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RS2000#1
Price & retailer in title would be handy.
yorkie#2
Welcome to HUKD, you will probably get slaughtered for this because

a) It's Norton, and in years gone by it had a shocking reputation, recent reviews tend to suggest this version is much improved, however this matters not to some.

b)According to some the best AV/Security software can be had for free so get ready for the AVG/Avast fanboys.

As for the deal I have no idea if this is the best price, enjoy your stay and happy posting!
andywedge[mod]#3
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Evelynne#4
must admit, thought i saw a 3 user version for 20 in the last week in an argos leaflet.
not voting by the way, you use what you want security wise
pot_belly#5
yorkie
Welcome to HUKD, you will probably get slaughtered for this because

a) It's Norton, and in years gone by it had a shocking reputation, recent reviews tend to suggest this version is much improved, however this matters not to some.

b)According to some the best AV/Security software can be had for free so get ready for the AVG/Avast fanboys.

As for the deal I have no idea if this is the best price, enjoy your stay and happy posting!


Err, there's a reason for Norton's shocking reputation - shocking software.

Your glib reference to fanboys doesn't diminish their ligitimate disdain for this shocking product.

Did agree with your use of the word shocking though.
Ajibee#6
Almost any seasoned IT professional would tell you to steer well clear of Norton anti-virus and security products - it's one of those things we dread to hear colleagues say "I went down to PC World", noooooooo!, "and got Norton", nooooooo!

Even if the reviews of the current version are okay I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. Maybe after a few more years of good reviews they might be worth a look - but until then there's no guarantee that they won't go back to being crappy, slow and difficult to remove from systems.

There are a number of good anti-virus packages that are available for free for non-commercial use - I can speak for the effectiveness of AVG. Avast also has a good reputation. Those are the real deal when it comes to hot deals for anti-virus software.
crazylegs#7
Ajibee
Almost any seasoned IT professional would tell you to steer well clear of Norton anti-virus and security products - it's one of those things we dread to hear colleagues say "I went down to PC World", noooooooo!, "and got Norton", nooooooo!

Even if the reviews of the current version are okay I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. Maybe after a few more years of good reviews they might be worth a look - but until then there's no guarantee that they won't go back to being crappy, slow and difficult to remove from systems.

There are a number of good anti-virus packages that are available for free for non-commercial use - I can speak for the effectiveness of AVG. Avast also has a good reputation. Those are the real deal when it comes to hot deals for anti-virus software.


Couldn't have put it better myself..:thumbsup::-D
killie99#8
Ajibee
Almost any seasoned IT professional would tell you to steer well clear of Norton anti-virus and security products - it's one of those things we dread to hear colleagues say "I went down to PC World", noooooooo!, "and got Norton", nooooooo!

Even if the reviews of the current version are okay I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. Maybe after a few more years of good reviews they might be worth a look - but until then there's no guarantee that they won't go back to being crappy, slow and difficult to remove from systems.

There are a number of good anti-virus packages that are available for free for non-commercial use - I can speak for the effectiveness of AVG. Avast also has a good reputation. Those are the real deal when it comes to hot deals for anti-virus software.


lol, been there sooooo many times :thumbsup:
nicknack#9
Ajibee
Even if the reviews of the current version are okay I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. Maybe after a few more years of good reviews they might be worth a look - but until then there's no guarantee that they won't go back to being crappy.


What a strange philosophy - if you apply that rule to everything you buy you must be missing out on some great deals :-)

As far a Norton 2009 goes, I have had good experiences with the new version on several peoples PCs, which would suggest that Norton have learnt by their mistakes and sorted things out.

And yes, as has been pointed out already there are free alternatives to the likes of Norton, but what the "experts" on these threads always fail to point out is that to you need to install several different free applications, (1 x Antivirus, 1 x Firewall, 1x Anti Spyware, 1x Antispam, 1xAnti Rootkit). Installing and using these products is fine if you know what you're doing on your PC, but if you're a casual PC user you might be better off buying an all in one package like Norton, McAfee or Kaspersky.

For that reason I'm voting this HOT :-)
HipposRule#10
I wouldn't touch AVG at the moment either - version 8 has had some awful reviews. For free AV have a look at this. Rather weirdly it rates Norton's online on-demand as a good one. I personally use Kaspersky (we have a deal where we get home licences) and have had no issues with it and you can pick that up for a steal in many places
DAMNOME#11
HipposRule
I wouldn't touch AVG at the moment either - version 8 has had some awful reviews. For free AV have a look at this. Rather weirdly it rates Norton's online on-demand as a good one. I personally use Kaspersky (we have a deal where we get home licences) and have had no issues with it and you can pick that up for a steal in many places


I ran AVG free for years - until it let a Trojan onto my PC at the start of this year - so now running AVAST which seems to be fine.
Ajibee#12
nicknack
What a strange philosophy - if you apply that rule to everything you buy you must be missing out on some great deals :-)



As far a Norton 2009 goes, I have had good experiences with the new version on several peoples PCs, which would suggest that Norton have learnt by their mistakes and sorted things out.

And yes, as has been pointed out already there are free alternatives to the likes of Norton, but what the "experts" on these threads always fail to point out is that to you need to install several different free applications, (1 x Antivirus, 1 x Firewall, 1x Anti Spyware, 1x Antispam, 1xAnti Rootkit). Installing and using these products is fine if you know what you're doing on your PC, but if you're a casual PC user you might be better off buying an all in one package like Norton, McAfee or Kaspersky.

For that reason I'm voting this HOT :-)


Why do you presume that my opinion of Norton software is a philosophy that applies to other deals? What patronising twaddle - though I realise that the Internet is not short of patronising twaddlers.

Norton software has gone downhill ever since Peter Norton sold out to Symantec in 1990 (and I've been using software and computers professionally since long before then). With their record it will be a long time before I'd trust them not to futz things up with the regular updates that are required for this sort of program. But go ahead and pay for their 'product' if it makes you happy.

As for your shopping list of other applications, there are indeed good free solutions to those who have those needs - not everyone does. For instance, the built in firewall in Windows (automatically on since XP SP2 several years ago) is quite adequate for most reasonable people - and most people are far better off using the firewall protection of a proper hardware router than any kind of software firewall anyway.

Anyway, I digress, but my original point, that almost all IT professionals will roll their eyes when they hear the Norton name being mentioned stands. Perhaps we're all wrong!
freebiehunter#13
There will always be those who dislike Norton, however the new 2009 products are in my opinion the best home computing security softwares available at the moment. Very light on the system, and catches everything thrown at it.

Steve
Ajibee#14
freebiehunter
There will always be those who dislike Norton, however the new 2009 products are in my opinion the best home computing security softwares available at the moment. Very light on the system, and catches everything thrown at it.

Steve


Maybe light on the system, freebiehunter - not so light on the pocket though, which I'd expect you to have noticed with your name :thumbsup:
freebiehunter#15
Regarding price, AV OEM from £9ish AV retail from £18ish... that's light enough on the pocket in my opinion for 12 months peace of mind protection.

Steve
money-talks#16
Ajibee
Maybe light on the system, freebiehunter - not so light on the pocket though, which I'd expect you to have noticed with your name :thumbsup:


and some say "you get what you pay for" ie free aint always good !!

AVG free is dire and lets loads of bad stuff go undetected

norton 2009 is a good product, those "experts" that say it isn't have obviously never tried it

[takes cover for the onslaught] :whistling:
freebiehunter#17
money-talks
and some say "you get what you pay for" ie free aint always good !!

AVG free is dire and lets loads of bad stuff go undetected

norton 2009 is a good product, those "experts" that say it isn't have obviously never tried it

[takes cover for the onslaught] :whistling:


Totally agree :thumbsup:

Steve
yorkie#18
Ajibee
Why do you presume that my opinion of Norton software is a philosophy that applies to other deals? What patronising twaddle - though I realise that the Internet is not short of patronising twaddlers.

Norton software has gone downhill ever since Peter Norton sold out to Symantec in 1990 (and I've been using software and computers professionally since long before then). With their record it will be a long time before I'd trust them not to futz things up with the regular updates that are required for this sort of program. But go ahead and pay for their 'product' if it makes you happy.

As for your shopping list of other applications, there are indeed good free solutions to those who have those needs - not everyone does. For instance, the built in firewall in Windows (automatically on since XP SP2 several years ago) is quite adequate for most reasonable people - and most people are far better off using the firewall protection of a proper hardware router than any kind of software firewall anyway.

Anyway, I digress, but my original point, that almost all IT professionals will roll their eyes when they hear the Norton name being mentioned stands. Perhaps we're all wrong!


I've been working with computers since babbage was a lad and yadder, yadder, yadder.

Most IT professionals have real jobs and haven't got time to run AV tests under laboratary conditions and therefore anecdotal evidence of so called IT professionals is merely that, anecdotal! Personally I would rather follow the recommendations and tests done by reputable publications/websites!

For the record i'm running Kaspersky as AVG let way too many viruses through, never tried Avast but my experience of free AV software is not good and prefer not to risk it!

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