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Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2009
8.0 out of 10

Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2009

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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer Beware!! Just Wait til Renewal time....

Trent J., Newegg
14 July 2009
  • Summary: This will be the last Symantec product I ever buy. To completely halt an application because the AV definition subscription expired is absolutely no way to treat your 'customers'.
  • Pros: Did it's job where antivirus was concerned.
  • Cons: One computer took 4 months and 4 calls to Symantec to get working, while having issues uninstalling Norton AV 2006. The worst part is that now that the year is up, the entire application quits because I am not paying Symantec for antivirus updates. Since when does a locally installed application ...
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Overall 2
2.0

I should have known better

Paul C., Newegg
1 July 2009
  • Summary: Nothing I could find on the Norton website indicated a compatibility problem. So I ordered the 3 user box. Will not install unless I uninstall Zone alarm which I am not doing. I stopped using Norton products years ago. I guess I should have known better!
  • Pros: can't say
  • Cons: Norton Antivirus 2009 is not compatible with Zonealarm Free
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Overall 2
2.0

update fails - worthless

Brent A., Newegg
14 May 2009
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Install was OK, but update feature failed repeatedly. Norton support said to uninstall and re-install software. Still fails. Worthless.
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Overall 2
2.0

Quite some bugs

hjpospie, PriceGrabber
13 February 2009
  • Summary: After many positive descriptions i installed Norton Antivirus 2009 on my system(XP with SP2, 2.8 GHz, 2 MBytes). And then there were nasty problems: - SRTSP reported that it cannot find proper registry data and had to load default, - IE 7 did freeze and could not be stopped with task manager, only...
  • Pros: Many features and functions
  • Cons: Bugs and incompatibilities
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Overall 2
2.0

cuts network copy speed by 80%

JAY T., Newegg
25 January 2009
  • Summary: All the press releases and reviews talk about the performance with 2009. Memory footprint may be small. Scans probably are faster. But network copies were 5x faster before I installed NAV2009.
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Avoid like the plague. Unusable Performance - Clean Vista 64 SP1 and NAV 2009 installs with latest updates. Gigabit LAN copies from a Windows Home Server share at only 15MB/s. Disable NAV auto-protect and same copies go to 80MB/s. Bad Service - Two attempts to use LiveConnect to resolve the issue...
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Overall 2
2.0

Back to Beta with this one

Nolan H., Newegg
28 December 2008
  • Summary: I use Norton 2008, and wanted the smaller foot print that this product claims to offer. DO A BACK-UP before intall. This software is buggy.
  • Pros: Install was fast, less than a minute.
  • Cons: After install couldn't open MS Outlook. Called tech support and they tried uninstalling and reinstalling which took about 3 hours. Waste of time didn't fix my problem. No follow-up from tech support after I sent several e-mails. I ended up having to do a restore to a back that was a few weeks old...
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