of tools. I bet they charge for it eventually.