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Windows 7: Symantec and Win7 issues?

11 May 2010   #1
wolfie

Win7
 
 
Symantec and Win7 issues?

Hi people,

I am new to this threading thing so if this is in the wrong area, please forgive me.

I am currently 18 months into a 5 year education as a "datateknikker" here in Denmark, it is a combination of network tech/admin and sysadmin/tech all rolled into one. My question is as follows:

I have been given the job of uninstalling our current A/V and installing Symantec inistead, I need to find out if there are any compatibility issues between the lateset Symantec and Win7 Ent 32bit. We are running server2003, 2008 and exchange2007, 32bit.

I have looked at a few forums and symantecs' own site but can not seem to find any info AFTER jan 2010. I would appreciate if some of you could assist in pointing my snout in the right direction?

I am writting this in SevenForums because I have been using it for info since I got Win7_Ent_32 on my laptop at work and I have discovered that this site is very credible with good info and hhelpfull and serious people.<------(sufficient flattery?)

Respectfully,
Wolfie


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11 May 2010   #2
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

I have not heard anything good about Symantec products I would recommend uninstalling it and installing MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
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11 May 2010   #3
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

No issues here on Ultimate x64.

I have been running Norton 360 versions 3, and now 4.
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11 May 2010   #4
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
I have not heard anything good about Symantec products I would recommend uninstalling it and installing MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Please don't take this offensively....

I heard from a considerable amount of people that Vista was absolutely horrific...but I had zero problems with it....

Do you see what I'm trying to say?
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11 May 2010   #5
Ch@n

 

IMHO, Symantec has improved a lot. I have personally tried the NIS and N360 in it. BTW, you have to tell us, which version you are gonna install.

If I am not wrong, you must be installing the Symantec End Point Protection. if it is so, I havent tried installing the latest version, but it is used in my Server running Server 2003.
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11 May 2010   #6
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Which version of Symantec Endpoint do you plan to deploy? SEP 11.0 had an issue with the Confidence Online driver. Dont know whether it has been addressed. Heres a link to the Symantec forum.

Problems after installing SEP 11.0.4 on Windows 7 RTM | Symantec Connect

I believe the latest version is SEP 11.05. Some folks have reported that one needs to to run the LUSETUP.exe manually and reboot before one can install from the install package.

Also suggest you go through the appropriate Symantec forum, may throw more light on the subject.
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11 May 2010   #7
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by electrotune1200 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Crispy View Post
I have not heard anything good about Symantec products I would recommend uninstalling it and installing MSE: http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/

Please don't take this offensively....

I heard from a considerable amount of people that Vista was absolutely horrific...but I had zero problems with it....

Do you see what I'm trying to say?
I don't mind you saying your opinion that dose not worry me, I used to work in a IT repair shop and ever time we had a computer with Symantec products we always had problems.
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11 May 2010   #8
Ch@n

 

I have worked for Symantec and I can assure you they have improved a lot with the 2009 and 2010 versions.

Only problem that occurs with the software is due to the LiveUpdates. But this has been rectified by the pulse updates in 2009 and 2010. This has no issues till now and it works in the background silently.

One more thing to remind is, Symantec/Norton doesnt sit pretty with other security softwares and people curse Symantec for it.
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11 May 2010   #9
24c

Win7 x64 Ult
 
 

I have 3 computers with Microsoft Security Essentials, no problems at all. I also use Malwarebytes.

My experience has taught me not to install any Symantec/Norton products on any of my computers.

When it comes to software, of any type, I think each person has to research others' experiences, try the most commonly "liked" products, and use what works best for him/her.
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11 May 2010   #10
Ch@n

 

For Windows 7 I use the same, MSSE along with Malwarebytes. All my client machines uses the same.
In my other partition which has XP, I have installed NIS 2010.
In my Server, SEP does the job.
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