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Offline Roy43

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Avast vs Norton System Works
« on: May 08, 2004, 07:52:05 PM »
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Today, I am new member of the forum . Never been a member of any forum. I have install Avast and would to tell you that I like very much the skins. To download your software, I had to uninstall Norton System Works as it comes in conflict with yours. Is it possible to install Norton System Works without anti-virus or all the software is a no!no! with your software?

Norton System Works scans for virus,worms,etc... on 66,466 files and found nothing but Spy Hunter had discovers two malwares by scanning  on 65,920 files. They were: Parsites named"Media@windowsmedia<2>txt and Weborama@weboram`<2>txt. They were considered as a medium danger. Your software searchs only on 45,060 files and found nothing. Why it didn't find as many files then the two other softwares? Also, why it didn't find any malwares?

Sorry for so many questions, as in my profile I wrote you I was a paranoï regarding security.

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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2004, 10:12:29 PM »
Is it possible to install Norton System Works without anti-virus or all the software is a no!no! with your software?

No, you cannot use more than one antivirus (generally speaking) because they will conflict each other. avast is not the only one which conflicts with NAV.

Norton System Works scans for virus,worms,etc... on 66,466 files...
Spy Hunter had discovers two malwares by scanning  on 65,920 files...
Your software searchs only on 45,060 files and found nothing.

Why it didn't find as many files then the two other softwares?

Click on High sensibility of scanning or, better, the Custom level and choose scanning 'all files' including archives.

Also, why it didn't find any malwares?

Which ones? Can you post their names?
Which files (and path) were infected?
Can you send them for analysis to virus@asw.cz ?


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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2004, 01:57:05 AM »
Spybot looks for spyware and adware. Avast searches for viruses. Most spyware doesn't act like a virus or worm. You need a firewall like ZoneAlarm, something like Spybot to find and remove adware, and of course Avast! to block viruses.
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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2004, 02:54:19 AM »
I don't need  to install a firewall software as I have an outside router which is from cie Linksys and it includes also a firewall.

Thanks for your response but inside my question, I required if it was possible to install Norton System Works without anti-virus?

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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2004, 04:39:00 AM »
Hi Technical!

Thanks for the tip, it works. Avast found 65,617 files which is less but I had uninstall Norton System Works and A2 software.

The two malware were:Weborama<2>txt and Media <2>txt found in C:\Documents and Settings\R Marsolais\cookies\r marsolais

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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2004, 08:26:17 PM »
Sorry, I forgot to answer one question of you:
You can use other Norton SystemWorks applications, except NAV with avast. I do  ;D
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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2004, 11:27:36 PM »
Your right Technical
NAV is the culprit.  the other utilities are fine.
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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2004, 02:41:29 PM »
but then the other utilities of norton sucks too ;D
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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2004, 03:48:46 PM »
Honestly for NT systems only WinDoctor is useful. Everything else can be found in much better distributions. I just ripped and extracted WinDoctor in self-exe package (less than 3MB) just to keep my PC healthy hehe,everything else is quiet useless if you have 2000/XP OS.
But for Win9x,SystemWorks is still very good. At least version 2002/2003 was...
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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2004, 09:51:37 PM »
but then the other utilities of norton sucks too ;D

I do not agree...
Norton Utilities are very good in my opinion, even in XP systems.
Speed Disk has no comparison with any other defragmentation utility in my opinion.
Norton Cleasweep is not very 'strong'. Can uninstall some software and clean some garbage.
Norton WinDoctor works well.
Norton Disk Doctor does de same as internal scandisk for Windows (chkdsk.exe).

Everything except NAV works perfectly with avast.  ;)
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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2004, 12:25:45 AM »
Speed Disk is joke, clearly owned by latest versions of Diskeeper, O&O Defrag and PerfectDisk ...

CleanSweep is joke plus unstable ...

Windoctor ... hmm oki but useless for me

NDD is joke ...

so only usefull util from Symantec is Norton Ghost ...

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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2004, 09:56:36 AM »
Well, I'm not saying that there aren't better tools, but I didn't find SpeedDisk that bad - it did what I wanted (important note: on Win98). I also use CleanSweep for a long time and never had any stability problems with it; I admit that you should be careful when uninstallaing something (sometimes, it wants to delete things that should be kept, so you'd better know what you're doing) - but it never crashed for me. Sometimes, it doesn't detect all the changes done to registry, but I'm not sure if it's not rather a Windows problem.
I find NDD perfectly OK for routine checks, cleaning of lost clusters, long filenames, etc. (FAT). Of course, I would never let it repair a seriously damaged partition (that's where DiskEdit comes  ;D)
Registry Optimization wizard is handy sometimes as well... WipeInfo maybe, if you know what you're doing.

On the other hand, I never felt like I'd need Ghost for anything  ;)

So, I find NU a collection of simple tools. Sure, there are better ones - but usually not in a package (i.e. searching for and installing many tools would be needed). Just my personal opinion, of course.

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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2004, 02:46:36 PM »
OOOK :) must missed u speak about W98 ... lol

NU was great only W98 , for W2k and WXP it turned to joke and not worth cash ...
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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2004, 08:32:39 PM »
Is it possible to install Norton System Works without anti-virus or all the software is a no!no! with your software?
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No, you cannot use more than one antivirus (generally speaking) because they will conflict each other. avast is not the only one which conflicts with NAV. . . . .

FWIW I use AVAST along with McAfee (Version 4, an old one) with no conflicts.

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Re:Avast vs Norton System Works
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2004, 11:15:51 PM »
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FWIW I use AVAST along with McAfee (Version 4, an old one) with no conflicts.

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I'd like to know why you would want to put more on your system than you have to?  What can McAfee possible do that isn't already being done by Avast!
If the two can co-exist and, you say they do, all it can possible do is slow down your system :)
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