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norton 360 v internet security

is norton 360 any better than norton internet security

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User_Removed 14 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Apr 2012 8:08PM
Anything is better than Norton...If you want to lose memory and slow your m/c to a crawl then go ahead with either of their products.

Malwarebytes and MSE are far, far lighter in memory 'payload' terms and as efficient (if not moreso)...
27 Apr 2012 8:19PM
I recommend Microsoft Security Essential, used to have Norton but sacked it off in favour of MSE, less invasive than Norton and more efficient i think.

redsnappa 15 2.0k United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 8:43PM
I would not use any norton product even if it was free. It slows even powerful computers to a crawl.
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 8:43PM
Another vote hear for MSE - seems to work really well.
puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 9:33PM
I've got Norton 360 and yes, Norton used to slow your PC down, but not any longer. I have a large PC and 2 laptops in the house and all of them run smoothly. 360 is the best security on the market today, plus you get fantastic back-up. You can cover 3 PC. It has stop countless attacks from the internet and I highly recommend it
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2012 10:46PM
Andy_Cundell 7 1.1k 5 England
28 Apr 2012 9:16AM
I agree, Microsoft Security Essential is the one. It's free, it's written for Windows by the people who made Windows so it doesn't make your system start to runn at a snails pace.

My Father was still using Norton and I was gob smacked when I found out he was paying 65 a year to renew it! I changed him over to MSE straight away!

Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
28 Apr 2012 9:46AM

Quote:My Father was still using Norton and I was gob smacked when I found out he was paying 65 a year to renew it!

A friend of mine was doing the same thing until recently.

She's had no end of malware/viruses etc. and finally got shot of it when the local computer shop, who kept charging her to fix it, told her to get something else.

Personally, I haven't used it for years.
Techno Plus
9 2.7k 8 England
28 Apr 2012 11:27AM
Bullguard for me.......
kodachrome 6 700
28 Apr 2012 12:49PM
I object to paying Irish VAT on Norton products.
I use AVAST and System Mechanic and they are pretty good and have done their job as advertised with no affect to PC speed.
User_Removed 8 299 4 France
28 Apr 2012 4:04PM
3 pcs and a laptop all running the free version of AVAST....no complaints.....stuart
Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
28 Apr 2012 4:31PM

Quote:3 pcs and a laptop all running the free version of AVAST....no complaints.....stuart

I hope you're not speaking to soon!

I've been using Free Avast for about three years and something unpleasant did once get past it but upon subsequent investigation, it seems that it was sufficiently unpleasant that it would have got past most things!
stevie Plus
14 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 6:27PM
Another vote for Avast which I've found just fine over a few years on several PCs and is free
davewaine 11 141 3 England
29 Apr 2012 5:54AM
I never liked Norton. It kills malware, but it turns your computer into a slug. Microsoft Security Essentials must have knocked the bottom out of the paid-for security business because it is perfectly good and free. I have never used Avast, but I have also only ever heard good things about it. The bottom line is that there is no need to pay for protection. Either of the above two will serve you well. For the occasional deep scan, there is always House Call, which is also free.

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