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Old 04-05-2006, 05:30 PM
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To be honest Nortons always lagged me out too much. While playing games it would always pop up and annoy the hell out of me. i now use a free one that doesnt take much resources at all. I also use adaware once a week etc to try and keep my machine clean.

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Old 04-09-2006, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Optimit
personally, I have not used an antivirus program for about 3 years. They drag my system down too much, and I get tired of all of the updates right at the wrong time.
Antivirus programs have traditionally been huge resource hogs. I do not run one myself. I take measures to make sure programs can not illegally install themselves to begin with, then I will manually run one once in a while. All the time access is not necessary if you have a good understanding of the issues.

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Old 04-11-2006, 11:18 AM
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It's true that any antivirus scanner will slow your system down but it is necessary.
I use Kaspersy for Anti-Virus and Spybot Search and Destroy for Spyware.

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Old 04-14-2006, 02:42 PM
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I would never want to run my machine without some form of anti-virus software... Viruses can render the machine unusable for a while, and that would really suck! I've often used Norton, but right now I'm using AVG free, it works quite well, and it doesn't take up a lot of resources.

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Old 04-16-2006, 12:31 AM
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Apart from Norton Antivirus, even MCAfee is a trusted antivirus...Also, another contention for the antivirus software is AVG. Each of these softwares has its own pros and all depends on which one satisfies your requirements and basically, which of it protects your comp to max limit..

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