Short Write-Up on NAV2003

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by WE Sim, Aug 13, 2002.

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  1. WE Sim

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    Ok. I wonder how big this puppy's going to weigh in.
    My guess, 45 meg. :D
     
  3. TonyKlein

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    Great! Just what we need:

    Symantec thinking for us.

    Vital system files will now be deleted without us even being informed...

    Is there no end to progress? :D
     
  4. Prince_Serendip

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    I'm using Norton 2002. My view of the next generation is to wait a little while and see how they do. It may be mostly marketing. Most users, IMO, do want something that automates the protection process. It's natural for people to be lazy about it. They've got "better" things to do with their time, don't they? ;)
     
  5. TonyKlein

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    That is probably a wise decision.

    I'm sure we can't be categorized as 'typical' computer users.
     
  6. octogen

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    Doesn't Wormguard do this?

    Didn't know you could patent a concept.
     
  7. TonyKlein

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    Yep, and probably a lot better as well.

    However, NAV is already a pretty decent antivirus to start with, and if Symantec has succeeded in improving heuristics, more power to them, I say.
     
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    Agreed! :)
     
  9. controler

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    Ok my jaw is droping while I read this thread. Am I detecting something good to say about Symantec ? :D

    Even though I would love to see Their AV and Firewall combined into one program, Many other still want one app per problem.
    In this day and age of 100 gig hard drives, 45 meg don't bug me too bad and even if it runs slow today, in a couple months we will have a faster CPU to make up for it. Nope, App speed don't bother me too much anymore. When I look at any new app., speed is on the bottom of my list. I really don't think Norton Av is all that slow to begin with.
     
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    Norton Internet Security!


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  11. TonyKlein

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    I've used NAV 2000, and Norton Internet Security 2001 and 2002, and for the most part I have had no complaints.
    Not only that, I've always staunchly defended the program as well.

    It is an incredibly bloated package though, and NIS 2002 did cause trouble on my machine (Win 98 SE).

    NAV email scan always conked out after half an hour, telling me it was unable to scan my email for viruses, and nothing I did or found in the Symantec Knowledge Base would fix it.

    I turned to NOd32 instead, and am very satisfied.

    Then the firewall started acting up:

    Every now and then, at a routine Shields Up inspection, my ports mysteriously turned out to have become "unstealthed", and it also regularly forgot how to block ads or banners, whatever I did, and however thoroughly I uninstalled and installed it.

    Finally, I scrapped it, and am now running a combination of Look n Stop and Adshield which must be 20 times smaller than NIS

    Not only that, but the firewall really is better, and Adshield blocks banners, ads, and popups a LOT better than NIS did.

    The net gain in system resources is also something to take into account.
     
  12. controler

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    Well all I can say is you really need to reformat and try it again.
    Most of us beta test alot of crap because we are software junkies
    and therefore can't blame one certian program for problems.
    Many times it is easier to reformat ,rather than spend many hours searching for fixes, which usualy end up being only partial fixes anyway.
    My MOTO

    REFORMAT_REFORMAT ect ect ect...
     
  13. TonyKlein

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    Pray tell me, why on earth would I want to do that?

    I've got a lot of software running on this machine, and yet it is extremely stable.

    It hardly ever crashes or freezes at all, and this is Win 98 SE, remember.

    Also, I haven't formatted since september 2000, would you believe that?

    Now why would I want to do that now, only in order to accomodate one (1) application that fails to behave, and for which I have already decided there are better alternatives?
     
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