Yet another reason to stop using Norton Antivirus. If you want good, free virus protection that doesn’t bog down your system’s resources, use AVG Free. I would recommend ClamWin, the open-source AV tool, but its realtime file scanner isn’t ready yet.

It’s best to stay away from the big guys: Norton (Symantec) and McAfee.

About Will Chatham

Will Chatham is the Security Assessment Engineer for Arbor Networks. Since Netscape 2.0, he has worked in a wide array of environments including non-profit, corporate, small business, and government. He started as a web developer, moved into Linux system administration, and ultimately found his place as a security professional. Having most recently conquered the OSCP certification, Will continues to hack his way into various things in an effort to make them more secure.
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