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Windows 7: Norton Anti virus 2011

17 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 8 Pro
 
 
Norton Anti virus 2011

Well my close friend purchased Norton anti virus 2011 with one year subscription for 3 users.He offered to give me 1 license.I have read lots of negative comments and reviews about Norton 2011 suite.My question is should i go for it or not??

Btw currently i have MSE and avast installed on my laptop.

Thanks in advance

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17 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

I personally always use Norton, Others will say, no, comes down you, if you use or not.
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17 Jun 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Norton had some problems a few years ago and people didn't feel comfortable using it. Many people now say those problems have been addressed and Norton is excellent. You could always try Norton and see how you like it. If it's not for you, you could go back to MSE or try some other security product. I'd caution about running two products at the same time, however. If both are running real time scans at the same time they could conflict with each other. This could result in system slow downs or even crashes.
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17 Jun 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dreamer View Post
Well my close friend purchased Norton anti virus 2011 with one year subscription for 3 users.He offered to give me 1 license.I have read lots of negative comments and reviews about Norton 2011 suite.My question is should i go for it or not??

Btw currently i have MSE and avast installed on my laptop.

Thanks in advance
YOU SHOULD NOT RUN 2 MALWARE APPS AT THE SAME TIME.

If you want to run Norton (and I wouldnt) you should remove both of the others.


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17 Jun 2011   #5

Windows7 Home premium X64
 
 

I think Norton is best in terms of protection i accept that it requires system memory more than other but if you'r PC is good enough (at least 1GB ram) i recommend Norton....
Personal experience...
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17 Jun 2011   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

NIS2011 is the ultimate. I would not tolerate any other AV program on my production systems. I used MSE on some minor systems and caught some nasties.

Before you install NIS, make sure you uninstall the others properly with the corresponding uninstallers. AV Uninstallers
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17 Jun 2011   #7

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

I think NIS2011 is great if you do online banking or download regularly as it has some good features - Please bear in mind that Norton is quite a resourceful Antivirus and Even my system performance was impacted when I installed it


If you just want an Antivirus in the background and you do not do online banking then MSE is a great AV

warning   Warning
MSE Provides BASIC Protection only! Norton has more advanced Protection


Josh
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17 Jun 2011   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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Even my system performance was impacted when I installed it
Hmm, I never noticed any of that. CPUs are: 2.5GHz AMD duo core, Q6600, and i7. All have SSDs.
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17 Jun 2011   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Sorry let me rephrase

NIS2011 Used more RAM on my System then MSE did

Josh
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17 Jun 2011   #10
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I like Norton NIS2011 and am prepared to pay for it.
But look out this topic is more sensitive than religion and politics. Both are correctly banned from discussion.
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