Solved Avg vs Norton internet Security Which is best?

March 22, 2013 at 12:43:09
Specs: Windows 7
Hello EVERYONE FINALLY

My name is Leocadie I've been with a computer I would say in, maybe 2008 someone introduced it to me It wasn't a easy TOOL to get acquainted with but to tell you the truth I still feel like a BEGINNER there so much to learn its very discouraging but I LOVE MY LAPTOP .I had so much trouble getting here "SECURITY CODE" kept giving me trouble BUT I'm HERE!
OK, I'm on "Norton Security Internet" let me start from the beginning. When I got my very first second hand old computer the person who had it was on "AVG" I automatically stayed, then around 2011 I bought my VERY FIRST BRAND NEW LAPTOP I don't remember who chose "Norton Security Internet" but my niece was helping to get started. I guess that's how I got "Norton Security Internet" and TOTALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT "AVG" and I heard recently that "AVG" is the BEST. AND BETTER YET ITS FREE its not like "Norton Security Internet" I had to pay. My question now that I have "Norton Security Internet" I know I have to finish the year with it, but then I would like to get back on AVG. does anyone know what's the PROS AND CONS BETWEEN Norton and AVG ex: Norton it tunes up my computer and how to get AVG in your computer AND how long should I wait before I go with AVG.

THANK YOU EVERYONE.


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#1
March 22, 2013 at 13:19:15
✔ Best Answer
You don't have to wait any certain amount of time before you switch over. You paid for Norton, but you don't have to use it. Just remove Norton from your system and then install AVG free version. Don't run both of them at the same time as this will cause a conflict on your system.

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#2
March 22, 2013 at 17:31:17
Avast free in my opinion is better than either of the ones you mentioned in your post:
http://www.filehippo.com/download_a...

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#3
March 22, 2013 at 18:26:00
Norton, as you said has tune up features and so forth. Most folk around here are not too fussed about those, in which case the free AV's are fine. I too rate Avast which is very popular. Opinions vary of-course but Avast is often at or near the top of the list in terms of catching the "nasties". They all compete so that's why their pecking orders change on these lists from time to time.

If you ever decide to get shot of Norton, make sure you use the uninstaller from their website.

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#4
March 22, 2013 at 20:13:45
In my opinion, AVG over Norton, but Avast edging our AVG and both are available free. I know that once a year Avast will ask you to register it, this only means that you enter your name and email address and tell them you are using it for personal usage and you are done.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#5
March 22, 2013 at 20:22:48
This is 4 grasshopper

I'm still new with technology and for me to remove Norton on my own it would be Chinese I'm really TERRIFIED to even try to remove Norton on my own, I would need an expert to do this for me!


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#6
March 22, 2013 at 20:30:58
No need to be terrified it's very easy. Go here and select the appropriate removal tool:
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/uk...

Link on there says the rest. Download the file onto the desktop (or anywhere else you can find it). So Save rather than Run. Double click the file and wait until it has finished.
Finally, restart your computer.

Make sure you get the download file ready for the replacement AV first, so that you are not left without protection. Similarly you click the download file to install.

You've obviously not got to rush, so you can do your homework first - Norton will protect you until it expires.

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#7
March 27, 2013 at 21:01:56
Well hello Derek I was about to retype what I wanted to do switching "Norton" to "AVG" when I saw your email, in my inbox they didn't tell me I had a message over here so that's why I didn't bother to come and check if someone replied. But now I'm here and I read what you said how long does it take and if I make a BIG BOO BOO I'll be left without a computer and that won't be so GREAT but ........gee you really make it sound VERY EASY you're use to this and I feel I'm STILL NEW A BEGINNER ! However I really would like to try to see how far my GUTS WILL LET ME DO WHAT I WANT TO DO BEFORE I CHICKEN OUT!

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#8
March 27, 2013 at 21:13:19
OH! NO! THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING ITS GETTING HARDER by the minutes, seconds . Someone said if I decide ( which I made my mind to go back to AVG) to get shot of Norton to make sure I use the "uninstaller" from their website.......... UNINSTALLER I'm now very CONFUSED ......................from their website what do you mean Norton!!!!!!!

I get a feeling I won't be able to do this alone "UNINSTALLER" its sound so complicated !!


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#9
March 28, 2013 at 07:24:53
It's all there in my response #6. Click on the link I gave to get the Norton uninstaller. Like I said, you just download and save a file, then double click the file you have saved.

However it's your computer so you are clearly not forced to do any of this.

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#10
March 28, 2013 at 17:57:13
Have you read # 3.
It says if I decide to get shot of Norton make sure I use the uninstaller from their website what does this mean????????????????

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#11
March 28, 2013 at 18:39:47
Yes I've read all the posts. We seem to be going around in a loop.

The uninstaller is a file you download from their website using the link I gave in #6 and the instructions about what to do with it. That will completely uninstall Norton.

Have you clicked on the link and looked at what it says?

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#12
March 29, 2013 at 19:28:30
What I'll do is wait til Norton is done then I will switch to AVG!
My question how long shall I wait for Norton to finish before I switch over to AVG and how or what do I do!!!!

Thankx


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#13
March 29, 2013 at 20:01:35
How long you wait is entirely up to you. The important thing is to make the change before Norton expires. When it stops updating it won't detect any new viruses.

You will need to uninstall Norton (as previously given) then download the "AVG Free" install file from this link:
http://free.avg.com/gb-en/homepage
Save the file somewhere on your computer then double click it to start the install.

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#14
March 30, 2013 at 16:11:21
When Norton expires you still will have to uninstall it. So you're only postponing the inevitable. I generally don't bother with the uninstall utility unless there's a problem. You usually can get the job done via Control Panel / Programs and Features. I also like Avast better than AVG, but I like MSE better than both of them.

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#15
March 30, 2013 at 18:47:25
Actually the uninstall feature of Norton on a PC still leaves lots of registry entries that will interfere with the new AV to be installed. So the Norton uninstaller from the website is the best to use, as it also removes the entries to clean up the PC.

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#16
March 30, 2013 at 21:04:22
First, I have been checking on various, types, kinds, of "Virus Protection" and I haven't finished yet, but I checked out AVG and they say its FREE but when I see I have to purchase a "license" to continue Advanced Protection by "AVG" well I have second thought unless I don't need the "license". And no one told me about "the license".

There are so many out there, but I have heard "AVG" and now I never heard about "AVAST" and there are so much more that I'm not familiar with!!! what I'm looking for is to SCAN my PC from time to time and the BASIC MOST IMPORTANT THING to KEEP MY COMPUTER ON THE FAST SPEED MODE which I find it slow and its IMPORTANT TO KEEP MY PC CLEAN.


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#17
March 31, 2013 at 00:45:05
What you have to decide is whether you want the full security of a commercial suite, like Norton, or even AVG security, which you have to pay for, or whether you are happy with just the basic security that a free solution offers (AVG free is the one you don't have to pay for). Personally I would say that if you do anything that requires personal information to be passed over the internet, especially on-line banking, then you need a full security solution, like Norton or Kaspersky. If you don't do anything like that then a free program is fine. The best of the current selection is probably Avast but some people don't like the need for a free registration (AVG doesn't ask for any information) and I personally don't like it's annoying pop-ups and voices telling you when it's updated etc, though these can be turned off.

So in answer to your original question, if you don't want to pay for Norton then you will need to remove it when it has expired and install something else immediately afterwards. You can just use the 'uninstall' option in Control Panel/Programs and Features, and this will suffice for the average user. You nly need the uninstaller program if (a) there are problems with the uninstallation or (b) you want to remove all the bits & bobs that get left behind by most software. As to what you replace it with, Avast usually gets better reviews for what it does than AVG and they are probably the only two free ones to consider - (I used to think that Microsoft's Security Essentials was good but that seems to have come out really badly in recent reviews.) As far as slowing down your system, all security programs will have some effect when they are scanning, often just after the computer starts, but none of the ones mentioned above will have a major effect.

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#18
March 31, 2013 at 08:07:56
Keeping the machine fast is a different concern than keeping it safe. Decide what level of safety you need and then choose the lightest protection that gets the job done. Then there are separate automatic utilities, such as Advanced System Care, that keep the machine in tune. They are good, but even they place a burden on the system. Ultimately, you're better off tuning the machine manually. You may have to rely on a prepared solution until you learn more about how to do it yourself, but most of it isn't very complex.

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#19
March 31, 2013 at 11:52:05
I have noticed that when you compare full versions of an AV with "pay for" counterpart it is often things like support or scheduled scans that are missed on the free ones. Mostly they are relatively unimportant but AV wesbsites usually show the free - v- pay comparisons so you base your judgement on what matters to you.

Norton has tended to have a bad name over the years, not from a security standpoint but for being bulky and causing issues. In recent times I've seen it often said how much lighter it is now. That is probably true but just the same, the inbuilt trial on my Win 8 did screw things up a bit so I dumped it.

As for removal, it is always best to disable your AV (or Firewall) before uninstalling it from the Control Panel - something a lot of folk don't do. Mostly that is fine but there have been cases on here where the remnants have caused issues with its replacement AV. In those instanced the uninstaller will sort things out, so I can see the argument for always using it - it's very easy to do.

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#20
August 16, 2013 at 21:10:43
hi yes AVG is free but you don't get all the benefits that you get if you have a paid version of AVG , AVG is very good i have used the paid version and i find it really good to uninstall NORTONS from your computer you can just go to control panel on your computer then to programs and features find norton internet security or which version you have and click on it then click uninstall / remove at the top of the page follow the prompts make sure to click remove all of nortons and it will uninstall the other easy way is to go to nortons web site look for nortons removal or uninstaller tool click on it and follow procedure and it will remove nortons from your computer , you mentioned chinese if you're chinese then norton should be in chinese for you not english and easy to follow ...... have faith and go for it use norton removal tool an you'll have no problems ok 88

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#21
August 16, 2013 at 21:23:41
yes there are many types of internet security what Derek was telling you is correct to uninstall nortons but as johnnr said everything depends on your needs to if you have a paid version or a free version if you do online banking - download games , movies etc then it is best you go for a paid version AVG INTERNET SECURITY 2013 is really good and you can get a 1 or 2 year license , we can all answer your questions but in the end you have to decide what is best for you ...... p.s i feel you have decided to go back to AVG so if i was you i would buy a full paid version and also their AVG PC TUNE UP full paid version and you'll have no worries

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#22
August 17, 2013 at 04:25:30
I remember when Norton was sh*tty, oh wait it still is, nevermind that.
AVG is easy to use and is quite lightweight, Avast is my preferred choice since it seems the most lightweight and sport a lot of features. But if you're using windows 8 the integrated defender is a really lightweight, easy to use and effective antivirus 'plus some more' program.
You won't be disappointed if you chose either AVG or Avast. F*ck Norton.

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