I use Norton because every January...

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by ratchet, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. lofac

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    M$ somehow won't implement a file caching method, due to the lack of it, the app is notoriously heavy that it is unacceptable to use, even on an SSD!
     
  2. Krusty

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    If you mean when you download a file, I think you mean Download Insight. If it is known to be malicious Norton will grab it straight away. It can take a few seconds before Download Insight displays a popup when it accesses the cloud.
     
  3. lofac

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    No, it was SONAR when it detects something from local files, it takes about 10 seconds just to show notification of the detection.

    Could've improved by now, maybe.
     
  4. Krusty

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    I believe so, you can even get a trial.
     
  6. Trooper

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    Looks like it is geared towards business.
     
  7. guest

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    Indeed, endpoint solutions are all for businesses but it doesn't mean home users with several machines can't use them.
     
  8. Trooper

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    Indeed. I signed up for a trial. Will check it out. If you have any tips or tricks shoot me a PM. Thanks!
     
  9. Krusty

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    @guest ,

    I'd be interested in knowing what differences it has compared to the Norton home user versions aside from the cloud management features.

    Thanks.

    PS: I've been given a key to the New Norton 360 which includes their VPN, and some LifeLock features if you're in the US, but as I'm not I can't say exactly what is included. As soon as I activated it with my email address I received an email about a past issue, but I was already aware of that. I was able to add two other email addresses to be monitored. The New Norton 360 isn't currently available outside the US but plans are to expand to other regions in time.

    Essentially. it is Norton Security + the VPN, but as far as I'm aware, is only for up to 5 devices, where Norton Security Premium covers up to 10, depending again on your location. 5 here in Oz.

    https://community.norton.com/en/comment/8124021#comment-8124021
     
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    Easy interface so you normally won't have issues.
     
  12. Trooper

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    That looks pretty neat.
     
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    I will tell you honestly despite my great dislike of AVs, if I'm forced to use one, it would be a Symantec product.
     
  14. Trooper

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    I've been running Norton Security Home User Version on two Win 7 computers with Sonar set at Aggressive. I haven't seen any slowdowns. It fast and light. :)
     
  16. Rompin Raider

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    Thanks Krusty...two of my family members use Norton and were getting the (pop up) free option for 360/VPN. My guess is it's a good deal but you're hooked at renewal time..LOL...as in being used to a VPN. Might not be bad.....
     
  17. Trooper

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    I am checking them both out. The cloud one that guest mentioned is vastly different from Norton 360. Norton 360 seems to me like the same old Norton product with a new name and some extra features.

    The cloud one I have been messing with a little bit, it is a simple cloud based interface like he said. Not as many frills as the Norton product.
     
  18. guest

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    Norton is destined to home users, with all it implies...

    Symantec is destined to business/corporate market, their products are more refined and solid but as expected more expensive.

    Interestingly Symantec allows home users to purchase their products.

    Symantec EP Cloud, is basically a simpler, easier but less configurable version of the ancestral Symantec Endpoint Protection.

    Usually endpoint products are just a simple agent installed on the machines, the policy being configured via a management console, and distributed by the admin to the user whose has almost no option to influence the policy or settings of the solution.
     
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  19. TheErzengel

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    I really like Norton's products, I think there are still people who think it's a heavy or defective software. I see it effective and light.
     
  20. guest

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    Those are living in the past of Norton 2009
     
  21. Krusty

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    Symantec probably don't push the Norton browser extensions on their business programs.
     
  22. Krusty

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    A little adverting for the company who gave me free AV:
    https://us.norton.com/how-we-protect-you/multi-layered-technology
     
  23. Firecat

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    In 2009, Norton was actually good, having absorbed PC Tools and finally gaining a strong engine with good signatures and heuristics.

    It went completely downhill after that. They killed PC Tools and initiated layoff after layoff, there was a certain point in time where their human virus analysts were negligible. In order to reduce human headcount, they made all those cloud and machine learning based features you already know about, and to this day Norton is only half as effective in the absence of an internet connection.

    The fact is that their customers saw through this, as their consumer and enterprise sales declined outside the US in the years following 2010. In fact, Norton is almost out of the landscape in my country, no one uses it. Symantec initiated layoffs almost every year in this 10 year period, indicating they are aware of the situation.

    Norton may be an OK product but i have repeatedly stated there are always better options available.
     
  24. guest

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    To be honest, if you don't use Symantec EP managed (means using the SRP), it won't worth it.
     
  25. Nightwalker

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    Yeah, Norton 2009 (released in 2008 ) was a complete revamped solution with many inovative technologies, they nailed the cloud/behavior protection concept and was ahead of its time, but they simple stopped it there and things went downhill with terrible signatures and malware research.
     
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