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Windows 7: just installed norton. any good?

23 Apr 2012   #31
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Peter Norton

Ditto on what Sibbil wrote.

As to the cost of NIS 2012. It can be had free, I have caught it twice. Last time at New Egg for 39.95 with a mail in rebate of 39.95. You have to watch for the deals while your subscription is still valid. Then when it is time to renew you just enter your key.


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23 Apr 2012   #32
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Comcast does offer a free version to it's customers. It's called Norton 360 or something. My dad has Comcast and he gets this free of charge for being a Comcast customer.
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23 Apr 2012   #33
irbullet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Comcast does offer a free version to it's customers. It's called Norton 360 or something. My dad has Comcast and he gets this free of charge for being a Comcast customer.
mines called norton security suite
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24 Apr 2012   #34
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

i dont know how good mcAffee is now but sky give it away with their broadband. i used to use avast 6 free and was really happy with that. i liked the auto sandbox it has but i eventually switched to nod32 which i think i will end up sticking with. ive been using it about a year n never had a problem. i recieved a full liscence of kespersky with my new board but am sticking with nod
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25 Apr 2012   #35
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Another holy war. There are as many opinions as sand grains on a beach.

IMHO (and for what it costs)



STRICTLY from a stability (BSOD) perspective, Norton (even the current versions) is in the top 3 offenders.

I was a long time Norton fan until it started becoming bloated and started causing BSOD's.

Any malware app can cause BSOD's but Norton does so more frequently than most.

For a lightweight (and free) malware application the current wisdom is Microsoft Security essentials.


Disclaimer::
I dont use it.


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25 Apr 2012   #36
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Ken, you must have some other problem in your system. I run NIS on 3 systems since years and I never had a BSOD ever. And I really don't know where the bloated part comes from. It uses hardly any RAM or CPU, does all the scans at idle time. What else can you expect.

With MSE on one of my systems I caught 2 viruses within 1 week.
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25 Apr 2012   #37
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I've never had any problems with Norton either. No BSOD ever.
I'm using Norton AntiVirus only.

My subscription runs out in 17 days, but I've got a plan.


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25 Apr 2012   #38
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Ken, you must have some other problem in your system. I run NIS on 3 systems since years and I never had a BSOD ever. And I really don't know where the bloated part comes from. It uses hardly any RAM or CPU, does all the scans at idle time. What else can you expect.

With MSE on one of my systems I caught 2 viruses within 1 week.

Wolfgang

I dont BSOD. Had one on vista years ago but none since. I did say this was another mac vs pc, Amd vs nvidia, best malware, holy wars.

I base my opinion and it is only my opinion (as yours is yours) from having done thousands of freezing, Bsod'ing analysis.

We will have to be content with dis-agreeing here for I have seen far too many Norton related to do anything other than not recommend it.

As I said I dont use MSE specifically for the same reason you dont, but Norton in my view is fairly open and shut.

I dont often voice my opinion in public because it is mine.

Just trying to call them as I see them here.

Does that mean the honeymoon is over?
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25 Apr 2012   #39
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Norton and Symantec

I was an avid fan of Peter Norton prior to Win 3.1 and then Symantec bought him out and it went to garbage. About a year ago I decided to give NIS 2011 a try. It worked great. Now on 2012 and still truckin'. I feel guilty. I have had zero trouble from it. Just today it shut a site off that was trying to redirect or something.

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25 Apr 2012   #40
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Fair enough Ken. If you found Norton at fault for a lot of BSODs, I take that as input. I can only talk from my own experience.

I don't touch those BSOD threads. I am too old to wade thru the dumps. Have done that long enough in the past - and all that in hexadecimal. One needs a lot of patience for that. I admire you for taking the time.
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