Norton Antivirus 2006 Public Beta

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by backfolder, Jul 27, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. backfolder

    backfolder Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Posts:
    72
    Location:
    Spain
  2. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    9,455
    After answering all Symantec's questions with "I don't know" and
    giving them my favorite email-address : "phone@home.et"
    I downloaded the installation file. So far so good.

    Installing NAV2006b made me a bit angry.
    I had to REMOVE my "AVG Free" and even my firewall "ZoneAlarm Free".
    So I cancelled the installation and couldn't enjoy NAV2006b.
    Once again, I'm very disappointed in Symantec.
     
  3. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    4,010
    Location:
    Christchurch, UK
    You should not blame Symantec for this.

    When testing/installing other AntiVirus/Firewall programs it is good advice to uninstall the present resident AV and FW and not to simply disable them ;)
    There is then less chance of possible conflicts.

    The only exception is when you are simply installing an AV as a backup on-demand scanner and even then particular combinations may still not work.
     
  4. RejZoR

    RejZoR Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2004
    Posts:
    6,426
  5. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2002
    Posts:
    4,451
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    This is especially true when you are beta testing as you need to rule out as many possible conflicts as possible. Betas can have enough bugs without having similar programs installed to conflict with.....
     
  6. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    9,455
    Blackcat,
    A while ago, I installed/ran/uninstalled NOD32 Trial and KAV Beta and both didn't say anything about my AVG Free and ZoneAlarm Free during the installation and I ran both without any troubles.

    I understand that NAV2006b wants me to remove AVG Free, because they are both AV scanners, but ZoneAlarm Free is a pure firewall without AV scanner. So what's the problem ?

    Well it doesn't matter, I just wanted to see if NAV2006b was able to find a threat on my computer.
    I'm not planning to buy this expensive software anyway.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2005
    Posts:
    9,455
    OK. I agree with that, but will that change when the final version of NAV2006 is out. I don't think so.
     
  8. puff-m-d

    puff-m-d Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2002
    Posts:
    4,451
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    I don't understand that one either. It would be nice to know their reasoning behind having to uninstall your firewall to install an AV :rolleyes: ...
     
  9. Brian N

    Brian N Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Posts:
    2,148
    Location:
    Denmark
    Ah I still have my 2001 version laying around somewhere. Those were the good days :p
     
  10. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2005
    Posts:
    2,345
    Location:
    Along the Shorelines somewhere in New England
    So what's the memory footprint of all the combined processes up to now?
     
  11. chaos16

    chaos16 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Posts:
    1,004
    wat are the new featureso_O
     
  12. Stephan123

    Stephan123 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Posts:
    135
    Location:
    The netherlands
    Home page protection and there is a sort of a firewall in NAV2006
     
  13. zcv

    zcv Registered Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Posts:
    355
    Same is true of NAV2005 - Internet Worm Protection.

    Regards - Charles
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.