Originally Posted by Devion
When i get my AW up and running and get another highscore ill take a SS
@lurking. Maybe they fixed that terrible 2003/2004 problem that stole resources on startup and when yur doing alot of hardisk work. (well all the time it took way more than needed)
I have seen problems with Norton on several different systems in the past, to the point where I recommended that the people use Grisoft AVG instead. So I certainly will not say that it doesn't have its issues. I've just never encountered the problems on systems I set up or maintained in the past. It was always a matter of not wanting to own the persons problems by working on their system. It was easier to install AVG, which is fantastic software. The most common thing that I see that tells me there will be an issue is in fact on startup, the icons load extremely slow. Usually, at that point, if I don't currently maintain that particular system, I uninstall Norton and install AVG.
I learned a long time ago, when dealing with computer iliterate people, which alot of my friends and family are in that catagory, make it as simple as possible. Find something that works quickly and effectively and stick with it to save headaches and phonecalls at all times of the day and night. Half the time I would find 2 and sometimes 3 Virus programs running at one time and the person would tell me how good they are with computers and how cautious they are with protection schemes.
Really, what it comes down to, is that I've used Norton since it's inception back in the early 80's, and have never had one problem. This includes running a small company of 35. Then again, the day I hit a snag on my home pc that I cannot figure out, I would have no problem with switching to AVG.
edit 1 - one other good thing about AVG is the automatic update functionality, works great for computer iliterate people. I think one reason I've never had a problem is that I update my definitions manually every day that I log on the web. Symantec definition updates have been my home page for about 10 years, when I used to maintain corporate virus software.