HELP! with Norton Security?

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  1. colyboy

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    Hi I need help with Norton Security. I bought their package via the internet, I now have a problem and cannot find any direct contact numbers for them, can anybody help.

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  2. Gellyneck

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  3. colyboy

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    Gellyneck. Many thanks for your help, now sorted.

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    Norton....the most memory/processor hungry system of the lot.
    It will slow down your PC.

    Remove it and use a different system.
     
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    Good news.
    However, as PJ says maybe not the best option. I've used Avast Free for a number of years and been pleased with it.
     
  6. sussexlad

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    Norton picked up a reputation for being resource hungry in the past but they are much better now.

    I have used Norton for a number of years and I am very happy with it, but there are alternatives.

    With respect to Gellyneck I would not want to rely on a free package, Norton will be much more effective in keeping nasties out and keeping your data safe.
     
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    Check online for ComputerActive magazine.

    They regularly check the performance of Virus Checking programmes.

    The two main free ones Avast and AVG, frequently beat the paid for ones.
     
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    The only difference between many paid for and free security programs is the ability to control what you want using a much more user friendly/programable dashboard on the paid for version.
    You may have far more control to set pre determined scan times and save logs etc, but the virus definitions are exactly the same, paid or free.
     
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    I think you could come up with good reasons for going both free and paid. But on the basis the free vendors also try and seduce you into paying for their "premium" versions, surely they have to offer something better otherwise how can they survive?

    The articles I look at generally show the free programs as Ok but the paid for programs catch significantly more nasties.

    As like many other debates on this forum its horses for courses but in this day of increasing digital crime for me the extra reassurance provided by a premium product which includes a firewall and a password manager for something like £25 per annum is well worth it.
     
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    As you say horses for courses.
    Used AVG Free for a number of years on a number of Windows pc's, no issues. Then switched to Avast Free again with no issues. Happy to put up with occasional upgrade nags and save the cash.
    Firewall in all cases ZoneAlarm Free, no issues.
    Password manager, KeePass, with no issues.
    During this time had to assist a number of others who had paid versions of MacAfee and Norton so perhaps it's partly based on how you use the software?
     
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    Fair point Gellyneck
     
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    Fair point Gellyneck
     
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    Had Norton for a lot of years, Renewed in May, and since then nothing but problems. Kept refusing access, asking for the code again. Then it said the code was 'invalid', so they would give me a new code, after much messing about. After the fourth time, I have junked the lot. There's a freebie anti-virus system called Panda, recommended by N0 1 son, who works as a security specialise for a large computer related company. The firewall is looked after by Windows Defender. No problems so far. (y)

    http://www.pandasecurity.com/uk/homeusers/solutions/free-antivirus/

    Just refuse the option to buy the add-ons.
     
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    Norton was always very good - running on a network and managed by trained professionals.
    Both Norton & McAfee have been a pain in the neck every time I've let them run on a new PC because they came with it.
    One of the first things I do now when I buy a new PC is to remove such software if it comes with the PC.
     
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    Likewise Graham.
     
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    I have
    Microsoft Security essentials and Windows firewall.

    For malware, Malwarebytes Home Premium .. protects against malware in real time

    I don't open suspicious email attachments or download from dodgy sites.. and peer to peer networks

    If you don't have.. start the trial https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/premium/


    or try the free version https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

    That's my arsenal.. Never had any problems..
     
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    I`ve Just started using "Webroot". It works outside and before the O/S. makes it Very "light". Recommended by my Son who is a Network analyst / Specialist. Through him I had a "Special offer" £38p/a for cover up to 5 machines.

    http://www.webroot.com/gb/en/home/products/complete

    Pete
     
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