Advice on NIS please Reassure me...

  jbp1982 10:37 03 Apr 2005

I know there's dozens of threads on this but I have just dumped NIS 2005 after 3 1/2 months of use. Have I made the right move?

Now have free AVG and sygate firewall, any better?

System seems alot faster too...

  Carpigiani 10:44 03 Apr 2005

In my opinion you have made an excellent decision. I too dumped NIS some time ago & have not regretted it for one single moment.

I use Avast & Sygate

  VoG II 10:48 03 Apr 2005

Agreed click here

  GANDALF <|:-)> 10:55 03 Apr 2005

Best decision of your life.


  jbp1982 11:06 03 Apr 2005

If this appears with the other one, appologies for double posting:


Bit pi***d off with wasting money on NIS tho, ach well fools and their money eh??

Thanks for your opinions.


  GANDALF <|:-)> 11:20 03 Apr 2005

Norton's packages are effective and they have been going for yonks so they must be doing something right.....but I have lost count of the number of computers that I have taken Norton off because it was slowing them down. Not all of the computers were low spec neither.

I find that Norton tends to be too invasive and I feel that this is the cause of many slow downs in speed.

Most free AVs and firewalls use little resources and most importantly, are not invasive. As I have yawningly written many times before, no one has ever given a good reason why paid for AVs and firewalls are better than the free bunch (home computing only). IMHO it is better to save your money and buy a memory pen drive or a backup external drive.....these will be of much more use.


  jbp1982 13:16 03 Apr 2005

As usual you are right, what you are saying makes lots of sense. I never really liked NIS from the word go but stuck by my purchase. Now the system is noticeably faster, don't think I'll ever put it back on.

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