DriveSentry - split from thread: Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

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  1. interact

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    I might email Symantec and tell them I'm already running a security product that takes about 10 seconds to install, has white/black/community signatures, offers good zero-day protection, streaming signatures but does occasionally take up some CPU time :p

    The PC Mag article gave me deja vu when you compare it to this one from last year!

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    Re: HELL HAS FROZE OVER!!....Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

    YEP DS ROCKS!! Wish I found this app. sooner!:thumb:
    Guess the big guys will be playing catch up...;)
     
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    Re: HELL HAS FROZE OVER!!....Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

    Really? On Drive Sentry's own website, the rating for DS (rated allegedly by users) is mediocre/average at best. If it's so good, why is it not rated higher by it's users?


    http://www.drivesentry.com/Malware-Trojan-corruption-protection-support-feedback.html
     
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    Re: HELL HAS FROZE OVER!!....Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

    You cannot escape the hard fact that DS users don't rate the product highly- but perhaps you are a shill for same?
     
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    Re: HELL HAS FROZE OVER!!....Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

    More likely users don't think the product is that good- but promoters like you do. :thumbd:
     
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    Re: HELL HAS FROZE OVER!!....Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

    I am just a happy end user!! I paid for the product.. $10.00 for life is a good deal for an additional layer of protection. Due to safe hex I cannot say if it has good detection or not. I do however like the info. bar and the allow/deny pop-ups--- warm fuzzy feeling abounds!! As far as promoting it? Yep guilty!! Why?? I LIKE IT!! ;)
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    Re: HELL HAS FROZE OVER!!....Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

    Buck, I am pretty sure that is based on earlier versions and DS will tell you they learned a lot from that. I like it to but, untill I see some testingfrom folks I know can run it through the grinder, I am not totally sold. Price is good and the app is nice. But here again, time will tell.
     
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    Re: HELL HAS FROZE OVER!!....Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

    I have not tried it and am not for it or against it. My only concern was seeing that others that have used the product were about neutral on it.
     
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    This thread was split from the original "Hell has frozen over - Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers" as all the DriveSentry posts were off-topic to that Norton thread. DriveSentry is the topic in this thread.
     
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    Re: HELL HAS FROZE OVER!!....Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

    And that my friend, is where I will remain until some testing is done on it.;)
     
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    Well i can't comment on detection rates but support is probably the best ive ever seen! The programs is extremly light and i use it in conjunction with many layers and experiencing no incompatibilities at all.
     
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    The personal touch on the support is what sold me! That and the price! Since I was accused of being a shill.... lol.. get it while its cheap!! Won't last long at this price folks!! :D
    But really, it feels like a good product to me.:thumb:
     
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    Re: HELL HAS FROZE OVER!!....Norton to Speed, Not Slow, Computers

    I just emailed their support people about a new option I've noticed in the build on their forum which allows you to select when pop-ups are shown. I also asked about the feedback page and the flash widget goes to the middle by default and has nothing to do with previous votes.

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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i bought it, use it.

    support is great, performance is great and they listen to ideas about improvements.

    price is cheap, and for a lifetime.

    apart from a few bugs hear and there, i cant fault it too much.
     
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    I've been to the DriveSentry site, but I'm still a little confused. Is this a true stand alone AV software, or just something to supplement your existing AV software? The site also describes it as a firewall. o_O
     
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    Just stick with what you have. There are no pots of gold at the ed of the rainbow.:(
     
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    They have a FAQ on thier forum. You can find it at the link below.
    http://forum.drivesentry.com

    From FAQ
     
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    NAMOR.

    Thanks for the link to the DS forum.
     
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/tech/privacy/white-list.html
    I'm not surprised and that was last year. I wonder how big the arrear is now, probably an attempt of keeping up the appearance. :rolleyes:
     
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