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    NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    The take-out price is roughly 17 times the yearly earnings of Avast.
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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    That's AVAST down the pan then....
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    RIP,the Pirate got caught! Yahhhhhh!

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    "That's AVAST down the pan then…". Couldn't have said it better, hate Norton with a vengence. When I 1st got into PC'c I think Dr Solomons was the one to have back then ( showing my age again.Lol). had so many instances of trying to rid Norton from friends PC's , even Nortons help desk couldn't manage it despite how many work arounds. Left me wasting no end of time purging the registry of it. Most times I found it easier to copy off what was wanted and reformat. Years back was using AVG for some time but swithched to Avast and been with it for years , looks like that might end.

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    +1 on the Norton hatred. It's classic bloatware on the home user side.

    I roll with no antivirus on my main PC and exercise common sense. On the family members laptops, Avast was my go-to but depending on how it goes, might need to switch.

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    Norton and Bullguard are my two despised home AVs, now Avast will be added to the blacklist as I can't imagine Norton being any good for them.

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    Thank goodness I've recently completed my transition away from AVG (owned by Avast).

    Moved over to COMODO and liking it a lot. The only one I've found where the free version is usable in a commercial environment as well.

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    That's AVAST down the pan then....
    Yep, would never have Norton anywhere near my computers.

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Norton and Bullguard are my two despised home AVs, now Avast will be added to the blacklist as I can't imagine Norton being any good for them.
    Yeah and kaspersky not far behind....purely for the hassle of removing them more than anything else.

    Having said that Norton 'business' antivirus (admittedly a few years ago now) which was installed on a work pc my mum got wasn't actually that bad, still wouldn't pick it though if I have a choice.

    In all honesty MS defender, malwarebytes (for occasional scans) and just plain old common sense seems to work quite well in my experience.

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    My personal experience of Norton is its like locking the back door and putting the key under the plant pot and telling the neighboors your off out.

    Not helped in UK from the likes of PCworld sales pushing it with pc sales onto the unwitting.

    Like many - I have a dislike, but have had the prevledge if you can call it that of cleaning up peoples PC's where Norton failed so know 1st hand it not one i'd suggest any one uses.

    Microsoft from an enterprise stance is really strong at the moment I don't know how that translates to homeuser protection as BitDefender has served my well for many years.

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    That's AVAST down the pan then....
    Well .... that.

    Quote Originally Posted by mers View Post
    "That's AVAST down the pan then…". Couldn't have said it better, hate Norton with a vengence. When I 1st got into PC'c I think Dr Solomons was the one to have back then ( showing my age again.Lol). ...
    I met Alan Solomon way back in the early days. Early to mid 90s, sometime, when I reviewed it. It was in High Wycombe, IIRC. Interesting guy.

    Since then, I've moved between AVG, Avast, a brief spell with Kaspersky ( which did NOT work well with my system), and then on to Comodo (the AV product, not the suite).

    I'll kind-of miss Avast, but frankly, I prefer Comodo anyway and have for quite a few years now.
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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    That's AVAST down the pan then....
    Avast went "down the pan" years ago so this changes nothing imo

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    And here is me thinking that Microsoft had basically scuppered the 3rd party AV market by making Microsoft Defender actually a good AV product. Given how they are starting to properly integrate it with inTune and actually invest in the enterprise featureset too, you do have to wonder how much longer these other engines will really survive.

    Interesting valuation too in that context. Clearly Symantec think there is enough money (or, data?) in it!

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    And here is me thinking that Microsoft had basically scuppered the 3rd party AV market by making Microsoft Defender actually a good AV product. Given how they are starting to properly integrate it with inTune and actually invest in the enterprise featureset too, you do have to wonder how much longer these other engines will really survive.

    Interesting valuation too in that context. Clearly Symantec think there is enough money (or, data?) in it!
    Except not too long ago you could defeat the Defender ATP by renaming mimikatz to mimidogz and run it then it wouldn't be detectable...

    It is slowly improving but they have quite a ways to go before being on the same level as Sophos, Crowdstrike, (spits) Cylance and similar.

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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Except not too long ago you could defeat the Defender ATP by renaming mimikatz to mimidogz and run it then it wouldn't be detectable...

    It is slowly improving but they have quite a ways to go before being on the same level as Sophos, Crowdstrike, (spits) Cylance and similar.
    Sophos have been bought by thoma bravo so they are screwed. It's a real shame. Crowdstrike are very good at detection, not so good at blocking. Cylance I haven't had the misfortune to deal with recently but all they were was marketing, smoke and mirrors a few years ago. Properly full of it.
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    Re: NortonLifeLock to acquire Avast in $8.6 billion deal

    I binned Norton off a long time ago, early 2000's iirc, they released a new 'year' version, part of that installer uninstalled the older version, so, I ran it, it uninstalled the old version, rebooted, did a virus scan and apparently my machine was infected AF, I binned it off and started running Panda...

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