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  • 5.0 stars

    "the best period"

    July 31, 2010  |   By toxicsemen

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    slower scan times. since i have installed it my computer runs over all faster across the board. the best i have used period!

    Cons

    none that i have seen.

    Summary

    the functionality is great easy to use interface and is great for any user.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not worth it for the price"

    July 30, 2010  |   By thecomputerfreek06

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    Need to improve need to be more functional

    Cons

    Norton is a good IS but have many fault to repair

    Summary

    I dint know what to say about this. But one thing not worth it for the price!!!!!

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Better than previous versions, no Thunderbird support"

    July 26, 2010  |   By sovereignofsin

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    Much faster scans than McAfee Internet Security (MIS), also hogs fewer resources than MIS, simple interface, optimized scans, Silent Mode great for gaming

    Cons

    No Thunderbird support, confusing settings

    Summary

    I've only had this suite running on my computer for about a day, but I'm already impressed. I was a die hard opponent of Norton. I had it back in the early days of my computing life (1998 - 2004) and I absolutely hated it back then. It was slow, ineffective, and hogged resources. I was an AVG fan and used it on all my PCs.

    When I bought my Dell it came with 24 months of McAfee Internet Security (MIS). McAfee drove me crazy. Firstly, it would scan when I had full screen apps going, like highly graphics intensive games. I used it for 22 months before just deciding the change to Norton and give it a try since I'd read a lot of reviews from CNET and PC Magazine that gave it rave reviews. I wanted to have something to protect my Dell since I download a lot of torrents and god knows what's in those.

    My first impressions are that the interface is awesome, very pretty, very slick and simple. Secondly, the optimized scanning is great. No rescanning of unchanged files. I also love the silent mode! Gamers will appreciate the reduced resource usage in this mode. I also like that the program shows you a graph of how much of your resources are being used by Norton over time. It definitely knows when you computer is idle and uses that time to do it's scans, updates, etc. That's great, I leave my computer idle for several hours a day and it's good to know that my anti-virus is smart enough to not drive me crazy while I'm trying to compute.

    While this suite says that it will give you e-mail protection, it only applies to users of Outlook, Outlook Express, and Windows Mail. I used Mozilla Thunderbird and there's no support for this. I find this irritating because Norton supports the Mozilla Firefox browser, but not the e-mail client. I think that's a little silly. I don't know how many people use Thunderbird, but it's way better than Outlook and it's free.

    The settings are also a little confusing. I'm not sure what half of the Norton features do and it'd be nice to have a little explanation to know what I'm changing.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "LYKE MOMMGZZ THIS IS THE WORST EVER DROOLLZZ"

    July 24, 2010  |   By colinh25

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    THERE IS NOTHING GOOD ABOUT THIS PROGRAM OMMGGZZ LOLZZZ

    Cons

    EVERYYYTHING

    Summary

    THIS PROGRAM SUXXX

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Once you down load it. You can not get rid of it."

    July 5, 2010  |   By jawbreaker6969

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    I would not use it if it was free ! Comcast broadband will let you use it for free. Any thing that you get from Comcast has to be bogus !

    Cons

    The whole program !

    Summary

    Stay away from it.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Good, but their support stinks!!!! BAD!!!!"

    June 30, 2010  |   By M8nDevil

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    As a program it works good

    Cons

    Support is the worst kind i ever been in contact with. No answers... this is the swedish support i talk about...BEWARE!!!!!

    Summary

    Working fine, but if you need help....dont need to say anymore...

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Set it and Forget it"

    June 24, 2010  |   By Sid Gibson

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    Ease of setup
    Allow background processes--no fuss
    Trouble-free
    3-computer license

    Cons

    Not a one. Big change from earlier iterations of Suite.

    Summary

    Never thought I'd use a Security Suite--a very pleasant surprise.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "BEWARE - subscription is not just for updates"

    June 22, 2010  |   By mmaurer

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    User interface is improved

    Cons

    Program SHUTS DOWN when update subscription lapses. Resource hog.

    Summary

    In the past when you bought a Norton product you got free updates for a period and then had to pay for a subscription to receive new updates to virus definitions and the program itself. Now, when your subscription expires, the programs shuts down altogether! In the past it would continue to function without updates. I feel like suing for my initial cost of the program since I can no longer use it. I will be replacing it with either AVG, Avast or MSE. Everyone I talk to seems to like Malwarebytes in addition.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Norton Internet Security 2010"

    June 18, 2010  |   By Blade10X

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    Hello!
    i must say that Norton has really good proactive prevention and good virus detection. Lots of options and big configuration there. Great thing is Pulse Updates! UI is very smooth and modern. I do really like it!

    Cons

    Only one absence is, that is not so good at spyware detection as i have noticed. He doesn't anon to some stuffs immediately, but beyond everything, still is a very powerful all-in-one security suite.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Not as bad as everyone thinks"

    June 16, 2010  |   By portage022

    Version: Norton Internet Security 2010

    Pros

    Insight
    SONAR

    Cons

    Detection rates and firewall

    Summary

    Insight and SONAR detect all the malware. Very effective, Antivirus is decent

    Updated on Jun 25, 2010

    money well spent.. blocked a very dangerous rookit and vundu from running and quarantined them. Thank you SONAR!

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