03-12-2010 07:07 AM
I have Windows XP Home Edition on a four year-old computer (HP Pavilion dv 4250us Notebook) with 504 MB of RAM. It has pre-installed versions of NIS 2005 along with IE 6. I was wondering, if I were to install IE8 and Windows Live Mail, would I still be able to use NIS 2005 with, at least, IE 8? I am starting to doubt that NIS 2005's anti-spam feature would be used with Windows Live Mail because the latter has its own filtering system that separates spam from good e-mail. Please help before I decide to make changes. I'm anxious over the technological changes. Thank you.
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03-12-2010 07:59 AM - edited 03-12-2010 08:14 AM
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NIS 2010 is far better and whilst a free upgrade does not apply, it is a relatively inexpensive software for what it does. .
(thanks to Mdturner for correcting me)
03-12-2010 08:04 AM
AFAIK NIS 2010 is far better and the upgrade may be free. Just check with customer services or wait for confirmation here. I presume you have product key for NIS 2005.
There isn't a free upgrade from 2005 - only from 2006 onwards.
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03-12-2010 12:29 PM - edited 03-12-2010 12:31 PM
Good news! Norton Internet Security 2005 seems to be compatible with IE8, at least it works with IE8. Whenever you encounter an issue, you can always uninstall IE8. Add-ons work, NIS UI also displays properly.
For this test, I used: Windows XP SP3, NIS 2005 trialware v126.96.36.199 (fully updated), IE8. I can't tell you about Windows Mail, I use a web mail.
I also recommend you to try NIS 2010 - it's much lighter, faster and provides better protection. I'm sure you should be able to find It for a reasonable price, you can also try it for 30 days, free!
03-14-2010 05:26 PM
> It has pre-installed versions of NIS 2005
Computer years are kind of like dog years, "1 = 7".
NIS 2005 is "middle-aged".
The criminals have invented lots of hacks in the last 5 years (2005 to 2010).
It's time to upgrade to be safe.
> along with IE 6.
Good for upgrading that. It's a real security liability.
04-02-2010 05:49 AM
Thank you so much for your advice. I have, since, installed NIS 2010 and IE8, and I do see a difference. They are compatible, plus NIS'10 does protect more than the '05 version. I am thrilled. Again, thanks for the advice...I appreciate it...:-)