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    why wait til it expires?

    is it Norton? your patience will expire first.

    this 3 year old machine came with Norton, which would expire within a year. but after 1 month, I scraped (yes, scraped) it off and put AVG on.
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    Is norton really that bad? I have Norton 360 (that I got for free from a buddy). Should I get rid of it and just use AVG?

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    well, if it's not bogging down your PC, you should be fine.

    that is unless you never had a system running without Norton...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerMan View Post
    why wait til it expires?

    is it Norton? your patience will expire first.

    this 3 year old machine came with Norton, which would expire within a year. but after 1 month, I scraped (yes, scraped) it off and put AVG on.
    Beerman, It was McGafee and thanks to you, I uninstalled and got good ole AVG back.

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    AVG is great. 8.0 hasn't given me any problems.

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    AVG is bogging both my laptop and my wifes laptop...im not really happy with it right now...

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    AVG 8.0 is not letting me print anything from IE 7. Must be a bug in one of the updates. Firefox is fine but even still I switched to Avast 4.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbadel2 View Post
    AVG is bogging both my laptop and my wifes laptop...im not really happy with it right now...
    If you installed it with all of the defaults, it may be the Link Scanner is slowing down your browsing.

    To turn it off, go to TOOLS | ADVANCED SETTINGS, choose LINK SCANNER in the left pane, and disable it from the right pane.

    If it was on, and you disable it, AVG won't be happy about it, and you will see a red exclamation mark over the AVG system tray icon. You can always uninstall/reinstall with the custom option, which allows you to not install the Link Scanner options, and you avoid the unhappy AVG icon.

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    I just bout a new Dell with Vista.

    Will Windows Defender for Firewall and AVG 8 or Avast! 4.8 be sufficient to cover all the threats out there or is there something else that I'm not thinking of?

    What do I need to load onto my new desktop to keep it safe?

    Thanks!

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    i use norton on my pcs and have never had a problem with it, but then again im constantly running cleanups and adware scans

    id recomend getting ccleaner & adaware and running both those at least once a month, i run them once a week.

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