Which is lighter

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by metallicakid15, Jan 21, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. metallicakid15

    metallicakid15 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Posts:
    454
    Is norton 2005 or 2004 lighter? i know 2006 is lighter than both but i dont have money to buy. Cant start to work till im 16 :\
     
  2. sosaiso

    sosaiso Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Posts:
    601
    Ouch, I used to hate those preventive underage working laws as well.

    2004 IME has been heavy. 2005 was a lot lighter on my machine. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe there is a free upgrade to 2006 if you purchase the 2005 version now. I am not sure if it was for NIS or another brand. Sorry if I get your hopes up for no reason. BigC I believe has more expertise in this are dealing with Symantec-Norton products.
     
  3. metallicakid15

    metallicakid15 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Posts:
    454
    k thanks for help
     
  4. metallicakid15

    metallicakid15 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2005
    Posts:
    454
    any other opinions would be nice
     
  5. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    2,651
    I always would use the latest build possible .. whether it is money related/security related.

    I guess 2005 would be better then 2004 .. that's what i've heard and that's what I believe as well. programs do get better .. they can go worse too .. but norton/symantec at this time is not the worst choise after all ... I would never use it, never again but I heard it is better then 2 years ago...go for the latest build you can get :D
     
  6. lavallie

    lavallie Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2006
    Posts:
    1
    McAfee. Not being smart here. I have noticed that many customers that have Norton are running very slow due to the resource load the program puts on the system.

    AVG is even lighter for slower systems with less memory.
     
  7. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    2,651

    Hi lavallie, welcome aboard! but off course you cannot compare avg with norton .. avg is free while norton is payware .. I would only hope that norton is better then avg lol those two programs cannot be compared imho.

    regards,
     
  8. Brinn

    Brinn Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2004
    Posts:
    181
    Location:
    Canada
    If money is an issue, look at Avast or AVG.
     
  9. Alphalutra1

    Alphalutra1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2005
    Posts:
    1,160
    Location:
    127.0.0.0/255.0.0.0
    Don't forget antivir as an excellent free av. The only free av's I would recommend are antivir and avast. Avast offers so many features for an av that it is a good choice. It also has better detection than avg. Antivir has the best detection of the free antiviruses and is one of the lightest as well. Check out the beta version which is coming along well.

    Just my advice, no flaming intended

    Alphalutra1
     
  10. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    9,455
    If Norton was free, I would go for Norton, not AVG.
    But Norton isn't free, so AVG would be my choice or another decent AV-freeware.
    If you have Norton 2005 already, use that one, unless you find being lighter more important than protection, which sounds strange to me. :)
     
  11. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Posts:
    2,148
    Location:
    Denmark
    Antivir is free too ;)
     
  12. Atomic_Ed

    Atomic_Ed Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    Posts:
    389
    I have ran all 3 versions you mentioned before and it has been my experience that NIS 2004 is one you don't want. It is definately the heavier of the 3. NIS 2005 is surprisingly light on resources for what it does and actually while NIS 2006 is still surprisingly light to me, it is just a slight bit heavier in my experience than NIS 2005 was. Still not bad at all or a resource hog in any way but I think it is because of the AS functionality now present in 2006. I would say go for NIS 2006 if you can and if not the 2005 version is not bad at all either.
     
  13. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,873
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma

    Norton 2005 is much lighter than 2004
     
  14. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    Posts:
    23,873
    Location:
    SW. Oklahoma

    The new versions of Norton 2005/2006 even run lighter than mcafee
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.