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Norton Internet Security 2009 is fast, comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute protection against online threats. It safeguards your computer, identity, and home network without slowing you down



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#1
... here we go again... just wait for the incredulous posts from the "You're-mad-to-be-paying-for-AV-software-when-you-can-get-it-for-free" brigade. Prefer Kaspersky or Sophos myself but have some heat and rep on me - it's Friday.
#2
BigAde
... here we go again... just wait for the incredulous posts from the "You're-mad-to-be-paying-for-AV-software-when-you-can-get-it-for-free" brigade.


Speaking as someone with twenty years plus of high level technical experience, you'd be mad to pay for any software with the name Norton on it - at least since the name was sold by Peter Norton to Symantec (the original DOS based Norton Utilities was great though, which is where he made his name).

Since then, Norton anything is the bane of tech. support and network admins everywhere - my heart sinks every time I hear someone has been conned into buying it with a new PC purchase ("I've just popped into PC World and got..." - noooooooo - don't do it! Please!).

As for paying for A/V software, my own view is that if you're using it commercially you should buy a paid-for product (not wasting your time with Norton of McAfee though). If not using it commercially, the excellent AVG from free.avg.com (or one of the other free A/V solutions) is the way to go.
banned#3
norton would have to pay me big bucks for it to get anywhere near my pc!
#4
Except that you can get a 3 user Kasperksy internet suite 2009 3 user liscense for 17.99 from Amazon . Also a Firewall is two way....
banned#5
BigAde;3459367
... here we go again... just wait for the incredulous posts from the "You're-mad-to-be-paying-for-AV-software-when-you-can-get-it-for-free" brigade. Prefer Kaspersky or Sophos myself but have some heat and rep on me - it's Friday.

here we go again......the incredulous posts by the muppets who foolishly pay for AV / FWsoftware thinking they are somehow getting a better product :whistling:
#6
:whistling:
#7
McAfee 2008 man myself these days (for my home systems) , and I'm an IT professonal of 16 years
Everyone I know has had big probs with Norton - slowing or even crashing systems.
Sorry, can't recommend it.
banned#8
BigAde;3459480
:whistling:

BIG LOL :-D
#9
Can't stand Norton, Norton is like what a bad curry is to us inside your computer, screws with everything...
#10
I agree that Norton is to be avoided.

Personally, I use Avast. it is free, and I have found it to be troublefree.

I have used Norton in the past and have had no end of trouble, with compatibility, and with it doing things and not telling you.

Definitly agree that free software can be as good if not better in this case.

As for a Firewall, dont most Routers provide this facility anyway?
#11
I've considered Norton products to be resource hungry for years, but after reading a bunch of reviews maybe they finally realised why people were switching off their service...

This was one review:
"I abandoned Norton products mid-way through my subscription to Norton AntiVirus 2005. Norton had become synonymous with "bloated resource hog", and I eventually abandoned them in favor of better offerings from their competitors. Since then I have installed a mixture of Avast, AVG, Kaspersky, Commodo, and Zone Labs products across my home network, but recently I have been looking again at a single consolidated solution. When I read the initial glowing reports of NIS 2009 I was naturally skeptical, but I decided to give it a chance to prove itself. I opted to installed it initially on one of my VM's, after taking a snapshot to give myself a 100% Norton-free state to return to (which I was pretty much expecting to be the case). But I was immediately and pleasantly surprised - as the reviews have mostly said, it just works, quietly and efficiently. I uninstalled it and went looking for the usual residual detritus left by Norton products, but again was pleasantly surprised by the thoroughness of the removal process. So I reinstalled and let it run for a few days, throwing some curve balls at it in the form of both wanted and unwanted connections (the latter by setting the VM as a DMZ host in my firewall). It held its own, with minimal disruption unless and until an attack was detected. (I read that the anti-spam and parental controls are weak, but I run an excellent spam filter on my mail server, and have no kids, so those features didn't enter into consideration for me.) Buoyed by my testing, I have subsequently installed the 15-day trial on my primary workstation and two other machines, and at this point I fully expect that I'll be purchasing a license when the free grace period expires. To have enticed me back to the Norton fold after I swore off their products three years ago, I'd say NIS 2009 is well worth anyone's consideration."


For those people that tout AVG as a decent solution I would say I used to agree but having recently seen a machine get ravaged by a virus while AVG was installed, I have had second thoughts. AVG couldn't find any trace of a virus when there was popups coming from everywhere and the machine was really slow. They installed a product called Panda Antivirus (which I hadn't heard of but is not free) and it picked up all sorts things and cleaned up the machine. I guess there will always be a limit to how far free solutions can go.
#12
csiman
norton would have to pay me big bucks for it to get anywhere near my pc!


Haha, Damn right! your telling me.

i wouldnt let Norton pay me to use it.

lol
#13
Anone out there used ccleaner ?

You can download it free from filehippo.com etc - basically it's a uitlity for cleaning up your PC and removing unwanted programs etc. I was getting loads of irritating messages on my (new) Dell PC which I couldn't remove until I installed and ran it.
Nice and easy to use and very effective - one of the best bits of freeware I've used, not that I use much if I can help it. Advanced settings let you clean the registry too. I've used it on XP and Vista very successfully.

Thought this was worth a mention here
#14
I have ended up removing Norton from quite a few pc. I used to recommend AVG but since it was upgraded to 8.0 also found that to be a big program. I would recommend Avast as since i've been using that i've encountered ni problem.
I pick up on a poing raised earlier, that if you use Anti virus in a corperate enviroment then you should be made to pay for it. Avast is free for home users, but you have to pay for business use

Regards

Andy - AKA Fessy :thumbsup:

:santa::stocking:
#15
I have to agree with that review.

I stopped using Norton products after 2006 brought several of my machines down to a snails pace. But I gave 2009 a go a couple weeks ago on my new Dell XPS 420. And I was very surprised to see how lightweight, unintrusive and thorough the 2009 version of Norton really is. It actually detected several threats that Kaspersky 2009 has not detected on an older machine. And the software firewall is a million miles easier to configure by-hand than the new one in Kasperky Internet Security 2009.

I may well go for this offer. :)

Thanks for posting.
banned#16
AVAST is excellent (and free!).
#17
For the FREE to fee debate. They are all unrealistic comparisons. For all the web sites for the FREE virus software they also offer a better and more secure FEE paying edition. Therefore the message is get the free software as a teaser but it would have holes in its software but if you want the edition with tighter security BUY THIS upgrade!
#18
csiman
AVAST is excellent (and free!).
Avast is free for one version as a teaser and entry. On their web site , if you look down the left hand side column you can see the text that you can click on like below: -

Purchase -
Desktop Protection
avast! 4 Professional Edition avast!
Pro Family Pack avast!
WHS Edition avast!
Mac Edition avast! U3 Edition avast!
BART CD avast!
4 PDA Edition

Purchase
Desktop solution
Small Business solutions
Corporate solutions
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Fraudulent sales of avast!
#19
I've been told that the best of the free anti virus software is now Avira. I have yet to try it myself. Has anyone tried the latest version 8.2.0.334 ?
banned#20
splender;3460800
Avast is free for one version as a teaser and entry. On their web site , if you look down the left hand side column you can see the text that you can click on like below: -

Purchase -
Desktop Protection
avast! 4 Professional Edition avast!
Pro Family Pack avast!
WHS Edition avast!
Mac Edition avast! U3 Edition avast!
BART CD avast!
4 PDA Edition

Purchase
Desktop solution
Small Business solutions
Corporate solutions
Pricelist
Price calculator
Distributors
Fraudulent sales of avast!

not sure what you mean. I didnt pay for it. uses little resources, updates silently and no pop-ups

http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
#21
splender
For the FREE to fee debate. They are all unrealistic comparisons. For all the web sites for the FREE virus software they also offer a better and more secure FEE paying edition. Therefore the message is get the free software as a teaser but it would have holes in its software but if you want the edition with tighter security BUY THIS upgrade!


Nonsense. For free you get an anti-virus program, say with AVG and Avast. They also offer full internet security suites which their anti-virus program is part of, which they hope people will upgrade to. Offering an anit-virus program advertised as complete, whether for free or not, and purposely leaving holes in it, would leave them open to all sorts.

People mostly use the free programs with other free programs, putting together their own security suites, because as AVG and Avast offer anti-virus, a company like Zonealarm offers a free firewall, hoping that you'll pay for their whole suite.
#22
these comments are to be expected from people who may have used Norton prior to 2009, but has anyone who has posted used it or even has a copy?

i do and to be honest what a brilliant piece of s/ware. it took under 40 seconds (YES 40 seconds!!!!) to install in full. The updates are done every few minutes/hours. it uses hardly any of the system resources. unlike other full internet security suites i have used including the worst product for vista ZoneLabs Internet Sec Suite (this is what you call bloatware & also what a memory hogger, my pc was running at a crawl when i was using this plus they hadn't updated the vista version for months (until only recently)). I also have AVG free on my laptop and use Commodo as my firewall.

AVG is not as highly rated in all the test reviews & to be honest i could not believe the speed of my pc once i had removed all other a/virus s/ware & firewalls and used just norton 2009. amazing is all i can say & they have bought me back in the fold. Symantec, Dr Solomons etc... were all excellent pieces of s/ware in their day. Norton 360 and below were dire & a waste of money, but 2009 has changed it all, a must buy for all pc users in my view - and NO i do not work for Symantec/Norton.
banned#23
Have it installed here....as above, it's easy to install and not resource hungry...a massive improvement.
But don't let that stop you lot complaining about the (completely different) software you used 3 or 4 years ago :whistling:

Cheers,
Zuke
#24
Zuke
Have it installed here....as above, it's easy to install and not resource hungry...a massive improvement.
But don't let that stop you lot complaining about the (completely different) software you used 3 or 4 years ago :whistling:

Cheers,
Zuke


Totally agree with Zukes comments - I've gone back to Norton 2007/2008 on the five machines on my home network after massive problems with McAfee, and it's pretty good. I've had no viruses, trojans or firewall breaches in the 18 months I've been using it, unlike McAfee and AVG, the free version of which is pretty much useless. I will be upgrading to 2009 when my current licence runs out.

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