NIS 2005 - With Antispy Beta

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  1. Ianb

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    The impression so far and screenshots.

    Whilst I was installing this I started to have a feeling of dread - services were being installed all over the place and MS AntiSpy was having a (pop up) field day. You cannot pick and choose what you want to install.

    Eventually got to reboot, took a little while to sort itself out but seems OK.

    The more it settles down the lighter it seems to be - firewall passed GRC tests (as expected). Anti Spam is very good.
     

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    The nasty NAV calls slagent checked at Jottis
     

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    And at Virustotal
     

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    Been running this for a few hours now and I can say that it is even lighter than NAV 2005 (IMHO). I really like it.
     
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    Unfortunately, NIS still costs way too much for me :'(
     
  10. SDS909

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    Norton products scare me, but i've considered re-evaluating them in the future. Let us know how it works out. They always were too heavy, or too buggy for me to consider - and overpriced.
     
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    Hopefully this will be the time Symantec cleans up its act and really allows users to get the advantage of its already quite good scanning engine. Still, I'd give it a chance to mature, but this freely availible beta is certainly a step in the right direction :D
     
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    I thought there detection was rubbish? for viruses :eek:
     
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    You thought wrong .. :D :eek: :D :rolleyes:
     
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    No, I wouldn't call their detection rubbish at all. If such a huge majority of computer users run Symantec software, then of course the majority of infections will occur on machines running Symantec software. I think it's a fairly well established fact that their engine is quite good. It's their slow and clunky presentation of that engine that sucks. But as some people are reporting that this beta is significantly lighter on the system, I think that's a clear indication of an improvement.

    Let's just hope they make their GUI a little more responsive.
     
  15. I have been trying it out now for 3 days...

    Speed? Very good actually... Yes, at installation it did make MS AntiSpyWare Beta jump a bit, but once it settlled down it was fine (They all Jump!)

    Detection is SUPERB! Isn't NAV like 2 nd now behind KAV in the latest antivirus comparatives tests... ?

    Of course, the Antispyware works great too.. Very quick program, may I add..

    I think with this version Symantec may win back a lot of former customers...
    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
     
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    I have been trying it a day now.

    I have had Adware.WintaskAd on this machine for over a month.
    Just letting it hang around to see what happens.
    Dang now it is gone LOL

    Antispyware- no detection

    Spysweeper- detection but couldn't remove. tech support a month ago said oh this is a baddie and you can try booting into safe, run three sweeps , one right after the other and then if it is still there, send us a Highjackthis log.

    Escan- reported as Adware.WintaskAd but also said not a virus as you found.

    I am guessing the Norton haters will show up soon. They sure love Betanews site LOL

    As an addition, Yes Antispyware kicked at the install, so did Spysweeper & Regdefend. I spent a half hour clicking allows.

    A squared never detected it.

    Bruce
     
  17. SDS909

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    Its not the detection that sucks - its everything else about the product... The speed, the drag on system, the bugs, etc...

    Norton isn't a viable product for me until they shape up - big time. I couldn't stand 2003 and 2004 versions of it, and won't even bother to look at them again until I see a 100% improvement over the crap they were peddling before.
     
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    Well I only want the price of Norton to be cheaper, and the tech support to be better (not that its bad - but my personal experience was not too good).
     
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    I mean to say i heard it was rubbish i dunno never used it!! But sounds interesting this new one?..I thought..NIS missed alot of viruses? MD :rolleyes:
     
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