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    Which Syamntec products to buy?

    i have been using Symantec products for 3 years now particularly Norton Systemworks and im currently using Internet Security 2007. it has helped my PC work efficiently and smoothly as possible. now i noticed Symantec has decided to make the world more confusing by releasing programs such as this 360 business. all i wanted was something that works like SW...one that perhaps erase internet cookies/clutter, check, diagnose and fix windows & registry problems, defragment my drive(s) and all that stuff. my questions is simple: which Symantec product do i need to buy for my Vista PC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gino_76ph View Post
    which Symantec product do i need to buy for my Vista PC?

    erm none........my experience is that they plaster files all over your drive and are a resource hog.........but I am ashamed to say I do use partition magic in winxp.

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    Indeed.

    Sort yourself out with NOD32 and a few apps like Adaware-SE, and you will be better off

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    but when i install Ad-Aware 2007 an "error message" keeps popping out after each scan. which version of Ad-aware do i need to install then?

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    Norton antivirus products are to be avioded at all costs. If you have the firewall on anything than low it stops ITSELF from doing the live update aswell as stopping many games from running and uses far to many resourses in the pc.

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    I would also recommend against using Symantec security products. They do make your computer secure, but you can get the same level of security with programs that use far less resources - and therefore making your computer run much smoother.
    I currently recommend F-Secure Internet Security (http://www.f-secure.com/), although the security league tables change very frequently.
    There are free alternatives, like AVG and Avast, although they are less user frienly than the commercial products, as expected.

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    any alternative to Ad-aware? ive installed the 2007 version but an error always pops out once a scan has been completed?
    and any alternative to Syamntec products? i want something that can delete internet cookies/clutter, diagnose & fix registry and windows problems and defrag my PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gino_76ph View Post
    any alternative to Ad-aware? ive installed the 2007 version but an error always pops out once a scan has been completed?
    and any alternative to Syamntec products? i want something that can delete internet cookies/clutter, diagnose & fix registry and windows problems and defrag my PC.
    See if you can find the old Ad-aware anywhere on the Internet. I gave the 2007 version a try and quickly got rid of it. I didn't like its cartoony interface or its service it was running.

    I also have Spybot - Search & Destroy to accompany Ad-aware. Then I use SpywareBlaster to prevent scumware getting onto my PC in the first place. The great thing about SpywareBlaster is that it runs passively, doesn't take up any resources so its a nice bit of protection.

    As for deleting old files and cleaning up the registry give CCleaner a go. NTREGOPT is also very cool for compressing the registry.

    And finally for defragging, download Microsoft's contig.exe. Place it a folder somewhere then download PowerDefragmenter, put that into the same folder as contig.exe. Made a desktop shortcut to the PowerDefragmenter.exe and you've got a free, lite Windows defrag tool.

    Think that should all help.

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    Definitly dump Symantec bloatware - you need an antire core just to run them!

    NOD32 is way the best protection you can get... for a number of reasons;
    • Effective (100% record in independant Labs Tests)
    • Fast
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    • Not expensive
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    • Great updating service
    • Very effective (did I mention that)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur2 View Post
    ...but I am ashamed to say I do use partition magic in winxp.
    But seeing as that was originally created by PowerQuest, and has essentially remained unchanged, you can be forgiven.
    If you can't keep up, stick with reality...

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    thank you all. i will try those stuff you gave and ill get back to you....

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    kaspersky is also supposedly rated very highly

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    Another vote to ditch Norton. Make sure you run the Norton Removal Tool to be sure you are rid of al that rubbish!

    I use AVG Free, Windows Defender and AdAware. I must admit I don't like the new AdAware 2007 and have had similar problems. It's only recently been released so hopefully they will solve these problems soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotswoldcs View Post
    I must admit I don't like the new AdAware 2007 and have had similar problems. It's only recently been released so hopefully they will solve these problems soon.
    Same here. I tried a beta and hated the Vista/cartoony theme. When it came out in a full release I tried it but quickly ditched it for the old Ad-aware. The service it ran as well took up loads of RAM.

    So Ad-aware (old version), Spybot Search & Destroy and SpywareBlaster for me.

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    re:Symantec products

    ive tried Ad-aware 2007 for my Vista PC but it seems that it's not totally compatible with errors popping-out whilst and after every scan. evryone's been saying Symantec products are rubbish. but i had it for the past 2 years (for my old XP computer) but i had no major problems with it.

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