Originally Posted by jayjacobson
Hey Joe! Yeah, what the other dude said: Norton is a "pig" and SERIOUSLY hogs your PC. Haven't used it in years.----------------------------------------------------------- .
Because you used it years ago, and it was a pig then, don't just assume it still is.
I have had times over the years when Norton products were pigs (at times after Symantec took it over), but for the past few years it does NOT hog the system.
I periodically use a task monitor when the system seems slow, and it is always some other application doing it, not Norton. If you keep your scans scheduled for times when you are not using the computer, Norton is pretty unobtrusive.
If anyone turns their system off when they are not using it, and expects it to run just fine every time you turn it on, that is a certain recipe for a very slow system, as any security application has to do it's work at the same time they are trying to get something done.
My system stays on 24/7 (with a reboot every couple weeks or so to let it "clean up", so nearly all security maintenance scanning is done in the early morning hours.
Too many people blast Norton based on long past experiences, with little to no knowledge of it's current state.
My system is not impacted by Norton when I am using it, it is on 24/7, and I have not had a problem with a virus, trojan, or other for many years. I hate to see any software trashed for problems that do not currently exist, or are really caused by how one sets up or uses their computer.
I am on my system several times a day, every day, and have found absolutely NO
reason to want to move away from Windows XP, or Norton security products. I know I will eventually have to move to Win 7, or whatever comes after that, but know that will be a long weekend as the boot drive will have to be formatted and all my apps re-loaded. Not a fun time.
My automatic backups are handled just fine by Norton Ghost. I did have a C: hard drive failure last year, and my Ghost backup had me back up and running about an hour after installing a new hard drive, with everything exactly as it was before the failure.