Norton: return of a king?

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

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  1. acillatem

    acillatem Registered Member

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    That's exactly where I'm at with them.......still a bad taste in my mouth form that unbeliveable resource hog in 2006. About to take it from my in laws machine for the very same reason, so I haven't had enough of a break from them yet lol!
     
  2. Kerodo

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    I think you do need to evaluate a product on it's current capabilities and let go of past bad experiences if the current trend warrants it. How many of us here at Wilders will keep an AV for more than a year or two anyway? Some of us change every 6 months or less. If Symantec is good right now, that would seem good enough reason to use it (or any other product). So use it now, and re-evaluate yearly when subscriptions come due. If something is then better, move on.

    Bottom line, what matters most is how it works right now. That's my 2 cents on it anyway.... :thumb:
     
  3. Osaban

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    Hypothetically if someone asked me what do I think about Norton 2009, I would certainly reply that given the latest reviews (I trust Wilders' members judgment) it is good as it used to be in the early days.

    But other than that, I don't see why I should even be bothered to trial it myself when my current AV is IMO the best I ever had. Great for new customers, and as I already mentioned given their huge share of the world computers, globally the internet will benefit from it (let's not forget that it's not free, and they don't have a free version). They will have problems getting old customers back: I wouldn't use NAV even if they gave me a free life license.
     
  4. Page42

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    How about every six days or less? :) ;)

    For me it's the same as a criminal record. An individual may be living within the law at some given point in time, but if he committed a crime in the past, that record is always there and it is always taken into consideration by the authorities. You and I each have reputations that follow us in much the same way. The smaller the town, the more impact the reputation seems to have. It's the same for me with Symantec. It is impossible for me to ignore their record and their reputation, no matter how straight and narrow they might be at the moment. It works for me. :thumb:
     
  5. Page42

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    Agree. Totally. But we won't have to worry about that offer ever happening! :D
     
  6. Page42

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    Hey, no offense intended, and I certainly didn't say I thought you were stupid! I'm simply saying it doesn't make sense that Kaspersky, NOD 32, Avast, Avira, and a couple other AVs all missed "a bunch of high risk Trojans" that NAV subsequently found. I think everyone else here would have to agree with that. There has to be some other explanation. Implying that you are stupid was not a point I was trying to make. :)
     
  7. Kerodo

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    Ok, I will acknowledge your point of view on it. I have to admit I have a similar attitude about KAV. So I should be fair....

    And yes, I have been known to change AVs, Firewalls, and OS's on a weekly basis.... :)
     
  8. Page42

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    Thank you. I am definitely not saying that my POV is the right one. Heck no. I have just tried to explain why I feel like this about Symantec. ;)
     
  9. Osaban

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    Kerodo, I agree with your points about most products where performance had been an issue. I was an Eset user for a year, I liked the product, I still do. I stopped using it because I decided to run without an AV. Meanwhile I ran a test of another company AV, which offers a free version on my son's infected computer, and this free version found a lot of malware missed by Eset. To make a long story short I had evidence that Nod wasn't tops anymore (IMO).

    If in a year's time I get enough evidence that Eset is No 1 again, I'll have no qualms going back to Nod. Symantec is a different story: Too many people felt belittled by their corporate arrogance. I spent 120 $ with them, nothing worked, and I couldn't get anybody to help me (I was also a real beginner in computer security), phone calls were also charged. The frustration of not being able to do anything against the king, I believe has remained with many people, and it explains why so many old users cringe at the very mentioning of Symantec.

    Time will heal many wounds eventually. Let's see.
     
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  10. H47

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    Okay. But all I know is that my machine was acting up until NIS 2009 got rid of those Trojans that it found.

    Once the Trojans were deleted from the computer, it's running great.

    Perhaps it's because the updated virus definitions that Norton used.

    Because not all antivirus programs uses the same exact definitions at the exact same time.

    That is how I am figuring it.
     
  11. Onslaught3566

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    I have tried many antivirus software and I am not going to say Norton is king per say,but they do deserve credit for improvement.I use NIS 2009 at the moment,but I also scan with Malwarebytes and Superantispyware on demand.I also run Prevx edge along side NIS 2009 no problems.
     
  12. Dark Shadow

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    Unless it appears on Giveawayoftheday.:p
     
  13. Page42

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    Ah, but Osaban's comment was, "I wouldn't use NAV even if they gave me a free life license." :p
     
  14. romance520

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    My notebook has installed NIS 2009 for two years,So,in fact,I like it from the version updated to 2009,Smart for monitor,Low resource consume...

    How can I leave it...

    :D
     
  15. JosephB

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    How does everyone find the performance of the new Norton Antivirus 2009, in terms of:

    1. Is there any noticeable slowness when Web surfing ?

    2. Has it been effective for you in stopping drive by downloads and malicious web page scripts ?
     
  16. H47

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    1. None whatsoever.

    2. Yes. Very effective.
     
  17. clocks

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    1. No slowdown
    2. I would guess yes, but I do not surf many questionable sites.
     
  18. hex_614

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    norton 2009 is the best so far. nod32 is 2nd in my opinion.

    im using norton 2009 now.
     
  19. TrojanHunter

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    On the subject of Malicious Web page scripts, I would recommend Firefox with the No Script add-on as a preventative measure. With No script you can allow only the sites that you completely trust.
     
  20. GES/POR

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    Isnt Norton Antibot included in NAV or NIS?
     
  21. GES/POR

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    I trust no site yet i have to to re-enable java on most sites in order for them to work properly so its a no go for me.
     
  22. forumhound

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    Hi all,

    Can anybody please tell me, does NIS 2009 have an "interactive mode" for it's firewall, so that I can choose whether or not to allow an application access to the internet.

    Thanks
     
  23. ambient_88

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    Yes, it does. You'll have to turn off the automatic program control in the settings.
     
  24. Killtek

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    I was on the same boat, but I gave it a try and I'm very pleased with NIS 2009. Performance is great and I "feel" secure :) I personally think Avira Premium is the best all around product, but performance and a better firewall made me switch to Norton 2009 and I'm sticking with it!
     
  25. TrojanHunter

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    I read something somewhere that said the 2009 editions do not include Anti-bot. They use something called Sonar, but apparently it's not the same. Sonar claims to detect behaviours, so I'm guessing Anti-bot wouldn't be needed?
     
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