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Just picked up Norton Internet Security 2012 for $6.00, thoughts?

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  1. Phusius

    Phusius New Member

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    Read some reviews on it, PC Mag and a few other websites gave it pretty high ratings and better protection over MSE which is what I use now. Anyone here own it? Any tips for settings welcome.

    (Got it for $6 from Buy.com because I had some spare points to use and thought what the hay, better safe than sorry)
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    Good deal I guess. I mean Norton gets a bad rap for it's past versions being resource hogs. I hear it has gotten alot lighter. Still couldn't me to use it :p
    I'm happy enough with MSE, simple, "idiot proof" I don't have to think about it.
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    You could do a lot worse with $6.. hehehe All jokes aside.. It shouldn't be bad if you plan to upgrade it after it expires... If not then don't forget to grab there "Norton removal tool" to completely remove there product. The only real Norton product I've ever really liked is "Ghost". I like Symantec's "Backup Exec" as well, but it's not really a Norton product. :toast:
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    Thoughts? In all honesty I'd of recommended you get kaspersky.. Not saying your norton won't do the job. But it never has for me in the past.. Which is why I now use Kaspersky.
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    I had completely forgotten about Kaspersky. Just checked Buy again, and they have a 3 PC 2012 internet security (which I assume will auto update to the 2013 version?) for $8.50 total after my points applied. Not to shabby. Canceled the Norton before it got charged, thanks for the heads up.

    NM just answered my own question: http://support.kaspersky.com/kis2013/install?qid=208286680
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    My pleasure. :)
    Yep, they just updated to 2013. ^^.
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    If you want to get warez n porn etc your better off using a old machine. Smart Browsing and keeping Windows and other programs updated still is needed despite all these "protections"
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    Yea, antivirus protects against viruses, like condoms protect against STDs''. Pretty much.. But you never know.
    :laugh:
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    Best $6 spent to worst waste of computing power ever, depending on who you ask and which reviews you read. Personally, I can't be bothered because MSE is convenient and has not failed me yet.
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    That's my take as well. I mean if MSE wasn't free and easy I wouldn't be running anything anyway. Smart surfing and passive protection like Spybot/Noscript/Ghostery is enough protection for me. Any suspicions I just pay a visit to Housecall for piece of mind.
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    I spent $8 at Taco Bell last night... and if you read the above posts I went with Kaspersky anyway. $8.50 for a newly released Kaspersky 2013 Internet Security... is well a decent deal. Like going to taco bell free for a year... :nutkick:
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    Replace $6 with $8.50 and I think my quote still stands ;)

    I bet you cannot tell the difference between Kaspersky and Norton anyway :D
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    Mmmm Taco Bell. Now there's something I miss from North America. Nothing like going out and getting bent and going for a bunch of Chicken Soft Tacos to satisfy the munchies :rockout:
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    Lol, well said..
    How we get from antivirus to tacos.. I will never understand.. :laugh:
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    He started it...:ohwell:

    I have been out of Canada for almost 9yrs. Miss out on "the little things" like Taco Bell. Don't even get me started on KFC :roll:
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Yes, I've used Kaspersky for years and swear by it. Also, they're pretty generous with their upgrades, allowing a key for a product three or four generations old to work on their latest. Therefore, it makes sense to always look out for a previous version from the likes of Amazon etc, which is invariably a lot cheaper.
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    thanks Qubit. I downloaded the 2013 version off Kasperskys website, so hopefully i can just launch install from that and use the key.
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    Yeah, it'll work. Also it'll run for 30 days without a key, so be smart and only put in the key on the last day. ;)
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    My thoughts are internet security programs are a joke. I get these thoughts through having many computers over the years, at home and at my business, some running software and some not. Granted I do have this software running on "important" computers, though I am confident they aren't any safer than some computers without it. I'm not saying that others should do without it, just my own choice, especially with computers that are more for gaming/recreation/etc..
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    Phusius New Member

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    My situation is a little different. My parents are senior citizens and open up every singel email they get, my Dad's new PC I had to clean a virus off of it that MSE did not stop just two weeks ago and his PC is only 3-4 months old. They all do there banking online as well, and my Dad is a sucker on phishing attempts. So for 8.50 3 PC's for 1 year, is at least some help to me in my current situation.
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    I know what you mean, they act more like a leaky seive than completely solid security. Still, they do block dodgy links, sites etc. I only run it on my main PC myself, though. All the others aren't used enough to warrant all the frantic updating from the application and the performance hits. I also practice safe computing on all my PCs, of course and this the best defence of all.
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    I haven't noticed any performance hits at all yet using the trial version. Besides, my only argument here is that 8.50 isn't bad for kaspersky 2013 for 1 year on 3 PC's.... /shrug
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    MSE and Avast would have been a smarter choice
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    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    You're right, $8.50 for that deal is incredible value, making it a no-brainer.

    I was just talking generally about security software causing slowdowns. They all do it to some degree and how high you crank up the settings can make a big difference to the performance hit, especially with the heuristics.
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    ya on the genitalia that's it, nothing else
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