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Kudos0

Norton antibot

What is your opinion on Norton Antibot? Do you think it is needed?

Do you use it?

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

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Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

Hi Stu,

I think it's not needed. A good virus scanner should do Antibots work.

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: Norton antibot


HorstL wrote:

Hi Stu,

I think it's not needed. A good virus scanner should do Antibots work.

Cheerio

Lars 


Don't you think it is a great addition to the regular Norton products?
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

No,

in my opinion the Antibot application has to be embedded in Norton AV/IS . A separate software is in my eyes unnecessary.

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: Norton antibot


HorstL wrote:

No,

in my opinion the Antibot application has to be embedded in Norton AV/IS . A separate software is in my eyes unnecessary.

Cheerio

Lars 


AhaThat's another question. But you think it should be added into the regular products?
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

Yes, that's right. A antibot module would be nice. I see it in my market. The customer are not interested in AntiBot as standalone program.

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: Norton antibot


HorstL wrote:

Yes, that's right. A antibot module would be nice. I see it in my market. The customer are not interested in AntiBot as standalone program.

Cheerio 

Lars 


Not to pay for I guess
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

Yes, right too.

Other competitors have AntiBot functions embedded in their security suites. 

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: Norton antibot

If you don't want to pay for AntiBot, get Threatfire free from PCTools. Same essential function at no cost.
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


trebest wrote:
If you don't want to pay for AntiBot, get Threatfire free from PCTools. Same essential function at no cost.
True.But I'm now curious about what people think of antibot
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Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

I use AntiBot on a couple of my machines, Threatfire on some others.  AntiBot is fairly "light" on the system, and it has popped up a couple time with warnings, but about programs that I knew were OK. Needed, probably not, but I consider it another layer in my defense.
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

To be clear; we'd like to include all AntiBot functionality into the suite, however anytime we include new technology like this in NIS, it has to get onto the next "train stop".  Our major revs of NIS are normally once per year.  Instead of waiting, we decided to release it as a standalone.  For now, users who want the "latest and greatest" can get NAB.  Many people will probably be content to wait until this type of technology makes it into NIS.

That being said, I'd at least recommend that users download a trial of NAB and see if they are infected by a bot.  Our data shows that ~10% of all consumer systems are infected.

NAB is especially useful to run on friends systems who you think *might* be infected.  Often more advanced and savvy users are careful about what they download, and they are much less likely to be infected.  Its the user who knows nothing about PC security, who usually has a horribly infected PC.  Those folks are the primary contributor to the ~10% of infected PCs, and those are the folks who should run NAB.

Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Rowan wrote:

To be clear; we'd like to include all AntiBot functionality into the suite, however anytime we include new technology like this in NIS, it has to get onto the next "train stop".  Our major revs of NIS are normally once per year.  Instead of waiting, we decided to release it as a standalone.  For now, users who want the "latest and greatest" can get NAB.  Many people will probably be content to wait until this type of technology makes it into NIS.

That being said, I'd at least recommend that users download a trial of NAB and see if they are infected by a bot.  Our data shows that ~10% of all consumer systems are infected.

NAB is especially useful to run on friends systems who you think *might* be infected.  Often more advanced and savvy users are careful about what they download, and they are much less likely to be infected.  Its the user who knows nothing about PC security, who usually has a horribly infected PC.  Those folks are the primary contributor to the ~10% of infected PCs, and those are the folks who should run NAB.


Thanx for the update.Sounds logical
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Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

It is Mentioned here that ~10% Customers are afftected by Bots, does that means NAV/NIS will not adress the bots?
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot



unoemperor wrote:
It is Mentioned here that ~10% Customers are afftected by Bots, does that means NAV/NIS will not adress the bots?
 Hi unoemperor and welcome
Yes it does but Antibot just gives a extra layer. Bots are more effective and dangerous these days so a extra layer won't harm you.
Message Edited by Stu on 04-11-2008 08:04 AM
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Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

"Protect your PC from being hijacked" With Norton AntiBot.

I thought this was the domain of "Norton Internet Security" or is it all being split up?

Perhaps Symantec can make more on individual products than suites!

£20 for something that is mostly contained in what we already have is a bit much.

If it was something that is to be included in later suites then it should have be a free Norton Add on Pack like Norton AntiSpam and Privicy Control.

Urrell
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

That's cool.  To see NAB on NIS in the future!

Would like adblocking also in Norton Add-on because there are many sites that is infected thru ads e.g. site was mal-vertized without the knowledge of the site owners.

Donna BuenaventuraMicrosoft MVPCalendarofupdates.com
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Urrell wrote:

"Protect your PC from being hijacked" With Norton AntiBot.

I thought this was the domain of "Norton Internet Security" or is it all being split up?

Perhaps Symantec can make more on individual products than suites!

£20 for something that is mostly contained in what we already have is a bit much.

If it was something that is to be included in later suites then it should have be a free Norton Add on Pack like Norton AntiSpam and Privicy Control.


It is just a marketing sentence. NIS and 360 will keep you safe.As said earlier Antibot is just an extra layer just as Mamutu and Threatfire
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Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

Difference of NAB on NAV or NIS is..

NAB requires no signatures (aka definitions) because it is based on behaviour of the processes, files and whatever is running and active modules or components in the system.

Norton Antivirus has signatures which means if it is in the signature.. it is flagged as threat (low, medium or high).

Donna BuenaventuraMicrosoft MVPCalendarofupdates.com
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Donna wrote:

That's cool.  To see NAB on NIS in the future!

Would like adblocking also in Norton Add-on because there are many sites that is infected thru ads e.g. site was mal-vertized without the knowledge of the site owners.


For adblocking try "Firefox"
Urrell
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Urrell wrote:

Donna wrote:

That's cool.  To see NAB on NIS in the future!

Would like adblocking also in Norton Add-on because there are many sites that is infected thru ads e.g. site was mal-vertized without the knowledge of the site owners.


For adblocking try "Firefox"

All browsers have a good adblock installed these days
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Stu wrote:

Urrell wrote:

Donna wrote:

That's cool.  To see NAB on NIS in the future!

Would like adblocking also in Norton Add-on because there are many sites that is infected thru ads e.g. site was mal-vertized without the knowledge of the site owners.


For adblocking try "Firefox"

All browsers have a good adblock installed these days

  Check her signature ;-)
Urrell
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

I'm Opera user which has feature to block ads also but adblocking by Norton is more easier.  No need to block that, block this. Disable that. Disable this.

I have FF installed also and I'm using noscript etc for it.  If Norton's adblocking (scripts, banners, etc) will help for all browsers.. that will be cool.

Donna BuenaventuraMicrosoft MVPCalendarofupdates.com
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Donna wrote:

I'm Opera user which has feature to block ads also but adblocking by Norton is more easier.  No need to block that, block this. Disable that. Disable this.

I have FF installed also and I'm using noscript etc for it.  If Norton's adblocking (scripts, banners, etc) will help for all browsers.. that will be cool.


TrueBut I guess the main reason why it isn't installed at the moment is the fact that all browser do have it installed. Maybe if we scream a lot over here it will help ;)
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Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

Sorry for the thread hijack but was AdBlocking part of NIS2007?

I thought it was. 

Urrell
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Stu wrote:

True

But I guess the main reason why it isn't installed at the moment is the fact that all browser do have it installed. Maybe if we scream a lot over here it will help ;)


Yeah..let's hope they'll consider it. Add-on is separate installer anyway. It should not hurt to add something nice on their add-on pack.Mr. Rowan wanted suggestion anyway on what to add on their add-on pack  I saw it his blog.
Donna BuenaventuraMicrosoft MVPCalendarofupdates.com
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

If I remember it right... it was included with NIS 2006 and earlier.  They introduced add-on pack with no adblocking with 2007 edition.  Not sure I remember that right.
Donna BuenaventuraMicrosoft MVPCalendarofupdates.com
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Stu wrote:
True.But I'm now curious about what people think of antibot

Whether ~10% or not.... I think it's good to have Antibot and the like.  NAB is using acceptable memory. Don't want to see it in action though :)

Donna BuenaventuraMicrosoft MVPCalendarofupdates.com
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Donna wrote:

Stu wrote:
True.But I'm now curious about what people think of antibot

Whether ~10% or not.... I think it's good to have Antibot and the like.  NAB is using acceptable memory. Don't want to see it in action though :)


Depends on how. I rather see it in action and see catch it than I don't see it and I later see it missed two bots ;)
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Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot


Stu wrote:

What is your opinion on Norton Antibot? Do you think it is needed?

Do you use it?


I've used it since it was released, along with occasional manual scans from Ad-aware and SpyBot.  I also suscribe to the extra layer principal.  It is working to the tune of 46 processes and 283 behaviors, with no hits so far and no problems (that's got to be the good news).  FWIW, aside from occasional mru's, both Ad-aware and SpyBot confirm the lack of events. -- Jim 
Kudos0

Re: Norton antibot

Hi,

NortonAntiBot gives an extra layer of security as a behavior detecting application.

I have seen situations were only  NAB has detected a malware.

So for me NAB has proven what it can do.

Kurt 

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