How good is Symantec AntiVirus?

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by TaiLzx, Jul 31, 2008.

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  1. TaiLzx

    TaiLzx Notebook Guru

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    Well, I can get Symantec AntiVirus for free from my friend that goes to Berkeley, so I was wondering how good it is compared to the free ones.
     
  2. KrieGLoCK

    KrieGLoCK Notebook Evangelist

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    It's heavy and a resource hog. I'd go with Avg 8.0 Free.

    Nice, small, secure and free
     
  3. Dook

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    Well, to be honest, its a terrible system hog. The protection is good, but it certainly comes at a price. I know its free, but I would sincerely look into another product.
     
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    KrieGLoCK Notebook Evangelist

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    Dook in the urinal, wich one are you talking about?
     
  5. Dook

    Dook Notebook Virtuoso

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    Sorry, you responded just as I did, but I was talking about Symanec/Norton. AVG works well.
     
  6. niGht kiD

    niGht kiD .. beach boy ♫

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    I would recommend Avira for free antivirus :)
     
  7. Duct Tape Dude

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    I second the motion for Avira. Very lightweight and catches the most of all the free AV's out there.
     
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    Avira AntiVir for free antivirus.

    Just don't go for Norton. I've had terrible experience using that AV years ago. Not sure how it fares now, but still, better to stay away from it.
     
  9. TaiLzx

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    Thanks for the input guys.
     
  10. stirfriedsushi

    stirfriedsushi Confuse a Cat LTD

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    use eset nod32, its better. or if you want free then i think kaspersky has a free version.
     
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