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Looking to Replace Norton.

  1. #21


    Arizona
    Posts : 29
    Win 8.1, 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by cipals15 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Hi All,

    This is my first post here on the forum. I've been using Norton AV for the past year or so. Due to the fact that my internet provider freely offers it as a bonus for being a customer, but I feel that it's just way to resources hungry. Taking up much needed disk space, not to mention it's high cup usage and annoying pop-up's.

    Would anyone be able to offer me any alternatives, when replacing Norton's bloated software. To help give my machine it's much needed protection?

    Regards.
    You can try using Trend Micro Internet Security. Been using it for years and the best there is in Japan.
    Never heard of Trend Micro Internet Security. Guess I'll have to check that out.
    Thanks for the suggestion cipals15.

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  2. #22


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cipals15 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Hi All,

    This is my first post here on the forum. I've been using Norton AV for the past year or so. Due to the fact that my internet provider freely offers it as a bonus for being a customer, but I feel that it's just way to resources hungry. Taking up much needed disk space, not to mention it's high cup usage and annoying pop-up's.

    Would anyone be able to offer me any alternatives, when replacing Norton's bloated software. To help give my machine it's much needed protection?

    Regards.
    You can try using Trend Micro Internet Security. Been using it for years and the best there is in Japan.
    Never heard of Trend Micro Internet Security. Guess I'll have to check that out.
    Thanks for the suggestion cipals15.
    There o.k. so many opinions on which is the best from reviewers drive you mad reading about it. Most bash Norton and hate them lately, i have had luck with using it i guess, it keeps me protected and good detection ratings. Basic statistics you want are how well it will protect you, performance and compatibilities to rest of your system. YW
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  3. #23


    Arizona
    Posts : 29
    Win 8.1, 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by cipals15 View Post

    You can try using Trend Micro Internet Security. Been using it for years and the best there is in Japan.
    Never heard of Trend Micro Internet Security. Guess I'll have to check that out.
    Thanks for the suggestion cipals15.
    There o.k. so many opinions on which is the best from reviewers drive you mad reading about it. Most bash Norton and hate them lately, i have had luck with using it i guess, it keeps me protected and good detection ratings. Basic statistics you want are how well it will protect you, performance and compatibilities to rest of your system. YW
    Yeah you're right. I'm going to stick with Norton. I guess this thread can be marked as solved.
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  4. #24


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Never heard of Trend Micro Internet Security. Guess I'll have to check that out.
    Thanks for the suggestion cipals15.
    There o.k. so many opinions on which is the best from reviewers drive you mad reading about it. Most bash Norton and hate them lately, i have had luck with using it i guess, it keeps me protected and good detection ratings. Basic statistics you want are how well it will protect you, performance and compatibilities to rest of your system. YW
    Yeah you're right. I'm going to stick with Norton. I guess this thread can be marked as solved.
    Even more peace of mind, like you have run, occasionally run scans with Free Malwarebytes and even Windows Malicious Removal tool, MRT.EXE at run command. If do not download a lot, go to unsafe websites and don't open E-mails you do not recognize you should be o.k., as most would.
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  5. #25


    Arizona
    Posts : 29
    Win 8.1, 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Even more peace of mind, like you have run, occasionally run scans with Free Malwarebytes and even Windows Malicious Removal tool, MRT.EXE at run command.
    Yes, that's the plan.

    Thanks jds63, you've been most helpful.Click image for larger version
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  6. #26


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Even more peace of mind, like you have run, occasionally run scans with Free Malwarebytes and even Windows Malicious Removal tool, MRT.EXE at run command.
    Yes, that's the plan.

    Thanks jds63, you've been most helpful.Click image for larger version
    Your most welcome, anytime !!
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  7. #27


    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64


    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Most bash Norton and hate them lately, i have had luck with using it i guess, it keeps me protected and good detection ratings. Basic statistics you want are how well it will protect you, performance and compatibilities to rest of your system. YW
    I too have had very good success with Norton IS. I have been running a Norton AV product on various machines for over10 years with excellent results. Especially over the lase 2-3 years the product has become much less resource heavy. The current version I don't find much difference in resource utilization when compared to many of the other popular products. If you disable the maintenance functions which you don't need and stuff like Idle Time Optimizer and Monthly Report and others you can reduce resource utilization even further. Best thing I can say is that I have never been hit with a virus or malware using Norton and I surf the net rather recklessly at times nor has it ever interfered with a windows update or other software installation. I also have Malwarebytes and scan regularly but it have never come up with anything so I guess that's another + for Norton.
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  8. #28


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Most bash Norton and hate them lately, i have had luck with using it i guess, it keeps me protected and good detection ratings. Basic statistics you want are how well it will protect you, performance and compatibilities to rest of your system. YW
    I too have had very good success with Norton IS. I have been running a Norton AV product on various machines for over10 years with excellent results. Especially over the lase 2-3 years the product has become much less resource heavy. The current version I don't find much difference in resource utilization when compared to many of the other popular products. If you disable the maintenance functions which you don't need and stuff like Idle Time Optimizer and Monthly Report and others you can reduce resource utilization even further. Best thing I can say is that I have never been hit with a virus or malware using Norton and I surf the net rather recklessly at times nor has it ever interfered with a windows update or other software installation. I also have Malwarebytes and scan regularly but it have never come up with anything so I guess that's another + for Norton.
    Yep, as i am using Norton Security 2015, so it uses like 20 or so MB, i did disable the useless to me optimization stuff, do not need it and reports, there may be more i did, the optimization only runs at idle time if used, like using CCleaner which i do use. As showed at beginning my task manager, effects of product on system.
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  9. #29


    Arizona
    Posts : 29
    Win 8.1, 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Most bash Norton and hate them lately, i have had luck with using it i guess, it keeps me protected and good detection ratings. Basic statistics you want are how well it will protect you, performance and compatibilities to rest of your system. YW
    I too have had very good success with Norton IS. I have been running a Norton AV product on various machines for over10 years with excellent results. Especially over the lase 2-3 years the product has become much less resource heavy. The current version I don't find much difference in resource utilization when compared to many of the other popular products. If you disable the maintenance functions which you don't need and stuff like Idle Time Optimizer and Monthly Report and others you can reduce resource utilization even further. Best thing I can say is that I have never been hit with a virus or malware using Norton and I surf the net rather recklessly at times nor has it ever interfered with a windows update or other software installation. I also have Malwarebytes and scan regularly but it have never come up with anything so I guess that's another + for Norton.
    Thanks gator2013, those are some good tips.
    It didn't dawn on me to disable some of the maintenance functions, as well as other stuff. By me disabling these things, I should be able to greatly reduce Norton's resource utilization on my machine.

    I don't have anyone outside of this forum, that I could have asked about this. Most if not all of the people I know are asking me these kind of questions.
    I'm grateful that you guys responded so quickly like you have and offered some real knowledgeable suggestions to my question/issue.
    My original thoughts about wanting to remove Norton, have been drastically altered for the better.
    It wasn't broke to begin with, yet I wanted to fix it anyway. What I needed to do was right in front of me.
    I couldn't see the forest for the trees...
    The best thing about all this, is that I got Norton for free from my internet provider.
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  10. #30


    N.Y.
    Posts : 2,214
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Geosammy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by gator2013 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    Most bash Norton and hate them lately, i have had luck with using it i guess, it keeps me protected and good detection ratings. Basic statistics you want are how well it will protect you, performance and compatibilities to rest of your system. YW
    I too have had very good success with Norton IS. I have been running a Norton AV product on various machines for over10 years with excellent results. Especially over the lase 2-3 years the product has become much less resource heavy. The current version I don't find much difference in resource utilization when compared to many of the other popular products. If you disable the maintenance functions which you don't need and stuff like Idle Time Optimizer and Monthly Report and others you can reduce resource utilization even further. Best thing I can say is that I have never been hit with a virus or malware using Norton and I surf the net rather recklessly at times nor has it ever interfered with a windows update or other software installation. I also have Malwarebytes and scan regularly but it have never come up with anything so I guess that's another + for Norton.
    Thanks gator2013, those are some good tips.
    It didn't dawn on me to disable some of the maintenance functions, as well as other stuff. By me disabling these things, I should be able to greatly reduce Norton's resource utilization on my machine.

    I don't have anyone outside of this forum, that I could have asked about this. Most if not all of the people I know are asking me these kind of questions.
    I'm grateful that you guys responded so quickly like you have and offered some real knowledgeable suggestions to my question/issue.
    My original thoughts about wanting to remove Norton, have been drastically altered for the better.
    It wasn't broke to begin with, yet I wanted to fix it anyway. What I needed to do was right in front of me.
    I couldn't see the forest for the trees...
    The best thing about all this, is that I got Norton for free from my internet provider.
    On going saga of, should it stay or should it go, to be on my system or not to be on my system, that is the question. Believe we gave you are best advice and as not too much is free in this world, don't look a gifted horse in mouth.

    Always make us see your task manager, how it shows on resources from Norton's. Shut off some other start up programs in task manager, if you are worried about that. No trees in Arizona !!

    Your welcome, again ! Anytime !
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