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  • 5.0 stars

    "Hard to beat Norton !! .."

    December 24, 2014  |   By Randy Bell

    Version: Norton Security 22.0.0.110

    Pros

    What people don't realize is how advanced and sophisticated this Symantec Security Suite is. There is pattern and signature-based, as well as the SONAR (heuristic) internet intrusion detection and prevention system - with traditional antiviral signatures and realtime guard. Norton does disk scanning in the background when the computer isn't in use, and is easy on resources with minimal CPU drain and light memory footprint. The Norton firewall is sophisticated and easy to use: in almost all cases, the user has to do nothing since the firewall creates automatic rules for each app. Downloads are automatically scanned and a popup at lower right of the screen tells you if they are safe: You can click on that and get details resulting from both antiviral scanning and crowd sourcing from Reputation in the vast Norton User Community. World Class! Of people bashing it, some are sadly misinformed as to the sophistication and protection offered by the most used Security Product in the world.

    Cons

    IF anything, I guess Norton, as with any Security product, can improve their already excellent scores from independent Testing Labs.

    Summary

    NO security product can protect users from their own reckless behavior and stupidity. But Norton is about as close to "set and forget" protection as they come. I highly recommend it - and if you Google for reviews on this product, you'll find some fair reviews that look into details of all the neat features packed into this popular security software. Choice of this type of software tends to be emotional, misinformed, and highly subjective. Sometimes users get burned because of their own mistakes and naive risk taking: Venturing onto websites they should not dare to go - expectiing their Security to protect them from themselves, when they need to exercise proper caution, regardless of Security. But for reasonably responsible users, there is no better protection than Norton, imho.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Absolutely the worst, hands down"

    December 18, 2014  |   By dagny.taggart.940

    Version: Norton Security 22.0.0.110

    Pros

    None, nada, zip, nothing

    Cons

    The very worst in bloatware. Interferes with the performance of all applications. Could not wait to remove it from my brand new laptop and did so with great haste. Happily returning to malwarebytes and AVG. Wish I could give this product negative stars.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Taking Money for Nothing!"

    December 10, 2014  |   By majman1

    Version: Norton Security 22.0.0.110

    Pros

    None noted.

    Cons

    Slowed Machine.
    Website not user friendly.
    Misleading product options.

    Summary

    Absolutely horrible product. Slowed machine, scans were either comprehensive and dreadfully slow or quick and horribly ineffective. Product was uninstalled and McAfee was reinstalled. Norton then continued to bill me for products that I wasn't using, even billing me for two separate accounts; I didn't even know that I had more than one. The website was never user-friendly in my opinion. When I called for a refund earlier this morning, I was denied refund on $106.00 that had unknowingly posted to my account 61 days from today. Norton has a, "60-day money back guarantee." The guarantee is fine, if I was using the product. I haven't used the product in over a year. Knowingly, I am to blame for not noticing the FIRST charge until the SECOND charge posted to my account. However, Norton is expecting me, and other consumers I am certain, to pay for a product THAT I DID NOT USE. Legal robbery! I WILL NEVER ATTEMPT TO USE NORTON PRODUCTS AGAIN! I hope that other consumers take note of this experience and don't as well!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Beware of Misleading info or Bait and Switch."

    November 16, 2014  |   By blmazza

    Version: Norton Security 22.0.0.110

    Pros

    Norton has been good product in past, it used to be the only one i would recommend!

    Cons

    Symantec has not advertised or informed the customer about the differences between Norton Security and Norton Security with Backup. MAJOR difference is either 5 or 10 licences until you are at the check out. So as a warning, beware!

    Summary

    Know what you are buying, and make sure this company Symantec does not take advantage of you!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "fast & good"

    October 1, 2014  |   By howgar2

    Version: Norton Security 22.0.0.110

    Pros

    fast & does a good job using minimum resourses

    Cons

    i have none

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