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Symantec Wants Norton to Secure Your Phone

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I think it more secure to have nothing istalled

gringo.mexican112

May 27, 2010, 2:27 PM
I have 2 computers now, the first one had Norton anti-virus and virus made it stop working Sad the other one is working perfect and has no anti-virus installed Very Happy I think a comupter is more secure with out a security program Laughing
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gringo.mexican112

May 27, 2010, 2:30 PM
the same on my phone...more security with out a security program Smile
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diggitydogg76

May 29, 2010, 4:55 PM
I already use a program called 'free antivirus' that seems to work fine - just scans applications that are downloaded before installation & after installation. I simply dont trust McAfee or Norton - most viruses are written specifically to break their systems!
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Overmann

May 31, 2010, 9:16 AM
While that point is valid, it is also true for just about every Antivirus now. I've seen systems with Antiviruses both obscure and mainstream get eaten by the "scareware" which infects systems lately. I can't remember the last time I have actually had to remove a real live Virus. It's always been Scareware and Trojans/Worms/Spyware that have been infecting everyone lately. Antivirus companies are learning this and trying to get their Antivirus softwares a leg up to detect these "Malware" threats, but are still play catchup to the dedicated Malware removers such as Malwarebytes Amtimalware, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Spybot - Search and Destroy.
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KriisCDW

May 27, 2010, 6:00 PM
And I've never gotten a virus. Therefore hot-dogs are the best anti-virus out there.

Just an FYI: Correlation is not Causation.

Just because you've had good luck without anti-virus doesn't make you safer... it makes you luckier (or unknowingly infected - since a LOT of infections run well enough that they don't hog resources or show behaviour that's easily noticable)

No coverage is perfect, and no AV will 100% protect you, NAV does a decent job - according to most reviews. They have also improved considerably vs previous years where they were contstantly belittled for being a resource hog - again according to reviews.

Having nothing installed is like driving without a seat-belt - or riding a bike without a helmet... Fine if nothi...
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Mark_S

May 28, 2010, 8:15 AM
Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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KriisCDW

May 28, 2010, 5:04 PM
The brand that your mom obviously taught you to eat.

Seriously tho... Lame joke is lame.
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tlgreene1021

May 28, 2010, 12:22 PM
Their are situations where driving without a seatbelt and riding a bike without a helmet is the better choice.

Like if your in an accident and the car catches on fire but you can't get out because the seatbelt is jammed.

Or when your riding a bike and you wanna show off your cool new hairstyle to a group of hotties outside of the bar your riding past. Cool



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Overmann

May 29, 2010, 9:07 AM
Maybe if you lived in a Michael Bay film...

Cars rarely ignite after an accident, and seatbelts rarely jam. Both scenarios are highly unlikely to happen at the same time. If they do, you should have thought twice before buying a first gen Ford Pinto! Razz
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KriisCDW

May 29, 2010, 10:20 AM
is more important than the much more likely scenarios where seat-belts and helmets save lives!!!

Just like the small amount of lag in an AV/AS suite isn't worth all the protection (even if imperfect) that the security suite provides...

Rolling Eyes
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80dollarcarcharger

May 29, 2010, 12:25 PM
OH NO LAG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Crying or Very sad
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diggitydogg76

May 29, 2010, 5:09 PM
My grandpa always told me real men carry pocket knives - so if you DO get stuck in a burning car with a jammed seatbelt YOU CAN CUT THE CORD! See, old wisdom is still wise!
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gringo.mexican112

May 28, 2010, 3:20 PM
Shocked did you call me stupid?
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RuMoRs

May 28, 2010, 2:51 AM
Well I think that's backwards thinking, and btw it's a gringo some Mexicans use to refer to whites? And why include race on a username anyways? Just had to say it., hate when ppl do that. Rolling Eyes
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Overmann

May 28, 2010, 11:08 AM
Gringo, as in American that tries to be Hispanic. It doesn't work right.
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gringo.mexican112

May 28, 2010, 3:31 PM
haha Laughing I was born in California and my parents are mexican, my mom was deported so I came to mexico and loved it♥!! My friends call me gringo (because i'm american ) and the "gang" name is mexican grifa, the part of mexico i live in is Monterrey and in the part i live is called fomerrey 112 so i would be gringo mexican grifa 112 it not racism Very Happy
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Overmann

May 29, 2010, 9:12 AM
A certain song by The Offspring comes to mind lol
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gringo.mexican112

May 29, 2010, 1:59 PM
Laughing
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diggitydogg76

May 29, 2010, 5:25 PM
And all the girlies say Im pretty fly for a white guy!
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