Norton 2004 Vs Avg Free

  Chris Webster 16:10 25 Nov 2008

my subscription to Norton 2004 on my laptop (XP Home) runs out at the end of the month. What are your thoughts on removing it and putting on the latest version of Avg Free.

Cost wise I know I'd be better off, but what about protection wise?

Thanks, Chris.

  MAJ 16:19 25 Nov 2008

Use Avast or AVG instead of Norton which is bloatware and slows your computer down. If you want to pay for a decent AV product, you can't do much better than NOD32. click here Uninstall Norton when your subs runs out and give Nod32's 30 day trial a go, see the difference for yourself.

  sunnystaines 16:54 25 Nov 2008

when you re subscribe get the most recent version of norton instead of keeping with 2004.

As for AVG its a matter of choice one is free the other about £16

  Sea Urchin 16:56 25 Nov 2008

If you do remove Norton use the removal tool

click here

  brundle 20:43 25 Nov 2008

I would never recommend previous versions of Norton but the 2009 edition is a vast improvement. £40 or so will cover 3 machines. It's no longer "bloatware". Having said that I use NOD32 as mentioned above.

  RobCharles1981 20:54 25 Nov 2008
  [email protected] 09:19 26 Nov 2008

if you stick with norton upgrade you will be impressed click here

  Chris Webster 11:44 30 Nov 2008

Thank you all for the advice and information.

I upgraded to Norton 2009, and I'm suitably impressed.

Thanks, chris.

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