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NIS21 AWESOME!

Once again Symantec amazed me, this is my opinion after performing several tests.

The new version has significantly improved in all respects, and would like to list just some of the improvements that I have found:

Time to start the computer reduced by at least 10 seconds (tested on my Windows 7 PC with 2 GB of RAM and an Intel Core2 Quad @2,66 Ghz).

LiveUpdate occurs faster and without absorbing a large amount of RAM as occurred with NIS20 (apart from Smart Definitions that was set to ON or OFF).

The Norton toolbar has been completely redesigned in a more streamlined and functional than the last, with the missing of some utilities such as Facebook sharing, which I think were superfluous. I don't use VAULT, so I cannot make the  comparison.

Reduced time to do a Full System scan (480.000 scanned in 22,5 min), while NIS20 took about 30 minutes to run the same scan.

Surfing the internet (with IE10) is slightly faster.

The "ccsvchst processes" are replaced by "NIS.exe", this makes things more intuitive, especially for less experienced users.

Other changes such as SONAR, the repair of Windows infected files that should have been improved, malware detection, etc., will be discovered by us (users), during the usage of the software.

I would like to thank Symantec, Tony Weiss and all those who have worked for the development of NIS 21.

Thanks again, Symantec!

Sandro

Sandro

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Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

It is always nice to hear positive feedback.

The forum usually only hears from those with trouble, while the other millions are quiet while things are working as they should.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!


peterweb wrote:

It is always nice to hear positive feedback.

The forum usually only hears from those with trouble, while the other millions are quiet while things are working as they should.


I totally agree with you, Peter.

Thank you.

 

Sandro
Kudos1 Stats

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

I also give Symantec kudos for this version. It is running well on two windows 7 sp1 x64 computers. Keep up the good work.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

I also agree the new version is better.  I also like the new ident safe as the list of my logins shows in a bigger format which makes it easier to navigate and hit the one I want.   Good job

Win10pro64bit, Norton sec22.5.2.15, firefox40.,super anti-spyware,chrome 44.02403.155m,MBAM
Kudos1 Stats

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

Installed NIS21 a few hours ago and i'll agree this version rocks ..thanks a lot Symantec team

greetings, mark

Kudos1 Stats

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

I have to agree with all of you, this must bee the best version of Norton i have seen. its very good and i recommend everyone to upgrade to version 21.0.1.3 of norton products.

its that **bleep** good...

sweman

Kudos1 Stats

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

I've already mentioned on another post that I'm so far very satisfied with the new version, but would like to remind people to try to ensure they install Norton on a clean stable system.That's half the battle.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

I echo the positive feedback; NIS v.21 is awesome. Kudos to Symantec.

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

Nobody has installed  nis 2014 in win 8 pro?

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!


Cico66 wrote:

Nobody has installed  nis 2014 in win 8 pro?


nis 2014 = nis 21

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

Yes I know nis 2014=v21

only me have problem to access in Internet  whit win 8 pro?

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

I installed on Win8 Pro; no problem whatsoever.

W10 1809 and 1903 / W10 Insider / IE11 and FF 67, TB 60.7, NS 22.17, (Android 7 with NMS)
Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!


Cico66 wrote:

Nobody has installed  nis 2014 in win 8 pro?


I'm running NIS 21 in Win 8 pro (64-bit). Whole system is showing improved performance. Websites in all the browsers I use load faster (IE10, FF23.01, Chrome). Scans are much faster. Symantec did a great job on this one.

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!


Cico66 wrote:

Nobody has installed  nis 2014 in win 8 pro?


I am running it. No major issues to report.

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

I have to agree with the first post assessment in this thread ... sharp, smooth, efficient. Have NIS 2014 installed on two Windows 8 PCs and one Windows 7 laptop. No problems, so far. Everything working fine -- IS, anti-spam, scans, live update. I would say it's the best version, yet. Thank you, Norton!

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

Yes! 

It's so fast and efficient that it completely ignores a great deal of malware out there.

*shakes my head*

Kudos0

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BroadChannelExp wrote:

Yes! 

It's so fast and efficient that it completely ignores a great deal of malware out there.

*shakes my head*


Hey, what is this, irony or something else?

Constructive comments are very welcome, don't need anything else!!!

Sandro
Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

Hi all,

Well, after reading the forums regarding the new NIS, decided to upgrade my Windows 7 32 bit system today to this new version (V. 21.0.1.3) and everything went as I expected, without any problems.

During the install, I decided to go over to the cloud with my log in vault, always kept it on the pc but decided to hell with it. After changing the login to a more secure one it went like a charm.

Like the look and feel of the new NIS, albeit the visuals are pretty much the same. One thing I notice now is my email address is shown on the front of the UI which never used to in my older version?

All in all, I am very pleased to have upgraded (Did an over the top upgrade), will have another mooch around with it later but all appers to be well.

I shall attempt to do the same to my son's pc tomorrow.

Good one Symantec!

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

I installed NIS 21 (2014) on a clean install of Windows 8 Pro x64. Previously I had NIS 20 (2013) on Windows 7 Pro x64.

I can't really say that NIS 21 (2014) is faster than the previous version, because 1- it's running on a different OS; and 2- my computer is pretty fast to begin with. In my experience, NIS has always been faster than its competition.

To be honest, I can't detect any changes in v.21 other than the interface (which I like). I've been very happy with NIS in the past and I expect to continue to be happy with v.21. That includes tech support. I've had great experiences when chatting with support.

Unfortunately, NIS 21 has inherited a problem from NIS 20: After restarting Windows, when I get to the desktop, the NIS tray icon starts out red - for no reason that I can see - and a few seconds later it turns green again.

[Here's a different kind of problem: All my posts to this forum get rejected because "invalid HTML was found in the message body" even though I used no HTML and no formatting of any kind.]

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

i'M getting confused. your saying it rocks. The other thread says it sucks. I have windows 7 32 and 64 bit. Core i 3 .

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

[Here's a different kind of problem: All my posts to this forum get rejected because "invalid HTML was found in the message body" even though I used no HTML and no formatting of any kind.]

Relax. This happens when you cut and paste many times. One solution just click on 'post' again when the error screen displays. Another time when it may happen is when you double click the 'post' button, unintentionally. Seems it confuses the program.

Keep us posted

Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
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747 wrote:

i'M getting confused. your saying it rocks. The other thread says it sucks. I have windows 7 32 and 64 bit. Core i 3 .


When it comes to securit programs, there will always be lots of people on whose systems it works perfect, while it makes a mess on others systems, especially when the program is new. It is a big difference from a few 100 beta testers to suddenly million of users. Issues will appear.

Kudos0

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I agree with what you said Bombastus.

I am the author of this post and have put as subject: "NIS21 AWESOME!"

Since then, I can just confirm what I had said and found by installing NIS 21 on my computer.

My thoughts remain the same, it's been 6 days from the setup of the software, and everything runs smoothly, without having encountered any problems, except for one small flaw, that I have been pointed out by Apostolos. (Thanks Apostolos for that!)

I think it is normal that when a new software is built, and installed on millions of computers, not everyone will achieve the same result. Some people have problems, but this is normal. Not everything can run at 100% to 100% of computers, especially with the security software.

But, if we compare everything that had happened in the beginning with NIS20 Vs. NIS21, it seems to me that Symantec has made a good step forward.

Until today, I saw that the "red X" in the systray only appeared to a user and only for a few seconds after the startup of the computer.

Do you remember what happened and comments when NIS20 had been released?

I still have a good memory ...

Sandro

Sandro
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Sandro_cm wrote:

Until today, I saw that the "red X" in the systray only appeared to a user and only for a few seconds after the startup of the computer.

Do you remember what happened and comments when NIS20 had been released?

I still have a good memory ...

Sandro


Of course you have a good memory - as do I, and I never mentioned it then because I wasn't sure about it and I still am not - but I really wonder if those folks with that problem (the "red X" appearing) are clearing manually or have one of these miracle "we'll speed up your system programs" that is clearing the prefetch - which makes some things boot slower whicih may delay other things from coming up when they had been prior to removing the prefetch.   Just a thought?

Kudos0

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yank wrote:

Sandro_cm wrote:

Until today, I saw that the "red X" in the systray only appeared to a user and only for a few seconds after the startup of the computer.

Do you remember what happened and comments when NIS20 had been released?

I still have a good memory ...

Sandro


Of course you have a good memory - as do I, and I never mentioned it then because I wasn't sure about it and I still am not - but I really wonder if those folks with that problem (the "red X" appearing) are clearing manually or have one of these miracle "we'll speed up your system programs" that is clearing the prefetch - which makes some things boot slower whicih may delay other things from coming up when they had been prior to removing the prefetch.   Just a thought?


Hello yank,

Maybe it's just a thought, or maybe it's something more than a thought.

I know, the geeks are always in fashion, and then find themselves with programs that do not work properly, and complain that the software has bugs. Others play with the virus, and then complain because they have been infected because of Norton that did not protect their system.

Just to conclude, sometimes the first risk, it is the user himself.

Sandro
Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

So, anyone tried it on XP 32 bit?

If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is!
Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

Please tell me where you learned that disabling pre-fetch is always a bad thing. I have a SSD (solid state drive) and disabling pre-fetch is a recommended course of action for a SSD.

Also tell me where you learned that disabling pre-fetch is the cause of the red 'X' in the system tray.

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Bulldoggy wrote:

Please tell me where you learned that disabling pre-fetch is always a bad thing. I have a SSD (solid state drive) and disabling pre-fetch is a recommended course of action for a SSD.

Also tell me where you learned that disabling pre-fetch is the cause of the red 'X' in the system tray.


I believe the Prefetch reference is to the Windows Prefetch folder, which stores program startup information to try to speed up the start of programs. Deleting this folder's contents can actually slow down the system as Windows rebuilds the information.

I believe you are referring to the prefetch feature on a HD that caches data it thinks will be needed next.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

Hi Bulldoggy,

Apparently you misread my post as I never said that I learned that disabling prefetch is the cause of the red X

What I said was:

 I never mentioned it then because I wasn't sure about it and I still am not - but I really wonder if those folks with that problem (the "red X" appearing) are clearing manually or have one of these miracle "we'll speed up your system programs" that is clearing the prefetch.

As peterweb mentioned, I was referring to the windows prefetch folder - my bad for not being specific.

Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

No problem.

My bad for jumping to conclusions.

Accepted Solution
Kudos0

Re: NIS21 AWESOME!

Considering that each of you has had the opportunity to give an opinion on this thread, I'll mark it as resolved, of course, you can still continue to post if necessary.

Thank to all.

Sandro

Sandro

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