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Kudos0

What do you prefer?

Which one do you prefer? and why? If anti virus , what firewall do you use?

* Norton antivirus

* Norton Internet Security

*  Norton 360

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

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Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

Hi s4u,

a big question. This is the question I hear nearly every day from our customers. I prefer Norton Internet Security and in the moment I use it too. Windows Vista is full of backup, recovery and tuning. The mostly sold computers here in germany are preinstalled and have tools for backup, recovery and so on embedded. (Vista System Repair, Manufacturer enhancements ( sometimes crap too...) and a trial version Norton IS are mostly installed too. But for XP User I prefer Norton 360 because it's an allround tool for beginners. People with sensitive data on their coumputers often use special backup tools and don't need tuning for their pcs.

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: What do you prefer?

Was using NIS for several years... Today Norton 360... Why.... 360 is a complete and easy to use package. Support the less skilled PC people in protecting and supporting their PC.

Using a smaller amount of system resources…

Don’t forget Symantec Support desk…. Very useful when needed. (ok, is valid also for the other Symantec (Norton) products.  

Evert Maurer

Message Edited by emaurer on 04-09-2008 12:17 AM
Evert Maurer (The Netherlands)
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

Sounds like a good one.

But is that the only thing you prefer IS 2008 over 360 on Vista?

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

Re: What do you prefer?

I would likely say 360, but I have not used it personally. I currently use NAV 2008 on my Vista Business Dell Inspiron.
James M. FisherMicrosoft Windows MVPWindowsTalk
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

thanx v1 or v2?
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?


s4u wrote:
thanx v1 or v2?
Not sure what you mean....?
James M. FisherMicrosoft Windows MVPWindowsTalk
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?


s4u wrote:
thanx v1 or v2?

I believe s4u confuse Norton 360 and NIS/NAV 2008. Only Norton 360 has a V2, or?
 
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: What do you prefer?

confused but answer was wrongly placed.

I was answering emaurer. he told that he prefered 360. So i was wondering if het prefered version 1 or version 2

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

Re: What do you prefer?

...sorry... it's 0:36 am in germany. Perhaps I hear my bed crying *lol*
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: What do you prefer?

Haha

I have the same feeling. Bye

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

Re: What do you prefer?

I use NIS 2008 on my main PC, Norton 360 on others.  N360 is what I'd recommend to new users unless they are really "hands on" types.
Steve
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

Any reason for the difference?
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

For the non-technical user/operator who has some type of technical support I recommend 360. For those who are their own technical support, at least for the first few levels, I recommend NIS/NSW, etc. 360 will keep a user safe. If/when more is needed the tech support can come to the rescue. For those of us who are technical support the added features and flexibility make maintenance easier. For those of us who are slow learners they also provide a great place to learn how to fix broken things, even when we are the ones to break them. They also give us greater insight into what might be the problem with a user's system.
Dick Win 10x64 current current NSBU
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

Personally, I use Norton 2008 at this stage, and it has worked well. I've used Symantec to protect my system since Norton Pyramid Edition; and I've stuck with them even with all my mates telling me there's better stuff out there.

I do not use or like Internet Security, I instead use ZoneAlarm. Hence why I do not participate and decline invites to the NIS betas. Why? Because it's a MAJOR memory hog and was very user unfriendly (Back when I used NIS 2001 it sucked, and I haven't given it a second chance since.)

I think Symantec pioneered the home-user category by releasing the popular N360. This version is great; it works in the background with minimal input and still provides the same protection as NAV and NIS. With the release of v2 consumers are now accepting that N360 is the premier solution for their security needs.
Dave Mikolaj
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

I prefer NIS 2007 for it's much cheaper than Norton 360.  NIS 2008 has lots of bugs. So I choose 2007.
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

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

Re: What do you prefer?


s4u wrote:

confused but answer was wrongly placed.

I was answering emaurer. he told that he prefered 360. So i was wondering if het prefered version 1 or version 2


s4u, I'm using v2.....including the add-on pack.... (N360 / add-on packboth English version)
Evert Maurer (The Netherlands)
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

kangarooke wrote:
I prefer NIS 2007 for it's much cheaper than Norton 360.  NIS 2008 has lots of bugs. So I choose 2007.

I'm a bit surprised, till 2 month ago I was using NIS 2008 (marketing version)  and did not have any failure... OK during Betatesting yes but afterwards no....

Evert Maurer 

Evert Maurer (The Netherlands)
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?


emaurer wrote:

s4u wrote:

confused but answer was wrongly placed.

I was answering emaurer. he told that he prefered 360. So i was wondering if het prefered version 1 or version 2


s4u, I'm using v2.....including the add-on pack.... (N360 / add-on packboth English version)

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

Re: What do you prefer?

Hi   I prefer Norton Internet Security I have been using it for years

and feel more at ease with its functionality.

Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?


shakeym wrote:

Hi   I prefer Norton Internet Security I have been using it for years

and feel more at ease with its functionality.


Thanx shakeym and welcome

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

Re: What do you prefer?

....and not to forget.... the growing performance.... great work...

That was the most named reasons not to buy Norton.

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: What do you prefer?

I agree with you! But  I'm a Chinese user, the Chinese version is a little different from the English one. I also tried the English version, it's really good ~
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

I like NIS, but I prefer Norton 360 2.0 because:

-it has less performance impact, faster system startup.

-it has better and easy to understand UI

-provides PC Tune-up.

The only thing I don't like about 360 is that it's not customizable enough.

Otherwise, NIS is great in itself. No complains about it.

Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

I prefer NIS (2008), been using (NIS) it for 3 years and must say that the last 2008 version is the best one, not just because open beta testing.
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?


Vejdin wrote:

I like NIS, but I prefer Norton 360 2.0 because:

-it has less performance impact, faster system startup.

-it has better and easy to understand UI

-provides PC Tune-up.

The only thing I don't like about 360 is that it's not customizable enough.

Otherwise, NIS is great in itself. No complains about it.


What would you like to customize?
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

I've always preferred NIS but started using N360 last August. I ran into some problems with LiveUpdate but finally worked through them. I needed an on-line backup, so I was motivated to keep 360 despite having great experiences with NIS. I downloaded and installed N360 V2 recently and have been very happy with the improvements, although backup is still a little funky.

Mel 

Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?


MelodicWynd wrote:

I've always preferred NIS but started using N360 last August. I ran into some problems with LiveUpdate but finally worked through them. I needed an on-line backup, so I was motivated to keep 360 despite having great experiences with NIS. I downloaded and installed N360 V2 recently and have been very happy with the improvements, although backup is still a little funky.

Mel 


What do you mean with "although backup is still a little funky" ?
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: What do you prefer?


Stu wrote:

Vejdin wrote:

I like NIS, but I prefer Norton 360 2.0 because:

-it has less performance impact, faster system startup.

-it has better and easy to understand UI

-provides PC Tune-up.

The only thing I don't like about 360 is that it's not customizable enough.

Otherwise, NIS is great in itself. No complains about it.


What would you like to customize?

- Alerts cannot be ignored (i must turn on Windows Update and scan for viruses every week)

- Cannot defragment specific drives, N360 defrags all drives.

- unable to delete files from quarantine

- cleanup lacks of options

- registry cleanup should be improved, I think WinDoctor finds more errors.

Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?


Vejdin wrote:

Stu wrote:

Vejdin wrote:

I like NIS, but I prefer Norton 360 2.0 because:

-it has less performance impact, faster system startup.

-it has better and easy to understand UI

-provides PC Tune-up.

The only thing I don't like about 360 is that it's not customizable enough.

Otherwise, NIS is great in itself. No complains about it.


What would you like to customize?

- Alerts cannot be ignored (i must turn on Windows Update and scan for viruses every week)

- Cannot defragment specific drives, N360 defrags all drives.

- unable to delete files from quarantine

- cleanup lacks of options

- registry cleanup should be improved, I think WinDoctor finds more errors.


Must admit I agree on all facts.You are right. Luckily you have a choice wether to use them or not
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

That's a good list :) I have a huge external drive with digital media that soaks up a lot of cycles that really doesn't need to be scanned

How do you feel about the N360 backup and restore console? I liked the catagorical approach at first and didn't think about it until I went to restore a Thunderbird mail profile while migrating to a new computer. Only then did I realize that it hadn't been backing up my thunderbird profile - just an orphaned outlook pst that was part of toshiba's stock software that I had uninstalled after first getting the computer. I was lucky that I didn't run into a disaster before noticing it and was a little bummed that the "Email" catagory wasn't smarter...

Mel 

Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?


MelodicWynd wrote:

That's a good list :) I have a huge external drive with digital media that soaks up a lot of cycles that really doesn't need to be scanned

How do you feel about the N360 backup and restore console? I liked the catagorical approach at first and didn't think about it until I went to restore a Thunderbird mail profile while migrating to a new computer. Only then did I realize that it hadn't been backing up my thunderbird profile - just an orphaned outlook pst that was part of toshiba's stock software that I had uninstalled after first getting the computer. I was lucky that I didn't run into a disaster before noticing it and was a little bummed that the "Email" catagory wasn't smarter...

Mel 


Personally, I don't use the backup feature, but this may not be a good practise at all

Otherwise, I think that backup is improved in v2.0, and you can always add manually additional files to backup.

Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?


MelodicWynd wrote:

That's a good list :) I have a huge external drive with digital media that soaks up a lot of cycles that really doesn't need to be scanned

How do you feel about the N360 backup and restore console? I liked the catagorical approach at first and didn't think about it until I went to restore a Thunderbird mail profile while migrating to a new computer. Only then did I realize that it hadn't been backing up my thunderbird profile - just an orphaned outlook pst that was part of toshiba's stock software that I had uninstalled after first getting the computer. I was lucky that I didn't run into a disaster before noticing it and was a little bummed that the "Email" catagory wasn't smarter...

Mel 


I like the Back Up. I use it to back up my stuff to a external HDD
"All that we are is the result of what we have thought"
Kudos0

Re: What do you prefer?

i have one of those big external hdd's too, but I'm always a little nervous about a hardware failure on it... digital music can generally be recovered from original cd's (assuming the house wasn't lost in the disaster), but the pics from the last ten years would be impossible to recover. i thought the extra online storage in 360 was a little pricey so went with mozy for that reason. not sure if i should sweat losing the hdd as much as i do - never had a problem with it or any drive i've had in the last decade or so, but the consequences of a failure are significant enough to give me pause...

Mel 

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