Norton Anti Virus help?

#1 Posted by Marshermallow (213 posts) -

when I play games norton always runs background scans and causes the game to crash how to I set a schedule for background scans or turn them off

#2 Posted by Raakill (870 posts) -

Uninstall that shit.

#3 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4973 posts) -

Uninstall Norton.
 
Install Microsoft Security Essentials.

#4 Posted by Shirogane (3574 posts) -

I agree with the above. Norton ain't worth it, more of an annoyance than protection. And half the time it doesn't even protect you against the real threats.
#5 Posted by Marshermallow (213 posts) -

ya but it cost me 50 bucks

#6 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@hematurge said:
" Uninstall that shit. "
@OllyOxenFree said:
" Uninstall Norton.   "
@Shirogane said:
" I agree with the above. Norton ain't worth it, more of an annoyance than protection. And half the time it doesn't even protect you against the real threats. "
Yup. 
 
I recommend either AVG (free) or Nod32 / ESET Smart Security (not free)
#7 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4973 posts) -
@SwirlinDervish said:
" ya but it cost me 50 bucks "
Get a refund.  If you can't get a refund then daaaaaaamn.
#8 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" @SwirlinDervish said:
" ya but it cost me 50 bucks "
Get a refund.  If you can't get a refund then daaaaaaamn. "
Agreed !
#9 Posted by Marshermallow (213 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" @SwirlinDervish said:
" ya but it cost me 50 bucks "
Get a refund.  If you can't get a refund then daaaaaaamn. "
a refund from norton or the place i bought it ?
#10 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -

Norton is awful. Uninstall it.

#11 Posted by Marshermallow (213 posts) -
@jadeskye: but how can i get a refund ?
#12 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -
@SwirlinDervish: I don't think you can refund software with a used installation code. i cannot say, i'm not a retailer.
#13 Posted by Marshermallow (213 posts) -
@jadeskye: alrighty, what should i use for anti virus
#15 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -
#16 Posted by Jadeskye (4367 posts) -
@SwirlinDervish: There are a number of good choices. Honestly you can't go wrong with AVG. it's Free and extremely good. 
 
If you want to support them theres also a paid version with more features. i've been using that for many years now and never had a single infection.
#17 Posted by BraveToaster (12589 posts) -
@jadeskye: yeah AVG is reliable
#18 Posted by Marshermallow (213 posts) -

I went with AVG thanks guys and girls!

#19 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Been running without an antivirus for three years. Haven't had a problem.  
 
Uninstall Norton! Having nothing is better than that.

#20 Posted by Ramyun (664 posts) -

Guess what? You should get rid of Norton. Like now!

#21 Edited by kamoku (62 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:

" Been running without an antivirus for three years. Haven't had a problem. "

MADNESS! Someone slap this fool, I'm too shocked to do it.
#22 Posted by nabokovfan87 (203 posts) -

You can go into the settings and schedule when norton scans.  Use it until your subscription runs out to get your moneys worth, and then switch to something free that does a lot less.
#23 Posted by uniform (1835 posts) -
@SpikeSpiegel said:
" Been running without an antivirus for three years. Haven't had a problem. "
Ditto! 7 years myself. People will call us crazy, but honestly, Noscript, smart browsing habits, only downloading files from trustworthy sources, and you're fine. I have not had a virus since the Napster days. How do I know? I bring my drive to work once every 2 months and run a scan with NOD32.
#24 Posted by jimmy5150 (122 posts) -
@uniform said:
" @SpikeSpiegel said:
" Been running without an antivirus for three years. Haven't had a problem. "
Ditto! 7 years myself. People will call us crazy, but honestly, Noscript, smart browsing habits, only downloading files from trustworthy sources, and you're fine.
Totally Agreed.  However, if you want to get some free un-intrusive antivirus software just to be safe, you can't go wrong with  Microsoft Security Essentials
#25 Posted by ColMirage (257 posts) -

cool bumping bro

#26 Posted by Marshermallow (213 posts) -

problem solved!!!

#27 Posted by Amilmitt (237 posts) -
@kamoku said:
" @SpikeSpiegel said:

" Been running without an antivirus for three years. Haven't had a problem. "

MADNESS! Someone slap this fool, I'm too shocked to do it. "
Madness, 
THIS IS THE INTERNET!!!
#28 Posted by MB (12415 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" Uninstall Norton.  Install Microsoft Security Essentials. "
Couldn't have said it better myself...the only time I recommend installing any kind of antivirus bloatware such as Norton is when kids who have no idea about security are using the machine.
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