Norton Security 2010 Now Available

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cbassett01

I've been doing PC repair and building for several years now, and to be honest, I've had problems with all of them at one point or another throughout my use of them: AVG, Avira, Kaspersky, Norton, TrendMicro, McAfee, etc (haven't yet tried Nod32).   I'm not just talking about detection issues, but more like compatability issues from time to time with software packages. 

 While Norton Internet Security has been a bit of a resource hog in the past revisions, I think the 2009+ editions perform quite well, as long as you run either a higher clocked single core or a dual core, and have plenty of RAM (at least 1 GB for XP, or 1.5GB+ for Vista/Win7).  But any virus program is going to take up some resources at times.

The free versions of AV software do concern me a bit, so I don't use them on my business computers, but wouldn't hesitate for an "Internet-only" computer (that I mainly use to surf the Internet--and don't store personal info on).  

 The only gripe I have about Norton products is how closely they integrated themselves into the OS, but like I said, with the newer editions of Norton product, this has been much of an issue.  Depending on the OS you are using (that I've found) that can make a difference too, or if you have the proper version of the sofware that works with the version of Windows you have.   

 

Everyone will have their favorites and their worst enemies, but then again it's only an opinion.  For most general users, any AV app that I listed above will be OK for general purposes.  

It does make we wonder why Microsoft chose Trend Micro for it's AV software for HotMail (or at least, it use to be Trend Micro).  If their thinking is anything like their OSes, then this may be why.

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herochild

I just got 2010, and I think it's pretty good. it's certantly much better than Trend Micro. However, it does sometimes close, give the  message "Symantec Service Framework has encountered an error and needs to close" message, and wait a full minute before reopening.

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badfrog

it says I have hte latest version no matter how I check it, won't give me 2010

 

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MelfromSymantec

Hi 'badfrog',

I'm Melinda and I work on behalf of Symantec. I noticed you had an issue upgrading to the latest product. Were you able to solve this issue, thanks to the user below?

I'm here to help, so either send me a tweet at twitter.com/melfromsymantec or email me at melinda.jenkins@ar-edelman.com.

Kind Regards,

Melinda

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Paul_Lilly

Make sure you're choosing 'Norton 2009' and not 2010, as it's asking which version you already have installed, not which one you're upgrading to. And since you're doing this manually, it kicks you right over to the 2010 update page. See below:

Choose Norton Internet Security 2009

Download the 2010 Update

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Techrocket9

Woah! How do you do images in comments on an article? I'd thought that only possible in forums! 

 

 

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Paul_Lilly

One of the many perks of being an MPC blogger, right up there with the private jet and other signing bonus amenities, which I'm told will arrive "any day now."

-Paul Lilly

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1337Goose

I heard that some of the other bloggers already have their private jets. Maybe it's time to start asking some questions... 

~Goose

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I Jedi

Hax Ha. Ha.

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Paul_Lilly

Note that those with an active 2009 subscription are eligible for a free upgrade to 2010.

Log into Norton account, click the Norton Update Center link (or just go there directly w/o signing in), and select either 'Update Me Now!' or 'Choose My Product Manually.' You may find that the Update Me Now option incorrectly identifies your NIS 2009 product as fully updated, but I can verify that the latter option works w/o a hitch.

-Paul Lilly

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silence

Thanks Paul

Your post helped me out perfectly. Not only were the instructions clear, but the screenshots were helpful too. My upgrade to 2010 went without a hitch!

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mattman059

Norton = Shit

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comptech08

woot, i am not the only one.  It has to be one of the worst virus "protection" softwares around.  Its a really huge resource hog.  It invites viruses to play in your computer not prevent it.  It leaves rootkits in your registry.  It is just terrible.  I dare anyone to go to a computer shop, NOT GEEK SQUAD, or anything like them and ask their take on Norton.  I guarantee they will hate it.  And if they don't they probably have to say they like it because they have to sell it, like Best Buy.  I am not a huge fan of virus protection software, but if I would have to recommend some to somebody it would probably be these wares.

 

 

AVG free or the paid suite.

CA

Avast

 

There are others but I can't remember their names and I have not messed with them so I cannot recommend them.

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nekollx

 ask and ye shall recieve

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/protect_your_pc_from_guys_like_this?page=0%2C1

BAM

Norton 2009

Verdict 9 (of 10)

the only other 9 in that review is ESET Nod 32.

but hey, what does Maximum PC know?

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MelfromSymantec

Hi 'comptech08',

I'm Melinda and I work on behalf of Symantec. I'm sorry to hear that you have had a bad experience using Norton products. What product and version were you using?

Have you heard about Symantec's Norton 2010 products? I highly recommend you look more into Norton Internet Security 2010 here: http://norton-2010.com/product.php?locale=en-US&product=nis.

In the future, you can reach me on Twitter for customer/technical support at twitter.com/melfromsymantec. Or visit, the Norton online channel, @nortononline, @symantec.

Kind Regards,

Melinda

PR Professional for Symantec

Melinda.Jenkins@ar-edelman.com

Twitter: @MelfromSymantec

 

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nekollx

 norton has gotten really good with the 2009+ and sipes resources but for free i go with AVG/Avast/Avira for paid i only have one i use.

 

Eset Nod 32

 

 

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