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Norton Antivirus and wireless


Bruce B

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This answer your question, but if you want to run AV, you could try the http://www.clamwin.com/, the open-source AV engine. It's free, but I can't speak to how well it works. I do have it running on a laptop with a wireless PC card and it hasn't caused any problems like you describe with Norton. I found that Norton and McAfee became such resource hogs in recent years that I stopped using them.

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Yep, Norton is a resource hog. I highly recommend AVG. Check out the reviews:

 

http://www.download.com/AVG-Anti-Virus-Free-Edition/3000-2239_4-10342876.html?tag=lst-0-2

 

It's free and works great with my wireless setup. Updates to the virus definitions appear to be even more frequent than when I was using Norton. I don't regret the switch to AVG one bit.

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Yeah, Norton really is crappy these days. All of the services their programs provide can be had for free or cheaply by much better designed software:

 

Norton Anti-virus --> AVG

Norton Ghost --> Acronis True Image

Norton Utilities --> Any number of freeware programs

 

And the alternatives don't mess with your registry or hog up system resources.

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