Thinking about buying Norton 360...Help!

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  1. CC268

    CC268 Notebook Evangelist

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    Alright, so recently I have just been using MSE and it has worked great, but recently found some sort of weird file in my Roaming folder in AppData called xrss.exe...anyways I am thinking of maybe buying Norton 360, but would like to get a program that is as light or lighter on resources than MSE as I game a little bit, so the more resources not taken up the better. Right now I am running the trial and I am impressed as it has already caught 5 "security risks".

    I have also thought about maybe just adding Malwarebytes to MSE...not sure what to do so any suggestions are appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. ForeverZen

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    Norton is famous for false positives. Unless you go to an adult site and directly download whatever they tell you to download that is surrounded by a flashing red box reading; "you've won" It is really unlikely to get a virus these days. I have never gotten a virus in my whole 15 years using computers. But to answer your question trend micro titanium is probably the best in my opinion. No stupid "warning" pop ups every time you download a pdf or check your email. And it doesn't try to install plug ins and tool bars.
     
  3. CC268

    CC268 Notebook Evangelist

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    Well thanks for your suggestion, I'm just not sure what to do because everyone recommends something different haha!
     
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    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    Everyone has their preferences, you can go with Avast! if you want to remain free, Nortron has gotten surprisingly good compared to the bloated POS that it was so going with that would be ok too.
     
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    Yeah avast is good, AVG is another free one.
     
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    Avast, MSE, Avira and Panda are all light and effective free AV's.
    AVG (while seemingly has improved its detection rates) apparently is still relatively bloated/resource intense.
     
  7. CC268

    CC268 Notebook Evangelist

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    Well if I am gonna go with something free I will stick with MSE and Malwarebytes...I am just wondering what would be best for gaming (good antivirus but something that is light) as far as the payed AVs go...
     
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    I have just uninstalled 360. I had upgraded recently from an earlier version and version 6 of 360 seemed to just take over my machine. The hard drive usage went through the roof as it seemed to just randomly decide to "optimize" my machine, rendering it unusable for long periods. The earlier versions had been OK. I have been running 360 for several years. Since I only had about 50 days left on my subscription, I uninstalled it to run MSE. I have several other machines at home running MSE with Spybot. I also used Spybot with 360, along with Malwarebytes.
    P.S. - The uninstall of 360 did not go well. Many drivers on my machine are now not starting and Device Manager shows up empty! ??? Oh well, time for a clean install!
     
  9. joeyboy

    joeyboy Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am not a fan of 360 :(

    Its OK about not being sure of witch Av to choose because allot of the AV software brands today offer free trials so you can find a fit best for your PC. I would recommend trialing a few for free to see what runs the best on your PC before purchasing and if your after the best AV software in my opinion of coarse that's Comodo lol
     
  10. Sanage

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    I have no idea about that before.
    But now I know it. :D
    I will never try norton.
     
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