Norton: return of a king?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by WraithTDK, Nov 30, 2008.

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  1. larryb52

    larryb52 Registered Member

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    I own it but I rarely use it, I feel better behind Kiss or F_secure than Norton, I know av test numbers show me to be wrong but I know what protects my machine...
     
  2. Dark Shadow

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    I started Norton back in 1999-2000 and what sticks with me the most it was the most problematic software and just to think the next release would improve it got worse yr after yr with stink hole of support.Imo is was like running a infected pc just sucked the life out of a pc.besides update erros and crashing.However its a different product today after some nearly 9 yrs latter to liitle to late if you ask me.I do like the new product just not enough to use it and frankly I still do not trust it.
     
  3. deanmartin

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    H47, you can get Norton Internet Security 2009 or the AV cheap here. http://www.computersworth.com/category.cfm?cat=124&catname=Norton / Symantec
     
  4. H47

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  5. deanmartin

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    Good deal.
     
  6. H47

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    One question though deanmartin:

    What is an: Oem?

    (It says: Norton Internet Security 2009 Oem )
     
  7. deanmartin

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    NO support. but the product is the same. (Legitimately obtained OEM software generally does not come with user manuals or the original retail packaging, and technical support is usually provided by the hardware provider.)
     
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  8. H47

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    No support from Symantec?

    Oh, well. If something goes wrong I could always seek help from the tech experts on message forums.
     
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  10. doktornotor

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    Yeah, you won't get any support from MS for OEM Windows versions either.
     
  11. H47

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    My trial version of NIS 2009 expired a while ago. Would they let me download it again to enter in the registration code?

    (It's okay if they won't because 23 buck is still pretty cheap enough).
     
  12. clocks

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  13. H47

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    I need a firewall.
     
  14. The Hammer

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    I don't believe they will.
     
  15. Page42

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    You need to get back on topic. :)
     
  16. The Hammer

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    Use what you feel the most comfortable with.:cool:
     
  17. H47

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    I was responding to clock's post.

    Isn't responding to peoples posts allowed on this forum?
     
  18. clocks

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  19. BlueZannetti

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    Folks,

    Look, the thread is titled "Norton: return of a king?". It has a subject, it doesn't need another one such as "where can you save a few dollars on NAV" - which anyone with a modicum of search skills should be able to do on demand. Please stick to the topic. Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Blue
     
  20. Kerodo

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    The fact that they come pre-installed on most PCs will keep them in the #1 position... but it's great that they are working on and improving the product. That can't be a bad thing, no matter what other opinions one might have of them.
     
  21. H47

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    I gotta tell you how wonderful the Norton AntiVirus 2009 is. I just completed a full system scan and it found a bunch of high risk Trojans that other antivirus programs missed. :thumb:
     
  22. Page42

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    Which other AV's missed the high risk trojans?
     
  23. H47

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    * Kaspersky Internet Security 2009

    * NOD 32

    * PC Tools Internet Security 2009

    * Avast

    * Avira

    * Comodo Internet Security 3.5
     
  24. clocks

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    Wow. Sure they were not false positives?
     
  25. Page42

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    Are you testing all these on different boxes? Running them all at once on the same computer? Tell us more.
     
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