Pros there are none
Cons horrible customer service
Summary Do not buy this and expect to get good customer service. They want you to pay 39.95 and then dance you around without ever giving you any help. Then all they want you to do is spend more money. They outsource all their customer service to India and they have no clue. Don't waste your money.
Pros Good automatic update process
Cons Slows overall computer performance
Summary NAV protected my computer very effectively but it was unbelievably slow. It was slow to load at startup, slow to scan files, and incredibly slow to scan Word and Excel files when running those programs. I've compared it to antivirus programs included with both ZoneAlarm Internet Security and PC-cillin Internet Security. Both are much faster.
Pros works well when it works
Cons ohmigod, why did I do this....
Summary There's nothing I fear more, after nearly 20 years of Windows usage, than purchasing a Norton product. NOTHING. I have never owned a single Norton product that loaded easily or reliably, overwrote an existing app easily, or worked flawlessly. 360 was a nightmare. Ghost - so clumsy that I fear having to use my backups, because I suspect they'll never restore my computer.
So to summarize; I got a message that my NAV 2006 subscription needed renewal. No matter how many times I clicked on the link it wouldn't open. I went to the Symantec website, couldn't upgrade the subscription and made the mistake of buying NAV 2008 for $50. Downloaded it, but when I tried to install it it said I needed XP service pack 2, which of course I'd already downloaded 2 years ago. But I downloaded SP2 again. I reloaded NAV. it STILL told me I needed XP SP2. I rebooted. I uninstalled NAV 2006, had to re-download it (sure glad I spent the extra $8.99 for that extended download service - that's a real bargain). Reloaded it. STILL got told I needed SP2. F- it.
I'm getting a refund and looking for McAfee or anything else. Unbelieveable company.
Pros rather complete package, rather good support
Cons very expensive, unusable and slows down every pc
Summary i'm a system admin, and had 2 experiences with NAV.
In my previous job, the management purchased this AV without consulting me. I had to install the corporate version on 10 different machines... Altough there was an automatic management console, this console was unable to automatically install their product in 8 of the 10 cases (standard windows domain, logged in as domain admin, and tryd to install the software on 10 XP Pro machines on the same domain). Automatic updates didn't work (didn't get them to work, ever), and finally i was unable to install this thing on 2 of the 10 machines...
The second time i used norton, my grandfather bought a copy without asking me first... The original installer failed because a previous LEGAL version was already installed, and in the process of failing, it seemed to have damaged several system files because it was impossible to reinstall this thing before i manually deleted several files and registery keys...
One good thing: the support guy i contacted was rather helpfull and he gave me a to-delete list really fast. In the end i was able to get this product running properly, altough i'm not to happy about the fact that it seemed to make my grandfather's PC increadibly slow, it seems to take up a lot of system recources.
Pros Has a good detection rate
Cons Will kill computer performance, all hype
Summary I previously wrote comments before on this product but don't see it listed anymore.
I found this to be such a terrible product I will try again and keep it simple.
Don't buy this software:
1. It's a horrible resource hog. Will noticeably negatively impact your computers performance.
2. Phones Home
3. Very poor tech support.