Reviews and Problems with Symantec Norton Utilities
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disappointing and not worth money or time.
25 November 2014
Summary: I continually get an annoying error message. "core products have been modified." "....Please reinstall". Support options are overwhelming and I really don't want to spend time trying to find an answer. I also have there 360 security suite and it appears to have many feature redundancy (ex. both defrag, registry, clean browser history).
Summary: Had problems with Norton as it's very controlling and used to crash Fire Fox all the time! Got rid of all Norton and now use another product which is just fine and doesn't have such a big foot!
Summary: I used Norton Utilities regularly until about 5 years ago. I got this and installed it. Not sure what it did exactly, except it slowed my system horribly, and disrupted my browser (IE8). I couldn't tolerate it anymore, so I uninstalled it.
Summary: I enthusiastically used Norton Utilities In DOS and earlier versions of Windows and it saved me from deletions, disk errors,etc.; it also gave a detailed picture of proposed fixes and provided granularity for more or less expert control. Unfortunately, the current wizard-based GUI version which attempts only partially successfully to provide compatibility for a variety of Operating Systems is also unsuccessful in providing a similar level of control over computer...
Excerpt: Firewall programs are simply software that makes you feel safe and only protects you from the most amateur hackers. If you have read other reviews in this section then you will see that most hackers use 'Trojans' to gain access to your PC. The people that use these are amateurs and would be accessing your PC to cause damage. Basically 'cyber-vandals'. This program will protect you against these people.
Excerpt: I recently installed norton utilities into my machineand the results of the first scan of my disc etc alarmed me. according to all the scanning that had been carried out there was something like 19 faults.i opted for the repair faults option which rightly the programme did. on rebooting the computer i got as far as the windows logo at the beginning of the reboot when the computer crashed and kept on crashing time and time again,so i decided i would start the computer in...
Excerpt: Now this has made me think twice about buying another Norton product. This program is nowhere near of the quality of other Norton products and if you think that by paying for this software you are getting a good deal please think again. ZoneAlarm is by far the better program here, and that is free! Norton Firewall was on my PC for 4hrs and i had 3+ crashes (does that show something to you?). This thing is such a system hog that it is almost unbelieable.
Summary: He sido usuario de los productos Norton desde hace muchos años...me acuerdo todavía del Comandante Norton....que tiempos...para MS-DOS, una maravilla...Desde entonces Symantec ha ido empeorando en la calidad de sus programas...hace tiempo que deje de usar Norton Antivirus, por lo mucho que se come de los recursos del sistema y lo poco que sirve como antivirus...de todos los programas que tiene Symantec..Norton Ghost era el único que se salvaba...hasta ahora.
Pros: recuerdos entrañables de lo que era un buen programa
Summary: La empresa Symantec es mundialmente archiconocida por su linea de productos "Norton". Entre esta línea de productos nos encontramos desde aplicaciones de seguridad, como la que nos ocupa, a aplicaciones de clonado de HD como el Norton Ghost. El Norton Firewall, no es demasido recomendable, ya que no permite una personalización completa de las reglas.
Pros: Es de una empresa consolidada
Cons: De pago, no demasiado eficiente y ralentiza un tanto el sistema