Norton Antivirus 2009 Gaming Edition

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  1. lu_chin

    lu_chin Registered Member

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    Anyone has more info on this? The only thing I read about it is that it uses up to 80% less memory when comparing with other antivirus program. But I also read on this forum that Norton 2009 products are already light on system resources so it just seems that a normal NAV 2009 may already use the same amount of RAM as this new flavor.
     
  2. RejZoR

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    So, what's next? Norton Antivirus 2009 Flower Power Edition?
     
  3. EliteKiller

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    The same people who will purchase it also buy Music CDR's. ;)
     
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    May be they will use a less fancy interface? Therefore consumer less memory?

    If they dicided to give NAV 09 with different setting for gamers i will be disappointed.
     
  6. ambient_88

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    As far as I know, it will be the same as the regular version of NAV 2009. They only added a couple of tweaks specifically related to gaming.
     
  7. Firecat

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    How about a RejZoR edition with extreme polymorphic sheep GUI? :D

    (just kidding) :)

    Well, personally I feel such so-called "gamer friendly" features should be exposed in all of the product line and not just a few gamer specific products. In the end I would still prefer more active protection over a 2 fps drop. Somehow this year has become the catalyst for companies to start mega-marketing their products to the masses.......
     
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    This appears to be a marketing gimmick. The regular Norton 09 is already super light. Not sure this product is needed.
     
  9. ambient_88

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    I have to agree with you.
     
  10. Michael York

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    Hi lu_chin,

    This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team

    Symantec is releasing a "Gaming Edition" of Norton AntiVirus 2009 shortly. You can find out more information on the Norton Forums at the following location.

    Information about the Norton AntiVirus 2009 gaming edition]

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  11. zfactor

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    wow awesome to have a symantec support person here! hope you stick around to help out if needed with the 2009 lineup. i would have never even thought id have nortons on my system through the last few versions but 2009 has totally changed that for you guys. great work
     
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    Mike and Hi lu_chin, sorry for butting in.

    Mike will Norton 09 run with comodo and can you turn off the NAV firewall. Seem to remember there was one that the firewall could not be turned off
     
  13. lu_chin

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    Thanks Mike for the link.

    Cheers.
    Lu Chin

     
  14. WigglyTheGreat

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    Seems like a gimmick to me too. Yet some people still turn off their security software while gaming thinking it will yield better game performance. But the last two computers I did a clean install on I ran some benchmarks and the scores were identical before and after installing my security software.
     
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    looks like the GUI got torn and raped...
     
  17. vijayind

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    +1 :thumb:
    That GUI is seriously UGLY !!!
     
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    ROTFLMAO... :D :eek:

    This is 110% redundant "product"... Could do the same with a single checkbox/right-click option on tray icon for some gaming mode instead of such marketing gimmicks. LOL, gaming edition.
     
  19. stratoc

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    what idiot thought this one up? i was thinking may try norton when my current subscription runs out as it looks lighter. releasing a 'gaming edition' (a lot of pc's play games) is like saying "fastest av on the market, but if slows your games try the gaming edition." shot in da foot i fear!
     
  20. Rain_Train

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    Umm, have any of you guys actually tried the product? Maybe it is lighter than the other 2009 versions (if that's possible!). Besides, it might be good marketing, considering how other security vendors – BitDefender, ZoneAlarm, and Avira – are doing it.

    So I suppose it might not be an idiot move from the standpoint of Symantec, but I can't be too sure; it might do what it says it can do ;) !
     
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    PR is one of the most lucrative fields in life I guess, especially when one can get away with stuff like this.......:rolleyes:
     
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    Nevermind, I found the trial. I like the functionality and the lack of slowdown while gaming. I find the UI slightly insulting; just because I game doesn't mean I want my programs to look like rejected art from a grunge convention. I'd like to have the option to use the original UI instead of this monstrosity.
     
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    Haha this is funny, I did test NIS2009 for about a week and very impressed, This wouldbe the product id reccomend to people who don't want a hassle.
    I thought Symantec was seriously looking into stepping up the paces with new technology.. But.. It's still the same, all about the money.

    They should simply just have a switch pannel to turn on gamming mode in the main NAV\NIS 2009.
     
  25. Ade 1

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    I agree. Seems the only things that are different are the GUI and the fact you can disable certain security items (e.g. updates, realtime protection) when you run games - although why you would want to do such a thing is beyond me particularly if you're playing online.
     
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