It is currently Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:15 pm


Norton Internet Security 2009

Discuss security related topics in here (Hacking, Cracking, and Protecting)
Do not post HJT Logs here

Moderator: PCguy

Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby KenA » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:26 pm

Ive just installed this the other day and my surfing seems to have slowed since.

One of the reasons i installed it int he first place is that i read a review on PC mag that the 2009 version of NIS came up trumps against all the others with regards to using little resources etc.

Anyone found this ? Im thinking of going back to bitDefender. :?
User avatar
KenA
Senior Geek
Senior Geek
 
Posts: 139
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:00 am

Thanks given:1
Thanks received:0
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby KenA » Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:50 pm

Just sussed it was Vuze causing my problems.....While my transfers were stopped, the IP filter was still working thus slowing my browsing. When i exited vuze, my browsing speeded up considerably !!
User avatar
KenA
Senior Geek
Senior Geek
 
Posts: 139
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:00 am

Thanks given:1
Thanks received:0
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby Axelation » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:38 pm

Don't be surprised if the whole computer slows down. Norton is useless junk that eats up memory. There are other programs out there that work better. AVG, AntiVir, and Nod32 are just a few to mention. Trust me I do this for a living. 90% of the computers that come across my bench that are just riddled with spyware and viruses have either Norton or McAfee.
"You don't know it yet, but.......You are sharing your secrets....One packet at a time."
User avatar
Axelation
Senior Geek
Senior Geek
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Texas

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:0
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby KenA » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:51 pm

Axelation wrote:Don't be surprised if the whole computer slows down. Norton is useless junk that eats up memory. There are other programs out there that work better. AVG, AntiVir, and Nod32 are just a few to mention. Trust me I do this for a living. 90% of the computers that come across my bench that are just riddled with spyware and viruses have either Norton or McAfee.


Have you tried Norton 2009?? I think you'll find its a lott better than any other previous version of Norton. im using it for 2 months now and i find it fine. it doesnt slow my PC at all/
User avatar
KenA
Senior Geek
Senior Geek
 
Posts: 139
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:00 am

Thanks given:1
Thanks received:0
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby Axelation » Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:43 pm

Sadly, you too will one day find out the hard way that Norton is crap in a pretty box. It does nothing useful. Sure it finds a lot of antiquated viruses that no one gets anymore, and sure it filters everything on your computer eventually to the point will even you will be blocked from using it, and yes it may even find some of the lesser threating spyware and malware, but overall its performance is poor. Very poor for the price you have to pay for it. Norton is a cult following from the geeks of old. There are some people who will only use what they are familiar with. Trust me Norton is, and always will be a joke. I have attended several local hacker meetings, and even Defcon in Los Vegas . If you find one person in any of those meetings worth his salt that doesn't erupt in uncontrollable laughter when you tell them that you have Norton for protection, let me know. If you want to know how to protect your computer, stop listening to the retarded noobs at Best Buy and PC Magazine. Find yourself some underground forums and IRC channels and get to know the way of those who write viruses, steal information, and sell it to spammers. But take this from someone who knows....the best protection is education. I have only one virus scanner, one malware scanner, and one spyware scanner. None of them are pay items...all free. I have had only one spyware item get on my pc in 5 years. It was a adware cookie. That's it. How do I do it? I stay away from main stream garbage that remains the target of every hacker in the country...Face Book and My Space. I don't download cute little smileys and screensavers, I don't need 8 different tool bars and I always read the fine print before clicking next. Most times things you want come bundled with things you don't want. Read it before agreeing to it. It is that simple people. No magic virus software! Just don't be a noob!
"You don't know it yet, but.......You are sharing your secrets....One packet at a time."
User avatar
Axelation
Senior Geek
Senior Geek
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Texas

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:0
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby liljim » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:44 am

Axelation wrote:Sadly, you too will one day find out the hard way that Norton is crap in a pretty box.


LMAO, im sorry but thats funny.




Image





No matter how much you polish a terd, its still a terd.
User avatar
liljim
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3017
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2003 1:00 am
Location: Louisiana
Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium X64

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:12
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby KenA » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:23 am

What Internet Security do You reccomend then ?
User avatar
KenA
Senior Geek
Senior Geek
 
Posts: 139
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:00 am

Thanks given:1
Thanks received:0
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby liljim » Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:11 am

I run antivir on my machines and usually put AVG on my customers machines, both free versions. Both also have "pro" versions with pop3 email scanners, firewalls and such but as Axe pointed out alot of that is just unnecessary. Knowledge is better than software all day long. Dont open attachments in emails from people you dont know, music,vids and pics never end in .zip or .exe (i see that alot on customer rigs) and free porn, unicorns and global warming are all the same thing.

Where i differ from Axelation is i dont use anything else other than Antivir, been that way for years. I read what im clicking on, i use Firefox so im asked to agree to install something instead of dealing with internet explorers loop holes where things slip by without permission. Once in a blue moon i use spybot or windows defender to do a spyware scan and never turn up anything more than a few cookies.
User avatar
liljim
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3017
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2003 1:00 am
Location: Louisiana
Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium X64

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:12
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby venney » Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:09 pm

I’m with Kaspersky which I do pay for but it works great. I’ve never had Norton but I know the old ones where bad resource hogs, I’ve not encountered the new one.

On the whole I think Kaspersky has been the best antivirus I’ve used, I’ve set it to my liking and I don’t plan on changing unless something else great comes up. Even if I had Norton I don’t think I would be happy changing it for a free one after you have paid for it though? Maybe wait until it runs out and do some research of your own and see what you think is best :)

"Float like a butterfly.
Sting like a bee.
Your hands can't hit
what your eyes can't see."
Muhammad Ali
User avatar
venney
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 1757
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Southampton - England
Operating System: Mac OS X

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:0
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby liljim » Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:28 pm

Venney wrote:Even if I had Norton I don’t think I would be happy changing it for a free one after you have paid for it though?


No one's ever happy about discovering they just through away money but keeping it just because you paid for it is about the equivalent of parking in the middle of an interstate and waiting to get ran over by a semi because you have a new insurance policy. It completely sucks to know you bought something that doesnt work but the ultimate solution is to find something that does. In all due respect to KenA and other Norton customers, if you feel it works for you and it keeps your machine clean then by all means keep it. My experience with it is much the same as any other pc tech, lots of cleaning up behind it. I'd hate to see you end up in Gecko's hands over in the hijack forum, im sure he's seen his share of Symantec cleanups.
User avatar
liljim
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3017
Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2003 1:00 am
Location: Louisiana
Operating System: Win 7 Home Premium X64

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:12
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby Axelation » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:53 pm

LMAO ...Nice box there Jim!
User avatar
Axelation
Senior Geek
Senior Geek
 
Posts: 133
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:00 am
Location: Texas

Thanks given:0
Thanks received:0
Top

Re: Norton Internet Security 2009

Postby Gecko » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:33 pm

As liljim said the best antivirus is common sense and Firefox, next would be reading before you click!

I currently have AVG 8 full version on all our windows systems, they are all networked and I have teenage daughters, better safe than sorry.
No anti virus program can stop everything, so it's all about detection and removal, Norton retail does not fair well when it comes to either.
I find that AVG does well in the detection and removal most of the time (safe mode), it's the ever evolving, self-installing Trojans that are the hardest to detect and remove, hence the Hijackthis support forum.
User avatar
Gecko
Super Moderator
Super Moderator
 
Posts: 5207
Joined: Thu Oct 25, 2001 1:00 am
Location: Florida, USA

Thanks given:1
Thanks received:23
Top


Return to Security

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron