Norton AntiVirus Gaming Edition

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Anth-Unit, Jan 2, 2009.

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  1. Anth-Unit

    Anth-Unit Registered Member

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    So, I'm playing around with Norton AntiVirus Gaming Edition and it says that it provides "protection for up to 3 PCs per household" whereas the regular 2009 only protects 1 computer. Is there any significant difference feature wise between this and the regular NAV 2009? The only difference listed on the Symantec website was the regular version having "OS and application protection."

    The three license thing is really ideal because most of my family members anti-virus programs are running out, and while they're not gamers as long there isn't a huge compromise in protection capabilities I cant really see a reason not to get the gaming edition rather than the regular anti-virus.
     
  2. GES/POR

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    Its hard to imagine it would run 24/7 in game mode, my guess auto detect full screen app auto enables game mode temporarily putting security to a minimum for performence sake so if any of this is correct i think u got a good deal for your family :thumb:
     
  3. TechOutsider

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    The regular 2009 edition usually ... comes in 3 PC protection. Read the fine print again.

    Some differences betwen NAV09 and NAV_GE09 is that NAV adds less than 1 second to boot time, compared to NAV09's 6 seconds.

    In the NAV_GE and NAV, there are options to disable components of the security suite without it warning you about reduced system protection.

    However, in the GE, there is a one-click configurable button which instantly disables certain components of the suite, dubbed Gamer Mode. Gamer Mode is also automatically enabled in full screen mode. Gamer Mode is comparable to the Silent Mode found in NAV. Silent Mode suspends alerts, updates, and background tasks; while Gamer Mode can suspend various components completely, such as updating, AntiVirus ... not recommended, Advanced Protection, and Intrusion Prevention.

    Information retrieved from Norton AntiVirus's wikipedia article ... I complied the Gaming Edition section.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_AntiVirus

    ----------------- Bottom Line -----------------

    Gaming Edition simplifies, keyword, simplifies ... configuration and setup before an online battle. You can do the same with the regular edition.

    However, the 3 PC protection for 1 year is a great value, compared to the 1 PC for 1 year. If you purchase now, you will be able to upgrade to the 2010 version free ... you are entitled to upgrade to the latest program builds/updates throughout your subscription period. NAV09 was released in August 2008; NAV10 will be released in August 2009; if you purchase now you can try NAV10 for a couple months ... and maybe decide to extend your subscription.

    And watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xwXreYp0To
     
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  4. Anth-Unit

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    I was going by this where it says "1 Year Protection for 1 PC." Both the gaming edition and the regular NAV 2009 are the same price so this looks like a much better deal.
     
  5. TechOutsider

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    Try looking in your local computer stores.
     
  6. yeuxbleus

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    Can a product key for the regular edition be applied to the Gaming Edition?
     
  7. TechOutsider

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    Try asking that at the Norton forums ... where I was banned =\
     
  8. The Hammer

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    For asking that?:rolleyes:
     
  9. TechOutsider

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    Answer found ...

    I used Gaming Edition for a while, along with NIS and NAV and N360. Anyone of those and your a winner =)
     

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  10. yeuxbleus

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    Thanks. Like The Hammer eluded, I hope you weren't banned for asking that.

    Could someone please provide a link to the Norton forums? Thanks in advance.

    Edit: Never mind...I found it...Thanks
     
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  11. TechOutsider

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    I was banned for discussing illegal things.
     
  12. TechOutsider

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    They gave me a second chance and again I was banned ... for "excessive user complaints"
     
  13. Bunkhouse Buck

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    I have not been "banned", but they have sent me private emails to tell me to "cool it" and they had numerous employees (I suspect) that were posing as users telling me I was full of bs. All of this because I have pointed out that NIS 2009 had (and still does have) a problem with updates not working properly. They denied it at first, and then as swarms of users agreed with me, they admitted the problem and then issued a "fix" which still does not work on my machine.

    They don't like anything but rah-rah for the most part. :thumbd:
     
  14. firzen771

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    well if your paying for their product, putting food on their tables, then they should provide the service u deserve not false statements until they get swarmed with requests.
     
  15. TechOutsider

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    Well I was kind of out there .... and I had recieved two warnings already, so my ban was justifiable. They gave me a second chance, but I blew it.

    As for telling me to "cool it", they never did ... I did start many conterversial threads, and they've been pretty cool with me, until I violated the Terms the second time.

    They don't mind complaints, however some users seem to be aggravated and tell me to switch or build my own AV ... and one of the "gurus" "kudos'd" the message ... whato_O

    http://community.norton.com/norton/...dback&message.id=25173&query.id=874657#M25173
    http://community.norton.com/t5/foru...ck/message-id/25137/tab-name/all-users/page/1
     
  16. GES/POR

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    Its disturbing how ppl think when Avira or Symantec doesnt flag anythingh therefore the file is judged as clean, also virustotal results are misleading---) is file isnt flagged by any av it doesnt mean its clean. Theres plenty of bogies out there that are undetected by av's nomather how good their heuristics are. I wish -ppl would come of the simplistic and ignorent thinking.
     
  17. TechOutsider

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    Diesel is just annoyed with me; I changed from N360 -> NIS -> NAV -> NAV_GE ... he said I change products like a girl changes clothes ... and wondered how I used them all ... because you only get 15 day trial periods ... and I finally said that I DID NOT USE CRACKS/KEYGENS and that was the second time so I was banned ...
     
  18. Zetelo

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    Nobody uses Norton products without knowing Katy Perry.
    It is not allowed to change Norton products.
    Don't be smart.
    Those, who do not have any experiences with Norton Cracks/Serials/Keygens do not deserve Norton Products.

    :D
     
  19. Zeena

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    Hi :)


    They don't like me at the Norton Forum either :D

    Why?
    Because...
    I Speak My Mind About - NIS 09

    They don't like people that point out all the .. NIS 09 - Problems & Bugs :thumbd:

    They've got a couple of Rottweilers on the Forum Door... Waiting to pull people like me apart :mad:

    The Symantec Staff Never Help Me :'(
    Or.. Answer any of my questions :mad:

    However!
    The other day..
    When I posted about - Shockwave 11 and the Norton Security Scanner
    They soon noticed me then :cautious:
    They Moved The Post!
     
  20. TechOutsider

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    Well

    A) You must be talking about Dieselman ...
    B) Security Scanner falls under "Other Norton Products"
     
  21. iwod

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    The Problem is ....... Gaming Edition is Ultra ugly.....
     
  22. Zeena

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    Hi TechOutsider :)


    I'm not saying they shouldn't have moved my post.

    I'm Just Saying...

    Funny how they managed to notice that post so fast.
    Yet! ... They never seem to notice my posts asking for help :(
    e.g.
    1/ When I had a problem with - Scheduled Scans
    2/ The other day when NIS 09 detected a Virus ... That I think was a - FP :doubt:
     
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  23. TechOutsider

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    Well Gaming Ed. has all the regular skins + transparancy + the Gaming Ed. Screen ... one mod said that the GUI would be sweeet ...
     
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