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GeneralTo AV or not to AV or maybe to AV and AV? PinsubeditorWalt Fair, Jr.26-Nov-12 12:36 
OK, so the power supply on my desk top went out on Saturday, so I replaced it - no big deal after the initial scare. (Yes, all was backed up.) Since the graphics card fan went ballistic a few months back (again, replaced, not too big a deal once the troubleshooting was done), I decided that after nearly 4 years of faithful service, it was time to pick up a new machine before I had to do it in a rush. And I can also get the expense to offset some of this year's taxes by doing it before the end of the year.
 
So here I am with a new box. Intel i7-3770, 12 GB RAM, 2 TB HD, 27" screen, blah, blah, blah. And Win8.
 
Ok, sez, me, I'll find out what Win8 can do. Initial reaction: not bad, once I stopped reaching for the Start button and just went to the Start screen. I've just started playing, but it looks OK so far.
 
So, I noticed the machine came with Norton Internet Security and I've taken that off of every machine I ever owned if it somehow got installed. I've been using Microsoft Security Essentials without any problem, thank you. So I go to look for MS Security Essentials and lo and behold, MS says that you don't need SE, since it is replaced by Defender and is built into Win8.
 
So, if Defender on Win8 replaces SE on previous versions of Windows, is there any reason not to disable Norton? Does anyone have any info on why Norton would be installed, other than someone wanting to sell a Norton license? Is there any reason not to rely on Win8's Defender?
CQ de W5ALT

Walt Fair, Jr., P. E.
Comport Computing
Specializing in Technical Engineering Software


GeneralRe: To AV or not to AV or maybe to AV and AV? PinprotectorAspDotNetDev26-Nov-12 12:44 
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GeneralRe: To AV or not to AV or maybe to AV and AV? PinsubeditorWalt Fair, Jr.26-Nov-12 13:33 
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GeneralRe: To AV or not to AV or maybe to AV and AV? PinsubeditorWalt Fair, Jr.26-Nov-12 13:31 
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GeneralRe: To AV or not to AV or maybe to AV and AV? PinsubeditorWalt Fair, Jr.26-Nov-12 13:52 
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