I know everyone was very worried about me and my adware/virus/worm
blah, blah, blah but you can all rest easy now. :-)
Say what you want and I ALWAYS say it. Norton (Internet Security 2006)
is the biggest system hog out there BUT it found the chit hidden in my
sys that none of the other garbage out there would. I tink I'll keep
Todd H. You can be an expert at whatever you think you might be but I
can tell you it AINT in the computer field!!
"Bubba Certified" (in something)
On 22 Sep 2006 17:10:21 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (Todd H.) wrote:
Overhyped, yes. Overpriced? You havent been paying attention.
Best Buy Today. $69.99 for the suite. $30 mail in rebate. Another $20
mail in rebate if you have a previous version or any competitor virus
or firewall software (which I have).
Now, lets do the math since you seem to be a computer dweeb but
probably cant add or subtract.
$69.99 Norton Internet Security 2006
-$30.00 Mail in Rebate
-$20.00 Mail in Rebate
=$19.99 Total pennies spent
Im not sure whose math you use but in my world that's a pretty decent
No thanks. You are welcome to hang there forever if you wish.
I wont. It'll be our little secret. Now dont let the door hit you in
the ass on the way outta here.
Enjoy your $20 Symantec until a year rolls around an they hit you for
the subscription fee, or enjoy the fun of buying a new version and
trying to gracefully get that crapware off of a system. It's good
But if you're happy, Bubba, I'm happy.
Nah, being around to keep you and Pauly from being _unmitigated_
douchebags may be my donation to folks who may happen through here, or
hell, just good fun.
Have a great weekend!
On 23 Sep 2006 08:30:22 -0500, email@example.com (Todd H.) wrote:
You really need to step away from the screen and drop into a store
once in a while. You will find that Norton is not the most expensive.
Is it the best? Of course not. None of them are. They all suck to a
certain extent..........just like most of the furnaces and A/C's out
there. Built to be fixed and fixed until the warranty is up. They are
garbage. How the hell do you think this industry stays out there? By
selling equipment and parts. Kind of just like the way Norton and all
the other AV products work for a year and then you've gotta re-up.
Engineer? Nuf said. Sorry to everyone. You caught me Todd. I missed
that. All my typing was in vein as we all know the thought processes
of an Engineer.
Have a nice life.
I have Trend Micro, recommended by my own kid, who is a systems
security engineer. Then he went to work for Symantec and now I have to
change to NAV. "But you told me to get Trend" I said. "Mom," he
replied, "Trend doesn't sign my paycheck."
At least he can buy it for me half-price.
Kaspersky performs well, ZoneLabs AV product is actually pretty
decent. AVG Free is just okay and the price is sure right. Avast is
regarded as a better free alternative though I don't have recent
experience with it.
Eset Nod32 is actually what I've been installing for clients lately.
It's fast, streamlined, very low overhead, and no surprises.
Some of what drives my choice for specific systems has to do with what
programs they run. For instance, if a client is using Thunderbird for
mail some antivirus programs handle Thunderbird mailbox format more
intelligently than others. Nod32 works very well with it. When I
finally gave up on the popular Symantec stuff is when it would
cleverly quarantines the entire mailbox file as soon as it encounters a
message with a potential threat in it which is a complete PITA.
I had been a Nortan fan from way back when... But as the product line
expanded into a security suite, it seemed as if my computer was working more
for Symantec than it was for me. On the advice from my youngest brother who
holds computer degrees from NIU, I switched to Computer Associates. Lean,
mean and out of the way... "Go Huskies!"
I don't think you have to be a computer wiz to know when the thing is
I've been homebuilding and repairng all of my computers since the days when
a C-64 running a 300 baud modem was hot.... other than that, my only
"qualification" is that I learned to play a Fender P in a corn crib outside
of Rochelle. (Tis a small world indeed.)
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