Posted 27 April 2004 - 08:50 PM
I had the same questions..."Why is NORTON/Symantech..this and that" Actually I had THAT question since version 3.715 was updated to 4.500.
I took some good advise and dumped the entire mess....and installed AVG freebee version...no exotic PURCHASES for "expanded" NUTHIN'....and too, ZAPro has worked exceptionally well eversince. To date..since December '03.. 24,871 intrusions attempts and 853 have been high rated...intrusion atempts 111 just today. NORTON never worked that well with ANYTHING...including MailWasher Pro and Benign.
Matter of fact, Symantech s**t in their bed when introducing 4.500, the latest version will block out/erradicate the .dll files for email scrubbers, such as MWPro..of which it HAS to use.
NORTON is sloppy and has too many "kitchen sinks". the addon programs available plus the FREEBEE'S available out there put NORTON/Symantech to shame.
So, all in all the BEST advice to you with NORTON anything...Dump It quickly!!!!!
And No More headaches.
Get AVG the freebee AV program...no bells or whistles..just excellent protection. Plan on purchasing a router too..I have and will soon, then, there will be NO yearly subscriptions for someone else's Firewall, either. Hardware firewalls are the best way to go. And cost comparison to yearly subscription services in the long run will win out when you own your own protection. And you dont have to have more than 1 PC..i.e.."network of computers" to need a router.
By the way..get an email server/encoder like Mailwasher Pro and the Great and Powerful Benign encoder from Firetrust.com.... and tell Hamish, getsteppin sent you
MSI 266 K7 KT4 V mother board
XP HOME SP2//1.2gig AMD/DURON..Does OK
128 bit/333DDR ATI/Radon 9600SE card...well worth $$$
BitDefender Standard 8..awesome!! Puts Norton/Symantic to shame
OutPost Firewall Pro ver. 2.5.370.4626 (370)
AD-AWARE SE Personal
Benign (.b9) e-mail encoder.. requires no definiton updates..the best defense against e-mail buggs,virus's, attachments, web buggs and stuff I cant remember... from FireTrust.com