How is Norton 360?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by HJO, Mar 29, 2010.

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  1. HJO

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    Hi,
    I may buy Norton 360,
    but I want to hear your opinion before I do.
    How is Norton 360, comparing to other products?
    I am thinking of using it because it also has backup/restore software.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. adik1337

    adik1337 Registered Member

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    Norton products are great since their 2009 version and above ... light on resources and effective against viruses and malware ... so yeah go for it. :)
     
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    i agree if i would go for a pay for it would be norton.

    but for free using Comodo Internet Security 4
     
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    It would be better if you invest on NIS 2010..
     
  5. adik1337

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    I think he wants Norton 360 because of the backup feature of it, so let him be :p
     
  6. HJO

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    Alright, so is it worth the price?
    Is Norton 360 bloated? Why NIS?
     
  7. adik1337

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    the only difference b/w NIS and 360 is that 360 has a backup feature and tuneup capability ... in terms of efficacy against viruses and malware they are both the same. NIS has AV - Firewall and antispam .... 360 has AV - Firewall - Antispam - Tuneup capability - and Online backup feature.
     
  8. HJO

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    Alright, Thanks!
    How is the backup feature in Norton 360?
    Is it worth paying more for it?
     
  9. adik1337

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    well it comes in 2 flavors the basic Norton 360 gives you 2G of online backup space ... if you need more you can opt for the premier version w/c will give you 25G of online storage space. Is it worth it? well I dunno about you ... do you need any of this online backup space?
     
  10. HJO

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    Hmmm... :doubt: I dunno.
    I guess I'm just gonna use my external hard drive and a bootup CD.
    So I guess I'm not going to need it? o_O
     
  11. adik1337

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    If you don't need that 25G online backup space...you can go for the basic Norton 360 w/ 2G online backup space ... it would save you about 10 to 20 bucks :) ... or opt for NIS instead. What ever suits you man :D
     
  12. HJO

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    Thank you for your replies. :)
    I really appreciate it. :thumb:
     
  13. adik1337

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    No problem man ... goodluck :)
     
  14. gery

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    i would suggest buying NIS instead of N360 for two main reasons. Norton tune up is not more effective than some free products that do the same for free. The back up feature is ok but you can get as much as you need from both google or windows service so unless you need more than that then go buy it.
     
  15. HJO

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    Alright. I guess I should reconsider it.
    Thanks.
     
  16. BenMar522

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    I have been using Norton 360 for 2-3 years now. It runs very lightly and has been very effective against viruses and malware. At first I was using the online backup but since have just been backing up everything to my external hard drive. After my current subscription is up I'll most likely be switching to NIS as I have no need for the online backup anymore. Hope this helps.

    -BenMar
     
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    I'll second this . If you need back-up software , you'd better invest into something else .Norton Antivirus or Norton Internet Security is ok.
     
  18. Hayki

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    I'ts great but i find to expensive. Buy better norton internet security ;)
     
  19. gery

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    i don't really know if it is really to much to mention that Norton has the bad habit of cleaning files it considers malware without asking at all
     
  20. 3GUSER

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    Worths to mention that the product has an Exclusions option , incorporates extremely big White List (Insight) and rarely produces false positive alarms.
     
  21. HJO

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    Thanks guys,
    I decided not to buy it.
    I'm looking for something else,
    but dunno which to buy.
     
  22. CogitoTesting

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    Why don't you try it before you buy? If you like it and can afford it, please for God's sake buy it.

    Thanks.
     
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    Why not try both Norton 360 and NIS 2010? They are available from softpedia.com as 30 day and 60 day trials respectively.
     
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    It's ok, but the firewall is not for me, and Insight/Sonar goes a little wild. Version 3 also let a virus through on one computer when I was on philly.com - not a shady site. I don't know if V4 would have prevented it. I like Avira, Avast, and Kaspersky (if it runs well, which it hasn't so far on my computers.)
     
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