Now the truth from someone who has tested them. Norton is a all round memory hog that doesn't do as well as hyped. If you have AVG on your machine my best advise to you is reload your operating system. AVG will let anything and everything on your machine. Their are millions of infections that AVG will not detect. It will not detect a keylogger, it will not detect root kits. it will not detect Trojans. It will not detect Mal ware. About all it will detect is cookies that can be dealt with in your browser settings. If it does detect anything about all it will do is lock it up in a vault on your hard drive taking up space. AVG is also a resource hog. It runs to heavy for what it does.
The smartest thing i can tell you to do is reload your operating system. A full destructive reformat. Get Kaspersky internet security on your machine. Make sure your machine is fully patched at the Microsoft update site. Get away from IE if you are still using it. Get Firefox with the ad blocker plug in.
I have tested Norton and Kaspersky using VM ware. It's a virtual machine. I've thrown some nasty stuff at both of them. Kaspersky always comes out on top. I infected the Kaspersky computer 3 times. By the next update Kaspersky took care of it and all traces of the infections were gone. Norton, Different story. After several updates the Norton computer remained infected. Three days later it was still infected and the infection disabled Norton. No infection that i have thrown at Kaspersky has ever been able to disable it. That's more than i can say for Norton.
And please, Don't listen to these free pushers. When you go to a free AV your protection level really drops. Free AV's are junk for the people who think they shouldn't have to pay for anything. The free loaders of the internet. Others just plain don't know any better. Most of them are kids that think they know everything because they figured out how to reload their operating system. Don't listen to them.
Make sure your machine is clean by reloading your operating system. Patch it fully, Get Kaspersky internet security, Forget about it, Enjoy the internet. I haven't been infected going on 6 years with anything. You need at least 256 mb of memory for Kaspersky to run smooth. If you have at least one gig of memory it will run smooth without slowing your computer one bit. Especially if you turn off programs you are not using.
· 9 years ago