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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great product."

    September 18, 2012  |   By techcrazey

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 20.1

    Pros

    C-NET GIVES ALL SYMANTEC RELEASES 4 STARS? NO CASH KICK BACK THIS YEAR?

    Cons

    C-NET GIVES ALL SYMANTEC RELEASES 4 STARS? NO CASH KICK BACK THIS YEAR?

    Summary

    Love it! lighter on resources than 2012.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not as good as Norton 2012"

    September 18, 2012  |   By Winapps

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 20.1

    Pros

    Good protection, good firewall.

    Cons

    Some features removed or downgraded such as the offline password vault. Password vault is now in the cloud and you have to trust your passwords to Symantec's servers. If for some reason you can't access the Symantec's servers you are out of luck as far as your passwords are concerned. If you install over 2012 as an upgrade you can keep your local vault. If you do a clean install you lose your local password vault.

    Summary

    A once great security suite is now mediocre at best.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "not very bad.. and not good"

    September 18, 2012  |   By archi1989

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 20.1

    Pros

    symantec is old and Experienced name as antivirus. it has norm detection of theates.trojans and spyware

    Cons

    it has bad web protection and firewall, slow down internet and pc very much,

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best security suites money can buy"

    September 16, 2012  |   By LogitRegression

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 20.1

    Pros

    At the top or near the top of the list of security suites as rated by the independent labs.

    Low system resource use. I have been using this on a Windows7 laptop without any issues.

    Cons

    None at the moment.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Provides good security."

    August 30, 2012  |   By Sh0oT2kiLL

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 19.5

    Pros

    Installation is fast and easy and it gives my computer great security.

    Cons

    none I think. It's working great on my computer.

    Summary

    I bought my copy at Tveak.com. Check it out!

    http://www.tveak.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=559_570&products_id=80773&zenid=366b0f08c6d4fe4d24fc3e5ea13cdea4

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  • 4.0 stars

    "it's alright."

    August 30, 2012  |   By VirusSupport

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 19.5

    Pros

    It is simpe to use it blocks a lot of the more severe viruses and it scanner is better than mcafee's by a long shot.

    Cons

    It hdoes not block PUP's. Also it block very little malware.

    Summary

    good to use but have some other virus scanner just in case

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Invasive to the point of interfering with my work."

    August 28, 2012  |   By sh44tre

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 19.5

    Pros

    Reliably keeps my computer free of all malicious materials.

    Cons

    Keeps my computer free of a lot of necessary programs as well.

    Relies too heavily on a notoriety/popularity system of identifying viruses. VERY OFTEN (multiple times a day) it would not let me use programs I know to be safe because of a non-existent successful-user score (EVEN AFTER I HAD INDIVIDUALLY OK-ED THEM WITH NORTON).

    Auto-quarantine for programs that have no previous downloads is infuriating to anyone dealing in program creation (ME).

    Huge overhead.

    A pain in the ass to get rid of.

    Gives me more popups than any virus I've ever had.

    Changing the settings does not always fix the problems.

    I am not an angry man, but I considered anger management and/or sedative abuse for the first time in my life after having to deal with this program.

    Summary

    Most annoying and personally invasive antivirus I have ever used. I deal with a lot of new programs (ie. ones with no 'trust rating'). At first I was annoyed as hell because norton kept sandboxing my applications because they were 'high risk' (ie. new programs). So that was great. But, it's solveable, right? So I disabled the auto sandbox feature. Did not stop auto-sandboxing. I had essentially could not do what I do for work (IT) with this invasive, annoying program. After letting the subscription lapse because I found one that would not interfere with my livelihood, it continued to throw popups at me until I downloaded a specific tool to get rid of it. I have literally had more problems with Norton than with any virus that has tried or successfully invaded my computer.

    After using another antivirus (not going to plug another program here, go out and find one) I am so very much happier with how smoothly my work goes and how little extra anger is involved. I'm coming to love my computer again.

    Updated on Aug 28, 2012

    @taoron, he's not talking about loading the program or trying to get it to run, he's talking about the annoying part of norton, where it won't uninstall from your computer, and spams you with popups to re-subscribe to the service. @mastix, look online. There are programs available specifically for removing norton from your system. You can also remove it manually by using a guide online. Just make sure, if you download a program to remove norton, to scan it using another antivirus program (I'd suggest AVG free edition if you just want a temporary scanner, they have a pretty good virus database)

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  • 5.0 stars

    "There can be only one."

    August 19, 2012  |   By taoron

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 19.5

    Pros

    Norton Internet Security is one of the most absolute safest and quietest suites you can buy. I've been looking through some of these 1 and 2 star reviews and there are some common threads in all of them.

    1. The person installing already has infections and trying to fix it by loading an AV suite over the top of it. Your PC should be clean before you load ANY security suite or it could cause issues. You most likely have some Rogue AV installed. See a professional. Taking your ignorance (not an insult. It means a lack of understanding) out on an inaanimate object, simply due to the fact that you have no idea what you are doing, is wrong.

    2. They believe they know everything.

    Cons

    NONE - 20 years tech.

    Summary

    With any software. Do Not Download it (especially a security suite) when you can purchase it on a disc. Previous to loading your new AV Suite, have your PC cleaned of all infections, malware and idiotic software (toolbars, registry cleaners, screensavers that have unicorns and rainbows, etc.). Once it is clean, load Norton and you, in most cases, and as long as you use some common sense when on the internet (for the 10% of the planet that actually uses some common sense on the internet) will not hear from it again for a year. It just does what it is supposed to do.

    Norton is NOT a resource hog and it actually uses less than AVG.

    Norton does NOT load other software with your AV Suite.

    Norton does NOT run it's backround tasks while you are using the PC.


    I've sold thousands of copies of this software, simply because it does the job it is supposed to do. I've heard plenty of folks resist, because they have listened to people who have no clue and simply spout the ignorant things they've heard from malicious people. The problems I have seen, all result from user error. (PEBKAC) Once these people see how clean and fast it is, they never go back. But, when they have me do it, the install and cleanup is done right. That's the difference with most of these foul comments on here.

    The other complaint I have heard, is that Norton get's into the whole system and looks at all of your files. Ummm....does it makes sense that you would hire a bodyguard and then comlain that someone is following you around?

    Bottom line: If you want a strong security suite that will watch your back, even when you are incapable of watching your front, Norton is the way to go. It will stop most of what is thrown at it but you also have to play a part in that, as with any security suite or system. You can have the absolute best security system on your house but, if you invite a serial killer into your home for dinner, damn the security.

    Updated on Aug 19, 2012

    Or....you could have you real problems fixed first, and then load Norton and be worry free. I'm with Clete.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "2012 version is great! a lot of improvements"

    August 10, 2012  |   By dolphy17

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 19.5

    Pros

    2012 version is great! a lot of improvements

    Cons

    2012 version is great! a lot of improvements

    Summary

    2012 version is great! a lot of improvements

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Norton Is a System-Hogging Mess"

    August 7, 2012  |   By FrenchChemistry

    Version: Norton Security with Backup 19.5

    Pros

    There are no Pros.

    Cons

    In the CNET review, it states: "Norton's System Insight component ...warns you when your programs unnecessarily hog system resources." I laughed! Oh, the irony! Norton AntiVirus was the biggest system hog on my computer. Kept my CPU running hot at 99-100% continually.(Unfortunately, it failed to warn me about THAT.) It frequently brought my computer to its knees. Not to mention all the other weird stuff that happened routinely. I spoke to Norton help many times. Hours wasted. No one could ever figure it out. Right. Then they tried to charge me $65 an hour to fix the "problem." I told them to refund my money (suddenly, they gave me the added "support" for free.) Which turned out to be worthless anyway. I finally woke up, smelled the bacon--I mean, the burning CPU, and uninstalled the NAV mess. I downloaded AVG. Presto! Guess what? My computer runs like new. Ahhhhhhh. Life is good.

    Summary

    Norton AVG 2012 is a resource hog. It will mess with your computer. If your computer is haunted and you can't figure out why, give Norton the boot. You'll wonder why you waited so long. Your "ailing, failing" machine will suddenly run like new. Like I said: Ahhhh, life's good!

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