Is Norton Internet Security the real deal?
I absolutely LOVE ZoneAlarm Pro. I've never used the free version, though, but I expect it's probably quite good as well.
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Wow, i didnt know service pack 2 was out. I thought it was still in beta. Have u tried it out Brad?. any comments on it?.
Ite's not out. I suggested downloading RC1 (Release Candidate 1). It's been perfectly stable for me.
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Zone Alarm Free edition is fine.
And unless I'm mistaken, ZoneAlarm Free won't protect a Windows host used as a router. If you're sharing your Internet connection using a Windows host, either upgrade to ZA Pro, or use Kerio Personal Firewall (2.1.5 recommended, not the newer stuff which is a rewrite and doesn't seem as good), free for personal use and does run on a router.
Nothing drives me nuts more than enterprise services acting like enterprise services on desktop (reboot everything 2 days, everyone with less than admin rights) machines.
Windows update does that Li-Fan, we have Windows SUS server running at our office and all the guys who run as non-admin get all the updates installed automatically. All they do is get a prompt at about lunch time on a wednesday saying "that updates have been installed" and to reboot soon and so they reboot, go to lunch, come back and it is all updated.
Yeah please correct me if I am wrong, there are a lot more network gods out there on JOS than little me. I really don't know if updates will work for everyone, but yes I know about the update servers and they are great for solving this kind of problem.
A friend of mine installed Norton Internet Security 2004 on an old laptop (I guess about 3 - 4 years old) running Windows98.
Thats right S. I'm trying to figure out if this product was a one off incident, or a pattern of distasters. I've had a alot of faith in symantec products over the years. I've read reviews on the product at cnet, pcmag etc.. The websites give excellent reviews for the software, but customer reviews at the same site tell a different story, many of them negative. It makes me wonder if Symantec has bought out the reviewing department of these "respected" websites.
I've used it as I wanted a combined Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam solution. All the other features are turned off, as for example, I have a hardware firewall.
Steve Jones (UK)
I found a reviewer on ePinions who made what seemed to me a pretty convincing case that unless you're running XP, you should stick to the 2001 edition of NAV. His main point is that after the 2001 editions of the Norton products, Symantec rewrote everything for XP, making the compatibility of the 2002 and later editions with any pre-XP Windows highly questionable at best. Based on his advice I found a reseller unloading NAV 2001 CDs for about $8 and installed it without any trouble on my & my parent's W2K machines (and yes it's still supported; I just downloaded updated virus defs from Symantec last night)
- former car owner in Queens
I've had problems with NIS 2004, but never any problems with previous releases. Installation went smoothly, but the firewall would start in disabled mode and any attempts to start the application (i.e. clicking the item on the task bar, desktop, windows explorer...) would not bring up the configuration interface. More specifically nmain.exe loads up then immediately exits. I uninstalled the program after numerous attempts to get it to work. I also found others with the same problems on the net. Yesterday, I tried it again on a different computer, with the same results. This time I tried uninstalling, and the uninstaller crashed. Attempts to rerun the uninstaller or installer bring up a dialog that I need to be logged into NIS with the correct permissions, to run and log into NIS if it is not running. Of course, NIS was never able to run, so it looks like a manual uninstall for me. The strange thing is that LiveUpdate worked twice after the crashed uninstall, but not before or subsequently. Previous to this experience, I have not been hesitant to recommend running Norton. I've had good experiences with previous versions of Norton AntiVirus and NIS. But now, for some reason, it appears that their software has problems with certain configurations, so the best I can say is to try it out (I think they have a trial) and I hope it works for you.
I Run Norton Internet Security on my Dell 8600 laptop and it's saved my bacon lots of times. No troubles except a few too many warnings about problems it already avoided for me.
Hi Have got a friend who sells a lot of pc's. Anyway after about the 4th time of installing NIS2004 he has gone back to using NIS2003. Had numerous problems with xp on new pc's from apps not opening from either hdd or cd. Also word & excel doing funny things. Well I thought he was having me on until I installed NIS2004 on my next door neighbours PIII with xp running on it. Doing the same thing as the pc's my mate installed it on. I've decided I will also be going back to NIS2003. He also had problems with a couple of them coming up saying that the registration code had been used by someone else.
Two days ago I upgraded my NAV to a Symantec package that included Norton Internet Security 2004.
I have been using Norton Internet Security 2003 for a year on an old Pentium II eMachine 400ix with 192 MB RAM and Windows 98. It had been working fine, including the automatic updates and the occasional alert that someone was trying to access my computer. Both NIS and the included NAV were a bit slow to open when I double-click the icon in the system tray, and also took a little time to refresh, but for the most part they worked well
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