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arstearns
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Registered: ‎10-10-2008

Which version am I running?

Hello All,

 

I have been a user of Norton products for over 2 decades now. Until recently it has been easy to identify which version of Norton AntiVirus or Norton Internet Security is on a PC. The software's title gave the version directly (Norton AntiVirus 2005 or Norton Internet Security 2006.

 

Unfortunately, this has been done away with the past few years. I KNOW how to find out which version NUMBER I am using (such as 15.5.0.23). However, I then have to search the Internet for this number to know that it is Norton Internet Security 2008.

 

Is there a table with all of these versions of Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security so at a glace I can identify which cryptic number goes with which year of Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security?

 

Warmly, Al Stearns

Pisgah Forest, NC

USA

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Dieselman743
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Registered: ‎09-11-2008

Re: Which version am I running?

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If your using Norton 2008 then its best to upgrade to Norton 2009 for free. Each version is a different year. Version 15 is 2008. Version 16 is 2009.

 

 http://www.symantec.com/home_homeoffice/support/special/upgrade2007/vista/select_product.jsp?site=nu...

Message Edited by Dieselman743 on 10-10-2008 04:17 AM
Real Time Protection = NIS 2009 + NAT
Behavior Analysis = Threatfire
On Demand = MBAM
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arstearns
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Registered: ‎10-10-2008

Re: Which version am I running?

[ Edited ]

Yeah, I already have. It is a great thing that Symantec is allowing its customers to upgrade to their latest version with a non-latest product key.

 

So to make my own table:

 

2009 - version 16

2008 - version 15

2007 - version 14

2006 and before - not necessary since the year was plainly displayed in the product's name.

 

Anyone know why Symantec would remove this piece of useful information from plain site and hide it and encrypt it a bit?

 

Warmly, Al Stearns

Pisgah Forest, NC

USA

Message Edited by arstearns on 10-10-2008 06:59 AM
Message Edited by arstearns on 10-10-2008 06:59 AM
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TychoCopperNose
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Re: Which version am I running?

doesnt every program have some Help and Support ABOUT box that'll give you the version???? I'm confused by your confusion.
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Dieselman743
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Re: Which version am I running?

Of course there is an about tab. But it says nothing about NIS 2009 or 2008.

 

 

Real Time Protection = NIS 2009 + NAT
Behavior Analysis = Threatfire
On Demand = MBAM
Rootkit Eradicator
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Re: Which version am I running?

If you go to "? Help & Support" in N.I.S. 2009, it gives lots of information about the Product.
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Re: Which version am I running?

<< Anyone know why Symantec would remove this piece of useful information [Year Date] from plain site and hide it and encrypt it a bit? >>

 

Possibly because it is now October 2008 and NIS2009 has been out for a month already? <g> To say nothing that they have called for suggestions for NIS2010 which they are working on.



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TychoCopperNose
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Registered: ‎04-07-2008

Re: Which version am I running?


Dieselman743 wrote:

Of course there is an about tab. But it says nothing about NIS 2009 or 2008.

 

 


ahh, now I get it, sorry. yeah, i see what you mean. mabye my confusion is why this matters. at all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_AntiVirus#Version_History 

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Dieselman743
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Registered: ‎09-11-2008

Re: Which version am I running?

Yes Red it gives you alot of info. But guess what. Not what the poster is looking for. No where there does it say. NIS 2009. Or NIS 2008.
Real Time Protection = NIS 2009 + NAT
Behavior Analysis = Threatfire
On Demand = MBAM
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arstearns
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-10-2008

Re: Which version am I running?

[ Edited ]

A good point - version numbers give them a bit more flexibility in tracking versions. Of course, it makes discribing versions to layman difficult.

 

Thanks to all that posted! Especially the link to Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norton_AntiVirus#Version_History 

 

Warmly, Al Stearns

Pisgah Forest, NC

USA

 

 

Message Edited by arstearns on 10-10-2008 03:19 PM