12-06-2009 02:52 AM - edited 12-06-2009 03:05 AM
Hey, i was wondering is it best to use Nortons "Smart Firewall" or use the default windows one? or should i enable both?
Thanks a lot for your time! ;)
[Also shall i get Norton V4 Beta, or does it have a lot of bugs :(?
If i do download it when i run live update it wont show up so shall i just download from the site and it will install it on top of my Norton current version right?Product Name: Norton 360 Version: 18.104.22.168] http://www.symantec.com/norton/beta/overview.jsp?p
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12-06-2009 03:09 AM
It's not advisable to have two firewalls running at the same time.
One could conflict with the other, and cause problems.
I'm sure Norton Smart Firewall is best
There are still a few things to clear up with N360 V4, but I think not many
To get a download of the N360 v 4, see link below.
12-06-2009 03:20 AM
It says run the live update, but when i run it, it says " Norton LiveUpdate has successfully completed. Your Norton product now has the latest protection updates." and it doesn't show no beta :(? I have 73 days left of Norton subscription.
12-06-2009 03:35 AM - edited 12-06-2009 03:39 AM
Most firewall products bombard the user with questions about what programs should be allowed to run or to access the internet. Norton 360 have application intelligence baked in, allowing it to make security decisions so that you don’t have to. The Firewall in Norton 360 intelligently makes security decisions for you—allowing you to use your computer without you needing to be a security expert. With Automatic Program Control, every program requesting network access is scanned via all available scanning technology carried by the Norton product (e.g. Behavioral Heuristic Scan, AntiVirus scan, etc.) before granting network access. A rule will be created if it passed all scan filters and Smart Firewall uses this rule as reference for granting permission for the program to access the Internet. So, there is no need for you to check each time whenever any program requires the Internet access when using the Norton 360.
The Norton 360's intelligent intrusion prevention technology adds an extra layer of security by looking inside the data coming into your PC and blocking suspicious traffic. Intrusion prevention technology examines the content of Internet traffic and detects online security breaches, which can hide in approved Internet connections. When an intrusion is detected, Norton program automatically triggers the appropriate action (block all Internet access, for example), depending on the threat.
Conclusion: Better to use the Firewall from Norton 360
Running LiveUpdate won't update your current Norton 360 3.5 version to Norton 360 4 Beta. You have to uninstall the current version, and then download/install Norton 360 V4 beta. The 73 days of subscription won't be added to the Beta product. The Beta program will be having separate subscription. I would suggest you to wait for the final release of Norton 360 Version 4, then install it.
12-06-2009 03:48 AM - edited 12-06-2009 03:51 AM
Your 360v3 subscription will not work with 360v4beta. The same key will not work. It could not be updated through liveupdate. It uses a separate subscription system for temporary 14 days for beta testing. It has to be downloaded separately and cannot upgrade from 360v3. You will have to uninstall 360v3 and install 360v4beta. And this will be for testing only.
When 360v4 is finally released after testing then you can upgrade the 360v3 to 360v4 with your same subscription/key of 360v3.
Regarding the 73 days of subscription left, you can renew the same when about a week is left either by renewing online or whatever method you have originally bought 360v3. And then when you can upgrade to 360v4 when it is released. Even if 360v4 is released before your subscription is over you can upgrade but you will have to renew your subscription anyways at the end of 73 days of your subscription.