Is Norton AV OK to use?

  Publisher 13:13 23 Mar 2005

I have just bought a new PC which has XP Home already on it, also the Symantec Norton anti-virus and firewall programs.

I have noticed some threads in here indicating that people sometimes have a lot of problems with Norton AV.

Would I be better to use Grisoft AVG instead, or is the Norton stuff OK?


  Technotiger 13:20 23 Mar 2005

Hi, while it is working Norton is of course ok - but, as you say many have had problems. I think most would agree that AVG is safest bet.


  Technotiger 13:22 23 Mar 2005

ps - and for Firewall I personally recommend the hassle-free Kerio these days - click here

  Technotiger 13:23 23 Mar 2005

Me again - also, don't forget Ad-Aware click here. btw, Kerio is a Free download.

  Publisher 13:35 23 Mar 2005

Is it OK to use the Kerio stuff with AVG?


  Technotiger 13:36 23 Mar 2005

Yes absolutely ok.

  Technotiger 13:37 23 Mar 2005

ps - on the Kerio site you may notice that they also advise AVG.

  anchor 13:44 23 Mar 2005

Does the AVG scan incoming/outgoing e-mails, as does Norton?.

  Technotiger 14:00 23 Mar 2005

Hi, it is naughty to hi-jack another members Thread - but in answer to your question - Yes AVG scans both ways.


  stylehurst 14:16 23 Mar 2005

I have used Norton AV with W3.11. W95, W98, W2k & Xp without any problems whatsoever. It is used in conjunction with Zone Alarm.
Also use Ad Aware, Spybot & Spyware blaster; again no prblems at all

  dogbreath1 14:34 23 Mar 2005

Just Google 'Problems with Norton' if you can't make up your mind.

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