Norton Internet Security 2010, 1 User, 3 PCs - £23.49 instore @ PCWorld
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Norton Internet Security 2010, 1 User, 3 PCs - £23.49 instore @ PCWorld

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Found 16th Nov 2009
PC World is offering the new version of "Norton Internet Security" at (slightly below) half price.

£23.49, collect in store.
(£42.20 at Amazon UK, £49.99 usual price at PC World, $39.99 from Amazon's US site)

PC World's website says they don't offer this for delivery though, but you can ask for [email protected]

Another solid release from what I've seen, and (following-on from the 2009 version) this one doesn't cripple your PC when it's busy checking for viruses.


Remember, if you're currently running Norton Internet Security 2009, you can download the 2010 update free of charge, to use for the remainder of your subscription:
hotukdeals.com/ite…0-f

35 Comments

Original Poster

Voted cold, you can get AVG free of charge.
That's just as good.
free.avg.com/us-…ion

Original Poster

UncleMike;6904090

Voted cold, you can get AVG free of charge.That's just as … Voted cold, you can get AVG free of charge.That's just as good.http://free.avg.com/us-en/download-avg-anti-virus-free-edition



Fair point, Uncle Mike's evil brother, but this is still a decent price if you *do* want to go down the Norton route.


(I like to pre-empt the obvious "paying for anti-virus software" bashers...!!!)

my brother got this yesterday

myself Id go with the AVG never had and problem in all these years

I work in computer repairs and sales, the first thing we do is uninstall nortan with revo to make sure all of the clutter is gone. Then we have a good pc/laptop.

AVG Free is anti-virus only. This offer is for an Internet Security package, so it's not a fair comparison to say "Don't get this, get AVG instead". You can't get AVG Internet Security for free (not legally, anyway).

Ive never used Norton, but if its anything like McAfee then I wouldnt touch it

I've always found Norton to resource hungry for my liking and have been with Kaspersky for the last 3 years. I'd be wary about going back to Norton. However, if this is a good version (big IF!) then it's not a bad price for 3 licenses.

Original Poster

Hartley Hare;6904241

AVG Free is anti-virus only. This offer is for an Internet Security … AVG Free is anti-virus only. This offer is for an Internet Security package, so it's not a fair comparison to say "Don't get this, get AVG instead". You can't get AVG Internet Security for free (not legally, anyway).



I know, and I do appreciate that.
But everytime someone posts an anti-virus deal on here, you always get half a dozen people suggesting the free stuff instead.
I didn't really vote "cold" for my own deal !!

And whereas Norton 2008 was a resource-hogging pile of cr**, I actually found that Norton 2009 was pretty good, and very unobtrusive.


Actually, I forgot to mention that Microsoft now has a free anti-virus suite available, which protects against viruses and spyware:
microsoft.com/Sec…ls/

It seems to have gone down quite well:
pcworld.com/art…tml

Don't knock this version until you have tryed it as it's not like the versions of it, this don't slow your comp down like the older versions.

People saying get avg the new vrsions of avg with hog your comp as much as the old nortons will do thats why I never use it now.

Norton is fine, works well, I've never had any issue with it and been running it for years. Good price!

I haven't actively used Norton for years either, and all the moans WERE true - but apart from those who are not even comparing like products, as this is NOT just simple anti virus software; all the other negative comments are clearly based on total ignorance, based on old software, from the past.

Pretty much the usual baseless & untried criticisms that come flying in on ANY product posted here :-(

The current version I have TRIED recently, as I was given a copy to look at by someone who was wanting to use a copy he had been bought, and was worried by all the complaints as we are hearing on here now. It is DRAMATICALLY different to the versions I had previously used, up to about 3 or 4 years ago, in fact in general terms, it is as fast as any Internet security product on the market (I use ESET) and it runs fine on the old relatively slow machine I use as a second PC which I tried it out on.

Obviously the old opinions as posted here has finally got to Norton, and they have HAD to do something about it.

So, if it is the right price, buy it, if not get something else, just as with any other product, as there is nothing now particularly wrong with it.

daveniuk;6904345

Norton is fine, works well, I've never had any issue with it and been … Norton is fine, works well, I've never had any issue with it and been running it for years. Good price!



Well I can not understand how you haven't noticed the difference with the new version, as the older versions WERE truly appalling!

Awful bloatware. Wouldn't put it on my machine if you paid me.

I've used AVG for non-essential (i.e. don't care if I have to format c:) pc's and it's been fine. For more important stuff I've used Norton, McAffee, Kaspersky and F-Secure. Kaspersky has missed viruses that I had to use Norton to clean up, so I won't consider Kaspersky anymore. F-Secure and McAffee seemed very cumbersome and resource hungry. Norton's Live Update service tended to be the real hog, but the reviews I've seen indicate that the whole package has a much lighter payload in the 2010 version. If I'm paying for protection then I'll accept a certain level of resource hit as long as the protection is reliable. Not point in having a fleet-footed virus infected PC, but that's just my opinion.... :whistling:

I love the people who say AVG has been used for years and has had no problems.

Is there any chance that its so poor it misses the viruses? Therefore doesnt bother you?

I think its a pain in the but to be honest, that is why I buy and use McAfee, which I have done for 4 years and have had NO issue whatsoever.

I work with computers also, and while Norton is a bit of a bloaty piece of software, it has to be because its the most attacked. And if Microsoft isnt going to do a decent job of protecting its operating systems, someone has to!

Nihcaj, I've never been able to find many reviews of ESET. I guess you'll say it's good, but do you have any objective opinions of it?

I have Norton 2010 and it is very light in terms of resurces as compared to other previous versions and this is a great price for the 2010 version. Note: 2010 is required as 2009will not install with Windows 7.

Original Poster

A quick but in-depth review of Norton anti-virus releases:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516YCCA3E9L._SL500_AA280_.jpg
Bad

http://admin.digitalriver.com/v2.0-img/page-builder/Symantec/images/box_NIS07.gif
Awful.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H0YZD6XTL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
Open Task Manager, and see why your CPU's stuck at 100%.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NyTrCkHBL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
Finally, a fairly decent release.

http://www.pcworld.co.uk/product/250/FO/321078.jpg
"The 2009 release was warmly accepted. Don't change anything ! But let's try and get a funky new logo. Hey, could we get our graphics team to make the O of Norton look like a Please-Wait hour-glass, to give the impression of our software's blistering speed..?"

aircanman;6904515

I love the people who say AVG has been used for years and has had no … I love the people who say AVG has been used for years and has had no problems. Is there any chance that its so poor it misses the viruses? Therefore doesnt bother you? I think its a pain in the but to be honest, that is why I buy and use McAfee, which I have done for 4 years and have had NO issue whatsoever. I work with computers also, and while Norton is a bit of a bloaty piece of software, it has to be because its the most attacked. And if Microsoft isnt going to do a decent job of protecting its operating systems, someone has to!



And Macafee isn't? :?

My only experience of it recently was when it was pre-installed on a Dell machine I setup, and I thought it was worse than Norton USED to be!!! Getting rid of it was a pleasure.

Thankfully they do provide a full removal tool, as normal uninstallation leaves PLENTY of junk lying around

I do however agree with you on your comment on using AVG etc. In my experience even the best can miss some stuff (or pick up stuff that is safe!) Simple anti-spyware scans still find up plenty of problems even when you DO run good Internet security software

Hartley Hare;6904548

Nihcaj, I've never been able to find many reviews of ESET. I guess you'll … Nihcaj, I've never been able to find many reviews of ESET. I guess you'll say it's good, but do you have any objective opinions of it?



Well, it is known for it's small footprint, which is why I first tried it when Norton was causing it's problems, then I went through several others, and came back to ESET!

Rather than rely on my opinion, best way is to try a trial version out (I tend to be a big "trialist" with software, and not much remains permanently on my machine! Although I do reinstall a "Ghost" of my OS very often to get round the problems that might cause!).. unlike many progs, it's "tidy" to install so you shouldn't find it a nuisance even if you don't like it, but MacAfee and Norton generally need an uninstall tool from their web site to fully get rid of their stuff!

I like it in interactive mode, as I like to see what is going on when I instal software, but it does work in automatic mode too.

(I do find I need to manually permit the setting for UPnP, although it won't be a problem if you don't use UPnP!)

Biggest complaint I have seen, is the number of false positives can be a bit annoying, but I have found it manageable.

here are some comparison charts and articles:

pcworld.com/art…tml

pcmag.com/art…asp

consumersearch.com/int…are

pcadvisor.co.uk/new…973

pcworld.com/art…tml

I haven't had have time to check it yet, as my current software has a few months subscription remaining. However it should be a good point to start for those who are looking for the best protection available.
I would not trust much opinions of individual users, as they are just their individual opinions and I would not argue with it. I think it is a very good deal and it is pointless to try to convince other people that either AV, Kaspersky or Norton are bad... I would check a few independent reviews and then choose the software which comes out the best.

Original Poster

dundalk;6905096

I don't really agree. You should be comparing NIS to AVG Internet … I don't really agree. You should be comparing NIS to AVG Internet Security, which costs around £33 on that website. The free version is antivirus only, so you should be comparing it to Norton Antivirus, not Norton Internet Security, which also includes the so important firewall.



Errrrm, I was being sarcastic (I was complaining about my own hot deal !)

Someone always knocks any hot deals for Norton, Kaspersky, etc, in favour of the free varieties, so I thought I'd pre-empt them... :-D

daveniuk;6904345

Norton is fine, works well, I've never had any issue with it and been … Norton is fine, works well, I've never had any issue with it and been running it for years. Good price!



nihcaj;6904429

Well I can not understand how you haven't noticed the difference with the … Well I can not understand how you haven't noticed the difference with the new version, as the older versions WERE truly appalling!



I'm not saying I've not noticed a difference I have - its so much quicker to install, easier to use, and takes less resources, I'm just saying that I've had Norton since it was just "Norton internet security" with no year on the end (so not sure how many years ago that is!!) and I've never had any of the issues other people have reported - or any viruses etc that have got through which is the main thing!!

Yeah a few versions were a little bloaty but I had good spec machines so the performance decrease didn't bother me too much.. I'm using both Norton 360 v3 and Norton Internet Security 2010 on different machines and both are great products - and no I don't work for Symantec

UncleMike;6905140

Errrrm, I was being sarcastic (I was complaining about my own hot deal … Errrrm, I was being sarcastic (I was complaining about my own hot deal !)


At first I thought it might have been somebody else who made that comment using your computer, but then I realized it was you, so quickly edited my post.


UncleMike;6905140

Someone always knocks any hot deals for Norton, Kaspersky, etc, in favour … Someone always knocks any hot deals for Norton, Kaspersky, etc, in favour of the free varieties, so I thought I'd pre-empt them... :-D



I posted one such deal last year (for NIS 2009) and there was also a hot discussion which programme is better - next year it will be the same for NIS 2011

I think that you get what you pay for. On most occassions free software is not better than the one you pay for (although there are some exemptions). Also, better to have something which offers at least some level of protection and is free, than nothing at all.

I am not going to debate which one is better and people will decide themselves whether get something for free or pay some money and get a better protection.

daveniuk;6905216

I've never had any of the issues other people have reported - or any … I've never had any of the issues other people have reported - or any viruses etc that have got through which is the main thing!!



I did, which is one reason I stopped using Norton, mind you, I have had other viruses too without anything being flagged up, but the Norton was as slip-up that shouldn't have happened, as I knew I was infected as soon as I ran the file, but Norton never so much as said a thing! :-(

Q-Tec;6904309

I've always found Norton to resource hungry for my liking and have been … I've always found Norton to resource hungry for my liking and have been with Kaspersky for the last 3 years. I'd be wary about going back to Norton. However, if this is a good version (big IF!) then it's not a bad price for 3 licenses.



For someone who has used Norton in the past, I would agree that all versions until you get to 2009 were very resource hungry beasts, then it became a very low footprint package and certainly worth the money. Norton Internet Security 2010 is even better, really slim, really powerful, a very sophisticated piece of software.

Those that advocate AVG free versions are deluded. I have encountered many cases of people using AVG where it has let through some very nasty things, which needed a paid for version of AV software to sort it out. (AVG Enterprise (thus paid for) is a different kettle of fish.

If people really want to insist on using FREE AV software, try Comodo. This is free for private use; it is identical to the enterprise version but businesses are required to pay for it. This software is infinitely better than AVG.

Banned

omg a norton with heat this is a first

harmony999;6904677

Note: 2010 is required as 2009will not install with Windows 7.


I purchased a Dell Vostro 220, it comes with the 2009 version of Norton and the operating system is windows 7 and it works fine ???:thinking:

This is a HOT deal. Thankyou.:thumbsup:

BargainBinMan;6907661

I purchased a Dell Vostro 220, it comes with the 2009 version of Norton … I purchased a Dell Vostro 220, it comes with the 2009 version of Norton and the operating system is windows 7 and it works fine ???:thinking:This is a HOT deal. Thankyou.:thumbsup:



Ah, well we live & learn :-)

Odd that the Dell Inspiron I just setup for a friend came initially with McAfee (Which I took off pretty sharpish!) they certainly mix their loyalties with companies.

Had Norton on three machines for the last two years, have been very happy. Excellent price for triple licence.

andy_d90;6904212

I work in computer repairs and sales, the first thing we do is uninstall … I work in computer repairs and sales, the first thing we do is uninstall nortan with revo to make sure all of the clutter is gone. Then we have a good pc/laptop.



why wouldnt you just use the norton software removal tool that symantec provide?

excuse my daftness... but does that mean if you have 3 machines at home, your allowed to install it on all 3?? so i'm guessing i cant give the serial to someone i know?

dundalk;6905096

here are some comparison charts and … here are some comparison charts and articles:http://www.pcworld.com/article/158157/top_internet_security_suites_paying_for_protection.htmlhttp://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2351871,00.asphttp://www.consumersearch.com/internet-security-softwarehttp://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?newsid=112973http://www.pcworld.com/article/165590/securing_the_desktop_eight_internet_security_suites.htmlI haven't had have time to check it yet, as my current software has a few months subscription remaining. However it should be a good point to start for those who are looking for the best protection available. I would not trust much opinions of individual users, as they are just their individual opinions and I would not argue with it. I think it is a very good deal and it is pointless to try to convince other people that either AV, Kaspersky or Norton are bad... I would check a few independent reviews and then choose the software which comes out the best.



Not many of the above are truly independent mate, but I agree with your approach, I posted this on the other Norton deal in response to some naive and inaccurate "Legacy" posts:

Okay, just for the record and in response to the "Never ever heard of Norton being rated highly in any test " (Where have you been looking???)

THE test is these independent guys said:

av-comparatives.org/

This is what they said in their Whole Product Dynamic Test:

1. Symantec and Kaspersky 99 threats blocked out of 100
3. Avira 97
4. Microsoft, Avast 96
6. G Data F Secure E set 95
9. Bitdefender 91
10 eScan 89
11 Trustport and THE FULL PAID FOR AVG =88
13. McAfee 86
Etc

The above backs up some of the more educated responses in here, and yes, if you look at a plethora of other independent tests you'll see them come out in the top 3 all the time. If you want the free version of something that is much less than joint 11th protecting your data, fill yer boots, I wouldn't advise it though.

Buy the old one (old as 2006). Upgrade online. All in for as little as a fiver :thumbsup:

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