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RE: Windows Defender and Norton

  1. #1


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Windows Defender and Norton

    Norton is mainly an Anti-virus(a poor one at that!).
    And you should only one AV program installed at a time.

    Defender is an anti-spyware Program.
    You can have more than one Anti-spyware, as long as only one does real time
    scan.


    Your two Programs will get along with each other.
    And you need both types
    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "Steve Turner" wrote:

    > My new box came with Windows Defender and Norton Internet Security
    > preinstalled, the latter on a 60 day trial. I don't understand why I would
    > need both and why they don't conflict. Can anyone help?
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Steve Turner Guest

    Re: Windows Defender and Norton

    "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:486816C0-B797-42BF-B5DA-554254744FEE@xxxxxx

    > Norton is mainly an Anti-virus(a poor one at that!).
    > And you should only one AV program installed at a time.
    >
    > Defender is an anti-spyware Program.
    > You can have more than one Anti-spyware, as long as only one does real
    > time
    > scan.
    >
    >
    > Your two Programs will get along with each other.
    > And you need both types
    > --
    > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    If in your opinion Norton is a poor internet security program, what do you
    feel is a good one? What would you recommend?
    My ISP offers a freebee (actually included in the price of the service) but
    it's been my experience that it isn't worth the money you pay for it. On my
    XP machine it let all sorts of stuff through and I had to supplement it with
    Search and Destroy for instance, including teatimer.



    >
    >
    > "Steve Turner" wrote:
    >

    >> My new box came with Windows Defender and Norton Internet Security
    >> preinstalled, the latter on a 60 day trial. I don't understand why I
    >> would
    >> need both and why they don't conflict. Can anyone help?
    >>

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Mick Murphy Guest

    Re: Windows Defender and Norton

    Steve, Avast is, and has always been, a very good Anti-virus.
    Make sure that you uninstall Norton altogether before you install another
    Anti-virus
    Here is the link to Symantec for the downlad of the Norton removal tool

    http://www.symantec.com/norton/suppo...653EN&ln=en_US


    Also, install Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 to look for Spyware on a regular
    basis.

    Below are the links and info about them both

    http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

    Avast Anti-Virus is Vista compatible (32bit and 64bit Versions), FREE,
    auto-updating, and a low resources user of your computer.
    And, only have 1(one) Anti-Virus installed / running on your computer at any
    one time..
    Conflicts may occur if you have more than 1(one).

    http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html

    Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.
    Download, install, update, and immunize your System with it.
    Then SCAN with it.
    Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.

    Cheers.

    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "Steve Turner" wrote:

    > "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:486816C0-B797-42BF-B5DA-554254744FEE@xxxxxx

    > > Norton is mainly an Anti-virus(a poor one at that!).
    > > And you should only one AV program installed at a time.
    > >
    > > Defender is an anti-spyware Program.
    > > You can have more than one Anti-spyware, as long as only one does real
    > > time
    > > scan.
    > >
    > >
    > > Your two Programs will get along with each other.
    > > And you need both types
    > > --
    > > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    >
    > If in your opinion Norton is a poor internet security program, what do you
    > feel is a good one? What would you recommend?
    > My ISP offers a freebee (actually included in the price of the service) but
    > it's been my experience that it isn't worth the money you pay for it. On my
    > XP machine it let all sorts of stuff through and I had to supplement it with
    > Search and Destroy for instance, including teatimer.
    >
    >
    >

    > >
    > >
    > > "Steve Turner" wrote:
    > >

    > >> My new box came with Windows Defender and Norton Internet Security
    > >> preinstalled, the latter on a 60 day trial. I don't understand why I
    > >> would
    > >> need both and why they don't conflict. Can anyone help?
    > >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Mick Murphy Guest

    Re: Windows Defender and Norton

    At the present day Spybot S & D searches for 280,000+ different bits of
    garbage on your computer, from Keyloggers, hijackers, Adware to rootkits.
    You'll have to read all the different types that it looks for!
    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "Steve Turner" wrote:

    > You don't want to read what you've written I think so I'm top posting.
    >
    > Thank you all who have offered their advice. I'm looking into it.
    >
    > You speak of antivirus and spyware. But what of the other threats? Like
    > rootkits and IE hijacking (which has happened to me on more than one
    > occassion)?
    >
    > "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:153024E7-2EE2-457E-A242-72D27580AF06@xxxxxx

    > > Steve, Avast is, and has always been, a very good Anti-virus.
    > > Make sure that you uninstall Norton altogether before you install another
    > > Anti-virus
    > > Here is the link to Symantec for the downlad of the Norton removal tool
    > >
    > > http://www.symantec.com/norton/suppo...653EN&ln=en_US
    > >
    > >
    > > Also, install Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 to look for Spyware on a regular
    > > basis.
    > >
    > > Below are the links and info about them both
    > >
    > > http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
    > >
    > > Avast Anti-Virus is Vista compatible (32bit and 64bit Versions), FREE,
    > > auto-updating, and a low resources user of your computer.
    > > And, only have 1(one) Anti-Virus installed / running on your computer at
    > > any
    > > one time..
    > > Conflicts may occur if you have more than 1(one).
    > >
    > > http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html
    > >
    > > Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.
    > > Download, install, update, and immunize your System with it.
    > > Then SCAN with it.
    > > Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.
    > >
    > > Cheers.
    > >
    > > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    > >
    > >
    > > "Steve Turner" wrote:
    > >

    > >> "Mick Murphy" <MickMurphy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:486816C0-B797-42BF-B5DA-554254744FEE@xxxxxx
    > >> > Norton is mainly an Anti-virus(a poor one at that!).
    > >> > And you should only one AV program installed at a time.
    > >> >
    > >> > Defender is an anti-spyware Program.
    > >> > You can have more than one Anti-spyware, as long as only one does real
    > >> > time
    > >> > scan.
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > Your two Programs will get along with each other.
    > >> > And you need both types
    > >> > --
    > >> > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    > >>
    > >> If in your opinion Norton is a poor internet security program, what do
    > >> you
    > >> feel is a good one? What would you recommend?
    > >> My ISP offers a freebee (actually included in the price of the service)
    > >> but
    > >> it's been my experience that it isn't worth the money you pay for it. On
    > >> my
    > >> XP machine it let all sorts of stuff through and I had to supplement it
    > >> with
    > >> Search and Destroy for instance, including teatimer.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "Steve Turner" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> My new box came with Windows Defender and Norton Internet Security
    > >> >> preinstalled, the latter on a 60 day trial. I don't understand why I
    > >> >> would
    > >> >> need both and why they don't conflict. Can anyone help?
    > >> >>
    > >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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