Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to check them out again.Norton actually does a good job these days, even like the guy from the Youtube channel admits he has to give credit where credit is due for catching stuff. I have been using Nortons at home and at work over the past year.
What I like:
What I don't like:
- Small memory footprint
- flash updates (instead of waiting for the full definitions to push out, they download smaller portions to be protected faster)
- Pretty simple GUI
- Can be somewhat naggy out of the box, (just click the box to not remind me ever again)
- Looks like just recently they partnered with Lifelock (this is fine but don't push it on your branding, be an AV company not a credit score company)
I'm not saying they are the best by any means. But they have come along ways. As funny as it is, probably the best AV as far as protection goes out there is Kaspersky at #1 followed by Nortons #2. This is based off of what they actually catch and stop.Thanks for the recommendation, I'll have to check them out again.
You mean what they create, catch and stop.I'm not saying they are the best by any means. But they have come along ways. As funny as it is, probably the best AV as far as protection goes out there is Kaspersky at #1 followed by Nortons #2. This is based off of what they actually catch and stop.
I use to recommend MS's Security Essentials because it was free and had high ratings at the time. So true about the common sense, I was thinking the same thing. It's funny how fast some people run into viruses over and over again. Maybe they are click happy on all pop ups, I don't know.
I think your just paying for peace of mind to be totally honest. Since my old job just basically revolved around this I can see what disasters can happen, not really from viruses anymore, but more from Crypto variants and malware. I think Nortons and others have come so far on the malware that even programs that I used to once recommend like Malwarebytes (they still do a great job) and others are no longer needed since the AVs do a great job now. I think the Cryptos are what really scared me, I remember when they first hit and people thought they were a job and not real and not really encrypting your data, boy were they wrong. I even see Microsoft's built in AV has Crypto protection built in now.May I ask why you pay for one when I am pretty sure you are better than me and most anyone for safe web usage.
You get around this by making your .zip, rename it to something like .abc and let the guy on the other end reverse it....We have a file transfer system in house we direct people to if they need to send large/multiple files. Yes blocking by extension. In fact, our ISP blocks zip now too. So they don't even make it to our level. I'm not positive about RAR or 7zip.