Pros Smooth superfast installation. No slowdown. Easy on resources.
Cons None so far
Summary This is the first time I'm writing online review for a Software product ?rather I'm forced to write this review for 2 reasons:
1. NIS 2009 deserves good rating.
2. I see few people are rating 2009 badly without even installing it just because their earlier experience with Symantec product was bad.
Just like many other people I had given up using NAV/NIS after having horrible experience with 2005 version. Later on my friends recommendation I had bought NIS 2008 version which worked quite well for me. I could see lots of improvements in 2008 itself so I decided to give another chance with 2009 versions. I downloaded it and straight away upgraded my current 2008 version. Installation was unbelievable and superfast. I just could not believe!!
Immediate thought that came to my mind was ?Is this Norton from Symantec?!?!?.
User interface of this product is nice. It is easy to manage for an average computer user like me. The best part is .. It is working as company has promised!
So cutting long story short, I would recommend this product to all who are looking for a perfect internet security software.
Pros Simple to install and easy to use. Does not slow system down as much as previous editions
Cons It allowed AntiVirus2008 to infect computer. It would block AntiVirus2008 but not remove it. System scans did not show it. Contacted Norton and their "experts" would remove for a charge.
Summary I have been using Norton's for years and have recommended to others. I thought this was one of their better products i.e. faster, easy install, east setup.
However, I learned do not trust a name or even past experience. Even though the subscription was maintained, liveupdate was run weekly, and a full system scan was run weekly AntiVirus2008 infected computer. Norton's did block it upon bootup burt it would not identify it on a system scan nor remove it. I contacted Norton's live chat and after some time they told me their experts could remove it for a CHARGE. I declinded and will remove it with something else.
New way to make money off us. Charge us for a program, and charge us for an annual subscription than design the program not to do what it was advertised to do and than charge us to fix the problem thyeir program allowed to happen.
Bottom line - why buy a internet security/antivirus program that does not do what is claimed.
Pros WOrks well, stable, and appears to be effective.
Cons None so far.
Summary After using versions of Zone Alarm ISS for a few years, I dumped Zone Alarm one year ago after several months of watching version 7.0 slow down my computer and corrupt itself while tech support told me there was no problem. Norton IS from version 2007 on has been working just fine without slowing down my computer. The latest version works well, uses even less resources, and appears to be a great program. I use it in combination with threat fire and webroot spy sweeper and have been very happy thus far.
Pros Very quick scanning speeds, even on my drive full of zipped archives of pictures; extremely low memory usage for an 'all-in-one' security product; the addition of the 'trusted application' list is also a welcome addition
Cons Nothing thus far.
Summary This is an extremely good product for anyone who wants a 'set and forget' kind of Internet Security product. Sure, it doesn't use the 'minimalistic' memory and CPU power of some other products when scanning.... but then again, those products that do that usually are not very good themselves.
Pros The look and feel about this program is very good.
Cons Does not always protect from viruses, very expensive to get help.
Summary Although Norton Internet Security was running, my wife's computer got a virus that froze up the virus scan and damaged the system. When contacting the support, all they could suggest was that we pay them over $100 to let their service technician remove the virus for us. If this substandard product can not keep the viruses out, why would anyone trust their technicians to do a better job?