What do you guys think of the new Norton Internet Security 2008?

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  1. thnksfrthmmrs

    thnksfrthmmrs Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm thinking of getting NIS 2008. Just because I said that don't recommend me Kaspersky, NOD32... So getting back to the topic here, I want to see if Norton has really improved since releasing NIS 2007. For those of you that don't know, NIS 2007 was revamped and supposedly uses less CPU, RAM... What do you guys think of NIS 2008 and how much will the computer get slowed down compared to Avast!, AVG (those are the ones I've used before...)
     
  2. Sam

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    Well, Symantec's last two Norton releases (2008 and 2007) have been significant improvements compared to previous versions. But while its lighter on system resources than previous versions, its still consumes quite a lot of resources compared to other AVs.

    Now I'm just wondering why you don't want Kaspersky or NOD32...they are the best in the industry...
     
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    Can you give me an exact figure of how much system resource it consumes?
     
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    I have no idea...I'm currently running Norton Antivirus 2007 on my desktop PC, not the 2008 version. And I'm using my MacBook right now ;).

    But I'm only using Norton because its not my choice on what AV I use. If I had a say, I'd probably be using Kaspersky or NOD32.
     
  5. swarmer

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    Out of curiosity... why are you switching off of the free stuff? Are you dissatisfied? Are you still getting viruses with Avast or AVG?
     
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    NIS 2008 is basically the same as 2007, with some skin changes and a some small feature additions (Firefox, for example). Its footprint is quite small, considering what it offers. I have not found any slow-downs--NONE! I'm pleased with it, although the anti-malware doesn't seem that effective.
     
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    Yes, try this link: Antivirus tools compared

    Gary
     
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    It couldn't have gotten any worse! :eek:
     
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    Nod32 FTW!!
     
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