Norman Security version 6 Community Technical Preview available today

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  1. Chubb

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    Norman Security version 6 Community Technical Preview available today

    http://www.norman.com/Download/Beta_versions/36821/en

    "Norman Security (NSec) 6 is a suite of security products that will protect your computer against hackers, computer viruses and other malware. In addition to Norman Virus Control (NVC) and its well known Sandbox technology for proactive detection of malware, NSec 6 includes both a new Parental Control module and a brand new version of the Norman Personal Firewall.

    Norman Security 6 currently supports Windows 2000 (service pack 4 highly recommended) and Windows XP (service pack 2 recommended) only. Recommended hardware is at least PIII 500MHz with 256 MB RAM or more and at least 55 MB free disk space. Internet Explorer 5.x or 6 is required"

    x64 is currently not supported, but not sure if it will be supported in the final release. And there is no mention of new features in Norman Virus Control.
     
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    Makes me wonder if they enhanced Sandbox for On-Access detection. Current 5.80 is quiet crappy and often doesn't even detect malware with Sandbox (even though it gets detected when scanned On-Demand + Sandbox).
     
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    Not much about sandbox has been said in the release notes.

    Just wild guess. Since sandbox is their flagship, they should post exciting news about it in the new 6.0 preview, if there is anything new. But there is nothing exciting new. They only post information on parental control and some new features of the firewall. There was nothing new on spyware detection and the virus engine.
     
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    Norman Security 6 is still using engine version 5.90.23
     

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    sincerely I wouldn't go with it. :D
     
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    Installed today and beta license expires on 06 Jan 2008 :eek:
     

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    From the VM results, a fairly lightweight package so far :rolleyes:

    Let's hope this usage will decrease with the full version.
     
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    It seems Norman Security 6 is bit simple and neat (haven't tried if it is powerful) while McAfee Total Protection 10 (Consumer preview) is too complicated and confusing. :rolleyes:
     
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    Chubb, are you noticing any effects on system performance of this Suite?
     
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    I didn't check with the memory usage yet, but I don't feel any slow down with my Windows 2000 with SP4 with 1GB RAM. The speed with which other applications load is more or less the same. I will try to see if Norman 6 is compatible with other applications like ewido, A-Squared, SpySweeper, PG and CounterSpy some time later. :D
     
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    Internet Protection in Norman Virus Control
     

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    I would suggest that they remove that picture, which really frightened me :D , since that "no underwear" guy makes me uncomfortable when selecting the applications. :p :D

    They have wasted a lot of empty space by putting an unnecessary ugly picture there and making a small window for showing the program list. They can actually do it better.
     
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    he's even bald.. :eek: they certainly should remove it. :D
     
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    Memory usage on my Windows 2000. Norman 6 is very hungry, especially Parental Control!!!
     

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