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#1 pharnok

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 03:39 PM

I have Norton Antivirus 2006 and it's about to run out. It slows down my system a bit so I was wondering any anyone has a better program that is just as effective or better.

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#2 dave38

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 05:15 PM

Yes indeed. Try either AVG, from www.grisoft.com, or AVAST, from www.avast.com/eng/download.html. Either are better than Norton, which seems to be a bloated mess. To uninstall the norton, use the add/remove programs, and reboot. Then run the Norton Removal tool, from the symantec website, in order to clear up the mess left behind. Download the tool first, and you new antivirus program before starting the uninstall. Then Disconnect from the internet until you have installed youe new A/V program.

You also need a firewall, sunbelt kerio firewall is good, and like AVG and Avast, it is free from home use/
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