Is Norton AV 2009 really an IMPROVED product?

Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
Is anyone using this program now?

Re: Is Norton AV 2009 really an IMPROVED product?

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 07:24:21 -0600, Little Charlie wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

I don't but I picked up the following notes by Steve Winograd, MS-MVP
(Windows Desktop Experience) in another newsgroup.

1. It installs in less than two minutes, without a reboot.
2. It updates the virus definitions file (VDF) automatically very
frequently.
3. Updates are small and fast.
4. It doesn't use the dreaded "Live Update" program.
5. It only installs one system service.
6. Scans are fast and CPU use is low.
7. It doesn't disable the Windows Security Center.
8. Its default settings don't block access to the computer's shared folders
over the local area network.

Like other Norton products, NAV 2009 has a product protection feature that
can prevent Windows System Restore from running successfully unless you
disable the feature, as described here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/sharedtech.nsf/pfdocs/2005113009323013

HTH

Re: Is Norton AV 2009 really an IMPROVED product?

Kayman wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it

It doesnt slow machines down in the way other norton products do, no idea on
how good it is though.


Gaz



Re: Is Norton AV 2009 really an IMPROVED product?



Quoted text here. Click to load it

Yes, I use it and it is dramatically improved over previous versions,
including NIS 2008.  It literally installs in less then two minutes and
doesn't require a reboot.  There is a new feature called "Pulse Updates"
that downloads small updates as often as every five minutes.  It is fast and
has much less impact on system performance.  Quick and Full scans are also
much faster - there is a feature called Norton Insight that identifies safe
files and excludes them from scans.  I would never endorse a Norton product
until this version came out.  I recommend that you download the fifteen day
trial and experience it for yourself.


Re: Is Norton AV 2009 really an IMPROVED product?

I do use it.

It does not hog resources the way its predecessors did. If you decided
to stay with Norton AV then definitely upgrade to 2009 version.


Re: Is Norton AV 2009 really an IMPROVED product?



Quoted text here. Click to load it

I am sticking with Avast FREE Home version until Morro by Microsoft
arrived this summer.


Re: Is Norton AV 2009 really an IMPROVED product?

Little Charlie wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

..a reasonably good product.

Quoted text here. Click to load it

You would trust your computer to an anti-virus from Microsoft?  In all
the years they have been buying out other companies' a-v's, with little
operational success, you want to go that route again?

Then again, Morro is probably better than nothing.

--
   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

Re: Is Norton AV 2009 really an IMPROVED product?

Beauregard T. Shagnasty a utilisé son clavier pour écrire :
Quoted text here. Click to load it

When you trust your computer to a Microsoft operating system, why not ,
;-)

--
In gold we trust (c)



Re: Is Norton AV 2009 really an IMPROVED product?

Jo Kerr wrote:

Quoted text here. Click to load it

Ah, but I don't.  <lol>

--
   -bts
   -Friends don't let friends drive Windows

Site Timeline