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Old November 16, 2008, 06:42 PM
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Default Norton Antivirus 2009

After some abysmal antivirus products it looks like Norton may have gotten back to it's roots a little with a version that seems pretty lightweight... MS has 90 trials posted in its partnership program so I figured I'd give it a try on one of my machines.
So far it's been pretty much invisible. I'm not too sure I'll pay for it once the trial is up (AVG free has met my needs so far as long as you don't install the linkscanner crap)
Anyways if any of you guys/gals want to try it, here's the link
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Edit************ I tried the antivirus only, not the 360*********
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Old November 16, 2008, 07:33 PM
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I have a 10-user license pack for Norton 2009 and I've deployed it across all my family's machines. This seems to be the fastest Norton yet. Even on older machines it seems to be light enough.
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Old November 16, 2008, 07:40 PM
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I heard from my friend that the 2009 is actually pretty well resourse and usefulness wise, that they got rid of alot of the bloat. I feel that the day where I might once again recommend Norton to parents, friends and family soon. That being said I personally have never used any AV software on my personal computer and *knock on wood* so far have never gotten infected in my many years of using computers.
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Old November 16, 2008, 08:20 PM
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Norton is like licorice in my mouth; leaves a bad taste.
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Old November 16, 2008, 08:27 PM
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I have a 10-user license pack for Norton 2009 and I've deployed it across all my family's machines. This seems to be the fastest Norton yet. Even on older machines it seems to be light enough.
Hum, with all these reports of how non-bloated and light it is, I may give the trial a go on my lappy.. Hummmmm....

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Old November 16, 2008, 09:11 PM
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Norton is like licorice in my mouth; leaves a bad taste.
Well I don't hate licorice but I hate Norton now - no matter what they changed, it misses on some detections ! I now use AVIRA Security Suite, and it gets updated sometimes everal times a day. No more norton for me. Some other AVs have an edge over other types of detections like malware, scripts, trojans, etc.
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Old November 16, 2008, 10:08 PM
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Norton had one of the best brand name's and for almost a decade now has thrown it down the drain with software that was immense and useless. It'd be nice to see them with something worthwhile again. Although I own a copy of Kaspersky and it's been great.
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Old November 16, 2008, 11:25 PM
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Yes, NOrton was the cats meow before. But I still use, but only the AV scanner. I stull use common sense when surfing and downloading. I also use windows firewall.
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It still sucks at detecting and removing viruses ...

2003 was the last version that had decent detection rates, in my experience ...
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Old November 17, 2008, 01:48 AM
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It still sucks at detecting and removing viruses ...

2003 was the last version that had decent detection rates, in my experience ...
agreed. Norton 2003 was the last version i used as well.
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