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#16 Nathan_M

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:42 PM

I have always used norton, i like the network monitor and trusted files which slashes my scan time in half, im suprised no clever git popped in the "i have a mac" gag.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 10:23 PM

Norton 360, came free with the computer :P



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:47 PM

Can't stand Norton, It used to slow my computer down like mad.

I use AVG in conjunction with Malwarebytes on my laptop and Microsoft Security Essentials in conjunction with Malwarebytes on my PC and have no problems at all, also get no false positives either.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:13 AM

I have an SSD, so I'll never notice Norton slowing anything down :P



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:37 AM

Toyed with fitting an SSD as primary boot drive and only running the OS off it but as my PC is a bit old I don't think the system would really do the drive justice.

I see that the prices for SSD have come down massively recently.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 01:51 PM

used to use Norton untill it let a Trojan through (fun times) now used Panda for years with no problem.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:25 PM

Toyed with fitting an SSD as primary boot drive and only running the OS off it but as my PC is a bit old I don't think the system would really do the drive justice.

I see that the prices for SSD have come down massively recently.

 

You'd be on a lot quicker if you did. I was surprised on how much quicker it makes a new computer, I have mine good for my laptop and my PC, on both it makes massive differences.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:40 PM

I use Comodo, have done for a couple of years - kept me safe. It isn't too intrusive, and it's really easy to use. Only thing is, they've started bundling other Comodo freebies with it.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:20 PM

You'd be on a lot quicker if you did. I was surprised on how much quicker it makes a new computer, I have mine good for my laptop and my PC, on both it makes massive differences.

I do appreciate that the SSD would speed up a computer but on my steam driven thing it would be a bit like feeding caviar to swine.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:20 AM

I do appreciate that the SSD would speed up a computer but on my steam driven thing it would be a bit like feeding caviar to swine.

 

Even an old single core machine could benefit.

 

If it is running Vista or newer it can make a massive difference, the HDD is often the slowest thing on a computer for general use.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 10:00 PM

Made a giant difference to a 6 year old Vista computer I'd robbed the harddrive from years back :P 27 seconds til I could load up Skyrim. 4 hours for the graphics processor to catch up >_>



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:53 AM

so this SSD talk has got me interested, could i install this in a laptop? My PC is used by my kids and it can stay the way it is but i would love my laptop to be quicker as its a few years old now and could do with some Shell Nitro!



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 08:42 AM

Yeah should work fine in a laptop, you will just want to double check what size drive is in it - usually a 2.5".



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 04:00 PM

yeah, just bear in mind that the smaller drives are better value, but a large one to ultimately replace your other HDD is much more expensive, you may want to invest in an external 2.5" USB powered HDD that you can use for other storage, but its less of a problem if your laptop supports 2 x hard drives.



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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:27 PM

Try a hybrid drive, it has a standard platter drive and a smaller SSD mounted in it so you get a large amount of storage and SSD boot rate for one package.-

http://pages.ebay.co...id=161024274149

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