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    I am just getting round to the time again where I need to protect my PC against viruses etc, there seems to be a lot of negative press around with regard to norton programs, I have been using NIS 2004,2005,2006 and to date have had few problems, so on the eve of aquiring NIS 2007 I would be interested to hear views on wether or not to use it or if there are alternatives that are as effective. the only problem with Norton that I have found is the help line can be less than helpful at times (that is if contact can actually be made with them!!).

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    Default Re: Internet Security

    Well its personal preference but Notrtons is a resource hog, expensive and when it does have a problem, it can take Windows with it.

    NOD32 is an excellent pay AV. I use that combined with Zone ALarm for my firewall plus some anti-spyware.

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    I do agree with you there. I've had to re-install windows a couple of times because of it

    But when it's working I find it pretty good. If you've had NIS before and like it, you might as well get the new one.

    Though I do have NOD32 and Comodo firewall on my other PC instead of NIS and I like them too.
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    What are the implications behind choosing a different system when norton has already been installed previously, I have heard that norton can be very awkward with any other programs

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    You might be interested in reading this post before you fork out your dosh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_inspector View Post
    What are the implications behind choosing a different system when norton has already been installed previously, I have heard that norton can be very awkward with any other programs
    If you don't completely uninstall norton, then it would probably cause problems and make your OS throw a ****ty... So, if you do want to get rid of NIS and try something else:

    Ghost a full copy of your hard drive
    Uninstall norton completely
    Reboot
    Reboot again
    uninstall anything it may have left beind (live update, live subsciptions etc)
    Reboot
    Reboot again just in case
    Fully run the norton removal tool for whatever you had installed
    reboot several times again
    Start installing the new software (and pray that it works)
    if it doesn't work, restore using ghosted image and then just upgrade to NIS2007.

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