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

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  1. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    I seriously doubt that anyone who has used both Norton and another good Virus guard like Nod32 or Kaspersky would ever recommend Norton again.
     
  2. Sam

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    Well said, deputy963 :p.
     
  3. deputy963

    deputy963 Notebook Evangelist

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    Well, Peter Norton wrote many VERY good programs. Unfortunately this came to an end when Symantec bought his company. Symantec has a history of ruining perfectly good software, by buying the company or program and doing their best to improve it.
     
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    Thibault Banned

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    Thanks for the link. It's nice to see that kind of information.
     
  5. LIVEFRMNYC

    LIVEFRMNYC Blah Blah Blah!!!

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    IMO Avast only slows down boot for me when it auto Updates on boot. Otherwise it just pops right up and every thing else boots quickly.

    They should of added Googletalk, which has a huge delay in at boot time. Not good to keep on startup.
     
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    Yes I agree, I know about Peter Norton and the good old days. In fact, I was a big fan of the Norton utilities back then (best there was at the time), but that was long time ago. Here I was ONLY referring to current Symantec Norton Virus guard and Internet Security suit (I didnt mean Norton / Symantec products in general).

    That being said, Symantec in general is not doing that bad either, I mean they still manage to release some good products like Partition Magic (previously owned by PowerQuest), Norton Ghost etc.. However, they have managed to skrew up the Virus guard big time (at least the non corporate edition).
     
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    Oh well, Yahoo uses Norton for their virus scanning on Email. I dont know if this software is specially designed for them or what. It just shows though that Norton has huge technical depth and expertise to be chosen as Yahoo's antivirus partner.

    I have not used Norton on my own PC's though for over two years. AVG has been fine for me......But I am not a massive internet based Corporation that has literally zillions of virus hits every day.
     
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    Wrong and arrogant.
     
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    Currently under device manager these are running with the following RAM usage:
    - symlcsvc.exe - Symantec Core Component = 220K
    - ccsvdhst.exe - Symanted Service Framework = 2364k
    - ccsvdhst.exe - Symanted Service Framework = 5284k

    While running a full scan of my system:
    - symlcsvc.exe - Symantec Core Component = 216K
    - ccsvdhst.exe - Symanted Service Framework = 31,920k
    - ccsvdhst.exe - Symanted Service Framework = 4288k
    - navw32.exe - Norton AntiVirus Scanner Module = 6488k
     
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