Answer by Yarvaxea · Oct 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM
Not more than it did when it was active, which is not at all. Not having any anti-virus software at all is probably better than installing this piece of junk, and even paying for it? Get that junk off your harddrive and install a proper anti-virus suite like Avast, ESET or even AVG.
Answer by Mitte · Oct 25, 2011 at 12:05 PM
Maybe. The question is, how much will it help. Most of the times the scanner will still scan for viruses, malware and nasty stuff like that. However, the scanner will be outdated and pretty much useless after 2-3 weeks. You'll become a honeypot for viruses. Something that is more important is that the performance of your pc will be wasted. Your pc has work pretty hard with a virus scanner on the background and especially with Norton (at least, that used to be the case).
My advice is to remove Norton and install something free like AVG, Avast or Microsoft Security Essentials, like recommended before. Those will be up-to-date most of the time and give a much better protection for a much better price!
Answer by SkinnyBill · Oct 25, 2011 at 01:21 PM
Yes - it tells you that you haven't paid for it and uses too many of your computer's resources to tell you to buy it again.
AVG is a good free alternative, but I prefer to use "COMODO internet security" because it has a firewall and anti-spy built in. Its normally a bit tricky to find the full, free version and is not the most friendly UI, but you should be able to navigate it well. It never let a virus through for me, and is very customisable. To save you the inconvenience, here is the link to the download page: Download Link :) (it does say Comodo Firewall, but if i found the correct version, it should have antivirus too).
Hope I helped you.
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