"It won't leave me alone!!!"2.0 starson by pooky4
Pros: Does a good job of recognizing safe programs; even after a fresh install, doesn't bug you EVERYTIME a program wants to access the internet. Software is pretty much "set it and go."
Cons: Even on my new quad-core, 6 GB of RAM laptop, the fact that it is CONSTANTLY "performing background tasks" is really hogging my computer.
Summary: I upgraded my PC to Win 7 (with a clean install). While the 2009 version is supposed to be compatible, it would not even install for me. I contacted Symantec, and they responded by saying that they transferred my license key from the 2009 version to the 2010 so I could install it. Unlike the old version, it seems to CONSTANTLY notify me that it is "performing background tasks" (i.e. system scans). I am a web designer and an frequently using my computer for demanding tasks. Even still, the Norton software seems to feel that this is an appropriate time to perform system scans, all because Symantec insists that it is much lighter on PC resources. I'm sorry, but if I am using resource intensive programs, this is NOT the appropriate time for a system scan unless I initiate it! I admit that the demand from the Norton software is not as extreme as it could be for this type of activity (it seems to run in a "light" mode for the background tasks), but Symantec really dropped the ball on the 2010 version for determining what is meant by "idol". I appreciate Symantec's customer service in resolving my situation with the installation on Win 7, but I think I will be looking for a different software when my subscription runs out.
P.S. Sorry about the "Molly rant", but as a previously loyal Norton IS user, I felt it "rant-worthy"!