09-14-2010 09:22 PM
I have been participating heavily in the Norton Community for over a year now and one issue which comes up repeatedly has to do with folks who have low speed internet connections such as dial-up and/or people who have download quotas.
So my suggestion is two fold:
1. Currently you can turn off Pulse update and not receive the streaming definitions but still get Live Update. However the Live update is many times very large in size and causes problems for people with these types of connections. The only way you can stop this is to turn OFF live update but then if you do that you also cannot receive Pulse Updates.
Can't these two options be made independant? One should be able to turn off live update but still get Pulse updates or vice versa. If they don't want to get either then they can turn both OFF explicitly.
2. Have an option so that users can schedule full live update sessions to a time of their choosing, very similar to the way one can schedule custom scans instead of the Idle Full scan.
I think having an option to schedule live updates will really help people with these types of connections or others to use if they want to. In this way they will be sure to get live updates on a regular basis without having to remember to do it manually. This will then help to prevent someone being more vulnerable because they had to turn off live update but forget to do the update manually on a regular basis.
Thanks and best wishes.
09-15-2010 04:04 AM
Good Idea Allen.
I had a similar request, I would like an easier option to turn off updates. Currently when you right click on the icon in the system tray you get options to turn off the firewall and autoprotect.
I would like to see an option to turn off updates and making that selection would open the second box where you could choose the duration.
Broadband cards and data plans are expensive in the first place and the data allowance seems to get reduced each year, going over that amount gets very expensive. When I'm on the road with my laptop the last thing I want is to connect with my broadband modem just to be greeted with a large download.
I would rather have the option to turn off updates for a set period of time, schedule any updates like Allens suggestion, or have some other way to automatically conserve bandwidth when using a certain network adapter.
09-15-2010 07:04 AM
One of the changes in NIS 2011 does allow you to choose a duration when you turn off live update, including an option for permanently. This is located in Computer Settings.
It is not on the main screen but in case you had not noticed it I wanted to mention this is there.
09-17-2010 12:52 PM - edited 09-17-2010 12:54 PM
Agreed that having more control over data transfer is important for some users and it is something that we are looking at now. We are not sure how to best implement this (we need it to be effective, easy to use and keep users safe), but stay tuned.
01-11-2011 08:20 PM
Please see also the following Norton Idea.