Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Mayahana, Jan 21, 2015.
why norton security
blocks avg antitrack
in the browser
they shouldn't do that
Not only that, but adding Crypto mining to AV software, what on Earth were they thinking. They've gone mad. Will never use this company again, I cannot trust them not insert something else inappropriate into their code.
Norton Security 22.214.171.124 for Windows is now available!
8 zillion pop-ups make it unusable.
The new setting introduced with this build might help with that. I've just reinstalled N360 and am watching closely.
Norton Security 126.96.36.199 for Windows is now available!
Norton Security 188.8.131.52 for Windows is now available!
i see to many pop ups just to install other software from them ur upgrade ...why
For the love of money. I might understand if it were a free product, but it ain't.
There are options in settings to turn off these notifications.
Which is why I am not using my license for Norton AntVirus which is valid until 2027. Popups, icons of parts of their higher suite that are not relevant to my license, system optimizer, nagging to install their toolbar. I'm done with Norton.
See my post here:
they should not have been there in the first place
I agree. It's not acceptable for a paid product.
With the "Special Offer Notifications" option turned off I dont get any ads or annoying notifications while using Norton 360 Deluxe and I have been using it for almost a full year.
Maybe it is a regional thing? I live in Brazil, so it could make a difference ...
that is why i pay to not have to deal with undesired and annoying ads and also to have rely completely on the product to protect me ..... well almost completely
I follow my own advice so am quite disappointed to see this:
Absolutely NOT INTERESTED!
And just when I was starting to like using Norton again.
I have a license for Norton Antivirus Plus valid until 2026. Even the AV only is full of bloatware, cloud storage, system optimizer, toolbar for all your browsers, etc. Not coming near any Norton product with a 10 feet pole
I really don't think you need to bog your computers down will all that crap these days. They're always adding something to try and retain or attract customers.
Apart from being annoying and a hindrance, for the average user, they're unnecessary.
When is the last time you've actually seen a real virus or malware?
Gone are the days of Windows XP where people could work full time removing malware from other people's computers. I remember doing it for others.
These days, I don't even use an anti-virus.
You'd be better off putting resources into regular system image backups.
No argument from me.
Assume that a malware has been quietly slumbering for an unknown period of time before striking. How do you know where to roll back OS?
If that very unlikely event happened, I would simply have to make an educated guess. If one image didn't work, I'd go back further.
But I have never had to do an image restoration due to a virus or malicious malware in over ten years or more.
Unless someone is very careless, then they really shouldn't be having issues with viruses or malicious malware these days.
Have you ever encountered a virus or malicious malware in the last decade?
And I don't mean PUPs and harmless cookies that anti-viruses like to report to give the user a sense of it being a benefit to them.
OK, I was just wondering what you would do in that hypothetical case. You're right no infected not just in the last couple of years but ever. If anything broke my comp it was Win itself no virus needed.
AV has intercepted drive-by malware for me a number of times, including on a classical-music website (i.e., not the stereotypical dubious p0rn site).
I do wonder if, strictly speaking, AV was necessary to do this. Maybe a behavior blocker or anti-exploit would have sufficed?
AV has also identified malware in email attachments coming in. Not that I would have clicked on these attachments anyway, but this does answer the question of whether I've encountered malware in recent years.
If you go to any site that does malware cleanup you will see that many users are still getting infected. In the grand scheme of things I don't know if its 1% of users or 10%, but the malware is still there infecting people.
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