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Windows 7: Norton Subscription Fees makes no sense.

26 May 2011   #31
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

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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?
I haven't installed any Norton products on any machine in a few years nor do I intend to.
The last versions I tried were very resource heavy, very popular (comes on many oem machines as a trial) which makes it a top target for virus writers and it can be very difficult to completely un-install

I remember when Partition Magic was very small and a fantastic program. After Norton bought it the size of the program went beyond huge.

I'm running a win 7 Ultimate 32 laptop at the moment with less than 60 processes running and that's the way I like things to be. Nice and lean.


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26 May 2011   #32
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

I was a fan of NIS2011 until a few months ago : no doubt it has a superb AV engine (as far as I can tell) and its certainly come along way from the 90's, but it is without a doubt resource hungry....especially during boot time. I was able to shave my boot time by more than half by replacing NIS with MSE...and I'll never look back.

For me personally, MSE+MBAM are the ideal setup.

Regards,
Golden
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26 May 2011   #33
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Odd, I cant even tell Norton is running on my machine ...

Except some downloads it double checks on and holds them in limbo untill its sure its safe.
But just a few seconds and it always tells you why.

But as far as booting ... never slowed mine down or at least not enough Ive noticed.

As far as being configurable, you can go into a manual mode and the firewall alone has tons and tons of stuff to tinker with.



I dunno. I like it.
Have it on 3 machine, and none of them have been infected Since Win7 released. So thats good enough for me
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27 May 2011   #34
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

I was a fan of NIS2011 until a few months ago : no doubt it has a superb AV engine (as far as I can tell) and its certainly come along way from the 90's, but it is without a doubt resource hungry....especially during boot time. I was able to shave my boot time by more than half by replacing NIS with MSE...and I'll never look back.

For me personally, MSE+MBAM are the ideal setup.

Regards,
Golden
There are three settings for boot time protection. Aggressive. Normal and off. Aggressive is the default, which is why it is slow, although on my system not very slow.
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27 May 2011   #35
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

why is this thread with question about norton fee for renewal becoming a thread norton sux?
where people who did not even tried latest version of norton say how bad it is.
yes windows ME was really bad but does that makes XP and win 2k and now win7 bad too? everyone fails sometimes.
I use MSE and norton (antivirus only, not nis or 360) and norton 2011 works faster than MSE. in everyday use it's hard to notice really. but checking times (boot, scan, etc) and memory usage etc. says norton is faster.
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27 May 2011   #36
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
IMO Norton is an infection as bad as any virus, taking control of your system and throttling Win7 to nowhere near it's native instantaneous state. It even takes a removal tool to uninstall it like some kind of serious virus.

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.
Norton is very easy to uninstall.

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The only time you need to use the Norton Removal Tool, is if you have a dirty install of Windows.

Norton is very light.

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27 May 2011   #37
vaidas3

Windows 7 pro 64bit. (SP1)
 
 

Dont mind it .. they have grudge from some years ago..
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27 May 2011   #38
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
IMO Norton is an infection as bad as any virus, taking control of your system and throttling Win7 to nowhere near it's native instantaneous state. It even takes a removal tool to uninstall it like some kind of serious virus.

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.
Care to suggest an antivirus that uninstalls cleanly? Even Microsoft Security Essentials does not.
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27 May 2011   #39
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I have spikes in my CPU Graph within Norton 360 v5.0 and my Memory graph is roughly the same as your TheOG. I was reading some of the links from Symantec forum that are posted in this thread, and some people only paid $40 (US) for their renewal subscription, if the price was that low now I'd pay immediately. I'm going to do some more digging, I'm also going to look for some alternatives programs incase.
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27 May 2011   #40
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

Are the spikes blue or yellow?

You can get it for $30.97 at Amazon (Fulfilled by Amazon) or $36.95.

Edit: $27.50.
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