Stead Posted November 9, 2006 Share Posted November 9, 2006 off topic a bit, but does anyone else get really frustrated when you use someones comptuer who doesn't really know what theyare on about, who was just bought the newest norten, and defends it to hell and back, using a computer 2 days ago, and i said, when was the last time you reinstalled windows (After waiting 8 minutes to use the desktop i was getting bored) and he replied, never, there is no point, then he was beaming proudly as the norten icon appeared in the systray telling me, i know it slows down the computer, but at least i won't get any virus's now, trying not to laugh at this coment, i suddenly realised that people actually really belive norten is a really good 'internet security suite' and the fact there seemed to be yellow toolbars display various norten stuff everyware was a good thing, has the world gone mad? this version of norten had a nice big button next to the sys tray saying NORTEN in gree with a yellow background, next to the systray icon of norten, then you load up ie a huge toolbar, norten yellow, with big green letters saying FRAUD PROTECTION: ON,i desperatly wanted to turn it off as it was annoying me telling me my computer was beingattacked and it had just stopped another potiential infection, or whatever scare tactics it would randomly pop up (it seems random) to make me fear my own computer, realising i need to subscribe to renew my security each and every passing year.anyways, after waiting 18 minutes for the computer to be come usable (i'm not exagerating, lthough in all fairness there is a lot of junk on there, but it only took 7 minutes to be usable before) i had to use his wifes laptop (which has avast) took under 2 minutes to start, and i asked, how come you don't use avast? and he told me it doesn't do as good a job as norten, I asked how so, and he pointed out he's never had popup's saying its prevented someone from attacking the computer, and the fact he can't notice the laptop is running avast shows that its inferiour as its clearly not doing anything...sorry for my rant, but i'm unemployed for a whole month waiting for a new job to start, have way to much spare time, and been hanging around this forum to much!please feel free to delete this topic!incidently, from what i can tell, since that computer is being protected by norten, the printer scanner, and skype phone have been moved to the laptop the laptop sits infront of the main pc, ... apparently the main pc is to slow to use now, i'm not sure if its just me, but spending £50 on norten is bad enough, installing it, worse, then just discarding the computer completly because it is now to slow is shocking! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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