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Jack
07 Jun 2018

I've used Norton 360 Premier on my computers for many years, and have never had a problem with viruses etc. However, at times when my PC slows way down and I check Task Manager, the slowdown is almost always caused by Norton or Firefox, or both.
I have wondered why router manufacturers don't offer antivirus protection on their routers. It seems like that would be a good place to screen out the malware before it even gets to your systems. And on the router, it could update automatically.
Seems like the router manufacturers may be missing an opportunity.

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James Lowell
07 Jun 2018

I used Norton in the past, but I now used PCMatic. I like the concept of a "white list," and I have not had any virus/malware issues since I switched. I put my wife's laptop on PCMatic (she visits free game sites, which I think were the source of her virus problems). Since installing PCMatic we have had no malware issues with her computer. Bob, have you reviewed PCMatic?

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Bob Deloyd
07 Jun 2018

I consider Norton malware and the first thing I do when I get a new computer that has it preinstalled is uninstall it.

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Denis
08 Jun 2018

PC Magazines like the advertising $ and are not going to bite the hand that feeds them.

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Bill Pfeifer
08 Jun 2018

Norton software was great ages ago, when Peter Norton (an ordained Zen monk) ran the business.
When Symantec took over, they just couldn't get their act together.

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Lee Dalzell
08 Jun 2018

I had Norton on my first computer and maybe the second--don't remember (early 90s?). I do remember it totally messed up my computer and we had to scrub it out to get rid of it. Have not tried since.

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Jim
08 Jun 2018

Used Norton for many many years, never ever did I have a problem. Great software!

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TOMMY TEAGUE
08 Jun 2018

Bob I have tried Norton off and on for over 20 Years thinking it would get better. But it always disappoints me with its memory hog issues and its unnecessary tool bars and plugins.
It is hard to get rid of it as you point out and as Bill points out you have to use the Norton Removal Tool to get all of it.
Denis is right about "PC Magazines liking the advertising $ and are not going to bite the hand that feeds them."
Norton has been pre-installed by big box stores for years so there must be a business connection there too...
Bill is right about "When Symantec took over" it got worse after that.
Thank you Bob, I use AVG and did not know about AVG making money each time its extension was used. I will get rid of that today.

Thank you for a great article.

Posted by:

Larry
08 Jun 2018

Bob, I quit using security 'suites' many years ago. I've found the only 'suite' worth it's salt is MALWAREBITES PREMIUM (it has AV built in). Apparently I bought the premium long enough ago that ,like a Forever stamp, it NEVER expires! Using that, Super Antispyware, the new Windows Defender and CCleaner once in awhile, I've been good for the last couple of years. So - NO AV programs/security suites are needed!

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bILL
08 Jun 2018

I'm with James L. Switch to PCMatic and haven't looked back.

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A.N.
11 Jul 2018

I have used Norton before, but after all scandals with NSA, back doors in US software, I do not trust American software anymore...So, I use Kaspersky and it is VERY VERY good, no problems at all !

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