Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by tsilo, Mar 25, 2008.
I noticed there is a new version of NIS 2008. Who knows whats changed?
I don't know, but after hundreds of hours of testing, I have concluded that it works best on my system, is light, offers good protection, and has a very fast scanner.
I like it, I'm running it know, just got tired of programs that are releasing new version that seem more beta like. People like to knock Noorton but it is consistent & gives good detection & the last 2 years it has been light. People dismiss it to easily...
Alas, the new version is on and off. Even when everything was a green "go," the program kept telling me that my antispyware (one pop-up window) and antivirus (another pop-up window) were out of date. I used both the "live" and the "intelligent" updaters numerous times, and while the program said all was well, the pop-up warning windows persisted after 7 separate reboots.
Oh well, NIS 2008 did run quite light on my system, but these type of small errors become tedious, especially when they potentially effect the program's protection-notification integrity.
you needed to run the live support window in the GUI, I had that but they helped fixed it, was a registry error...
But... no one can say whats changed in version 15.5 comparing 15.0 ?
NIS 2008 is installed on GF computer, does the new version install itself through liveupdate or do you need to download a new installation exe like Kaspersky?
Thanks, larryb52. I'll give it a try.
I would like to know this too. Alas Symantec is quite tight-lipped about their products. They never tell what version they are on. Norton Antibot is updated by itself, hopefully the same goes for NIS.
Unfortunately, I had some problems with NIS2008 over the past few hours. It was not acting well with some sites and the frames were off on some sites as well. I uninstalled it. I may try it again if a new version is released.
I reinstalled NIS 2008 from a disc and I did not experience the errors with the pop-up boxes as I did before.
Also, when I checked under "Help and Support" I found that the version installed is 126.96.36.199
So, I think mine installed through Live Update, since the disc is 50 days old.
I would like to know this as well, Norton 360 2.0 over here. Hopefully the update will soon be applied to N360, if it does come through LiveUpdate.
new version may not be for 360, the update may already be built in...
Ah, never did think of that. I guess we'll see.
 How is the upgrade to version 188.8.131.52 of Norton Internet Security 2008 obtained? LiveUpdate for NIS08 184.108.40.206 does not present an option to download the new version.
 Is it advisable to run the Norton Removal Tool before before installing version 220.127.116.11?
Thank you for your assistance.
it should come via updates only way that I'm aware that Symantec does upgrades...just run live update it should install the files for that...
As a matter of fact, the updates were tested during Norton360 v2 beta
Larryb52 and Zaen, thank you for clarifying that version 18.104.22.168 of Norton Internet Security 2008 is provided through LiveUpdate rather than obtained through a manual download. However, I am running NIS08 22.214.171.124 on Windows Vista Business SP1, and LiveUpdate does not provide the upgrade to version 126.96.36.199 in my case.
Question: For those who have received the update to version 188.8.131.52 of NIS08 through LiveUpdate, are you running Windows XP or Windows Vista? Could it be the case that at this time Symantec has released version 184.108.40.206 of NIS08 only for Windows XP?
Thanks for the assistance.
Indeed, I am in the same boat, NIS 2008 is installed on a Vista computer and no new version through liveupdate yet.
I am pretty sure this is NOT a liveupdate. You have to download it manually from the Symantec site. 15.5 contains a major bug fixes etc that were reported from the field. If you are having issues with your existing NIS install I would recommend to install this one. If not, then pass on it.
my version updated but I was amiss in the version #, I have no idea where people got that version. I retried a fresh download & install from their website but it's still not that version mentioned. If someone downloaded it what site were you at?
When I was re-installing from a NIS 2008 CD, it asked if I wanted to download and install the latest files before beginning the installation process. I guess I'm glad I said "OK" to the choice.
PS: I'm positive the NIS 2008 version on the Cd is weeks old, since I bought it almost 2 months ago.
should be NIS081550.exe, let me know as I am at work but I found it at another site & than searched Symantecs site...
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