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Old April 12th 05, 09:36 PM
E. Fridman
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Default Norton Internet Security 2005

Hi,

I use Norton Internet Security 2003.

In 2004 I opted not to upgrade to NIS 2004 but just to renew the
subscription. There seemed to be a consensus that 2004 version was
less reliable.

Now, in 2005, I have the same dilemma: upgrade or renewal? While I
understand that a lot of folks here are in favor of dropping Symantec
altogether, let's keep this option out (at least for now).

Those who either got or upgraded to NIS 2005, what is your opinion
about the product? Any known issues and/or incompatibilities?

TIA, Eugene

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Old April 12th 05, 09:51 PM
Ian Kenefick
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On 12 Apr 2005 13:36:55 -0700, "E. Fridman"
wrote:

Hi,

I use Norton Internet Security 2003.

In 2004 I opted not to upgrade to NIS 2004 but just to renew the
subscription. There seemed to be a consensus that 2004 version was
less reliable.

Now, in 2005, I have the same dilemma: upgrade or renewal? While I
understand that a lot of folks here are in favor of dropping Symantec
altogether, let's keep this option out (at least for now).

Those who either got or upgraded to NIS 2005, what is your opinion
about the product? Any known issues and/or incompatibilities?

TIA, Eugene


Why don't you look at other solutions. If you like the all in one
solution then look at bitdefender.com for BitDefender 8 professional
or f-secure.com for F-Secure internet security 2005. Personall the
best solutions are a combination of best of breed applications from
different vendors. I have Nod32 from www.nod32.com and Kerio Personal
Firewall 4 from www.kerio.com . I also use Sygate Personal Firewall
Professional on another machine with Nod32.

Symantec doesn't get any better with age :=)

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Old April 12th 05, 10:43 PM
Eugene F.
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Andrew,

If you don't mind the inconvenience of reconfiguring: cheat.
Uninstall NIS, then re-install it. This will reset the subscription to
your install date + 1 year.

The price of renewal is not cost prohibitive for me. I don't mind
paying for the version upgrade either as long as I'm not getting less
stable incarnation.

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Old April 12th 05, 10:48 PM
Gary S. Terhune
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I'm a "Norton basher", but I can honestly suggest that NIS 2005 will be
a *worse* problem for Win9x users than even NIS 2004. I much prefer EZ
Armor, from ETrust (aka Computer Associates.) See the "Security" article
in my sig.

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Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Eugene F." wrote in message
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Andrew,

If you don't mind the inconvenience of reconfiguring: cheat.
Uninstall NIS, then re-install it. This will reset the subscription

to
your install date + 1 year.

The price of renewal is not cost prohibitive for me. I don't mind
paying for the version upgrade either as long as I'm not getting less
stable incarnation.


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Old April 12th 05, 10:58 PM
Eugene F.
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Gary,

I can honestly suggest that NIS 2005 will be a *worse* problem for
Win9x users than even NIS 2004

Is it a hunch or do you have solid reasons for your suggestion? (I'm
not implying that your hunch isn't good enough.)

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Old April 12th 05, 11:09 PM
Gary S. Terhune
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A well-founded hunch... But you might also peruse Google Groups. I see a
fair number of reports about NIS 2005.

http://groups-beta.google.com/groups?q=Norton+NIS+2005

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"Eugene F." wrote in message
oups.com...
Gary,

I can honestly suggest that NIS 2005 will be a *worse* problem for
Win9x users than even NIS 2004

Is it a hunch or do you have solid reasons for your suggestion? (I'm
not implying that your hunch isn't good enough.)


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Old April 12th 05, 11:09 PM
Juan C. Reyes
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A while ago, I upgraded from Norton AV 2002 to NIS2005. Be aware that
NIS2005 is a huge resource hog. Yes, it works, but again, slows the system
down dramatically. It also installs itself all over the place, so I went to
uninstall it (to try to reinstall - per Symantec's suggestion for 'fixing' a
live update problem), it really hose up my system.

In the end, the system really slowed down after the reinstall....so, I
reformatted the HDD and reinstalled Windows/etc. I chose a different
AV/Firewall solution.

Juan
"E. Fridman" wrote in message
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| Hi,
|
| I use Norton Internet Security 2003.
|
| In 2004 I opted not to upgrade to NIS 2004 but just to renew the
| subscription. There seemed to be a consensus that 2004 version was
| less reliable.
|
| Now, in 2005, I have the same dilemma: upgrade or renewal? While I
| understand that a lot of folks here are in favor of dropping Symantec
| altogether, let's keep this option out (at least for now).
|
| Those who either got or upgraded to NIS 2005, what is your opinion
| about the product? Any known issues and/or incompatibilities?
|
| TIA, Eugene
|


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Old April 13th 05, 10:14 AM
Dan
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Norton (aka Symantec) products are a huge resource hog. I limit myself to
one Norton/Symantec product and that is GoBack because it was a Roxio product
for a long time. Have a nice day!

"Eugene F." wrote:

Gary,

I can honestly suggest that NIS 2005 will be a *worse* problem for
Win9x users than even NIS 2004

Is it a hunch or do you have solid reasons for your suggestion? (I'm
not implying that your hunch isn't good enough.)


 




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