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Norton Internet Security 2008

by michhala / December 16, 2007 5:07 AM PST

I have used Norton/Symantec security products for many years, and my NIS 2005 is coming up for definition renewal. In the past, I have upgraded the software with a new version every third year.....so the time has come to upgrade to 2008, rather than renew 2005 defs. I have never had any problem with NIS -- it has worked very well for me.

Before upgrading, I would appreciate some feedback from Norton supporters who have NIS 2008 and if they have any unresolved problems.

My thanks.

Miki

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There's difference Miki
by Donna Buenaventura / December 16, 2007 9:38 AM PST

The earlier edition of NIS will allow you to:
1. Block the internet traffic by right-clicking the NIS icon
2. View logs of ALL sites that you've visited using a supported browser of the said edition
3. There's no Norton Protection Center in earlier edition (NIS 2005 and earlier)
4.

NIS 2008 do not have #1 & #2 anymore so if you like the above features, you might want to just renew.
But if you like to take advantage of new features of the new edition:
- Crimeware protection
- Phishing protection
- Identity Safe (support Firefox and IE)
etc.. then you might go to it.

I'm using NIS 2008.. it is working well for me. There's few glitch in the past week and it is related to their program update but was fixed by another program patch - all done thru LiveUpdate.

Hope this helps.

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Donna -- your info helps
by michhala / December 16, 2007 6:47 PM PST

I have never used the block internet traffic feature and the Web History log has always been blank, which was a puzzle to me. I never found a way to configure Web History and keeping a log of web sites I have visited was not something I needed......the other logs, however, have been very important to me.

One of the things I like about Norton/Symantec NIS is that it does not slow my computer, as did McAfee and Zone Alarm.

So now I have a decision to make.....to stay with comfortable, reliable old NIS 2005 and adhere to the philosophy of "if it ain't broke.........." or to take a chance and go for something new Happy

Miki

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DON'T USE NORTON
by SEGMAT / December 17, 2007 12:25 AM PST

This is just my personal opinion, but use a free program like Avast or AVG free instead of any paid for security program. I would rate Norton as more problematic for your computer than the virus' that it is supposed to prevent.

Matt

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Thank you, Matt but.......
by michhala / December 17, 2007 8:31 AM PST
In reply to: DON'T USE NORTON

When I requested feedback from Norton/Symantec supporters, it was because I was aware of how many posters have expressed their dislike for Norton products. Unfortunately, when we have a bad experience with a program we tend to voice our dissatisfaction loud and clear; OTOH we are less likely to voice our satisfaction.

I do appreciate your reply, however......since 1998 I have tried various security programs and always returned to Norton....it works for me. As for free programs, money is no object when it comes to my computer Happy That said, if within reason Norton lets me down, I am outta there.

Miki

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Agreed!
by Waldorf PC / December 17, 2007 12:22 PM PST
In reply to: DON'T USE NORTON

I've never been a fan of NOrton mysef. I personally tell my clients not to bother with it. I've never had good experiences with it, and neither has anyone else I know.

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You guys!!........
by michhala / December 17, 2007 1:56 PM PST
In reply to: Agreed!

.......always looking for an opening to knock Norton Happy

If I were to leave Norton because it did not do the same good work it has for the last 9 years, I would switch to NOD32.

Miki

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(NT) Good luck in deciding Miki!
by Donna Buenaventura / December 17, 2007 4:10 AM PST
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(NT) My thanks, Donna :)
by michhala / December 17, 2007 8:32 AM PST
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