fuck you symantec!
am i the only one? or is the rest of the world sick and fucking tired of norton anti-virus/internet security? most pcs come with this insidious little piece of software pre-installed, so often we have no choice but to put up with its crap. listen up symantec and listen good:
1. making software that 'decides' how someone's computer should be running is not cool. if i don't want a fucking virus scan on MY pc, then I should have the choice.
2. making software that is so system-intensive that it takes 10 minutes to begin after a restart, and halts EVERYTHING else in the meantime, makes me want to fire-bomb your offices (i wouldnt, but i'm a reasonable person)
3. programs that appear in the task-bar and cannot be removed without messing around in the registery is counter-intuative to the average pc user. even simply uninstalling the bloody thing is a ridiculous nightmare.
4. the above issue makes your software no better than spyware (and spyware is the bane of every computer user's existance). go to hell.
we should all band together and stop this bullshit. obviously every pc user needs to scan for viruses and spyware/malware - so here are some great alternatives:
AVG antivirus - free and easy to use anti-virus software (link)
Ad-Aware - excellent free spyware removal (link)