Internet Suites: Kaspersky 6 or Norton 2007?

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  1. Birdman

    Birdman Registered Member

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    Just curious as how Norton Internet Security 2007 compares to Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0.303?

    I'm been reading impressive reviews of the new Norton 2007. Seems like the resource issues have been resolved in this release.

    Which security suite is considered better of the two?

    After using Norton IS for almost 6 years....I finally decided to leave Symantec behind and move on to Kaspersky (great software, by the way).

    Just interested on what other's think about these 2 suites. :)
     
  2. ASpace

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    I don't like to comment them both or compare them but the so called resource issues is not resolved . Norton has some good feautures but it is still too heavy,IMO *puppy*
     
  3. dah145

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    Yes, NIS 2007 is heavy compared with KIS 6, but with earlier versions it is lighter. :cool:
    Both are great in detection, try both, it is your decission.
    But I suggest KIS 6.(based on my personal knowledge on both products)
     
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  4. Legendkiller

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    well well again norton being labelled as a resource hog with no reference to the actual things like av/as/firewall etc.
    the only way i see norton being heavier than kis6 is the size of package.
    kis/nod are always the most promoted AV's at wilders and popular once,sadly,not worth mentioning...

    but i would suggest you to try norton2007 and kis6 and than decide for urself.
     
  5. trjam

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    No contest. Go for the best.
     
  6. NAMOR

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    exactly
     
  7. chaos

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    Well I was a Norton user for 3 years till I found a virus in the HDD's MBR.(MasterBootRecord).
    Well since then I switched this resource hog and I never looked back.
    Go for KIS or for KAV + firewall.

    Also I have to note that in a few days KIS 6 Maintanance Pack 1(build 400(?)or something currently at beta stage build 389) will be released that resolves all the major issues of KIS build 303.
     
  8. lodore

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    i would surgest kav plus firewall
     
  9. Legendkiller

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    see,i have no doubts that KAV is better than norton's AV,but you should give facts rather just say its "resource hog" when it comes to norton/mcafee/nero...
     
  10. tobacco

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    And when it comes to 'Trojan' prevention/detection, it's no contest. KAV- :thumb:
     
  11. Perman

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    Hi, folks: Both are excellent programs, otherwise they would not have last to this day. Therefore, it is fair for me to say that it is a perfect case of Diamond cut Diamond. Selection of program is very personal thing resembling choosing your own Medical Doctor. Factors such as program itself, your own $$ pocket, and compatability w/ your other programs should be taken into consideration. But one good news for sure ,which is that Rogers-Yahoo hi-speed internet clients have Norton Internet Security Suite 2007 as a free gift,yes free gift from your ISP (could be Canadian Market only). Here you go, choice is yours, exclusively.:)
     
  12. The Hammer

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    Definitely Norton for me. If I went to a suite and these were the only choices.:D
     
  13. Patrician

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    The tern "resource hog" refers to a piece of software that uses more of your PC's resouces than it should and has a detrimental effect on the running of your PC. Norton always has been and is wel known to be software that behaves in this way. Figures are not needed in this case.
     
  14. The Hammer

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    When your discussing new software versions figures are always needed to avoid the appearance of a knee jerk reaction. :p
     
  15. Legendkiller

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    i run a very modes t pc with 2.8 p4,1gb ram and i never ever had any mem usage problem with norton.

    even a few weeks back when i had 1.7hgz celeron with 512mb ram i never had a problem with it.

    the only software which i really consider a resource hog is panda.

    no matter what config u have,it will always take ages at start-up.
     
  16. farmerlee

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    I'm not too sure about security suites but i tried out norton antivirus 2007 the other day and i was amazed at how light it is. They've definitely made some great improvements.
     
  17. bigc73542

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    I have never had Norton do that. And I have used norton since it came out on floppy disc when there wern't cd's. And it just keeps getting better with every version,
     
  18. lodore

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    well sorry i have to disagree with that sure norton use to be good intill it was taken over by a faceless comparation called symantec!
     
  19. The Hammer

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    Play the entrance music to signal the appearance of Lord Vader(Symantec). :D Seriously all these comanies are going to become faceless corporations if there any good, it's a byproduct of growth to some degree.
     
  20. the Tester

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    I'd go with KIS 6.
     
  21. lodore

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    f-secure seems to be getting biger and maybe thats why f-secure internet secrity uses so much reosurse because i dont think version 2005 did.

    and when they get bigger and make they software use more resourse i move on to someone newer in the market so thats why im getting antivir
     
  22. bigc73542

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    Well you are entitled to your opinion. Just like I am.:thumb:
     
  23. ihatenorton2006

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  24. farmerlee

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    My pick would be comodo firewall, avira antivir, spyware blaster and either spyware terminator or windows defender. 100% free and sufficient protection for the average user.
     
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