norton suites

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by steve1955, Sep 29, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. steve1955

    steve1955 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Posts:
    1,384
    Location:
    Sunny(in my dreams)Manchester,England
    are there any tests anybody knows comparing nis 2011 to nis 2012 for overall protection and system hit?
     
  2. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Posts:
    5,121
    Location:
    USA
    Not that I'm aware of. I ran 2011 for about a year and now am using 2012. There's no noticeable increase or decrease in system performance. Feature wise it's very similar to 2011 so I feel it's about refinement and tweaking. What I'm saying is anecdotal of course. Are you debating upgrading Vs staying with 2011?
     
  3. varunit

    varunit Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    Posts:
    79
    When I upgraded from NIS 2011 to 2012, I observed the differences which were only done in GUI and nothing else improved or reduced. Maybe you should stick with the latest version 2012 because they might have fixed a few bugs and problems faced by users using 2011 :cool:
     
  4. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Posts:
    9,006
    upgraded sonar was a part of nis2012
     
  5. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Posts:
    5,121
    Location:
    USA
    They definitely made improvements in 2012, but the main reason for upgrading is NIS 2012 will continue to be improved while NIS 2011 will not. As a rule I would never keep an older version of a security product (I know, someone will probably come up with an exception, but generally this is true).
     
  6. steve1955

    steve1955 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Posts:
    1,384
    Location:
    Sunny(in my dreams)Manchester,England
    from experience:-never upgrade to latest version of Kaspersky till after a few critical fixes!
     
  7. sm1

    sm1 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2011
    Posts:
    520
    There are fixes already (a.b.c.d.e):)
     
  8. Victek

    Victek Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Posts:
    5,121
    Location:
    USA
    Good point! There's something to be said for not upgrading the same day a new product is released :D There are usually a few updates to smooth out issues that got past the beta test. NIS 2012 has already had a couple of significant updates.
     
  9. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Posts:
    1,115
    NIS 2012 had some updates, all irrelevant, I still had several problems with it. :(
     
  10. steve1955

    steve1955 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Posts:
    1,384
    Location:
    Sunny(in my dreams)Manchester,England
    I tried it when it 1st was released and found 2011 faster and just better overall,wondered if updates had put right some of issues I had,mainly speed of other apps opening with it installed,and why by default does it use "smart definitions":-2011 never did and that didn't suffer slow boot like they suggest 2012 will not using them?
     
  11. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Posts:
    4,045
    Location:
    USA
    Agreed. Norton has had two builds since release, currently 19.1.1.3. It will probably take 1 more good update before some of the outstanding bugs are fixed. Nothing I have encountered is major though. Certainly not enough to stop me from using it or to make me go back to 2011.
     
  12. steve1955

    steve1955 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2004
    Posts:
    1,384
    Location:
    Sunny(in my dreams)Manchester,England
    when was latest build released?
     
  13. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2008
    Posts:
    4,045
    Location:
    USA
  14. malexous

    malexous Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2010
    Posts:
    828
    Location:
    Ireland
    Do you mean two builds excluding the first released build or including the first released build?
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.