Thursday, March 20, 2008

No Norton for Me!

Today at work my father's co-pharmacist was going around to all the computers and installing an updated Norton Internet security suite.

"Don't install it on mine," I told her.

"Why?" she asked. "Aren't you worried about viruses?"

"I only use the computer to order supplies and parts," I told her.

Angie went and talked to my father about it. Dad sided with me. I didn't want my already slow computer to get slower. I only use the computer for the occasional blog post and to order stuff from our supplier's web page. You have to be visiting some pretty nefarious websites to get viruses and trojans. Like porn websites. As I had feared, we immediately started having problems with one of the computers used to fill prescriptions. Norton wasn't allowing a certain program access to the web. I had to call our tech support to get it fixed. Those anti-virus and anti-spyware programs cause almost as much trouble as they do good these days.


Ryan Davies said...

I hate Norton. Causes more touble than it helps.

mosiacmind said...

I do not know much about those programs but how great is it though that you gave your opinion and your dad agreed and supported that decision

A. J. said...

you are welcome.