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Windows 7: Norton Subscription Fees makes no sense.

26 May 2011   #21
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I just miss the old days when AV's and firewalls hand at least 10 tabs of options and settings under advanced. Now days you install a firewall or AV and you are given if your lucky 10 options you can change.


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26 May 2011   #22
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

PallasAthene - thanks for the links. I have just upgraded to Norton 360 v5 version v6 won't be out for roughly another year long after my subscription expires.

Quote:
I try to avoid risky situations, but with my past I wasn't so much avoiding as running into... But now days I'm happy with my MSE+ MWBytes Pro.
What is MSE+ ?
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26 May 2011   #23
Athene

 

You're welcome, JerometheGiraff :-)

MSE stands for Microsoft Security Essentials :-) The "+" simply stands for "and" in this case :-)

Yes, as you said, Norton 360 version 6 will probably be released in spring 2012. There will be a beta testing forum at the Norton Community Forum a few months before the release of the final and official version if you're interested in beta-testing version 6 ;-)
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26 May 2011   #24
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
I just miss the old days when AV's and firewalls hand at least 10 tabs of options and settings under advanced. Now days you install a firewall or AV and you are given if your lucky 10 options you can change.
i believe that when Maximum PC reviewed AV's in the past few months, they dinged Norton for perhaps being geared towards the enthusiast and having too many buttons, options, toggles, etc. Perhaps this would be ideal for you.

Here is the article for reference,
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/fea...grams_reviewed
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26 May 2011   #25
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
I just miss the old days when AV's and firewalls hand at least 10 tabs of options and settings under advanced. Now days you install a firewall or AV and you are given if your lucky 10 options you can change.
i believe that when Maximum PC reviewed AV's in the past few months, they dinged Norton for perhaps being geared towards the enthusiast and having too many buttons, options, toggles, etc. Perhaps this would be ideal for you.

Here is the article for reference,
Maximum PC | The Ultimate Antivirus Guide: 10 Top Programs Reviewed

I highly dislike Norton and cannot express in words how I feel about them without my title being changed to banned .
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26 May 2011   #26
Athene

 

Well, as we've all mentioned before, it's basically a matter of personal opinion and taste :-)
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26 May 2011   #27
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
I highly dislike Norton and cannot express in words how I feel about them without my title being changed to banned .
Well, I guess you cannot have your cake and eat it too. Just wanted to say there are configurable and option laiden products out there.

While Norton has earned itself a bad rap years ago, there current gen products and last gen products have been pretty solid. Unfortunately, the bad taste they left in techies mouths years ago hasn't been forgotten.
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26 May 2011   #28
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Peter Norton

I was an avid Norton fan when DOS6.22 was the going thing. Symantec bought and ran Norton in to the ground. I mean they hit the wall. I quit using Norton and swore I would never again. Well never say never. After all this time I relented and tried Norton Internet Security 2011. They must have fired all of the programmers and started over. I find it runs smooth, doesn't load my rig down and does the job. A copy of Norton Utilties came with my purchase and it works great. I hate to say it but they have won me back over.
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26 May 2011   #29
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's a big money racket preinstalled on most new retail computers to sucker users who'll never know how well Win7 truly runs. Sometimes trying to remove it damages system files so badly it requires a reinstall just to shake it off your leg.
I couldn't agree more Greg. Any program Norton/Symantic buys turns into major bloatware.

If you need a good tool to remove theis apps I've listed one below.

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26 May 2011   #30
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DianaD 74 View Post
I couldn't agree more Greg. Any program Norton/Symantic buys turns into major bloatware.
Based on your experience with NIS 2010 and 2011, what do you feel about those applications specifically?
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