Norton 360 - thoughts?

KasinoKing

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Sorry this is OT, but I couldn't see any other suitable section to post it in! :oops:

My old Norton AV is about to expire & I need to renew.
Has anyone tried Norton 360 - if so, what do you think of it?

They claim it speeds up your computer by getting rid of unwanted crap (which is exactly what I need as my PC runs at snails pace!), but does 360 actually do what it says on the tin???

Anyone who's tried it - comments please!
Thanks.
KK
 

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I didn't know anything avout Norton 360 till now. I use NOD 32 :p
 

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AVG and CA here....both excellent...I find Norton and McAffee both slow down a computer terribly and they block too many sites you want to visit..a lot of training is needed for these two security suites...too much work for my blood...AVG and CA ask once and it's done....just my tidbit :D



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I searched throught the Web, and found some information. Hope it will be useful :)
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Personal experience... Hubby's computer got slammed with a jillion trojans, spyware, keyloggers, etc. in a drive by attack with Norton 360 announcing (proudly) that it had blocked 'bloodhound'. Whoopdechit... No mention of the half dozen other nasties still having a party on his desktop and IE homepage. It also said his computer was clean when his desktop was totally hijacked, and several nasties were still trying to access the internet.

I've had better service out of Norton's Internet Security package now on both our computers. Not quite as bloated as 360 and seems to actually work. *crossing fingers*

However... when it's time to renew this summer, I'm going with something else. Maybe Kapersky's... or maybe AVG...
 

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Norton let all kinds of things thru
on daughters pc
AVG catch's em all an its free
 

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I searched throught the Web, and found some information. Hope it will be useful :)
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Virus!
Very helpful... not!
The first one lists Norton 2006... :eek2:
And the second one seems to contain a virus! :eek:
It kept opening new web pages at a rate of about 1 every 2 seconds - there was nothing I could do to stop it so I had to litterally cut power to my PC!!!

Thanks a bunch! :axeman:
 

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After many years of trying to get agents in my office to stop using Norton or McAffee knowing how bad their computers ended up with all the garbage they let through ..I finally convinced them to change and you wouldn't believe how bad their laptops were...had to wipe a few clean for them to just get it going again..Now with new new suites loaded, they are working seamlessly...

Norton and McAffee offer a lot of gadgets and gizmos but are all fluff..no substance..try another and you will be amazed by the difference ....


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vinylweatherman

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Very helpful... not!
The first one lists Norton 2006... :eek2:
And the second one seems to contain a virus! :eek:
It kept opening new web pages at a rate of about 1 every 2 seconds - there was nothing I could do to stop it so I had to litterally cut power to my PC!!!

Thanks a bunch! :axeman:

Just a 404 page not found now, but your "virus" is GOOGLE SYNDICATION - Technically "adware".

I watch the "Gadget Show", and there is a "new kid on the block", it does away with the usual software that both protects, but clogs, your PC. It is a USB stick containing it's own computer designed to act as "gatekeeper" to your PC but WITHOUT being a drain on it.

I am thinking of trying one after Christmas, to see whether it can give a decent level of protection, but also give my PC back the speed it is supposed to have.

The other option is a hardware firewall, usually in the router, but this will not protect you against "crap" that you are conned into accepting.

I doubt there is "one solution", so I have tried several.

I have AVG 7.5 on this old PC, but it REALLY SLOWS IT DOWN:mad:

I had McAffee on the new one, but it still impedes it, so I might try AVG next (because it's free to try). Next, I may try the USB widget from the Gadget Show.
 

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Keep an eye out for Microsoft's FREE AV coming next year.....is it just me, or are they opening themselves up for another anti-trust suit?

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well KK, i have norton 360 right now,and can say that it has slowed down my pc ...the thing that sucks is when it is running its daily scan even though i have a cable modem my pc comes to a virtual stop.When my subscription runs out i'll be looking elsewhere
 

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g'day KK,

Buddy please stay away from Norton's- dont get me wrong a great prograqm does what it's supposed to and a whole lot more but jesus is it a ram hog. You need at least 512gig of ram just to run it, and whilst that is running forget trying to open any other programs or do ANYTHING on your system as the ram and cpu are taken up by Norton's doing its checks.

I completely recomend either AVG or Avast. they are both free AV's (anti virus software) and you will not go wrong with them. Please do a little research on them for yourself but i can assure you -you willhave no problems with either.
 

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Very helpful... not!
The first one lists Norton 2006... :eek2:
And the second one seems to contain a virus! :eek:
It kept opening new web pages at a rate of about 1 every 2 seconds - there was nothing I could do to stop it so I had to litterally cut power to my PC!!!

Thanks a bunch! :axeman:

Virus? But I successfully opened this page at least three times in a row (to be sure) :eek: And why are you consider any unexpected behaviour as virus? Have you received warning message from your antivirus? And believe, my friend: I would NEVER gave you a link, which I suspected contains a virus! Please remember this! :mad:
 

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KK, open your system in safe mode and do a internet search from there, you may need to open your task manager and remove the internet.explorer.exe file so when you do a antivirus search it wont open internet explorer and duplicate the virus so it never goes of the system, if you close of interent explorer the actual exe extension then do a anti virus search it will not duplicate and hopefully delete it.


The link Slotmonster gave you looks to have adaware attached to it, what you need to do is download a adaware remover program, the ones I use are spybot search and destroy and the other one I cann not remember of the top of my head now as im at work but when I get home I will tell you, I bet you also get pop ups from out of nowhere etc..

When it comes to downloading or searching for a program such as anti virus or adaware/spyware programs it is best to look at the dedicated web sites like www.majorgeeks.com - this site is great and regulary monitored and updated so ou are safe when it coms to adaware/spyware. there main focus is on these type of topics so you get a good knowledge of what you want and what they offer in downloads and programs. You can download the latest AVG or avast anti virus software and spy bot.
If you would like me to gather the download links for them all and do a virus scan for you own perosnal interest before i send them i'am happy to do so.
 

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Virus? But I successfully opened this page at least three times in a row (to be sure) :eek: And why are you consider any unexpected behaviour as virus? Have you received warning message from your antivirus? And believe, my friend: I would NEVER gave you a link, which I suspected contains a virus! Please remember this! :mad:
I do apologise - I should not have used the word 'virus' :oops:
Something causing multiple repeating pop-ups is not necessarily a virus - it might just be Golden Palace! :p
Sorry!


If you would like me to gather the download links for them all and do a virus scan for you own personal interest before i send them i'am happy to do so.
Thanks for all your helpful advice! :thumbsup:
I'm pretty sure my PC doesn't have any viruses - the Norton I have now does seem to be quite good at picking them all up & deleting them. I think the reason it runs so slow is due to too many unnecessary applications running.

I use Avira (is that AVG?) for my laptop and that seems to do a good job (apart from the really annoying daily updates which slow everything down - but hey, it's free!), so I might try that on the PC as well, instead of Norton.

KK
 

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Here's the link to avg. I uninstalled McAfee last week and have been using avg free since, and my computer runs much better and faster.:)
 

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When it comes to downloading or searching for a program such as anti virus or adaware/spyware programs it is best to look at the dedicated web sites like www.majorgeeks.com - this site is great and regulary monitored and updated so ou are safe when it coms to adaware/spyware. there main focus is on these type of topics so you get a good knowledge of what you want and what they offer in downloads and programs. You can download the latest AVG or avast anti virus software and spy bot.
Great site same_old another one I visit quite often is
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they have all the latest pc news, info and free ad-aware, etc. Good Luck KK.
 

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Virus? But I successfully opened this page at least three times in a row (to be sure) :eek: And why are you consider any unexpected behaviour as virus? Have you received warning message from your antivirus? And believe, my friend: I would NEVER gave you a link, which I suspected contains a virus! Please remember this! :mad:

I have opened it several times
an no multiple wondows opened for me

all was ok for moi
I have used AVG for a few years
now an I Luv it

Good Luck

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Sorry but i just dont buy into these free anti virus protection programs. Dont possibly see how a company who operates on hand me outs and donations can possibly POSSIBLY have as advanced a resources and capabilities in detecting and defeating problems as something like Norton which is mainstream and has dedicated labs and tech facilities for countering new and emerging problems. Norton IS a ram intensive program but in this day and age ram problems should not be an issue for anyone, jeez its cheap enough these days. Make one less deposit and put it towards new ram instead :thumbsup:
 
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