Norton Internet Security 2007

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by Jay, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Jay

    Jay Guest

    Is Norton Internet Security 2007 needed with Vista? It appears Vista has a
    number of security functions included.
     
    Jay, Feb 19, 2007
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    Rock Guest

    I wouldn't use it.
     
    Rock, Feb 19, 2007
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    Kirk Guest

    I had it and then got a refund from Symantec. There are easier ways to
    protect yourself. And cheaper. I've been a Norton's Systemworks user for a
    long time, but I'm disappointed in their latest products.
     
    Kirk, Feb 19, 2007
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  4. Only if you like to have it in Vista. Vista has new security features but
    you still need to add antivirus software and other security tools that you
    think you need.


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    Donna Buenaventura, Feb 19, 2007
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  5. I have the NIS 2007 and love it. Very fast, very powerful, caught several
    phishing sites and, best of all, Norton is super experienced in the field.

    I would recommend adding Norton Internet Security 2007 to Vista.

    Dan
    Sudbury, Canada
     
    Daniel Côté, Feb 19, 2007
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    Keith Guest

    Antivirus is still needed. If you find NIS 2007 works for you then use it,
    and ignore some of the other "advice" from people who are saying ditch it.
    If it does not work, then they are other great alternatives out there such
    as NOD32/AVG etc.
     
    Keith, Feb 20, 2007
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    Phil Guest

    I tried Notron 07 and it seemed to slow my PC down. I am now trying Nod32
    for 30 days free. To tell you the truth, I can't tell that it's even
    running. It seems to have no impact on my system and I have every option
    enabled. I hope that helps...I am running Vista Ultimate x64, AMD 3000+ and
    4 gig RAM. I am going to wait for either Outpost or ZoneAlarm Pro Firewalls
    or Comodo. None of which are Vista x64 yet.
     
    Phil, Feb 24, 2007
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  8. NIS 2007 works perfectly for me. Does not slow down my system, and has
    caught a few things that Onecare didn't.

    I have removed my trial onecare and defender and work with Norton Internet
    Security 2007 only.

    Dan
    Sudbury, Canada
     
    Daniel Côté, Feb 24, 2007
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    Dave_I Guest

    Trying, but it seems on my VISTA pc, if I have NIS 2007 firewall on, even
    though I've added a firewall rule for a range of local network addresses to
    be able to connect to this PC and use the shared printer, I can't even ping
    this IP address. I'm going to try adding to trusted sites, but it seems at
    present, I can't ping the VISTA pc, from either of 2 other local network
    boxes, if the NIS firewall is on. The rule used to work fine when all where
    XP. Upgraded to latest NIS 2007 as advised by symantec, no change. Still
    can't ping this box with the NIS firweall on. Anyone else sharing files or
    printers and NIS firewall rules working ok on local network ?
     
    Dave_I, Mar 12, 2007
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    oscar Guest

    Vista needs anti-vrus protection. Also, some critics say that Vista's
    firewall isn't good enough. I tried Norton 2 years ago and got rid of it.
    I've been using Trend Micro on my XP machines since then. They have good
    support. Last month, they changed their program a bit which gave me some
    troubles downloading their updates. The fix? I removed the old TM version and
    downloaded the latest version. Now all is fine. I got a Vista machine this
    week and I'm going Trend Micro.

    oscar
     
    oscar, Aug 17, 2007
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    Kubilay Guest

    I use also NIS 2007 on my notebook with vista home premium OS, but windows
    security center does not recognize it. How to solve this?
    Thanks
     
    Kubilay, Sep 13, 2007
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  12. Jay

    Kayman Guest

    The retail version of Norton can play havoc with your pc. Uninstall it
    using Norton's own uninstall tool
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
    and get a refund :)

    As suggested on the site, you may wish to print out the directions before
    proceeding.

    If this doesn't work use this:
    Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Remove unwanted programs and traces easily
    http://www.revouninstaller.com/
    and/or
    RegSeeker
    http://www.hoverdesk.net/freeware.htm
    Then use NTREGOPT to compact the registry; Follow instructions.
    http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt

    While Norton's removal tool usually gets the job done, you may also want to
    go to:
    http://www.snapfiles.com/get/winsockxpfix.html
    and download a copy of winsockxpfix just in case. Rarely, the removal of
    NIS breakes the networking components in XP to the point where internet
    access is impossible. This little utility will fix it back up.

    Concerning Windows Live One Care, a number of experts agree that this
    application is on the bottom of the list as far as finding
    virus\malware\trojan.

    For the average home user there are better, more suitable alternatives
    freely available.

    Good luck :)
     
    Kayman, Sep 15, 2007
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    Hertz_Donut Guest

    Completely wrong information. There are literally millions of users using
    Norton Internet Security with no issues, including
    myself running on 4 computers.

    It is not necessary to uninstall perfectly good software that the OP has
    already paid for.
    No retail chain that I know of will accept software for a return.
    Both are basically useless pieces of software.
    Why? The registry is not affected by whether the files are compacted
    enough.

    Please cite a credible source for your claim...
    You would have to dig a very deep hole to find where on the list Live
    OneCare is.
    It is worse than useless.

    Then why is Norton the #1 best seller, selling more than "ALL OTHERS*
    combined?
    Why is it used by ISPs, banks, city, state and federal governments, all
    branches of the military,
    universities, etc?

    There is simply nothing on the market that can compare with Norton.

    Honu
     
    Hertz_Donut, Sep 15, 2007
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  14. While there are certainly millions of computers running NIS, that can be
    said for any software, good *OR* bad. Having been active in newsgroups
    for a lot of years, I can tell you that Norton (and Symantec) software
    has in recent years clearly become a leader in complaints about
    "bloatware" and performance. My personal experience with NAV goes back
    about 10+ years and I can say from personal experience that over the
    past 6 years, it has become more and more of a resource drain. One year,
    an attempt at an upgrade actually trashed my entire setup and I had to
    rebuild from scratch.

    I suspect that Norton/Symantec software runs great if you have the
    latest and greatest hardware and lots of memory. However, what happens
    to the typical user is that every year's upgrade significantly increases
    the resources demanded by the applications and dramatically slows down
    the overall performance.

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    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Server - Directory Services
     
    Hank Arnold (MVP), Sep 15, 2007
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  15. My advice to anyone running any Norton product is to remove it. Norton
    causes more problems than it solves; I won't have it anywhere near my PC.

    --
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    Associate Expert
    Windows - Shell/User

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    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..
     
    John Barnett MVP, Sep 15, 2007
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    David Guest

    Total crap! Norton works fine. The only PC I took it off of was my
    older XP desktop--NIS2007 kept the hard drive busy for many minutes
    after bootup, making opening programs a waiting game. It's running on
    our 2 Vista laptops with no such hard drive activity or any other
    anomolies.
     
    David, Sep 15, 2007
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  17. Jay

    David Guest

    total BS. You are biased, for whatever reason, perhaps a bad experience
    with a norton product. NIS2007 works fine.
     
    David, Sep 15, 2007
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    Hertz_Donut Guest


    It is a waste of time. He has not used the product for years, by his own
    admission, and knows nothing of it, yet
    still preaches his hatred of it based on dated and irrelevant information.

    Honu
     
    Hertz_Donut, Sep 16, 2007
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  19. As a Journalist I am regularly sent copies of Norton products. I am not
    biased neither have I had a bad experience. Norton is simply a system hogger
    and I will repeat what I said in my original post 'Norton causes more
    problems than it solves.' With Windows 95/98/ME Norton products were great.
    Since XP they have, sadly, gone down hill.

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    John Barnett MVP
    Associate Expert
    Windows - Shell/User

    Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
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    The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
    kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
    reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
    any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
    use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
    mail/post..
     
    John Barnett MVP, Sep 16, 2007
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    David Guest

    such a hog that on the 2 vista machines i run it on it is totally
    unnoticeable. it doesn't slow down start up, nor slow down anything
    during my use of the machine. I've run both machines with no virus
    scanner, with mcafee, AVG, and NIS2007. running with NO virus scanner
    and with NIS2007 I've never seen any difference in response. I can't
    say that about NIS2007 on XP-now THAT is a bad combo. I thought AVG
    was a joke, considering how some people here rave about it. I got rid
    of it as soon as I was able to get NIS2007 on sale at Costco.

    Dave
     
    David, Sep 16, 2007
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