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Windows 7: Is Norton Internet Security 2009 compatible?


29 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Is Norton Internet Security 2009 compatible?

I need to know so when windows 7 arrives, I can take care of what needs to be taken care of when it comes down to anitvirus.

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29 Aug 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wii Master 64 View Post
I need to know so when windows 7 arrives, I can take care of what needs to be taken care of when it comes down to anitvirus.
Depends on who you ask. Seems to be split 50/50. Im not a fan. I just tried it again after many years and it lasted less than a day on my machine

Ken
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29 Aug 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes its compatible, but thats all im going to say...
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29 Aug 2009   #4

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

It's not compatible yet!

I know, I own a 3 user license and the Heuristic driver fails under Windows 7.
On Vista it works perfectly.

Symantec promised to fix it when Windows 7 is released.

I wrote them a mail to tell them I find that very disappointing, since a lot of people already have the final through technet.
No response yet.

I do think 2009 version is brilliant.

Did a test with NOD32 yesterday.
What a horrible AV.
You can read my findings here:
Norton 2009 products now work with windows 7!

Greetz
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29 Aug 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Michel

Norton is still in beta. Wait till they roll out the production version

K
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29 Aug 2009   #6

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Michel

Norton is still in beta. Wait till they roll out the production version

K
Ken? you had too much wine?
You are adressing me, but I am not the OP.
Plus I already own 2009.

Norton 2009 is not in beta.
It's heuristic driver is presently not Windows 7 compatible.
It does work but without heuristic.

Norton 2010 is in beta, but it works ok under Windows 7.
But I don't detect any new features compared to 2009
Old wine in new bottle.

Greetz
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29 Aug 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Not enough wine. Or time.
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29 Aug 2009   #8

Windows7
 
 

I believe they finally released a version the last week or so that's supposed to be compatible. However, they were having lots of problems with people upgrading to it and were supposed to be issuing yet another new patch last I read. (Not aware of the heuristic driver issue one way or the other.)

They were having so many problems during the beta and RC phases I personally bailed on my Norton subscription a long time ago and moved to ESET Smart Security instead and haven't looked back. Just bummed the Norton subscription is ticking away unused.

Suppose by the time Windows 7 is formally released they might have their act together. I was pretty happy with NIS on Vista.
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29 Aug 2009   #9

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by poin2 View Post
I believe they finally released a version the last week or so that's supposed to be compatible. However, they were having lots of problems with people upgrading to it and were supposed to be issuing yet another new patch last I read. (Not aware of the heuristic driver issue one way or the other.)

They were having so many problems during the beta and RC phases I personally bailed on my Norton subscription a long time ago and moved to ESET Smart Security instead and haven't looked back. Just bummed the Norton subscription is ticking away unused.

Suppose by the time Windows 7 is formally released they might have their act together. I was pretty happy with NIS on Vista.
NIS on Vista was best suite I ever had.
I am very disappointed Symantec is waiting till october release to come up with a patch.
I will have lost 4 months of my subscription.

Beta 2010 is doing a very good job though, and it's only a beta.

There is a so called 2009 beta for Windows 7, but what's the point if you can use the 2010 beta?
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29 Aug 2009   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
Ken? you had too much wine?
You are adressing me, but I am not the OP.
Plus I already own 2009.

Norton 2009 is not in beta.
It's heuristic driver is presently not Windows 7 compatible.
It does work but without heuristic.

Norton 2010 is in beta, but it works ok under Windows 7.
But I don't detect any new features compared to 2009
Old wine in new bottle.

Greetz
Hey

I didnt specify what norton was still in beta, only that it is. I was actually trying to give NIS a break by saying it might improve on rollout. We will see. Every one has their own favorites.

Ken
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