• All Community
    • All Community
    • Forums
    • Ideas
    • Blogs
Advanced

Not what you are looking for? Ask the experts!

Kudos0

How do you decide which security product to buy?

Do you own a security  product?  How did you buy it?  Online, in a retail store, did it come with your computer?  How did you make the decision on which product to buy?  Who were your resources?

Did you have any questions or issues that went unanswered during your decision process?  Let us know!

Replies

Kudos0

Re: How do you decide which security product to buy?

I'm just a security maniac.

I just read a lot of av tests. I don't really believe them all by the way. Then I tested a lot of suites.

It must be light on resources, high detection rate and a good firewall with IDS

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: How do you decide which security product to buy?

Hi userexperience,

yes I own licenses for Norton 360 (a gift from Symantec) and a license for NIS 2008. If I buy a license I first look for the price in our market. (I am an employee of a big german electronic company called "Saturn"). But I bought many software licenses like PGP 9.x, Acronis TI..... online. I mostly use Paypal to do that. I make my decision with trialware, so that can I have my own eyes on that what I want.

Cheerio

Lars 

Life is like an adventure- stupid story but fantastic graphics.Earlier we flew to the moon with a Commodore 64 Computer.....today we need a pentium pc to start Windows ;-)
Kudos0

Re: How do you decide which security product to buy?


userexperience wrote:

Do you own a security  product?  How did you buy it?  Online, in a retail store, did it come with your computer?  How did you make the decision on which product to buy?  Who were your resources?

Did you have any questions or issues that went unanswered during your decision process?  Let us know!


Hi user experience,

Yes I own security products, Norton 360 (beta license) active. NIS 2008 download version (inactive) and paid via secured payment (direct from your bank account - special program in The Netherlands)

For other programs, first if possible trial version and when ok I buy it (if possible on-line)

Programs which comes with the computer I remove them almost immediately to have only the programs I want to have... 

Evert Maurer (The Netherlands) 

Evert Maurer (The Netherlands)
Kudos0

Re: How do you decide which security product to buy?

i've been using norton stuff forever, it works perfectly well for me and i've never had any viruses. I don't really care whether or not a certain 3rd party site (like pcamg, pcworld) says that one is better than another. As long as it keeps viruses out, that's good enough for me. Besides, norton has the best support system of any other tech company i've had to deal with. I'm currently running Norton 360 in bootcamp, since I got it for free, and I'm very happy .
Kudos0

Re: How do you decide which security product to buy?

Hi Userexperience,

I've used Nortion Antivirus since the year 2000 and since 2004 the yearly new version from NAV. I never had any problems with virus infection on my machine and I'm very happy with Norton Products. Actually I use a Norton 360 V2 licence (a gift from your company) and a Norton Antivirus 2008 licence. I've bougth my software in Norton Store and in big stores when they have sometimes special offers. The decison today is easy I mean. Norton 360 is a very good poduct and the new version 2.0 is more improved then 1.0 and when someone asked my, which security product to buy, I suggest N360 because eveyone is in the internet and a lot of do online banking or online buying. So they need not only a good Anti Virus progam but rather the hole security from Norton 360 V2.

Best Regards,

Joachim

This thread is closed from further comment. Please visit the forum to start a new thread.