• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Solved Looking to Replace Norton.


Geosammy

New Member
Arizona

Posts
29
#1
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    CPU
    Intel i5-3470 Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
    Memory
    DDR3 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce gtx 980 ti
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA LRK32G45RQ
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
    Hard Drives
    Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 650W
    Case
    Thermaltake CA-1C1-00M1WN-00 Black
    Cooling
    Thermaltake NiC C4 Processor cooler
    Keyboard
    CM QuickFire, Ten-keyless, Cherry MX Red
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Questionable at best
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#2
As far as Norton still using a lot resources and high CPU usage, not so true nowadays as older version might of been this way.
Using Norton Security not causing me any issues or using a lot of resources or CPU, see here. As far as cost of it might not want to spend 40-50 bucks to renew it as many other AV out there that are good and cheaper. Norton does get decent rating on detection, i have no issues with popups as can be turned off, this is probably due to yours is also expiring.

Untitled2.jpg
 

Attachments

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#3

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

Geosammy

New Member
Arizona

Posts
29
#4
this is probably due to yours is also expiring.
The Norton software is provided free from my internet provider and as long as I'm a customer it doesn't expire.
The program is quite large and takes up valuable space on my SSD.
I'm basically looking to replace it mainly for that reason and for the reasons already stated.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    CPU
    Intel i5-3470 Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
    Memory
    DDR3 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce gtx 980 ti
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA LRK32G45RQ
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
    Hard Drives
    Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 650W
    Case
    Thermaltake CA-1C1-00M1WN-00 Black
    Cooling
    Thermaltake NiC C4 Processor cooler
    Keyboard
    CM QuickFire, Ten-keyless, Cherry MX Red
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Questionable at best
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#5
this is probably due to yours is also expiring.
The Norton software is provided free from my internet provider and as long as I'm a customer it doesn't expire.
The program is quite large and takes up valuable space on my SSD.
I'm basically looking to replace it mainly for that reason and for the reasons already stated.
O.k. i see, also stated about being resource hog which is a thing of the past, not sure what version you have now and how large your SSD is.
My Norton's Security 2015 takes about 347MB disk space. Some use Windows Defender along with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

Geosammy

New Member
Arizona

Posts
29
#6
O.k. i see, also stated about being resource hog which is a thing of the past, not sure what version you have now and how large your SSD is.
My Norton's Security 2015 takes about 347MB disk space. Some use Windows Defender along with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software
Thanks for the links.
I do have Malwarebytes installed. I'm also having trouble understand the comparison charts given on the AV-Test page.
Nonetheless, there are a lot of users that highly recommend the use of Avast along with Malwarebytes. I was considering going that route to replace Norton.
Would this be something that you feel could be a good alternative to Norton?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    CPU
    Intel i5-3470 Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
    Memory
    DDR3 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce gtx 980 ti
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA LRK32G45RQ
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
    Hard Drives
    Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 650W
    Case
    Thermaltake CA-1C1-00M1WN-00 Black
    Cooling
    Thermaltake NiC C4 Processor cooler
    Keyboard
    CM QuickFire, Ten-keyless, Cherry MX Red
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Questionable at best
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#7
More dots the better on AV Test page in each column. Not sure about Avast, used BitDefender once, pretty good on space and resources, just screwed up my system restore.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

Geosammy

New Member
Arizona

Posts
29
#8
More dots the better on AV Test page in each column. Not sure about Avast, used BitDefender once, pretty good on space and resources, just screwed up my system restore.
I see... in that case Windows Defender has most of them beat.

On the other hand, maybe I'm being a little hasty in wanting to replace Norton. i have been using it for over a year, with not a single issue. Except the amount of disk space it uses.
According to the AV-Test charts, Norton has very low scores.

Having good internet surfing skills, as well as being cautious about what and where files are downloaded. Has much to do with ones computer security.

BTW... I see that you're from NY, I was born and raised in NYC/East Village. I miss it very much, nothing compares to it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    CPU
    Intel i5-3470 Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
    Memory
    DDR3 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce gtx 980 ti
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA LRK32G45RQ
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
    Hard Drives
    Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 650W
    Case
    Thermaltake CA-1C1-00M1WN-00 Black
    Cooling
    Thermaltake NiC C4 Processor cooler
    Keyboard
    CM QuickFire, Ten-keyless, Cherry MX Red
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Questionable at best
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#9
More dots the better on AV Test page in each column. Not sure about Avast, used BitDefender once, pretty good on space and resources, just screwed up my system restore.
I see... in that case Windows Defender has most of them beat.

On the other hand, maybe I'm being a little hasty in wanting to replace Norton. i have been using it for over a year, with not a single issue. Except the amount of disk space it uses.
According to the AV-Test charts, Norton has very low scores.

Having good internet surfing skills, as well as being cautious about what and where files are downloaded. Has much to do with ones computer security.

BTW... I see that you're from NY, I was born and raised in NYC/East Village. I miss it very much, nothing compares to it.
No, Avira, Bitdefender,Norton and Kapersky more white dots the better.That is key, being cautious about downloads and links you click on. Can't run 2 AV's at same time as may and will be conflicts, run Malwarebytes as a scanner along with Windows Defender as realtime protection. Again what year version of Norton A/V ? North of the city, raised in Westchester county. Yes, N.Y.C nothing can compare to it in many different ways
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#10
Been to Arizona, real nice there, might be better off.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

Geosammy

New Member
Arizona

Posts
29
#11
More dots the better on AV Test page in each column. Not sure about Avast, used BitDefender once, pretty good on space and resources, just screwed up my system restore.
I see... in that case Windows Defender has most of them beat.

On the other hand, maybe I'm being a little hasty in wanting to replace Norton. i have been using it for over a year, with not a single issue. Except the amount of disk space it uses.
According to the AV-Test charts, Norton has very low scores.

Having good internet surfing skills, as well as being cautious about what and where files are downloaded. Has much to do with ones computer security.

BTW... I see that you're from NY, I was born and raised in NYC/East Village. I miss it very much, nothing compares to it.
No, Avira, Bitdefender,Norton and Kapersky more white dots the better.That is key, being cautious about downloads and links you click on. Can't run 2 AV's at same time as may and will be conflicts, run Malwarebytes as a scanner along with Windows Defender as realtime protection. Again what year version of Norton A/V ? North of the city, raised in Westchester county. Yes, N.Y.C nothing can compare to it in many different ways
I have Norton AntiVirus, version 21.7.0.11, installed on 6/7/2015.
Your suggestion to run Malwarebytes and Windows Defenderis is one that I've been seeing a lot about lately. Which is something that seems to be well worth considering.
Thanks jds63 and Westchester county, IMHO is among one of the most beautiful places to live in NY state.

Been to Arizona, real nice there, might be better off.
I really like living in AZ, but the food and water here is atrocious, and I always seem to be craving NY style pizza.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    CPU
    Intel i5-3470 Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
    Memory
    DDR3 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce gtx 980 ti
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA LRK32G45RQ
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
    Hard Drives
    Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 650W
    Case
    Thermaltake CA-1C1-00M1WN-00 Black
    Cooling
    Thermaltake NiC C4 Processor cooler
    Keyboard
    CM QuickFire, Ten-keyless, Cherry MX Red
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Questionable at best
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#12
I see... in that case Windows Defender has most of them beat.

On the other hand, maybe I'm being a little hasty in wanting to replace Norton. i have been using it for over a year, with not a single issue. Except the amount of disk space it uses.
According to the AV-Test charts, Norton has very low scores.

Having good internet surfing skills, as well as being cautious about what and where files are downloaded. Has much to do with ones computer security.

BTW... I see that you're from NY, I was born and raised in NYC/East Village. I miss it very much, nothing compares to it.
No, Avira, Bitdefender,Norton and Kapersky more white dots the better.That is key, being cautious about downloads and links you click on. Can't run 2 AV's at same time as may and will be conflicts, run Malwarebytes as a scanner along with Windows Defender as realtime protection. Again what year version of Norton A/V ? North of the city, raised in Westchester county. Yes, N.Y.C nothing can compare to it in many different ways
I have Norton AntiVirus, version 21.7.0.11, installed on 6/7/2015.
Your suggestion to run Malwarebytes and Windows Defenderis is one that I've been seeing a lot about lately. Which is something that seems to be well worth considering.
Thanks jds63 and Westchester county, IMHO is among one of the most beautiful places to live in NY state.
Some swear by using that combo and also this for browser protection, as long as you are cautious online Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit - Free Zero-Day Exploit Protection

Your welcome ! Westchester is nice, but expensive to live in. Love to go more up north were to me is most beautiful parts of this state.
Norton A/V might be fine, occasionally do scans with free Malwarebytes.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

Geosammy

New Member
Arizona

Posts
29
#13
Some swear by using that combo and also this for browser protection, as long as you are cautious online Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit - Free Zero-Day Exploit Protection

Your welcome ! Westchester is nice, but expensive to live in. Love to go more up north were to me is most beautiful parts of this state.
Norton A/V might be fine, occasionally do scans with free Malwarebytes.
I think you may be right. Thanks for your suggestions. ;)
I'll stick with Norton and run periodic scans with Malwarebytes as a precautionary measure. This is what I've been doing for a while now.
Not much space on my SSD though.
I was also thinking about adding symbolic links, for some of the programs that don't provide options of where they install.
What do you think about creating these symbolic links, to move the data from the primary SSD to my secondary HDD?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    CPU
    Intel i5-3470 Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
    Memory
    DDR3 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce gtx 980 ti
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA LRK32G45RQ
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
    Hard Drives
    Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 650W
    Case
    Thermaltake CA-1C1-00M1WN-00 Black
    Cooling
    Thermaltake NiC C4 Processor cooler
    Keyboard
    CM QuickFire, Ten-keyless, Cherry MX Red
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Questionable at best
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#14
Some swear by using that combo and also this for browser protection, as long as you are cautious online Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit - Free Zero-Day Exploit Protection

Your welcome ! Westchester is nice, but expensive to live in. Love to go more up north were to me is most beautiful parts of this state.
Norton A/V might be fine, occasionally do scans with free Malwarebytes.
I think you may be right. Thanks for your suggestions. ;)
I'll stick with Norton and run periodic scans with Malwarebytes as a precautionary measure. This is what I've been doing for a while now.
Not much space on my SSD though.
I was also thinking about adding symbolic links, for some of the programs that don't provide options of where they install.
What do you think about creating these symbolic links, to move the data from the primary SSD to my secondary HDD?
Hey you are getting it for free that's a no brainer why buy another A/V. Your Welcome. Not much space i am not sure i understand as Norton being biggest space hog you have. How big is the SSD ? Remove programs you do not use, move data to another drive (documents, videos, pictures, music, etc..) as should always keep a backup of stuff like this. Install certain stuff on the other drive. Like if you have games, install them on other drive. Always clean history, browser cache and temp files use this and run Disk Cleanup CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Not familiar with using symbolic links, but do not see is how it saves space on SSD. Complete Guide to Symbolic Links (symlinks) on Windows or Linux

Do not want to do too much constant rewrites, writes and erases to a SSD.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

Geosammy

New Member
Arizona

Posts
29
#15
Some swear by using that combo and also this for browser protection, as long as you are cautious online Malwarebytes | Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit - Free Zero-Day Exploit Protection

Your welcome ! Westchester is nice, but expensive to live in. Love to go more up north were to me is most beautiful parts of this state.
Norton A/V might be fine, occasionally do scans with free Malwarebytes.
I think you may be right. Thanks for your suggestions. ;)
I'll stick with Norton and run periodic scans with Malwarebytes as a precautionary measure. This is what I've been doing for a while now.
Not much space on my SSD though.
I was also thinking about adding symbolic links, for some of the programs that don't provide options of where they install.
What do you think about creating these symbolic links, to move the data from the primary SSD to my secondary HDD?
Hey you are getting it for free that's a no brainer why buy another A/V. Your Welcome. Not much space i am not sure i understand as Norton being biggest space hog you have. How big is the SSD ? Remove programs you do not use, move data to another drive (documents, videos, pictures, music, etc..) as should always keep a backup of stuff like this. Install certain stuff on the other drive. Like if you have games, install them on other drive. Always clean history, browser cache and temp files use this and run Disk Cleanup CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Not familiar with using symbolic links, but do not see is how it saves space on SSD. Complete Guide to Symbolic Links (symlinks) on Windows or Linux

Do not want to do too much constant rewrites, writes and erases to a SSD.
Yeah, I've done all that you mentioned. What I have on my SSD is, Win 8.1 OS, Norton, Chrome and Nvidia software. I moved/installed everything else that i could on my secondary HDD.
I guess I may be somewhat SSD space obsessed.:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    CPU
    Intel i5-3470 Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
    Memory
    DDR3 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce gtx 980 ti
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA LRK32G45RQ
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
    Hard Drives
    Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 650W
    Case
    Thermaltake CA-1C1-00M1WN-00 Black
    Cooling
    Thermaltake NiC C4 Processor cooler
    Keyboard
    CM QuickFire, Ten-keyless, Cherry MX Red
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Questionable at best
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#16
I think you may be right. Thanks for your suggestions. ;)
I'll stick with Norton and run periodic scans with Malwarebytes as a precautionary measure. This is what I've been doing for a while now.
Not much space on my SSD though.
I was also thinking about adding symbolic links, for some of the programs that don't provide options of where they install.
What do you think about creating these symbolic links, to move the data from the primary SSD to my secondary HDD?
Hey you are getting it for free that's a no brainer why buy another A/V. Your Welcome. Not much space i am not sure i understand as Norton being biggest space hog you have. How big is the SSD ? Remove programs you do not use, move data to another drive (documents, videos, pictures, music, etc..) as should always keep a backup of stuff like this. Install certain stuff on the other drive. Like if you have games, install them on other drive. Always clean history, browser cache and temp files use this and run Disk Cleanup CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

Not familiar with using symbolic links, but do not see is how it saves space on SSD. Complete Guide to Symbolic Links (symlinks) on Windows or Linux

Do not want to do too much constant rewrites, writes and erases to a SSD.
Yeah, I've done all that you mentioned. What I have on my SSD is, Win 8.1 OS, Norton, Chrome and Nvidia software. I moved/installed everything else that i could on my secondary HDD.
I guess I may be somewhat SSD space obsessed.:)

Hard to say, you are seeing what i am not. SSD started at something like 64GB went to 128GB, 250-256GB, 500-512GB and now 1TB.
That obsessed by bigger one, save you the stress. Plus SSD as you know runs faster, so whatever is on that will respond much quicker. I have 2 SSD's 512GB and 1 HDD for DATA
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

Geosammy

New Member
Arizona

Posts
29
#17
Hard to say, you are seeing what i am not. SSD started at something like 64GB went to 128GB, 250-256GB, 500-512GB and now 1TB.
That obsessed by bigger one, save you the stress. Plus SSD as you know runs faster, so whatever is on that will respond much quicker. I have 2 SSD's 512GB and 1 HDD for DATA
Without a doubt!
I have an Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD. I guess that should be plenty given what I use my machine for. [h=1][/h]
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    CPU
    Intel i5-3470 Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
    Memory
    DDR3 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce gtx 980 ti
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA LRK32G45RQ
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
    Hard Drives
    Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 650W
    Case
    Thermaltake CA-1C1-00M1WN-00 Black
    Cooling
    Thermaltake NiC C4 Processor cooler
    Keyboard
    CM QuickFire, Ten-keyless, Cherry MX Red
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Questionable at best
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

jds63

New Member
Pro User
N.Y.

Posts
2,214
#18
Hard to say, you are seeing what i am not. SSD started at something like 64GB went to 128GB, 250-256GB, 500-512GB and now 1TB.
That obsessed by bigger one, save you the stress. Plus SSD as you know runs faster, so whatever is on that will respond much quicker. I have 2 SSD's 512GB and 1 HDD for DATA
Without a doubt!
I have an Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD. I guess that should be plenty given what I use my machine for.
Intel makes good SSD's could get slightly bigger for OS drive, i know Intel's drives are expensive. As said software run better of course on the SSD. Having so much more room on HDD you may consider moving stuff there, reinstalling, unless you decide on a bigger SSD.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme 1502 (GX1502)
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 5820K 3.30 GHZ 64 bit 6-Core Processor
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD3
    Memory
    G.Skill 16GB Quad Channel DDR4-2400MHZ
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ DDR5 4GB
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster ZxR 5.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA24Q 24" Pro Art IPS LCD/LED Backlit 1920x1200
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200 16:10
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG 850 EVO 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    Crucial MX100 512GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD,
    WD WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 3.5 Internal HDD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 750W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular
    Case
    AZZA Cosmas Black Gaming Case
    Cooling
    Cool Master Hyper 212 Evo Dual 120mm, ( 2) Noctua PWM 120mm Case Fans (1) Gelid PWM 120mm Blue LED
    Keyboard
    Logitech K800 Illumiated Wireless Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball
    Internet Speed
    84mbps /94mbps
    Browser
    Mozilla Firefox 41.0.1 / Microsoft Edge/ IE 11
    Antivirus
    Norton Security 2015
    Other Info
    Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16x Blu-Ray Burner, LG 24x Dual Layer DVD Burner,
    StarTech Front Bay 22-in-1 USB 2.0 Internal Multi Media Memory Card Reader,Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker system

Geosammy

New Member
Arizona

Posts
29
#19
Hard to say, you are seeing what i am not. SSD started at something like 64GB went to 128GB, 250-256GB, 500-512GB and now 1TB.
That obsessed by bigger one, save you the stress. Plus SSD as you know runs faster, so whatever is on that will respond much quicker. I have 2 SSD's 512GB and 1 HDD for DATA
Without a doubt!
I have an Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD. I guess that should be plenty given what I use my machine for.
Intel makes good SSD's could get slightly bigger for OS drive, i know Intel's drives are expensive. As said software run better of course on the SSD. Having so much more room on HDD you may consider moving stuff there, reinstalling, unless you decide on a bigger SSD.
I do have plans on getting a new SSD. Just need save $$ for a few more weeks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1, 64bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    CPU
    Intel i5-3470 Quad-Core 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P8B75-M/CSM
    Memory
    DDR3 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    geforce gtx 980 ti
    Sound Card
    On-board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    RCA LRK32G45RQ
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920
    Hard Drives
    Intel 530 Series 120GB SSD and a Western Digital Black 2 TB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master GX 650W
    Case
    Thermaltake CA-1C1-00M1WN-00 Black
    Cooling
    Thermaltake NiC C4 Processor cooler
    Keyboard
    CM QuickFire, Ten-keyless, Cherry MX Red
    Mouse
    Logitech G500
    Internet Speed
    Questionable at best
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

cipals15

Member
Member
Posts
61
#20
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7