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Norton internet security and other American Software..All malicious code ???

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 05:35 PM
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This is not a stupid question.. when we now see how amazon deals with wikileaks, when they are scared of the government..Can we then espect other american software companies spy on users and their private mailing etc, with hidden malicious code..
just because your government tell them to..in the name of ..........???
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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 05:42 PM
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Anyone with half a brain wouldnt use Norton Pro-virus anyway! i used it for a year, re-installed it 6 ruddy times and it still kept taking the piss by diss-allowing my access to things i wanted to use, However there may be a Malicious code, But then again i find it a malicious program anyway, Hence i use Kaspersky



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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Well, I don't know about other American software, but Norton products have been known to slow machines down, break them completely, and could be considered malicious. In Nortons case it's just bad code. In the case of other American software I think it's just what kind of inept idiot is running the show.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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2 things I'd like to mention here:

1) Norton slows down ur computer cuz of how it works
not because it contains malicious code.
Norton works constantly in the bg to check
everything you work on and open. Therefore
it uses a lot of resources. Basically it's
like 2 people workin on 1 PC at the same time.
So it ties up resources. However, with a few changes
in the settings you can adjust Norton not
to do this constantly so u speed up. But this
is a security risk to you which is why it is
defaulted to the "ON" position when installed.

2) Symantec is on the US list of contractors.
To what extent Symantec is used in that
capacity, I have no idea. However, McAfee
is on the same list as well as Cisco and
Microsoft. So if you are going by that list
as to companies to boycott, you might
as well stop computing unles u write ur
own operating system software.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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I think I've made my point.

Anything else is just plain ignorance.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 06:13 PM
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i think microsoft windows is a malicious code, i'm on my third computer because this garbage attracts viruses like flies to [snip].

i can't believe that microsoft with supposedly the best computer programmer in the world, almost unlimitless resources and talent at it's disposal can't release an operating system that isn't completely decimated by an 11 year old using his moms laptop.

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 06:14 PM
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I got rid of Norton and Avast after using them.
MSE is the best of them all. No question.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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and you do not believe this is a
Microsoft marketing ploy at all???
By adding every single AV program
in the top 5 list of competitors???

That's like a used car salesman
saying: "I've got the best deals, don't
go over there to Bob's place nor Ron's
Place nor etc...."

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 06:20 PM
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I don't know what you're talking about, that picture was made by users, not the companies.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 06:44 PM
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Originally posted by jacksterson
I don't know what you're talking about, that picture was made by users, not the companies.

well then they need to be sued for using
the Microsoft logo and name without
permission.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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I think someone's being very defensive, lol



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 06:49 PM
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Yeah, all those apps probably do have something involved in them malicous.
But if your looking at malicous code in software, why not go to the root ?

Microsoft.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 06:50 PM
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I see that most of the "Do not" are free and open source.
Sounds like a MS marketing ploy



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 07:03 PM
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This has always been the question, who do you trust? Unless you're really good at coding you are at their mercy. I wonder about hardware myself, I think it's much easier to build in special circuitry in a single chip allowing access from the manufacture. Would you trust a mother board from China right now? The Clipper chip would allow encryption for your communications but allow Government easy access. We have always been at the mercy of technology because the masses can't understand it.

Look at the Calea Act passed by the Clinton administration, the Dems complained about Patriot Act I think this is just as bad if not worse. The Dems claim to be for the people but Al Gore is worse than anyone when it comes to government ease dropping. Just Google Al Gore and Encryption. You have to be a serious math wiz just to understand the encryption keys and their creation. Even Al Queda uses notes and runners they know better, they know the NSA can listen to anything anytime anywhere. Camel Back Sneaker Net.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by MarlinGrace
Camel Back Sneaker Net.

lmao
oh dude, that was hilarious

I gave u a star just for that
one line alone

hahahaha

thanks I needed that



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 07:40 PM
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I'm not why you're saying that only "American" software contains malicious code.

You should at least learn the language before you start making anti-American rants.



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 07:43 PM
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It's called "Debian Linux" and "wine"

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posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 08:39 PM
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I have found Avast to be excellent in general protection it is always blocking Trojans and all sorts of other crap and it is free and does not slow your machine to a snails pace
Best i have every used i have previously had (Norton) (Kaspersky) (McAfee)



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 08:54 PM
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The poster probably worries about American software companies, because he/she likely lives in America. How is that anti-American? Why worry about a Finnish program is you will never use it?



posted on Dec, 1 2010 @ 09:04 PM
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The best AV/AMW software out there is AVG, bare none and it is free. I had a PC business for years, and it was the only software that really did what it was designed to do. Most customers that brought thier infected systems in to us had Norton or Mcaffy on them. Many times, the only fix we had to do is run AVG on those systems and they were sterilized.

I have always been leery of big business AV software, and believe that they are purposely designed to fail so they can coerce the user into buying a newer and 'better' version of the product to eradicate the garbage the original program let in to the PC in the first place. Do not waste your money on them, just replace the crap that came with your computer with AVG, and keep it updated.



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