So in the end, is it the Norton, McAfee syndrome

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by trjam, Apr 6, 2009.

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  1. trjam

    trjam Registered Member

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    It seems that there are 2 things that are certain. (1) there are more products then ever that claim to keep you protected, and, (2) that more and more products are finding they are losing the battle.

    It really appears that 90 would be a safe number for a percent that equates to how safe you are. The other 10 percent will be determined by your surfing habits, your carelessness, your lack of knowledge, and last but not least, pure dumb luck.

    We have spent the last few years running everything including Ma Barkers bloomers, through the grinder, to perfect, help sell, convince others, that OUR setup was the winner. Lol

    New products, new malware, new videos, and in the end, we are right back where we started. At 90.

    So, as the title says, we left these 2 products to venture into a new world on a quest. A quest for that elusive product that protects and defends our PCs. In the end, the reality is, we are no better then we were at the start.

    90 percent and use some sense.
     
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  2. Taliscicero

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    I didn't really get what you said but, I think the word Full System virtualization comes to mind.
     
  3. Kerodo

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    I started with Norton way back and proceeded to try out and use everything under the sun, only to return to Norton now, in the end. I hope I am a little better off now than then, but who knows. It's always been more like 90% user smarts and care, and 10% apps for me anyway. :)
     
  4. andyman35

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    I don't know where the figure of 90% comes fromo_O I'd hazard that simply by running sandboxie you'd achieve a higher percentage.
     
  5. TrojanHunter

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    Mcafee can detect malware better now because of Artemis, but their suite is still heavy on the system. Norton has probably improved the most out of the two, but they are still expensive. I don't think either are awful like the old days, but I'd still prefer to use something else.
     
  6. Taliscicero

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    Home version dosen't use Artemis i think.
     
  7. NAMOR

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    It does... there is an option to enable/disable it under advanced options.
     
  8. Taliscicero

    Taliscicero Registered Member

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    I guess i am mistaken then :)

    FIrst time i ever heard about it, it wasen't in Home version so thats probably where i got confused.
     
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  9. 1timeuserrr

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    Namor is right. Artemis is present in all of McAfee versions and frankly, it is doing a very good job.
     
  10. TechOutsider

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    I don't care when I get infected. I always have been able to remove it, with maybe an hour or two of effort :).

    If I'm feeling lazy, then I just reformat and reinstall.
     
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