Norton 2009 Beta

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by s4u, Jul 15, 2008.

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  1. eBBox

    eBBox Registered Member

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    Im glad i know a lot people injoying thier products. But we got it now, you really dont like the Symantec company - thats your decision and opinion, everyone is allowed to have that :thumb: But would you please be so kind and let the Norton beta testers descuss the 09 products. We know now that you dont like it, but please.. let us who dont hate Symantec have peacefully conversations about the product we test. That really shouldnt be so difficult :rolleyes: And again... Yes we know you dont like Symantec. Got it!
     
  2. larryb52

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    you are obviously not pleased but give facts not opinion, Opinions based on facts are possibly to be viewed as more repected. To be honest my earlier reply was tongue in cheek as it's obvious you dislike Norton & in all honesty that's fine I respect that. You just sorta use way too many words to just say "I don't like Norton" to bash away in the manner you have , well, it's sorta over kill. We got your point & you did that in 17 posts, wellcome to Wilders...
     
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  3. iwod

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    i am pretty sure the underlying code and engine are pretty much the same for both cooperate and consumer version.

    Previously i had always maintain Symantec AV is better then Norton AV. Now it seems is the other way around.

    I tried the Norton 09, core is good... i dislike its GUI ><
     
  4. Bunkhouse Buck

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    I continue to beta test NIS 2009 and it is fast and light. As light on my box as any AV and/or suite I have tested- and I have tested most. If the proactive detection is good and improved, this is a real winner.
     
  5. jmonge

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    if one decided to test the beta version of norton ?how long can we use the beta version for or is it until final released?thanks in advance.
     
  6. ambient_88

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    If I remember correctly, you will be able to test it until fall (around Sept.-Oct.), which is the timeframe for the final release.
     
  7. Bunkhouse Buck

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    I think that is correct. It is very polished at this point, with few bugs that I can detect. You can also visit the Symantec forum for updates on beta programs as well as others.

    http://community.norton.com/norton/
     
  8. jmonge

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    thanks.:thumb:
     
  9. jmonge

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    is it fast?
     
  10. ambient_88

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    Why don't you try it for yourself? But to answer your question, it is indeed fast and light on system resources. More so than ESET NOD32 and other AV's I have tested.
     
  11. jmonge

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    i am trying it and it is flying like a bird:D :thumb:
     
  12. PnP

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    tested from now.. so far too quickly for norton program.. very good..
     
  13. Sportscubs1272

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    How often does it update new definitions? The old Norton was lucky to update once or twice a week.
     
  14. JasSolo

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    It's updating all the time. Try it out and you'll se. For the once or twice a week, you're referring to, you have to go many years back. In the "new" versions it's at least once a day.


    Cheers
     
  15. CountryGuy

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    As mentioned before, my only concern / hope is with its 64 bit integration. NIS2008 still has a lot of issues in this area, and the fact that my questions on the Norton forum seem to be going unanswered scares me a bit.

    If I had an extra PC at home, I'd love to take it for a spin... I have Virtual PC configured, but not sure if that's an acceptable test environment for them or no...
     
  16. midway40

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    I posted my concerns about the 64 Bit version a few weeks ago. I don't understand the lack of a right click scan myself when other 64 bit AVs I have tried had it.
     
  17. ambient_88

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    There's a new feature in NAV/NIS 2009 called "Pulse Update." It will stream definitions to the program as soon as they become available. Most of the time, new definitions come in every 10 minutes (of course it varies).
     
  18. Zombini

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    What wouldn't I give for an ignore button. doktornotor obviously doesn't have a clue about the Norton line of product.. VERRRRY different from the Symantec corporate line of products.

    IGNORE.. CLICK.
     
  19. lodore

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    i think the idea of pulse update is a good idea.
    i think all av companies should use that idea.
    no more out of date av sigs unless the license expries.
     
  20. emperordarius

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    Indeed. But there is still a risk of releasing a wrong update, and end up with terrible false positives like the supposed Explorer.exe worm...
     
  21. ambient_88

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    Streaming updates is still better than multiple daily/hourly updates, IMO. If an update goes wrong, they can distribute it as soon as they fix it.
     
  22. doktornotor

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    Eh, no... they aren't very different, they've been the exact same type of buggy bloatware so far... even have been using the same engine for years. As for the "quality" of their consumer-aimed stuff, it's nicely illustrated here. o_O :thumbd:
     
  23. emperordarius

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    I had bad experiences myself with Norton. But this topic is about v 2009, which looks promising. We'll wait and see..
     
  24. larryb52

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    I have been on the best team & I don't see it as everyone else does. IMHO this is the worst version yet. It gave me a 1st for norton a false positive that auto removed the file inquestion rather than ask. Also the Phishing feature keeps giving me an error & updates are not what one expects from a big named company. All it says is 'last up date 12 minutes ago'. My question is what date?, today?, yesterday ?, it's nice to get the last time it updated but its nicer to know what day that update was from. This product needs some work , FWIW I'm testing the suite...
     
  25. ambient_88

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    It shouldn't automatically remove anything, unless you changed the settings. As for the update, "12 minutes" means just that. The latest definition you have was downloaded 12 minutes ago.

    Also, you have to understand that this is a beta. Bugs are going to be there.
     
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