December 10, 2004
Dumping Symantec

I've used Norton/Symantec anti-virus software for over five years. After having assorted trouble with it along the way, the last straw was snapped this week.

In the latest update, the anti-virus scanner is broken where it prevents me from getting my mail. To get my mail, I had to turn off the scanner. It's a known problem with Symantec and they offer no good solution.

Enough is enough. I'm tried of uninstalling and reinstalling the software. I'm getting new anti-virus software.

After doing some research, I've narrowed it down to three candidates.

1) Trend Micro PC-Cillin Fast, inexpensive, full suite including anti-spyware
2) F-Secure - Full suite, includes Ad-aware integration, more expensive
3) Grisoft AVG - Fast, inexpensive, lacks anti-spyware

Any suggestions?

Posted by michael at December 10, 2004 07:37 AM