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

28 Aug 2009   #71
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
i m using norton sec suite beta. It didnt detected a single malware on a heavily infected pc. I said the engine is dumb because it can detect and remove only those malware which are there in its update database. it highly lacks hueristics. i've got 14 days to test norton. however, so far.. not impressed.
FYI:
The title of this thread is wrong. 2009 products are not yet Win7 compatible.
The Heuristic engine driver will be shut off in win7 due to incompatibility.
Symantec will have a compatible version when Win7 hits the market.
I've written a complaint to Symantec, that it is a ridiculous policy because Win7 is already released through technet, and people want to use their AV suites.

The Beta 10 programs are so called compatible, because the Heuristic isn't working. To make a fair comparison, sadly we need to wait until 2009 is compatible or 2010 is finished.
Any computer tech knows you should never compare Beta with finished products.

Going to install NOD32 v3.0 AV only now. I'll post back soon.


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28 Aug 2009   #72
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Norton is getting poor. LOL. It shows they are so careless about the newest Windows which is already installed on millions of pc and they dont have a compatible AV yet? That's shame I guess most of the AV has launched win7 compatible. Why is norton left behind? Also, i don't say NOD32 4 is God of AV. But, the difference is .... NOD32 4 works.
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28 Aug 2009   #73
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

NOD#@ after almost 2hrs it's on 89% done, constantly between 90% and 100% cpu.
Laptop hardly usable. Utter cr*p.

Up to now it found 3 of the 5 threats I deliberately put in place.
Hope it finds the last two keygen trojans in the 11% left to go.

I'll post screenshots, if it ever finishes.

Edit: 3hrs still not finished.
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28 Aug 2009   #74
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 
NOD32

Well, here I go.

First thing I notice and think is a bit funny is this:
NOD32 4 = 3.0 ???

Norton 2009 products now work with windows 7!-versie.png

During normal use, my CPU is between 2% and 20%.
Note that the memory use is at 472mb!

Norton 2009 products now work with windows 7!-knipsel.png

I updated the definitions and got started with smart scan at 13:25hr.

During the scan my CPU rocketed to between 90% and 100%, with an occasional drop to 50%.
The scan rendered my system almost useless.
After 20% of the scan, the memory use already grew to 647mb!

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After 3 hours and 18 minutes the scan was almost done at 99%, or so I thought.
Memory use was at 814mb!!, That's a growth of 342mb!!!
The graph shows it was even higher before.

Norton 2009 products now work with windows 7!-almost-done.png

Then to my horror, I found out that in those 3 1/2 hours it only had scanned my C: partition.
It still had to scan my D: partition.

The ordeal finally finished after 5 hours and 31 minutes of not being able to use my system.

Nod found 4 of the 5 trojans I planted.
To be fair, I went to the remaining file and did a scan by hand and NOD did recognize it then, and deleted it.
Don't know why it missed it in the smart scan.

Norton 2009 products now work with windows 7!-eind.png

After seeing this I don't think I have to elaborate on the fact that I am somewhat disappointed.

Tomorrow I will do exactely the same thing with Norton 2010 BETA, and post the results.

Greetz

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28 Aug 2009   #75
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

good work squonksc...i wish i had a test pc i could run some comparitives on. +rep for the effort. can't wait to see your results for norton
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29 Aug 2009   #76
netguysc

windows 7
 
 

I am using Norton 2009 for about 6 months now and am loving it.

For me it works well and doesn't slow down my system.
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30 Aug 2009   #77
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Trying vipre AV. So far so good.
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30 Aug 2009   #78
sarwiz

Win 7, XPSP3, Ubuntu 9.04, and even Win 98, no Vista
 
 

Norton sucks, got rid of it years ago and have been using AVG since. Worked right off on windows 7, and have been using it for over 2 months now. I believe that norton really is a virus. Just my .02
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30 Aug 2009   #79
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sarwiz View Post
Norton sucks, got rid of it years ago and have been using AVG since. Worked right off on windows 7, and have been using it for over 2 months now. I believe that norton really is a virus. Just my .02
You can't judge something you got rid of years ago.
Don't understand why people feel the need to give negative comments without any valid arguments to substantiate it.

That AVG is working fine with Win7 is valuable information.
Maybe you can elaborate on the workings of AVG, and maybe even do some testing with screenshots for us?
That would be useful and substantiated information, other people can benefit from.

Read a little bit back to my test of NOD32 on my laptop
At least I gave it a fair try on my laptop.

Regretfully on my laptop NOD32 is useless, because it uses up all my CPU.

I will post my findings on Norton 2010 Beta here soon.
Tested it but haven't had time to post the results and screenshots yet.

Greetz
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30 Aug 2009   #80
gamepro127

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

For the guy who said NOD32 was trash because it used 99% of CPU during a scan....
http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/774/esetnot.png
My CPU is AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core processor @ 2.0ghz
ESET NOD32 was running on two (2) cores.
Now, how did you get your results? IDK!
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