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05-22-2008

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Soliciting advice on Norton 2007-2008 (and other similar utilities) compatibility....

2008-05-22, 2:16 AM
...with the ThinkVantage software suite...
 
Just got my t61 (3g, XP Pro) last week and I now want an internet protection software suite that will not slow down my system (as much as NIS does). So my questions are:
 
- Does anyone know of compatibility issues with products from Kepersky, AVG, etc and the ThinkVantage suite that is preloaded from Lenovo?
 
- Will a simple Control Panel "uninstall" eliminate any trace of the Norton software that could still interfere with my operating system?
 
- What else am I not thinking about?
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12-02-2007

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Re: Soliciting advice on Norton 2007-2008 (and other similar utilities) compatibility....

2008-05-29, 7:48 AM
Hello,
 
In my experience, many anti-virus programs leave "remnants" of themselves after automatic removal such as signature update schedulers, file system filter and NDIS stack device drivers, services and so forth.  It is advisable to run the manufacturer's "manual" uninstall utility or follow their instructions to remove any objects left on the system post-uninstall.
 
Symantec provides a utility called the Symantec Norton Removal Tool which does this for their software.  The latest version can always be found at http://www.symantec.com/symnrt/.  Other vendors have similar tools.
 
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Aryeh Goretsky
 


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05-20-2008

Thunder Bay, Canada

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Re: Soliciting advice on Norton 2007-2008 (and other similar utilities) compatibility....

2008-05-29, 12:48 PM
Where I work we use Symantec Client Security, which  works pretty well.  We also use almost exlusively IBMs/Lenovo machines (including T60's), so there's no compatability issues there.
T61 15.4" T9300 (2.5GHz 6MB L2) Windows 7 Professional x64 4GB Memory, NVidia Quadro NVS 140M
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02-13-2008

Boston, MA

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Re: Soliciting advice on Norton 2007-2008 (and other similar utilities) compatibility....

2008-05-29, 12:55 PM
Symantec AntiVirus can be a memory hog, but it is effective. Another one you might try that hasn't been mentioned is Sophos Antivirus. My school uses it now and it seems to work well and not use too many resources.
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03-29-2008

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Re: Soliciting advice on Norton 2007-2008 (and other similar utilities) compatibility....

2008-06-12, 19:13 PM
Bit Defender works perfectly for me on my machine! Haven't been infected yet and it's not a resource hog! It's not free, hence you get what you pay for!
 
Cheers,
 
Singtoh
7663-A22,T61 14.1 Wide,T7300 2.0gig processor, 4 gig RAM, 500gig Seagate Hybrid HDD, 200gig Ultra Bay HDD, Ubuntu 64 Bit.
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