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Windows 7: Norton Subscription Fees makes no sense.

12 Jun 2011   #61
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Schroff87 View Post
I'm late to the party but whatever :P Don't ever drop your money on Norton/McAfee. They're not worth cracking either! Stick with any decent free solution like Avast or MSE and with a bit of prudence as well there is no way you'll get infected. A good hosts file helps too.
I think the party's winding down.
So far Norton NIS 2011 appears to be a good product. Maybe they have lifted their game again. I'm not a supporter of McAfee.


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12 Jun 2011   #62
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Well I've had problems with MSE. I've certainly seen many problems raised in forum discussions - maybe it's stable now.
I've had no problems, so far, with NIS 2011.
So if you can advise what aspects of NIS 2011 cause problems I'd be interested.

On my PC doesn't it appear to cause significant increase in boot time or normal running overhead.
I certainly know other Forum members use NIS 2011.

Edit: Response to now deleted post.
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12 Jun 2011   #63
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Well I've had problems with MSE. I've certainly seen many problems raised in forum discussions - maybe it's stable now.
I've had no problems, so far, with NIS 2011.
So if you can advise what aspects of NIS 2011 cause problems I'd be interested.

On my PC doesn't it appear to cause significant increase in boot time or normal running overhead.
I certainly know other Forum members use NIS 2011.

My experience with NIS has been the same.
Ive not noticed any performance related issues either, and I also find it nice that it goes to sleep when gaming full screen, so it does not interfer.

3 PCs have been clean since 7 released, all running NIS so thats good enough for me.


However, thats not to say others haven't had issues with it, or no problems exist.
As with anything, it happens.

Im just one of those thats had very good problem free experience with it thus far.
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12 Jun 2011   #64
malexous

Arch Linux 64-bit
 
 

gregrocker, I can only find one thread posted in the last year that you have posted in where uninstalling Norton was obviously helpful.
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12 Jun 2011   #65
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by malexous View Post
gregrocker, I can only find one thread posted in the last year that you have posted in where uninstalling Norton was obviously helpful.

I think he meant 7 forum members collectively had solved problems due to it, not so much personally.
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12 Jun 2011   #66
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Norton has been a good friend for me. I've used its various flavors since 2001. Some versions have slowed my computer and took hours to to a full scan, but it does what is intended, keep most malware at bay.

NIS 2011 is so far their best effort in my view, low on resources and quicker scans, about, 20 minutes or less, pulse updates, easier to congigure.

As for the fee, I renewed through MyNorton Account for $49(USD) for 3 PC's. Original was bought for $39 at Newegg two years ago.

My PC reboots in 82 seconds.
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12 Jun 2011   #67
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I think all security suites/AV's will muck things up at times, including Norton. By their nature they have to have access very deeply in the system to work as they should. Ive found AVG really hard to remove if needed.
Greg, go ahead and post opinions, I respect and value them. That's how I learn and hopefully become a better helper.
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13 Jun 2011   #68
JerometheGiraff

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I may renew soon, I'm going to be moving so I must renewal after the move due to the expenses. Hopefully I can negotiate something reasonable, but I won't hold my breath.
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