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Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year (PC) 2014

Discussion in 'Software' started by pidgeon1, 27 Mar 2015.

  1. pidgeon1

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    Do you now if
    Norton 360 21.0 - 3 Computers, 1 Year (PC) 2014 is still available or has this been replaced ?
     
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    Hi Pidgeon, are you looking to renew? I ask as there are better alternatives on the market, Norton put 40% of its turnover into marketing :eek:
     
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    I think I'd rather have a virus on my PC than Norton
     
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    Absolutely agree! I am an IT Manager looking after 800 pc's, I took Norton straight off when I joined!
     
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    Yep renew due soon.

    Whats wrong with Norton ?

    the other guy who replied said the same
     
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    When I was working full-time I was responsible for the entire network infrastructure, 6 servers and 36 workstations (plus remote users). We moved from Macaffee to ESET's NOD32 because Macaffee was getting so bloated and expensive. This was about 8 years ago, and touch wood and spit, the two infiltrations we have had (due to user error!!!) were limited to the local PC, and ESET's support personnel were very good in assisting in removing the nasties.

    I have also purchased NOD32 for my own PCs, laptops and tablets, it is that good. I know you can get free AV (even from Micro$oft) but to coin a phrase "There is no such thing as a free lunch" so you will not get the support from a free package you can demand from a paid-for.

    Unfortunately, Norton and the like do tend to take over the PC, and provide far too many "false positives" for my liking. Even installing VB programs can trigger panic from Norton!

    HTH
     
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    As I understand it, Norton Internet Security and Norton 360 are being discontinued but I don't know if this has happened yet. However, if renewal time has arrived and if wanting to continue using Norton, I'd say it might be best to go for the new product now (Norton Security 2015). All Norton's layers of security have been rolled into one program. The revamped program is getting some positive reports by those who major on trying out security products over on Wilders Security Forums.

    I used Norton Internet Security from 2009 to 2012 and found it OK. Not heavy on the system at all. I recently tried the latest product and if the figures in Task Manager are anything to go by, this too is light. I haven't kept it though. The reason I don't run a Norton security suite now is because it puts toolbars in browsers and has a password manager that I wouldn't use. These days I prefer a product that doesn't include the added parts/functions that security suites have.
     
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    Can you say what you use ?
     
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    At the moment it is SecureAPlus Premium (or 'Freemium' as it has been called because it is free for the first year). Some of the lesser-known security programs are pretty good in my opinion. Also use Sandboxie and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit (free version). Windows 8.1 firewall.
     
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    I always recommend Avast! It has one of the highest ratings going especially in regards to PC security. If you want some information on this I can supply some hard data but I have used Avast for years and never had an issue.

    It can be a bit of a CPU hog at times but not as much as Norton.
     
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    Do you have the free version ?
     
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    As well as taking note of what people use, have a look at the results of some AV program testing services. It can all help to form a decision of what might be best for you.

    http://chart.av-comparatives.org/chart1.php

    http://www.av-test.org/en/antivirus/home-windows/

    https://www.virusbtn.com/vb100/latest_comparative/index (click on the graph twice to fully enlarge it)

    Also take note of the 'false positive' rates (where a program detects legitimate files as malware). It can lead to trouble if an AV program detects a legitimate file as malware and removes it, or leads the user into deleting it because the AV program has said it is malware.
     
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    I've always found MalwareBytes least intrusive, which is important for me as I'm easily annoyed by that! But I tend to switch between that, AVG and Avast depending on what I need it for - though the free version of Avast is plagued with pop-ups and notifications which make it little better than some of the stuff you may be trying to get rid of.

    We use McAfee Internet Security at work and while I have previously been sceptical of premium anti-virus software like that and Norton, it's not too bad. Isn't too much of a system hog but it does do things like force you to use its safe search providers as default etc.
     
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