norton anti-virus or mcafee?

Discussion in 'Community' started by jefhatfield, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    i use norton for my mac now, as i did before with my previous mac

    and i use mcafee for my pc

    as you can guess, i have never had a virus attack on using macs since 1993 (when i started using them a lot in a mac class)

    as for the pc side, mcafee, or norton (on my other previous system) has only caught one virus and two have made it all the way thru to the didn't do any damage because it might have been a hoax, but...

    the other was klez or plez, and that thing changed all my settings for internet and email and really gummed things i restore disked the computer like i do once a year anyway as a way to "clean" up my pc:p
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I use Norton AntiVirus Corporate 7.61 on all my PC's and it works a treat, for the Mac (running Jag) I use Virex (I signed up for .Mac ;)).
  3. kaltsasa macrumors 6502a

    Jan 9, 2002
    Kellogg IA
    Definatly Norton, They've always been the leader in these kinds of things. I prefer norton. Most schools will have site licenece for norton because it's the best, norton may cost a little more but i Belive it is worth it.
  4. puffmarvin macrumors member

    Dec 29, 2001
    even though i have .Mac i use norton antivirus... why? beats me.
  5. Durandal7 macrumors 68040

    Feb 24, 2001
    I've only gotten one virus. That one was harmless and I purged it with Disinfectant. That's the only time I've ever needed an anti-virus utility.
  6. SilvorX macrumors 68000


    May 24, 2002
    'Toba, Canada
    i use norton on my pc, even tho it takes centuries to scan anything...mcafee was like lightning compared to norton....but i switched to norton cuz i had tonnes of install problems over the years with mcafee...
  7. mischief macrumors 68030


    Aug 1, 2001
    Santa Cruz Ca
    Thanx to .Mac I use both.

    Yeah, I'm nuts..... But I'm virus free....:D

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