"Final product at launch - Finally"4.5 starson by webroot13
Pros: Ease of Use - Rootkit detection included - Out of your face fire wall - Online chat support - Encrypted Identity Safe
Cons: Should have included anti-bot, Real time protection starts default ' off '
Summary: I started using Norton's when I first booted windows 3.1. I left because it became bloatware slowing my system down. I've been using other security protection for the last 4 years.
I gave NIS 2007 a try and felt they finally started heading down the right path with thier approach to handling things. I waited one year to let them work out any bugs. Gave NIS 2008 a try and feel it's final product and have come back.
Light on my system and out of my face. Identity safe is encrypted and makes logging into revisited sites less of a hassel with a feeling of log-in security.
I did have to purchase Norton Anti-bot to feel fully protected however. They should have added it for free since 2gb of online backup isn't available. It would have been the ' complete ' security package.
Seems to be a very solid security engine. I look foward to seeing how it handled compared to others in testing soon to come out. Parental control works well, huge improvement from my last expierence. I had bypassed website detection by clicking a link thru online email. It come with password protection to keep your sneaky teens turning it off.
9 out of 10 only because it's missing anti-bot protection which is an awesome program that sits idle until needed. It even works very well with Zone Alarm 7.0 I was running before the swicth this weekend.
I would love for Symantec to pull an 'Apple' so to speak. Refund antibot purchasers who also purchased NIS 2008. Begin including in thier new 2008 suite.