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Windows 7: Norton 2009 products now work with windows 7!

24 Aug 2009   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Symantec couldn't pay me to use Norton. There is that old saying once burned twice shy.

Ken


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24 Aug 2009   #12
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zahl View Post
But really guys NIS 09 is excellent. It's like you almost don't have anything installed. Its better than Kaspersky 09 I had before it and definitely better than the G-Data IS 2010 that I recently tried out.
I haven't had such luck. Well, moving from CA to Norton was the right thing to do (talk about a drag...), but I still feel Norton slows down my XP system. I just had to do a system recovery (tried to replace motherboard, HP system didn't like it, still trying), ran it a bit before installing Norton back on and I could feel the difference. I run Kasperski with Win7 on a dual boot on the same machine, way better, and testing NOD32 on another machine with Win7, both feel much faster.
Just my 2¢
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24 Aug 2009   #13
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
I haven't had such luck. Well, moving from CA to Norton was the right thing to do (talk about a drag...), but I still feel Norton slows down my XP system. I just had to do a system recovery (tried to replace motherboard, HP system didn't like it, still trying), ran it a bit before installing Norton back on and I could feel the difference. I run Kasperski with Win7 on a dual boot on the same machine, way better, and testing NOD32 on another machine with Win7, both feel much faster.
Just my 2¢
You sure you used 2009 edition?
2004-2008 products made your computer WAY slow.
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24 Aug 2009   #14
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gamepro127 View Post
You sure you used 2009 edition?
2004-2008 products made your computer WAY slow.
Norton 360 V3.0
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25 Aug 2009   #15
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I love NIS but I would not touch the 360 versions. Those still retain a bit of the bloat with all the extra stuff they piled on there. The regular versions are much lighter and better at what they do.
But to all that cling to the past, you really shouldn't as things always change. It took them a really-really long time to wake up but norton has definitely pulled a 180 in my book
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25 Aug 2009   #16
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Thanks for the input. I have a NIS 2009 copy I haven't installed yet, I am waiting for the 360 subscription to expire in a few more weeks then I will get that installed. I am relieved to know it will be better than what I have now.
I am not that big of a fan of Norton, I just got them cheap...
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25 Aug 2009   #17
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Hi Friends,


I have been a Norton hater for the past 5 years, for all the same reasons already mentioned.

But without hesitation I can say that everything I hated about it is history.

Symantec sent away the previous developer team.
They assembled a whole new team with only one clear and unequivocal mission:

To build the best, sleekest, fastest and least intrusive security suite in history.

And that is exactly what they did.

Norton Antivirus 2009 and Norton Internet Security 2009 are in no way comparable with Symantec's previous products.

And I dare even to say, no other product out there can match it.

It installs in less than 60 seconds.
It only scans when the computer is idle, and stops immediately when you move your mouse.
It does a quick system scan in less than 60 seconds.
It does a full system scan faster than anything I've ever experienced.
It doesn't check files that have already been scanned and that have not changed since last scan.
In normal mode it almost never shows you any unnecessary popups,
and in the silent mode it won't ask you anything unless it's absolutely necessary.
It has a 6 Mb footprint.
It has the best heuristic engine in any home product called Sonar.
It checks an online user database to check the trustworthiness of unknown files.
It checks for new virus definitions every 5 minutes.

And not in the least place it found a large number of trojans/viruses on my server that Nod32, Kasper sky and McAfee didn't detect.
Just be sure it weren't false positives, I ran them through Virscan.org and a few other brands concurred with Norton's findings.

Of course there are several good security suites out there and for a long time Norton wasn't one of them.
But in my experience over the past months, running it on all my machines, I can say Norton is back with a vengeance!

No, I'm not on any Symantec payroll. I wish I were.

Greetz
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25 Aug 2009   #18
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hey Squonsc .. where ya been hiding?
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25 Aug 2009   #19
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Michel

You know with such a a glowing endorsement Im going to throw it on a machine just to see if it plays well with others.

thanks for the post

Ken
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25 Aug 2009   #20
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hey Squonsc .. where ya been hiding?
Well to be honest I've been busy.

My wife fainted on the stairs and she fell down from the 9th step.

Her whole body is bruised, in fact there is hardly any pink skin to detect between the black and blue.

She was taken into the hospital where she was scanned from head to toe, and like a miracle nothing is broken, and no internal damage.

The doctor said, that may be because when she fainted, she was not stretching any muscles.

She is in a lot of pain, even though she got morphine.

So I've been doing the whole household and taking care of her.

Glad you guys missed me though.

Greetz
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