Norton and AVG

  suburban train 23:05 27 Jan 2003

Due to virus alert which i got last night, ive purchased Norton Anti-virus 2003. Now i have no viruses, but can have have running at the sametime Norton Anti-virus 2003 and avg or will it conflict and cause problems.

Which program do you think is better.

  Djohn 23:09 27 Jan 2003

Norton is undoubtedly a very good product, but I found it to be resources hungry, AVG just runs quietly in the background doing it's job.

  PSF 23:09 27 Jan 2003

They could cause conflicts, as you have paid for Norton you may as well use it. It is one of the recommended Anti-virus programs.

  barryoneoff 23:14 27 Jan 2003

I know Norton has a good reputation, but it caused endless trouble and conflicts on my PC. Changed to AVG and all ok for ages now.

  spuds 23:18 27 Jan 2003

Having a combination of anti-virus programes can, in some cases, cause a confliction between programmes.It doesn't mean that having two or three anti-virus protection programmes installed on your machine will make your machine two or three times safer, it doesn't work like that. In my oppinion, AVG would have been ideal. I have always used the freebie version, and so far it as worked okay for me.

  Djohn 23:24 27 Jan 2003

abolakrami, if I remember correctly, wasn't it AVG that found the virus for you and successfully quarantined it?

  leo49 23:31 27 Jan 2003

Next time you feel like throwing money away,lob in this direction! :o)

  suburban train 23:35 27 Jan 2003

It was AVG which found the virus but i had to remove it myself by turning of the system restore point and deleting my temp internet files

  leo49 23:48 27 Jan 2003

You'll have to do exactly the same with Norton.

  leo49 23:51 27 Jan 2003

I told you in your virus thread that once a virus is in the Restore files anti-virus programs are not allowed by Windows to get at them.

  suburban train 23:56 27 Jan 2003

Thanks for your help. I just feel a little safer that im using Norton which is tried and trusted.

I believe AVG is a good anti-virus program but when it comes to harmful viruses its better to be on the safe side rather than losing possibly everything on the hard drive

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