Thread: Pc-cilin over norton av
July 30th, 2003, 08:28 PM #1
Pc-cilin over norton av
Can PC-Cilin be installed in addition to or over Norton AV?
The reason I ask is because A friend of mine got a virus on his computer, he tried to load Nortons system works but can't because a previous version is still on it. He can't seem to uninstall previous version. Will pc-cilin install over what ever he has.
(I have not seen the computer yet, just know what he told me)
July 30th, 2003, 09:52 PM #2
I don't know why not. Which OS? I've run into a simular problem upgrading Norton AV. Download a program called regcleaner. Run it and remove any keys left by Nortons uninstall. Then the new version should go right on.
http://www.pcmedixwebs.com/regclean.htmSimplyMepis 8.0. . . Kernel-2.6.27-1-mepis64-smp
July 30th, 2003, 10:11 PM #3
He started out with 98 and another friend of mine installed the upgrade to 2nd edition (with the virus still pressent, what ever the virus is) I downloaded the regclean program, I'll give it to him or probably wind up installing and running it for him.
Thaks XeroidYou Can Never Learn Too Much!
July 30th, 2003, 10:23 PM #4
Ps. OOops on spelling pc-cillinYou Can Never Learn Too Much!
July 30th, 2003, 10:33 PM #5
I just read on another thread that pc-cillin might eat up resorces, any body know about this possible problem?You Can Never Learn Too Much!
August 5th, 2003, 07:21 AM #6
PC-cillin uses less resources than Norton AV... I've used both and much prefer PC-cillin. I've had both installed at the same time to compare features, ease of use, etc. No real problems but startups were a ram killer.
Norton AV is a resource hog and it's almost impossible to disable for gaming, installing apps, drivers, etc that require AV to be disabled. You can completely shut down PC-cillin by exiting the startup app and end-tasking on two running services... they won't complain or start up again a minute later behind your back like Norton does. Also, I've never had PC-cillin start downloading a virus pattern update while I was playing Diablo II like Norton did one time. Couldn't for the life of me figure out why I dropped to a continual 2 FPS until I alt-tabbed and saw an update in progress, lol.
August 11th, 2003, 05:14 PM #7
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I found that Pc-cillin is easyer to set up and deal with than Macafee or Norton. The one thing about Pc-cillin is it messes up my E-Mail settings. I E-Mailed Tech-support still no answer. Pc-cillin
was also very hard to uninstall.
August 11th, 2003, 08:41 PM #8
Thanks for the input everyone.You Can Never Learn Too Much!
August 12th, 2003, 01:05 PM #9
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Have you ever tried AVG? Even less of a resource hog,Free and does the job adequately.
August 12th, 2003, 10:56 PM #10
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I would definately reccomend picking up AVG, its the best FREE anti-virus program.
August 13th, 2003, 06:32 PM #11
Download Rnav2003 from symantec website it cleans out anything left behind in an uninstall and allows you to go to the next version.I get all my News from FNC and right blogs, so I know I am fair and balanced.
August 13th, 2003, 06:53 PM #12
I have run PC-Cillin for years and it has worked great. It hardly uses any resources at all. Norton and Mcafee eat up resources horribly. We have Mcafee installed on the PC's at work and most users have to disable it because it just drags down there system.
August 14th, 2003, 03:03 AM #13
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I've used PC-cillin since version 98 and each version is better. The key things I like about:
1. It uses MUCH less resources as Norton or McAfee.
2. It treats malicous pranks as a virus.
3. It's constantly checking for updates, but will not download or install updates w/o my permission.
4. It treats Scan Engine Updates the same as Definition File Updates.
5. It was immune to KLEZ and Hugbear. (Norton and McAfee personal versions weren't.)
6. It seems to catch newer virii before the others.
7. I can download an update to one machine on the network and then update the rest from that machine over my home network.
8. I've never been infected! But it has caught many virii trying to get in.
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