Now that you've had a few days to evaluate the beta software, what are your general impressions - is this version an improvement on the current release, or if you use another anti-virus/internet security application, how does it compare?
If you have any specific likes and dislikes, now is the time to mention them.
As we are only in May and as this program is normally released nearer the end of the year I imagine that this is a fairly early Beta version or am I wrong?
Having said that it is pretty darn good for a beta version. OK I have had a few minor problems but I cannot say for sure that I can lay them all at the door of Norton as I had 21 Microsoft updates on Wednesday and I know one of them had a fault it it so who knows. I think it is perhaps a fraction slower on the Internet than my usual software but it is fractions of a second and therfore hardly noticeable at all. I have not had any further internet connection dropped or IE9 problems for the past 24 hours so again that might not have been down to Norton or their update fixed it.
It has updated itself without me noticing and scans do not result in any noticeable hit on system performance but I do have 8GB of memory. I have ran all the tests I could without any problems apart from that one strange report I got about my own PC seemingly attacking itself. I noticed the Norton Safe Web on Facebook and I also run that which showed clear and was reassuring. That is a nice touch which should be well advertised. The only thing it didn't appear to have that I like is a secure "Sandbox" but perhaps I just haven't found it.
This is the 3rd version of this software I have tested and it is by far the best. In fact I might very well use it this year which would be a customer won back after 6 years away. Thankfully all the bright yellow of 360 has gone so I don't need sunglasses to use it. The odd thing or two I didn't like 100% were some of the displays but that could very well change as I got more accustomed to using it.
As everybody seems to be saying these days "it does what it says on the tin" and seems to do it very well and so much better than it used to do.
Yes it is definatelly running smoother in the background,although 'web page safety' slowed the full page opening down,I had Trusteer Rapport running as well in the beginning which did not work at all well with Norton and virtually stopped the pages opening at all. I then started getting popups from the bank when going to their pages to download Trusteer Rapport to be safe (because had turned it off). So it makes you wonder if something went wrong would the Bank say "it was my fault" for not running their recommended security, makes you wonder. Otherwise it works well.
I agree totally with you there, I run those and did not have problems,. goes to show that Norton has got to do something or make sure that those not conversant with turning off web security should be told clearly how to do it, or make it a positive manual turn on if a web security programme is not running on a purchasers computer.
my albine dnt+ seems to be conflicting with norton beta, mostly ok but the privacy window that gives details of whats being block will not appear. [spent ages with albine help support]
And very surprising with norton disabled pca pages open quickly!!!!!!! like any other web page, when norton activated again slow pca pages are back, had a play around only pca web affected with slow opening with norton, looks like my norton 360 may be the same i will try that after the beta trial.
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