Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by s4u, Jul 15, 2008.
For the interested ones.
First line looks especially interesting. Good to see they're aiming at performance now...
It's very light and really installs in few minutes. I am interesting how effective is NIS09 proactive protecion...
I stated many times that NIS 2008 was a vast improvement over prior versions. That said, the proactive detection in NIS 2008 is mediocre, and not top notch. If that changes, this new version my be a big winner. If not...
In last test av-comparatives i remember there was test of NIS09 proactive detection and it scored 41% and it was only prewiew of symantec's improved techlonogy.. very interesting what we have today...
This looks very promising.
Will get testing ASAP.
I just installed NIS 2009 and it is very light and uses less memory. Install time was about 1/10th the time of prior versions. Boot time (unfortunately) is about the same- but not as bad as some security suites. Pages load a little faster. If heuristics can hit 40% or more, this is a winner.
ok tryed it.
installation was fast. no reboot needed.
didnt like the fact i couldnt cancel the create norton account wizard so i inputed some random stuff.
it has a scan to white list known processes to speed up scanning.
live update is only avalible in the program. not in control panel. live update was quicker than nis2007/2008
i thought i would reboot to see if it impacted boot time.
the only option i changed was load quicker. the green windows vista loading bar just kept going round and round for about around 5 mins. so i pressed the reset button tryed to restore image but on reboot got stuck on loading bar again. so restored from paragon recovery cd.
as with any beta DONOT TEST UNLESS YOU HAVE AN IMAGE that you know will restore. and the imaging recovery cd.
Does the removal tool come with it?
Not seen any removal tool and I just tried uninstalling it, but gave after 1% an error and that was it......man oh man......... removing everything was dramatic and no good for me. It's amazing how much stuff is knitted into Windows........it really scares me!!!
Tried the program for a few hours and felt good! But it should be removed just as easy as it is installed.
No, but you can try the 2008 removal tool. I ran it, and hard to say if anything was removed- but, I think remnants were removed, as CCleaner and RegCleaner did not detect anything left behind as usual. Perhaps the uninstall is working as it should and removes all traces. There were a couple files left over- one that pertains to your Norton Account even though the uninstaller claimed that info was being removed.
Ok program, but back to Avira's better heuristics.
a helpfull link for the beta forum
Can some one post screen shot ?
Some Screenshot would be nice
Btw does anyone here know when the norton 360 v3 beta is starting?
So no integrated Norton AntiBot it seems....
A nice article I found on Ars Technica about the upcoming NIS and NAV 2009.
Some highlighted quotes I found to be interesting:
The new "Norton Insight" technology sounds very promising, I wonder how they will tell the difference between a genuine Windows system file and an infected version of it that has spread amongst millions of people. Also the more frequent definitions updates will be very welcome.
screenshot for you curious types:
Not sure I like the transparent UI....hope it can be turned off somewhere.
Didn't take very long to get a very nice zlob infection. SONAR does pick up bits and pieces but the infection is still most definitely there due to the annoying fake alerts and new toolbars/attempted installs of virusheat et al.
They should focus on proactive protection and blocking more...SONAR is nice, but not nice enough for me
I am satisfated, I think it's top product..
I'm not.....I can't boot after installation...Hangs in first boot screen, the one with the bar running. Tried twice now, same s***. had to uninstall in safe mode both times. Running Vista Ultimate 32 bit. Come again, Symantec!
It's a beta... I had my test computer trashed by betas of Bitdefender and F-Secure in the last few months. It's to be expected.
I know that. What I meant was better luck with beta 2 or RC1 or whatever version comes next.
i had the same issue.
before i rebooted it did work well thou.
still very nortonish
no problem here, absolutely...
Vista SP1 x32
I find the "settings" screens a bit amateurish for a company like Symantec, surely they can make this look more appealing.
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