Reviews and Problems with Symantec Norton AntiVirus 2009
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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 ...
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
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...
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.
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...
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...