Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

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Dear friends:

Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

I had, in an old Notebook, an OEM copy of Norton Antivirus 2003 that
it worked without any problem up to now. It was light to the computer
resources and its subscription was able to be renewed every year.

This year, I changed my Notebook by a new one that it came with an OEM
version of Norton Antivirus 2006, that it is a disaster. It crashes
very often and slows the operation of my computer up to the Intel's
286 standards.

I could find some new copies of old Norton software in some stores, so
my question. Is Norton Antivirus 2005 (or 2004) like its 2003 version,
or it is like its 2006 disaster?

Any hint?

Thanks
Juan I. Cahis
Santiago de Chile (South America)
Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!

Re: Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

'Juan I. Cahis' wrote, in part:
This year, I changed my Notebook by a new one that it came with an OEM
version of Norton Antivirus 2006, that it is a disaster. It crashes
very often and slows the operation of my computer up to the Intel's
286 standards.
_____

What you describe is very likely the result of some problems with your
system, not Norton Antivirus 2006.  If you use performance logs, you can
find the actual resource consumption of NAV 2006 and perhaps identify the
actual bottlenecks.

Phil Weldon

Dear friends:

Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

I had, in an old Notebook, an OEM copy of Norton Antivirus 2003 that
it worked without any problem up to now. It was light to the computer
resources and its subscription was able to be renewed every year.

This year, I changed my Notebook by a new one that it came with an OEM
version of Norton Antivirus 2006, that it is a disaster. It crashes
very often and slows the operation of my computer up to the Intel's
286 standards.

I could find some new copies of old Norton software in some stores, so
my question. Is Norton Antivirus 2005 (or 2004) like its 2003 version,
or it is like its 2006 disaster?

Any hint?

Thanks
Juan I. Cahis
Santiago de Chile (South America)
Note: Please forgive me for my bad English, I am trying to improve it!



Re: Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?


Dear friends:

Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

That would be Norton AV for Windows 95 or maybe Windows 3.11 ?

Mich...



Re: Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

Mich wrote:

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It would be the last version before Peter sold it.

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   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck.

Re: Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:

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These Wiki articles leads one to believe that Peter Norton may never
have been very involved in NAV.

   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Norton )
   (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Virus )

When was the first NAV released?

Ron :)

Re: Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

Ron Lopshire wrote:

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Right. It was a joke.  ;-)

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1990, according to wikipedia, the year he sold out to Symantec.

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   -bts
   -Motorcycles defy gravity; cars just suck.

Re: Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

Ron Lopshire wrote:
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it's my understanding that he wasn't... norton was a 'brand' that peter
norton built up and then sold the rights to... it was a name people
trusted, but i can't imagine anyone buying anti-virus technology from
the guy who said computer viruses were urban legends like aligators in
the sewers of new york...


Re: Which was the last version of Norton Antivirus that it worked OK?

kurt wismer wrote:

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Thanks for the info, gentlemen. I had never used NAV until a couple of
years ago, and I had always assumed that Peter Norton sold NAV to
Symantec. Learn something new everyday. But then again, it does seem
to fit into Symantec's business model, now doesn't it? I know that
long-time Sygate users can appreciate that sentiment.

Ron ;)

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