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    Norton360 micro review

    Renewed my subscription today. Lesson number 1 learned when renewing: research latest production version first before renewing.

    The download and installation went okay. The 2 gig online backup feature (included in subscription) is very cool, but my upload rate was so damn slow it took all day to backup half a gig worth of portfolio stuff. You can buy more space if you want.

    Lesson 2, when backing up online find out first if you can delete those files afterwards. Right now I'm not sure I can do that.

    Lesson 3. N360 doesn't support Firefox or Opera. Which means the "transaction security"/antiphishing feature maybe unfixable and give you a permanent red x on the Norton task bar icon unless you switch to IExplorer - NOT WANT. Or get a symantec tech head to tinker with your box remotely to fix it - NOT WANT.

    Here's a short review.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/internet-sec...-32330411.html


    Full review.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2704,2101130,00.asp

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    There are so many free applications that me thinks are better than the corporate giants like Norton, why waste the cash on them? And regarding that super awesome online backup, there used to be places like firedrive.com where you could have online backup drives to store crap for free that increased with time after registering for free. I don't know if those kinds of services are still available, it's been years since I've used them, but if online backup is important to you then why not just get a gmail account with all it's massive storage for free and just email all your crap to yourself? External hard drives (or internal secondary hard drives) work wonders for backing up large amounts of data on the quick and cheap (you can buy an SATA internal hard drive with 250 gb of storage on newegg for something on the order of 60 dollars right now, and you'll get much more use out of it).

    I've always found the big name anti-whatever programs to be resource hungry and ineffective for the price considering the sheer volume of free and quality solitions available with just a little bit of googling.

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    Norton is notorious for making poor products. Many of the paid anti-virus products are less than well made. Norton is also a pain in the neck to remove from a system if it goes wrong.

    Seriously I'd recommend waiting on updating unless it's urgent until you've checked out the customer reviews for new software though. I've heard absolute horror stories including where with one paid virus checker when an update is attempted between a certain two versions? Both versions come up then identify each other as a virus and actually start trying to delete each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sepulverture View Post
    why waste the cash on them?
    To each his own.

    My pc got hit with a virus once and the freebie app I thought would get rid of it didn't do squat. I had to manually go to the registry and delete crap. Ever since I triple dosed my machine on Norton, AVG and the free adaware it's been smooth sailing so far.

    Planning to get a router for my next machine.

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    More power to you if you've found a solution that works for you. For sure. I just don't get the concept of forking over the dough for something that you can get for free, especially whereas you've got your defenses layered.

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    Well, surely you don't expect studios like Massive Black to be relying on freeware for their AV apps would you?

    I can only afford one box and I use it for business too and since I don't have the support of a sys admin nor have the patience to format my os every few months and re-install everything I might as well get the best app I could afford.

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    Contact Flipmcgee

    Pardon the intrusion, but I want to get ahold of Flipmcgee to use some of his images. Can you email me by visiting this page? (I don't list my email because of spam.)

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