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

Discussion in 'Security and Anti-Virus Software' started by thnksfrthmmrs, Sep 26, 2007.

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  1. PhoenixFx

    PhoenixFx Notebook Virtuoso

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    Have you actually used something like Nod32 ??

    Check these : http://www.av-comparatives.org/ (Nod32 beats Norton by a huge margin in every test)
    and : nod32 Vs Norton (this particular article maybe somewhat biased; there were several more comprehensive articles showing that nod32 is several times better in both detection/speed and resource consumption, but unfortunately I couldn't find it right now. Will try to post them if I come across them).
    As pointed out earlier in this thread : What really slows Windows down.
    Do you see what I mean ?

    Memory footprint is not everything , especially these days when there is plenty of system RAM. Most of us can spare few extra MBs, but the question is, are you willing to compromise overall system performance and your time?
     
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    AKAJohnDoe Mime with Tourette's

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    I find AV to be the fourth line of defense in my system.
    1. Router Firewall settings and NAT
    2. Software Firewall
    3. Anti-Spyware
    4. Anti-Virus
     
  3. RogueMonk

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    Indeed I have. AVG, Nod32 and Kaspersky.

    Anyway - this is way off the ops topic.
     
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    ... back to the topic, then ... my response is as little and infrequently as possible.
     
  5. Greg

    Greg Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    My thoughts:

    I downloaded it and went to install the trial version...I'm up for a subscription renewal in 2 months anyway so I was thinking of moving to 2008.

    And it crashed during the install...a simple buffer overrun error! Doesn't impress me there.

    Perhaps I should re-download it.

    EDIT: Got it working...now I go play with it.
     
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    i think norton pays huge money to all big publishers to rate their software best so that they can get more layman kind of customers who only recognize brand not the quality. I used norton anti virus for 2 years and it was resource hog and bring down system on its nees. It was norton 2005 security suit. Since the time i switched to AVK and AntiVir software and I can say Avira AntiVir is one of the best antivirus I have found.
     
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    Not everyone wants to be bothered with finding, installing, and configuring software, so there will always be a market for these sort of packages that do almost everything almost well and come pre-installed in many cases.

    This is a forum with a very specific purpose and audience, so the demographics are shifted a bit from the generic "everyone" categorization. ;)
     
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