Norton AV 360


Lilly

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 11:39
I am about to renew my Norton 2007 IS, and want to upgrade to 360, has anyone noticed that if you have an account with Norton as I do, by logging into your account you can get 40% discount on an upgrade which will cost me $59.99 dollars.
However to upgrade & purchase Norton 360 through the UK process it seems it will cost me 59.99 pounds!

Just wondering if there is a snag?
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MattMatic

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 11:45
Hmmmm. Maybe not my place to say this, but I would strongly recommend switching to Eset's product rather than Norton www.eset.com
(No affiliation, but I've seen far too many PCs running slow and horrible with Norton or McAfee, and switching to Eset made a huuuuuge difference in speed. And the more licenses you buy, the cheaper they get )
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Last Edited by MattMatic on 28/07/2008 - 11:45

Steve O

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 12:15
I agree with Matt. I changed to ESET Smart Security a few months ago. It is not resource hungry and doesn't seem to have any affect on the computer's speed.
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Gwyn

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 12:16
Lilly, I had Norton 360 on my old machine, and was really disappointed in it, and increasingly frustrated. When I got my new computer I switched to AVG and Zone Alarm, even though I still had a lot of time on the Norton clock. I would think carefully before investing in it.

serendipity

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 13:27
I was told by a friend (computer geek) to never ever load AOL, Norton or Macafee (sp?) on any of my computers, which I haven't. I have until recently been using Zone Alarm and AVG, great free programmes. I now use Avast Anti Virus and Comodo Firewall Pro, again both free (spot the theme here) and excellent programmes


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MattMatic

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 13:30
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never ever load AOL, Norton or Macafee (sp?)

Something I'd definitely agree with
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Lilly

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 13:51
Oh So I see NAV is not very popular amongst anyone here so far!
Thanks for recommendations.

I really want a bit more than basic protection as I am about to launch my website soon.
As I have Norton on already, when I come to perhaps choose another competitor, wont there be a conflict?
I would hate to have problems just now!
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golfdiesel

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 13:54
AVG offers excellent products both free and comercial versions.
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MattMatic

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 14:56
Lilly,
Yes, you need protection for the PC. That said, I was once asked to help fix a laptop that had never had protection. Eset removed it all within 20 minutes - something like 29 active viruses. I've never seen such a clean removal of viruses before

You are also correct that there will be a conflict. You need to remove Norton (you won't regret it! ) and then install the new software. Yes, AVG isn't bad, but Eset is much better - their "Eset Smart Security" is fully integrate anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, and firewall. We run nearly 30 machines in the office.

They give you 30 day trial - so you can start straightaway.

Your PC isn't running the web-site (or at least it shouldn't be ) Your PC is used for creating the web-site and uploading it to the web hosting service, and nothing more (otherwise you'd always have to have your PC powered up and running!)

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ChrisA

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 15:16
MattMatic wrote:
You need to remove Norton (you won't regret it! )

Whatever solution you end up with, I'd add my voice to Matt's.

Norton, (or indeed McAfee these days), should not be part of it.

Personally I think the only reason they're still around is the advertising budget, coupled with the deal they've done with some of the big PC makers to preinstall their products. Which suckers you into giving them money at renewal since it's so natural to believe that (a) they're big, so they must be at least Ok, and (b) it's easiest just to renew.

Such a shame - do you remember the original 'Norton Utilities'?
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Last Edited by ChrisA on 28/07/2008 - 15:17

mikew

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 16:31
Here's another voice saying avoid Norton and MacAfee (and AOL) as they seem to cause nothing but trouble for the single user. I suspect their network products must be better but for that I'd go Sophos.

I haven't tried ESET but there seems to be a strong recommendation here for it - I use AVG free and it seems quite efficient.

No-one has mentioned how careful you have to be when removing Norton - I think I'm right that it can be hard going to get rid of it.

Mike

johnriley

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 17:19
Norton is very difficult to remove entirely.

I've tried Norton, McAffee, AVG and all have worked OK without any particular issues, but they must work for someone or they would be out of business by now!
Best regards, John

Steve O

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 17:44
Lilly, here is the Norton removal tool if you need it.


http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
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serendipity

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 17:48
If you decide to remove Norton, you will probably need the removal tool, look here-:

http://tinyurl.com/2xjk25
http://tinyurl.com/2vy94v


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Last Edited by serendipity on 28/07/2008 - 17:48

Malo1961

Link Posted 28/07/2008 - 18:05
I don't want to "infect" this thread.but what a relief it is to live in a virus free environment. BTW, can anyone explain to me what a virus is?
Please don't get angry, just kidding.
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