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Norton Internet Security 2009 - 2 user half price - £19.98 @ Tesco + Quidco
Norton Internet Security 2009 - 2 user half price - £19.98 @ Tesco + Quidco

Norton Internet Security 2009 - 2 user half price - £19.98 @ Tesco + Quidco

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As in the title. Great Antivirus and Firewall software all in once. Has great reviews and is really much more lighter than previous version. Some people may not like it or prefer a different software, but this should be a good buy for this price. Especially as it is for two computers. Symantec sell it for twice as much.

Offer available online and to collect in store. It should also be available in larger stores ( I called one Tesco Extra and they had some available).

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Cue lots of people voting cold who haven't tried the newer versions which are actually pretty good. Getting comparable to Symantec's very very good coprporate security suite.

virusbtn.com/new…_02

that's ALL you need to know.

I've been glued to the net since I was 10, and in the past 4 years, a qualified IT engineer. Norton is a nightmare. Granted, they've cleaned up their act in recent years, but there is NO REASON to spend money on something like this.

Windows firewall is more than enough protection, and avast or avira will take care of everything.

friskyasever;4730601

http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02that's ALL you need to know.I've … http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02that's ALL you need to know.I've been glued to the net since I was 10, and in the past 4 years, a qualified IT engineer. Norton is a nightmare. Granted, they've cleaned up their act in recent years, but there is NO REASON to spend money on something like this.Windows firewall is more than enough protection, and avast or avira will take care of everything.




Actually that doesn't tell you very much at all; no mention of resource utilisation at all (Norton AV's biggest bugbare prior to the 2008 re-write)

However it does mention that Norton (Symantec) release definitions the most frequently :whistling:

I'll be sticking with my copy of Symantec Corp edition for now thanks.

As i said don't knock something unless you've tried it.

Original Poster

i am not an IT engineer but have been using Norton's previous versions as well as other software. I did not like the older versions from Symantec as they were slowing my computer down. however 2009 really is an improvement. Furthermore it automatically updates virus definitions every 5-15 min.

I do not want to get involved into the debate with somebody who claims that windows firewall is more than enough :giggle:

Furthermore, the link to the test shows that they used beta version for NIS. Many other tests reviewed NIS 2009 (final version) as the best security software, for example: pcadvisor.co.uk/new…n=3

Original Poster

friskyasever;4730601

http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02that's ALL you need to know.I've … http://www.virusbtn.com/news/2008/09_02that's ALL you need to know.I've been glued to the net since I was 10, and in the past 4 years, a qualified IT engineer. Norton is a nightmare. Granted, they've cleaned up their act in recent years, but there is NO REASON to spend money on something like this.Windows firewall is more than enough protection, and avast or avira will take care of everything.



i am not an IT engineer but have been using Norton's previous versions as well as other software. I did not like the older versions from Symantec as they were slowing my computer down. however 2009 really is an improvement. Furthermore it automatically updates virus definitions every 5-15 min.

I do not want to get involved into the debate with somebody who claims that windows firewall is more than enough :giggle:

Furthermore, the link to the test shows that they used beta version for NIS. Many other tests reviewed NIS 2009 (final version) as the best security software, for example: pcadvisor.co.uk/new…n=3

Voted Hot becuase its a good price :thumbsup:

No-one should ever use norton, its bloated, has poor detection rates and slows down your system. Free alternatives like Avira and AVG are far better, or if oyu want the best in my opinion spend 30 quid a year on NOD32.

Uridium;4730574

Cue lots of people voting cold who haven't tried the newer versions which … Cue lots of people voting cold who haven't tried the newer versions which are actually pretty good. Getting comparable to Symantec's very very good coprporate security suite.



Isn't Symantec the security company who the BBC recently busted for having staff who were stealing customer credit card details and selling them on the black market?

I were thinkig of getting this for use on my new lappy using vista, not too sure now after the comments on here.:?

SBBUK;4730819

No-one should ever use norton, its bloated, has poor detection rates and … No-one should ever use norton, its bloated, has poor detection rates and slows down your system. Free alternatives like Avira and AVG are far better, or if oyu want the best in my opinion spend 30 quid a year on NOD32.


I have NOD32 and have just spent the best part of a day getting rid of a virus (or possibly more). In the process of getting help to rectify my PC I was advised that NOD32 isn't as good as people make out. I was recommended AntiVir (free) or if paying Kasperspy.

SBBUK;4730819

No-one should ever use norton, its bloated, has poor detection rates and … No-one should ever use norton, its bloated, has poor detection rates and slows down your system. Free alternatives like Avira and AVG are far better, or if oyu want the best in my opinion spend 30 quid a year on NOD32.



It really annoys me when people make totally uneducated comments. Anyone in IT or used Symantec products will accept that until 2008, they were bloated; BUT EVERYONE HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT SYMANTEC HAS TAKEN ON BOARD CRITICISMS AND THE 2009 RELEASES ARE COMPLETE REWRITES; THEY ARE VERY LEAN, VERY LIGHT ON RESOURCES AND EXTREMELY GOOD PRODUCTS.

TRY IT OR SEE IT ON SOMEONE'S MACHINE BEFORE YOU KNOCK IT. EVERY I.T. TECHIES I HAVE MET, EVERY USER I HAVE SPOKEN TO AND EVERY REVIEW I HAVE READ SAYS SYMANTEC HAS REALLY DONE ITSELF PROUD.

Too get this at half-price is fantastic so heat and rep added.

tpol;4731829

It really annoys me when people make totally uneducated comments. Anyone … It really annoys me when people make totally uneducated comments. Anyone in IT or used Symantec products will accept that until 2008, they were bloated; BUT EVERYONE HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT SYMANTEC HAS TAKEN ON BOARD CRITICISMS AND THE 2009 RELEASES ARE COMPLETE REWRITES; THEY ARE VERY LEAN, VERY LIGHT ON RESOURCES AND EXTREMELY GOOD PRODUCTS. TRY IT OR SEE IT ON SOMEONE'S MACHINE BEFORE YOU KNOCK IT. EVERY I.T. TECHIES I HAVE MET, EVERY USER I HAVE SPOKEN TO AND EVERY REVIEW I HAVE READ SAYS SYMANTEC HAS REALLY DONE ITSELF PROUD.Too get this at half-price is fantastic so heat and rep added.



What nonsense! Norton has an undisputed record of truly awful products that screw up machines and are a devil to completly uninstall. So now you tell me I should forgive them their past mistakes and shell out my hard earned cash on the chance that this time they've got it right? No chance!

There are lots of excellent free products out there that do everything required to keep your machine malware free and running eficiently if you just excercise a little discipline about veting downloads and adjusting your firewall settings to reflect the level of risk for the web sites that you visit.

tpol;4731829

It really annoys me when people make totally uneducated comments. Anyone … It really annoys me when people make totally uneducated comments. Anyone in IT or used Symantec products will accept that until 2008, they were bloated; BUT EVERYONE HAS ACKNOWLEDGED THAT SYMANTEC HAS TAKEN ON BOARD CRITICISMS AND THE 2009 RELEASES ARE COMPLETE REWRITES; THEY ARE VERY LEAN, VERY LIGHT ON RESOURCES AND EXTREMELY GOOD PRODUCTS.



No, it's still an expensive piece of junk that is no better than the free offerings.
I'd recommend you take 4oz of crack and extract your own kidney for sale on ebay before I'd recommend buying this.
And am I qualified to make this comment? well yes I am. Worked in the computer industry since 1985 - first job was repairing IBM PCAT systems and I've seen it all - save your money, download the freebies and spend the £20 you save from this on a lap dance :thumbsup:

I've been working as a computer engineer since 1824, I was initially working with Babbage on several projects but the man was an idiot so decided to start my own company and the rest as they say is history. Therefore as I am undoubtedly the foremost computer expert in the solar system, suggest that you write your own software, thus saving £19.98 and whats more may make a bob or two by selling it to all those who aren't intelligent enough or are too lazy to try. It's so easy! :roll:

What none of the Norton/Mcafee knockers seem to realize is that many people don't want to (or are not computer literate enough) to have to install several "free" products ( 1 Antivirus, 1 Antispyware, 1 Firewall, 1 Antispam, 1 Parental Control) when they can install 1 piece of software that will do the lot with the minimum of input from them.

Now if they could suggest 1 free piece of security software that would provide all of the above protection then it would be worth them recommending it as an alternative to the paid versions, but IMHO if you want belt and braces protection with the minimum of fuss, then the paid all-in-one software is the best way to go.

And this site is a great way to get the best deals available.

Voted HOT as this is the best price for Norton at the moment, and the new version is a lot better than previous versions.

Not a bad price for the product, I'd echo the comments above;
the so called 'experts' appearing time and time again;
[INDENT][LIST]
[*]who obviously have no knowledge of the 2009 product
[*]rely on windows firewall
[*]consider the product that *they* use to be the only one that's effective
[*]appear to think that only their opinion and experience counts on here
[/LIST][/INDENT]

OCD can be treated these days you know

killie99;4732412

No, it's still an expensive piece of junk that is no better than the free … No, it's still an expensive piece of junk that is no better than the free offerings.I'd recommend you take 4oz of crack and extract your own kidney for sale on ebay before I'd recommend buying this. And am I qualified to make this comment? well yes I am. Worked in the computer industry since 1985 - first job was repairing IBM PCAT systems and I've seen it all - save your money, download the freebies and spend the £20 you save from this on a lap dance :thumbsup:



The problem with people that have been in the industry too long is that they have closed their minds off. If they come across a bad piece of software, it's written off for good. I am the first to acknowledge that Norton until 2008 was a poor peice of software: resource intensive, fairly intrusive, a pig to unistall cleanly, even I would go so far as to say it would mess your PC up big time unless you were quite careful. THE THING IS FOR THE PIG-HEADED AMONGST US, Norton Internet Security 2009 is so far removed from the previous offerings, it's like a different peice of software: it's lights, very compact, more powerful than any piece of free software, the PC does not lag and almost as if it's not there at all.

I don't like to boast about my I.T. experience, I am a Graduate Software Engineer, I built a computer from it's base components in 1980 and have seen every single piece of development in the I.T. world since then, so I think I am as qualified as any of you to comment.

RedSkywalker;4732065

What nonsense! Norton has an undisputed record of truly awful products … What nonsense! Norton has an undisputed record of truly awful products that screw up machines and are a devil to completly uninstall. So now you tell me I should forgive them their past mistakes and shell out my hard earned cash on the chance that this time they've got it right? No chance!There are lots of excellent free products out there that do everything required to keep your machine malware free and running eficiently if you just excercise a little discipline about veting downloads and adjusting your firewall settings to reflect the level of risk for the web sites that you visit.



You speak utter nonsense. I have acknowledged all Norton's previous defects as you list them: THIS IS NO LONGER THE CASE WITH 2009.

There is not a single FREE product that is as powerful as Norton or even McAfee. Don't beleive me, scan a machine with a free product than try it with a paid product and see what you have missed. I've seen enough machine totally screwed up because AVG has failed to deal with a thread. I value my data too much to be a cheapskate; but I will also not tolerate buggy, ****** paid software (aka pre-2009 Norton).

"There is not a single FREE product that is as powerful as Norton or even McAfee"

If you believe that you obviously know little about the subject! ::whistling:

RedSkywalker;4736954

"There is not a single FREE product that is as powerful as Norton or even … "There is not a single FREE product that is as powerful as Norton or even McAfee"If you believe that you obviously know little about the subject! ::whistling:



Carry On :whistling:

I don't 'know' the subject, unlike most on here I have tested the products quite extensively. Don't make a glib comment, test it, make the product work or fall down, compare strengths and weaknesses before you are so dismissive. I can guarantee you've haven't tested Norton Internet Security 2009, I can guarantee you haven't tried to rescan a machine already passed threat-free by a 'free' software to find a 'paid' offering has picked up a threat. You remind me of people who read about something being bad or good and take it at face value, never having the courage to test it for yourself.

Try the following links if you think AVG and the like are so wonderful, see what real-world experts' real-world experience is, rather than the fantasy land of 'free' is good, 'paid for' is rubbish.

blogs.chron.com/tec…tml
vista.blorge.com/200…xp/
techspot.com/new…tml

tpol;4736428

The problem with people that have been in the industry too long is that … The problem with people that have been in the industry too long is that they have closed their minds off. If they come across a bad piece of software, it's written off for good. I am the first to acknowledge that Norton until 2008 was a poor peice of software: resource intensive, fairly intrusive, a pig to unistall cleanly, even I would go so far as to say it would mess your PC up big time unless you were quite careful. THE THING IS FOR THE PIG-HEADED AMONGST US, Norton Internet Security 2009 is so far removed from the previous offerings, it's like a different peice of software: it's lights, very compact, more powerful than any piece of free software, the PC does not lag and almost as if it's not there at all.I don't like to boast about my I.T. experience, I am a Graduate Software Engineer, I built a computer from it's base components in 1980 and have seen every single piece of development in the I.T. world since then, so I think I am as qualified as any of you to comment.



Put this piece of trash on a 3 year old pc and see what it does to it - grind it to a halt. I know because I've tried it.
If someone wants to waste £20 on this then be my guest, I'll be at the lap dancing bar with my £20 :-D

killie99;4738278

Put this piece of trash on a 3 year old pc and see what it does to it - … Put this piece of trash on a 3 year old pc and see what it does to it - grind it to a halt. I know because I've tried it.If someone wants to waste £20 on this then be my guest, I'll be at the lap dancing bar with my £20 :-D



I have it running on a FOUR YEAR OLD Dell XPS with 1Gb of Memory running WinXP Pro. The PC runs super fast, even in comparison to my six month old Laptop. The Dell used to run pretty well with Norton 360 (but I took that off, when I wasn't happy with its overbearing strain on resources); but now with NIS 2009, it run fantastically fast, I do not notice that it's there.

You enjoy you LDB, or should that be LDV :whistling:

I totally agree with everything tpol has been saying....i'm currently using it on a 5 year old machine and i don't even notice it's there. I installed it on my dads pc because he's not very techie, it's the best security for him because it's not constantly popping up asking questions like other software. I've tried all the free programs out there and i prefer norton 2009 over any of them. I've also had other versions of norton and this version is such a big improvement. Thumbs up to norton for listening to consumers and providing the best security there is right now.

I bought this today and its actually a 3 user, thanks op.
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