Re: windows vista antivirus programs !!
- From: Kayman <kaymanDeleteThis@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 16:01:13 +0700
On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 19:50:07 -0400, +Bob+ wrote:
On Mon, 28 Jul 2008 07:15:01 +0700, Kayman
On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 11:21:12 -0700, Ken Blake, MVP wrote:
Norton is probably the worst security software on the market, and
McAfee isn't much better. Both of these are notorious for adversely
affecting your computer's performance.
In all fairness, it's their *retail* version which can play havoc with
pc's. AFAIK the *corporate* isues are pretty good :)
I might take exception to that. I used to consult at a major computer
manufacturer ($20b+ in sales). The corporate standard was to use
Norton. I often brought in hardware when I was there. One day I
noticed a serious speed difference in network copying between the
Norton encrusted systems and my own. So, we did some testing. We used
very strict and repetitive test conditions on their Norton bound
systems. The end result was that having Norton turned on during
network copies slowed the copies by a factor of about 22 times.
We started researching in Norton's support database and there was a
bulletin on the problem as a "known issue" with network copying. It
had been a known issue since Windows 95. Apparently they didn't seem
to think it would matter to customers.
I have to be fair to Nor ton that I have not done these tests again in
the last couple years - but I started advising everyone to take it off
their systems back then and I don't feel guilty still advising that.
you seem to be pretty up-to-date, got any more tales to tell? Zzzzzzzzzz