How is Norman Antivirus

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  1. Ibrad

    Ibrad Registered Member

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    Currently I have the ability to get Norman Antivirus one year license for free. How is the detection rates of Norman, how good is it's real time shield?
     
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    I only tried it twice in these years, but it was a bit heavvy, so I can't say. If you trust the test, you can look at virus.gr, virus bulletin and av-comparatives.
     
  3. RejZoR

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    Honestly, i'd rather use avast! 5 Free Antivirus than any Norman... even if i could get a free license.
     
  4. lonelywolf

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    It has improved in my opinion. A good choice alongside say prevx safeonline.
    I am currently using it, but I am using it alongside Shadow Defender as well as the free facebook promotion of safeonline, with no slowdowns. I like what I see, an improved GUI albeit opening slowly sometimes, it is scanning slowly but overall not bad. It is not slowing down my system, an older PC. The firewall component is surprisingly very good, no hips as far as I can notice though, just some sandboxing capabilities.
     
  5. Ibrad

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    Thanks for the information everyone :D
     
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    Hi!

    I have tried norman as I get it from my bank for free. I think norman is a lightweight program. Easy to use. But if you chech around the net for test of norman they score very poorly.

    You can see from av-comparatives for example. Norman has scored extremely low the last couple of years. The same if you read the test over at pcmag.com.

    Not to say anything bad about norman, but I`ll think you will find better antivirus for free. Avira 9 free or avast 5.0 free. They are very good ones.
     
  7. 1000db

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    If I had to pick a word to describe their detection rates the word abysmal comes to mind.
     
  8. zfactor

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    it was terrible when i used it.
     
  9. NobleT

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    i am using NSS8.0 beta now
    Franking speaking.NORMAN have many processes,but not slow down your pc.but the detection is medicore or absymal,and on the other words,if you submitted virus sample to them you will despaired,i submitted 36 sample to norman sandbox yesterday,none of them added to their signature.the all samples not be detected by sandbox,so they thought,the sample is not a virus..................oh...ridicious thinking:oops:
     
  10. Ibrad

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    So they have no other way of submitting them files other than the sandbox? That is an odd way of doing it, I wonder if they thought about if their sandbox does not detect it?
     
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    yes i saw that fact and really wondered if that was the case.
    Now i do not want to make a prediction but it is going to be heavy
     
  12. trjam

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    I have used Norman in the past and was shocked at how light it was. I was very surprised. It is a great suite, its detection ability keeps shooting it in the foot.
     
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