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Norton NIS runs out a new format, how timely


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#1 guit30

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:09 AM

Yesterday, when I turned on my computer, I noticed Norton uninstalled current NIS easy use format, and installs a piece of junk. It looks like a cheap try out model. It does do scans and updates, but try to understand it. I chatted with a tech on their site and he said it was better, I told him it was not better. I asked for the old interface, He said no. I said goodbye, I checked their forum,and several people were complaining about this new interface, and someone was explaining how to get the old interface back. I have a month left, and I think it is time to change. Looks like they are d/cing NIS.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:12 AM

You mean updated to Norton Security 2015 ?



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:11 AM

Changes to the interface are not uncommon from time to time.

BTW...Windows 10 users should read Norton Compatibility and Windows 10
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:47 PM

Quietman,

     Thanks for the link, but I don't plan to update to 10. It is better today, any suggestions for a new anti virus? I have SAS antispyware Pro. It is good, but I think Malwarebytes Pro is better. In real time Malwarebytes Pro catchs malware, SAS just seems to get cookies.

Grateful for this board and you experts helping out like you do.

Jim

     PS- Norton just called when I was typing to see how the new interface was working.

 

 

 

-to Firehouse, was talking about Norton Internet Security.


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:53 PM

Please read:Just like with anti-virus programs...there is no universal "one size fits all" solution that works for everyone and there is no single best anti-malware solution to supplement your existing security protection. Every vendor's lab and program scanning engine is different. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses and they often use a mix of technologies to detect and remove malware.

The more effective security scanners to supplement your anti-virus are Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.

See my comments in Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools as to why I recommend Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:57 PM


SUPERAntiSpyware will scan for cookies by default and may show them as (numerous) threat detections. There is no need to do this since cookies are not a "threat" and anti-malware scanners have more important things to look for. You can ignore scanning for them by changing the settings and disabling the option to search for cookies. Doing that will also decrease the amount of time it takes to perform a scan.
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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:01 PM

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 04:54 AM

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 05:45 AM

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    I think Norton NIS 15 is giving me the wrong version, on their forum, people were giving out exact problems I have been experiencing, could not get thru to support tonight, a post I put on their forum, they took off. There was a list of 15 people complaining about same issues I have had recently. Do you suggest I clean it off my computer and use another anti virus, I have never seen anyone here recommend Norton. What do you think?

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Posted 06 August 2015 - 06:12 AM

IMO, Norton is better utilized in an Enterprise system environment protecting many client computers. With that said, there are a lot of folks who prefer using Norton (especially if it came preinstalled) and there is nothing wrong with staying with a product you are satisfied with.

My personal recommendation is ESET NOD32 Anti-Virus or Emsisoft Anti-Malware as they leave a small footprint...meaning they are not intrusive and do not utilize a lot of system resources. Kaspersky Anti-virus is also a good choice for the same reason. If you don't want to pay then I would recommend avast! Free Antivirus or Bitdefender Anti-virus Free Edition.

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 04:42 AM

Thanks a lot, 

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 05:38 AM

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 06:22 AM

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      I got fed up with Norton and switched to Eset Nod32 anti-virus, I really had to clean out a lot before it would accept my installation. Do they have live support ever? I e-mailed support a question and they said they would get back to me. I have it on max protection, the gamer thing is a good idea, probably won't use it, cause I'm not a gamer. It does not have a firewall with it ,like Norton had a 2 way firewall, so I switched Windows firewall on. I like the simple set up, just real time protection and scans, plus it updates itself every hour. Have not picked up anything with it yet. I still need to read the rules closer to make sure I installed everything right. Norton was always picking up stuff, but I wonder if stuff was coming in thru the 2 way firewall. I got a month free trial with it.

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Posted 09 August 2015 - 06:36 AM

You can contact the ESET Support Team by email for individual assistance or start a new topic in the applicable Customer Support Forum.
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Posted 10 August 2015 - 02:35 AM

Quietman,

   They got back to me today, pretty quick. Guy wanted to know some info, which I replied to. My computer is like a new machine, I like the cloud storage, leaves more room on my computer. Let me see what He says, I just wanted to make sure I did everything right.

 So now I have Eset NOD32 AV, SAS, and Secunia 2.0 0n my computer, It is acting like a new machine. Norton really messed up a lot of folk and continues to. Thanks for all your help, will keep you updated, but I think I will stick with Eset. No more updating, Eset does it for you every hour.

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