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Windows 7: Beta Norton 360 for W7

13 Apr 2009   #31
grumpy40

Windows 7 7077
 
 

Better when Norton ran the company.

I tried 360. I uninstalled it awhile back.

He gave great demos back when...


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13 Apr 2009   #32
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by grumpy40 View Post
Better when Norton ran the company.

I tried 360. I uninstalled it awhile back.

He gave great demos back when...
He gave up running the place when I was a little kid. LOL.
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13 Apr 2009   #33
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Gringo, are you sure it's Norton/Symantec 360? There is a fake "Antivirus 360" that is being confused with Norton's.

Where did you get your version of Win7 Beta 7000 that suggested this from your quote?
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The thing is when you first install Windows 7 it shows Nortons 360 as 1 of the 4 Virus Programs that will work with Windows 7
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13 Apr 2009   #34
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

I used the Norton 360 beta. It was great. I renewed it until I couldn't renew it anymore. I switch to Kaspersky and found my computer freezing up all the time and warning me about things that weren't there.

I would say AVG Free Edition is the best choice, although I haven't tried it on 7 yet.
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13 Apr 2009   #35
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Try it ikk, you might find that the added web checking tool bar (LinkScanner) is a 'curse' rather than helpful.
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13 Apr 2009   #36
ikilledkenny

Windows 7 Professional, Windows Longhorn 4074
 
 

That name (LinkScanner) sounds like a virus. Seriously, AVG...
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13 Apr 2009   #37
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Gringo, are you sure it's Norton/Symantec 360? There is a fake "Antivirus 360" that is being confused with Norton's.

Where did you get your version of Win7 Beta 7000 that suggested this from your quote?
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The thing is when you first install Windows 7 it shows Nortons 360 as 1 of the 4 Virus Programs that will work with Windows 7
The security center gave you a message to download an antivirus program online which led to Windows 7: Security software providers at first they only had 4 partners and the norton one linked to the beta version of norton 360.
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13 Apr 2009   #38
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the link YupYup, I haven't seen it before.

@ ikilledkenny, no it's not a virus .... I bought the "pro" version when it was by itself and not part of AVG. All I can tell you is that I couldn't get to a lot of my websites and it was a serious mistake!
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14 Apr 2009   #39
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gringo View Post
Hello, can somebody help me with this Nortons 360 issue, I am running the Windows 7 version 7000 which it seems to run just fine with the exception that when I downloaded the Nortons 360 which was suppose to be configured to Windows 7. The issue is that once it runs for a couple of days it will try to Optimize and clean the Registry but it fails showing Errors on both the Disk Optimizer and the Registry Cleaner.
I have contacted Symantecs about the problem but they claim that they do not have a Windows 7 supported program for Nortons 360.
The thing is when you first install Windows 7 it shows Nortons 360 as 1 of the 4 Virus Programs that will work with Windows 7, AVG has issues also but that is another story.
I just think that if Nortons 360 is advertised as 1 of the programs that will work with Windows 7 then that is what I expect.
What version of 360 did you install? I think beta 2-4 has been "optomized" for windows 7, I know 3 and 4 supposedly are. 4 i had issues with the framework crashing and a few other bugs.... it seemed to me that beta 3 worked better on 7000 so far. I also had the problems with the disk management, actually it didnt even want to run for me... never figured that since the framework kept crashing, could have been related to the DM tool. If you still want to tool around with norton, try installing or finding the beta 3, not sure if they have a beta 5 out yet. If you finally get fed up and can do without the bells and whistles but still want a good AV, try Avast
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14 Apr 2009   #40
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Gringo, are you sure it's Norton/Symantec 360? There is a fake "Antivirus 360" that is being confused with Norton's.

Where did you get your version of Win7 Beta 7000 that suggested this from your quote?
I think i seen this somewhere's also Jaycee, since they put out the recent betas of 360 in the past few months after the public 7 came out.

Also on the windows page norton was one of the 4, not sure if it displayed specific 360 or not.
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