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Kudos0

Renewal of NIS 2009 or update to NIS 2010?

My subscription to NIS 2009 runs out this month. I have noticed people on this forum using older version of NIS and Norton antivirus.

Since I am not having any issues with NIS 2009 I am hesitant to uninstall it and install NIS 2010 without increased benefit to me.

What are the benefits( if any)  to update to NIS 2010?

Thanks 

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Kudos0

Re: Renewal of NIS 2009 or update to NIS 2010?

Hi,

There are many benefits:

- Improved s.O.N.A.R. Protection.

- Improved Intrusion Prevention, Anti-Virus and Firewall and Phishing Protection.

- Download Protection, called "Download Intelligence".  This checks all Downloads against a List on the symantec Servers and Notifys you whether the Downloaded Files are Safe to Install or Un-Safe, or whether no enough information is known about the Files you have Downloaded.  There is an excellent Blog about this in the "Norton Protection Blog".

- Improved Norton Insight Protection.

- Improved Norton AntiSpam.

If you do not have an Identity Safe Profile, you can just use the Norton 2010 Installer to do the Upgrade for you; if you have an Identity Safe Profile, due to the Issues seen in the Forum, I would suggest un-installing via "Add or Remove Programs" and use the "Custom Uninstall" Option.

I would highly recommend Upgrading to N.I.S. 2010 if you have Windows X.P., Vista or 07.

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Kudos0

Re: Renewal of NIS 2009 or update to NIS 2010?

I do have an identity safe login with about 10 website passwords, but i do not have any cards or notes. What are the problems with the identity safe profile when updating to NIS 2010?

What do you mean by custom uninstall?

Kudos0

Re: Renewal of NIS 2009 or update to NIS 2010?

Hi, TooStrong,

I've seen one user lose all their Identity Safe Profile when Upgrading.

When you go to "Add or Remove Programs" and Click on "Remove" Norton Internet Security, a Norton window will Open giving the Option of a "Complete Uninstall" or a "Custom Uninstall"; the Custom Un-Install will enable you to Save all your Settings and Identity Safe Profile.  Just make sure you have a Norton Account with your Product Key in case anything goes wrong; you can Register by Clicking on the "Norton Account" at the top of your Norton Main User Interface.

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Kudos0

Re: Renewal of NIS 2009 or update to NIS 2010?

Here's an unbiased review of NIS 2010 by PC Magazine. It goes over all of the new features.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2349865,00.asp

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Kudos0

Re: Renewal of NIS 2009 or update to NIS 2010?

Hi Floating_Red

When Upgrading to NIS10...I thought the user could migrate Identity Safe Backup NPM ~ NIS09 to Ident Safe in NIS10.  Other than Identity Safe Backup.   Would a user really want to save settings from NIS09 to a completely new product build NIS10.  Wouldn't user be better served to start off with NIS10 default settings and experience the product before changing from default settings.

Regards

bjm_

Kudos0

Re: Renewal of NIS 2009 or update to NIS 2010?

Hi 'Too Strong',

When I upgraded from 09 to 10 version, I backed up my log ins and when I started to use the new 2010 NIS I imported them back in and all was well, I have about 20 log ins in my list, never had a problem. Hope this helps!

Kudos1 Stats

Re: Renewal of NIS 2009 or update to NIS 2010?

Hi TooStrong,

You can go over here and read up on all the features of NIS 2010 over here:

http://www.symantec.com/norton/internet-security

Just go to "How It Works", and you'll be able to see what kind of features and technologies are integrated into NIS 2010. 

About the upgrading method: the classic way to upgrade your NIS 2009 to NIS 2010 is via the Norton Update Center:

http://updatecenter.norton.com/

However, there have been a few glitches when updating in this manner (via the over-install method), so if you do not have any other Norton products on your machine, you could download the removal tool from the link below and save it to your computer:

http://www.symantec.com/norton/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&ssfromlink=true&sprt_cid=1a13409b-29db-4397-a286-9dec49f8e252&seg=hho&ct=us&lg=en&docurl=20080828154508EN

You would also have to download and save the full NIS 2010 installation package to your computer before running the removal tool:

http://www.norton.com/nis10

Then you would have to disconnect from the internet, run the removal tool twice, rebooting your machine after each run, install NIS 2010 and connect to the web when NIS 2010 prompts you to do so. Although your product key should be picked up automatically by NIS 2010 in both cases (ugrading via the Norton Update Center or upgrading via the removal tool method), please keep your NIS 2009 product key handy just to be on the safe side. You can fetch and copy your key from your Norton account over here:

https://www.mynortonaccount.com/amsweb/default.do 

However, since the removal tool wipes out all your settings besides other Norton products on your computer, you would have to back up your Identity Safe data beforehand. You can do so by following the instructions over here:

http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/nco.nsf/0/e5a44e06f97b3f89882572260060120f?OpenDocument&seg=hm&lg=en&ct=us

Finally, you always benefit from installing the latest version of Norton/of a security product in general, that way you have the latest protection technology. You can also have a look at the NIS 2010 tutorials over here:

http://www.symantec.com/norton/products/tutorials/index.jsp?pvid=nis2010

Hope that helped :-)

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Kudos0

Re: Renewal of NIS 2009 or update to NIS 2010?

Hi Too Strong,

brummie says

"When I upgraded from 09 to 10 version, I backed up my log ins and when I started to use the new 2010 NIS I imported them back in and all was well, I have about 20 log ins in my list, never had a problem. Hope this helps!"

The way "brummie" is proposing to upgrade from NIS 09 to NIS 10 is the most safe way of doing it.

 Why ?

You are sitting on a safe copy of your most vital data, your personal logins to certain valuable sites for yourself.

You can´t loose these datas without deleting them yourself.

All other datas, settings, can be altered by you when you need to do so.

You are safe and have the freedom of altering settings to fit your own liking, that´s perfect, isnt it ?

 I´ve done this kind of upgrading since 2005, and I´ve had no issues at all so far.

Please, use the "brummie"-method of upgrading.

Message Edited by Kurt on 10-10-2009 06:04 AM

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