Norton 360 v3.0 released

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  1. Kerodo

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    Don't know if it's been mentioned, but Norton 360 v3 is out now. Free upgrade to v3 from v2, it will remove v2 and use existing subscription etc. I installed it last night and am amazed at the superior performance in this version. They have incorporated all the latest NAV/NIS 2009 technology into this plus more and it seems extremely light and fast with no impact on system performance. The install was also 1000% faster than prior versions, took less than 1 minute here. I am impressed. If you like the all-in-one suites and/or Symantec, then you will enjoy this latest update.
     
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    Got it - running very nice so far :) Far better IMO than the other competitor "MEGA" suites.
     
  3. Victek

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    How is Norton 360 v3.0 different from Norton Internet Security 2009? I know it has a backup feature - is there anything else?
     
  4. Kerodo

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    Here is their product comparison page:

    http://www.symantec.com/norton/products/charts/comparison.jsp?pcid=mp

    Looks pretty much the same as NIS except for the Backup and PC Tuneup features. 360 is perhaps a little more set and forget also.
     
  5. TechOutsider

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    It's just NIS09 w/ a yellow color scheme.

    And NIS09's menus cut and paste all over the place.
     
  6. CountryGuy

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    Not so, if you run 64 bit. Pretty much all of the functionality (such as SONAR, right click / context scanning) now work under Vista 64. Integrated backup and tuning are nice features as well, and don't produce any additional drag (noticable at least) compared to NIS2009.

    I think if you are running the 32 bit version and have a backup solution, you're right - Its not a huge difference. However, if you are running Vista 64 its a pretty big upgrade imho.
     
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    Trailing Norton 360:thumb:
    Up and running good quite impressed with it
     
  8. vijayind

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    I think the same have now been added in the NIS 2009 16.5.x version which was released recently.
    See this thread for info:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=235020
     
  9. raven211

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    Well, I wouldn't expect it either. v3 should incorporate the idle-detections found in NIS and NAV2009, which means the full-screen detection (and Silent-Mode) is included. With previous versions of N360 when testing it I'd SERIOUS problems with the idle-detection. Would start doing scans and tasks while playing heavy games! :mad: This was with both Beta versions and Final versions, and I reported it over and over, and they said it was fixed and would be fixed over and over (since it wasn't), and wasn't even in the final! No wonder N360 v2 got bashed by the users... When asking about idle-detection of NIS2009 vs N360v2, an employee said that they had the same technology! :blink: :gack: o_O :D - N360v3 clearly shows they don't.
     
  10. raven211

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    Just out of curiousity - is anything missing? :blink: o_O (referring to "Pretty much all")
     
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    Doubt it.
     
  12. raven211

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    Atleast I thought it didn't seem like it. :D
     
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    Interesting that they don't mention for example registry defragging which is a part of Norton Utilities (or more like PC Tools Registry Mechanic almost, but we all know why :D :)) - then they could sell that expensive piece of crap on their customers too. :p - Does anyone know if Norton Utilities registry defrag is using the proper method, that's defragmenting on boot so there is no risk of data-loss, non-functioning programs, or rearranging the desktop to name a few... From what I've seen so far, System Mechanic and Auslogics Registry Defrag are the only ones doing right, compared to respected programs like TuneUp Utilities (or more like previously respected...). Since I've been experiencing those serious problems with registry defragmention software not doing things properly, I can only trust those two right now, even if I obviously choose Auslogics first. :D
     
  14. CountryGuy

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    I don't think so, at least compared to NIS2009's AV features. I don't have a 32 bit box to check against, so I can't say with 100% certainty.
     
  15. Kerodo

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    I don't think so either. I would expect 360 v3 to now have all that NAV or NIS has, plus more, including any latest technologies.... it was just the last product to be updated.
     
  16. TechOutsider

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    Nope. Used it during beta tests, just NIS + backup/tuneup + SONAR on x64 (mentioned by a poster)
     
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    The updating has changed in v3 also, I see it contantly getting new updates, sometimes many times within an hour. Whatever is needed. Pretty nice. So far no issues.
     
  18. TechOutsider

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    Well the updating (LiveUpdate) changed from NIS/NAV 08 ==> NIS/NAV09 as well.
     
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    does this also incorporate the new ask toolbar and the added site checks?
     
  20. Kerodo

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    Yes, it does....
     
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  23. m00nbl00d

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    Can any one tell me if Norton 360 also relies on DNS Client being enabled?
     
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    360 is not as customizable as NIS 2009 in the scan/firewall department. I prefer NIS and it's Sonar feature updates every 5 to 10 minutes.

    Also 360 is heavier on resources than NIS.
     
  25. CountryGuy

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    Are you referring to v2 or v3? v3 Uses SONAR, and has those same updates. Resource utilization is extremely low.
     
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