Norton AntiVirus 2003 Beta Version for Windows 98/2000/Millennium/XP

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Technodrome, Jul 6, 2002.

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  1. Technodrome

    Technodrome Security Expert

    Feb 13, 2002
    New York
    "We are very pleased to make the beta version of Norton AntiVirus 2003 for Windows 98/2000/Millennium/XP available for download. Norton AntiVirus 2003 is the best, most reliable and easy to use antivirus program in the world.
    Many new improvements and new features have been added to Norton AntiVirus 2003. We are very interested in your feedback on this product. We will give away 50 FREE copies of Norton AntiVirus 2003 to the first 50 beta users that submit undocumented bugs. Winners will be notified via e-mail.

    Symantec does not provide Technical Support on beta version software products. However, we would appreciate your feedback, which can be sent via e-mail to In order to qualify for one of the free versions of Norton AntiVirus 2003, please be sure to include your complete mailing information in your e-mail message".


    Its only 34.5 MB. ;)

  2. Tinribs

    Tinribs Registered Member

    Mar 14, 2002
    I'll take 3!
  3. controler

    controler Guest

    Now isn't this strange. To beta test at one time you needed a username and password to access their FTP server.
    I hope it works out for them :)

    The times they are a changing
  4. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Security Expert

    Feb 9, 2002
    The Netherlands
    There's a thread going at DSL reports:,3767117~root=security,1~mode=flat

    Rumor has it that it doesn't go well with Zonealarm, and Symantec advises to get rid of it... :rolleyes:

    I guess Peter wants you to buy his firewall instead... :D

    I must say, that, although I still have NAV installed, as it used to come with my former installation of NIS, I'm slowly getting disenchanted with the product.

    Very happy with Nod32, and, if I should ever require a second opinion, I'm ever more inclined to go for Dr. Web.
  5. controler

    controler Guest

    Taken from readme file

    "Zone Alarm incompatibility issue
    You may encounter problems using Norton AntiVirus with
    Zone Alarm installed on your system. We recommend
    updating your version of Zone Alarm or uninstalling it
    when using Norton AntiVirus.

    Network Associates PGP compatibility issue
    Network Associate's PGP encrypts the boot record,
    preventing Norton AntiVirus from scanning them for
  6. fatpizzaman

    fatpizzaman Registered Member

    Feb 27, 2002
    I dont think NAV2003 holds much of a difference over NAV2002 at all. Besides maybe the MSN/AIM/YAHOO Mess feature, there is nothing else thats difference. I don't think they bothered to look at their scanning engine or even change the code!
  7. controler

    controler Guest

    Either you guys and gals are running very slow machines or you are used to getting a full scan in 5 min in stead of the 15 Norton takes

    UNICRON Technical Expert

    Feb 14, 2002
    Nanaimo BC Canada
    Just to get an idea Controler, try the demo of NOD32 . Do a full scan with each (same settings: either default of everything on full) and post the results. Scan speed is of no use if it misses stuff, but usefull if the rest of the prog is competent.
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