07-25-2009 08:55 AM
07-25-2009 12:09 PM
I've lost faith in symantec,I was going to get my previously used and trusted kasperky internet security but I was talked out of it in favour of Norton 360. I think I made a huge mistake, but unfortunately I'm stuck with this product for now, and I didn't realise it was going to be such a CPU hog either.
CPU hog?? Wow, 360 must sure be different in that regard than NIS 2009. The reports of amazingly low CPU usage were key in my agreeing to try a Norton product again after years of swearing I'd never return. Early-2000's versions of NIS seemed to virtually take over my system, but NIS 2009 is the opposite. It uses a lot less CPU than the anti-virus-only versions of BitDefender that I previously used, or ESET NOD32 v4 that I trialed (and the latter is touted as for its "small footprint.").
07-25-2009 11:18 PM
07-28-2009 08:24 AM
07-28-2009 12:31 PM
07-28-2009 01:43 PM
It seems a pity this has happened just when Norton has a product that might dispel some of the negative attitudes I've read on the Internet. I've extolled the virtues of NIS 2009 here and there. I wouldn't do the opposite now but I have had to shut up about it. It doesn't matter that the IPS extension is the last line of defence. All Firefox users know is that when Norton 2009 products are installed, there is a disabled IPS extension. It looks bad.
If it goes on much longer people will say that the current Norton products are fine until it comes to using them with Firefox. Technically not true? Maybe ..but it's how it is perceived that matters.
07-28-2009 04:48 PM
I support your position 100%. I am at a loss to understand why some insist on holding Norton to an unreasonable and unrealistic higher standard than any other software vendor. XP is on SP3. Vista is on SP2. That represents hundreds if not thousands of updates, upgrades, fixes and patches. All Microsoft software is one big never ending update. All delivered on Microsofts time table. Adobe, Java, IE, Firefox, McAfee etc etc all release updates upgrades patches on their own time table. Not on my time table. No matter how much I huff and puff. All software vendors work on their time table not mine. Currently my box has unpatched security threats from multiple software vendors. I wish all the critics would run Secunia PSI on their box for a year. Maybe then they would appreciate just how slow most software vendors are to realease a fix. Norton released a workable fix for FF3.5 and days later FF had to fix 3.5 with 3.5.1. People forget the problems many users have had and are still having with SP's and Upgrades from Microsoft. If some Norton/ Firefox users feel the product does not satisfy their standards. They're free to seek other security options or use IE.
Well, I'll get off my soap box now and wait for the mud to fly.
07-29-2009 07:25 AM - last edited on 08-01-2009 05:39 AM by shannons
Firefox Version 3.5.1 and Norton IPS 1.0 over a month still no fix.I reported this over a week ago with your on-line support staff who had no idea of this error.
Only when I goggle it that became awhere of the problem with the norton toolbar and norton IPS.I can't beleive how long this issue has been going on over a month and no fix yet and I feel really let down.
The only fix is to downgrade to firefox version 3.0.11 which can be found here http://www.filehippo.com/download_firefox/5754/
Is really safe to downgrade with.
* Several security issues.
* Several stability issues.
* An issue that was making Firefox take a long time to load on some Windows systems
I think this issue should be counted as most urgent as the nortonIPS filters webpages.
Intrusion Prevention (IPS) protects your computer against most common Internet attacks. It scans all the network traffic that enters and exits your computer and compares this information against a set of attack signatures. Attack signatures contain the information that identifies an attacker's attempt to exploit a known operating system or program vulnerability.
“The Firefox IPS plug-in is our last line of defense for the Firefox browser. We have other protection technologies in place for threats targetting Firefox vulnerabilities and they are equally effecttive in providing protection.”
You may check the following thread for more information.
07-29-2009 11:28 AM
CPU hog? no way, windows task manager takes up more cpu and memory resources than norton 360!!!
Yea, just wanted to express my opinion :) I don't like it when they say norton is a resource hog; that was a long time ago!
I wish they'd hurry up with the IPS fix though....