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Kudos0

This Doesn't Look Good

This review seems a bit misleading no ? Anyway if I was a new user and was shopping around for a Security Suite to purchase it certainly wouldn't give me a lot of confidence in Norton. Yes they ranked it third behind brands K and B but the review seems unflattering to me if not down right inaccurate. (Hopefully you'll let the image through so everyone can see what I'm talking about)  

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Kudos0

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I dunno.... the Tom's Guide review seems ok to me.

Most testing seems to have Kaspersky, Bitdefender and Norton in the top.  Which means that most products are not as good as Norton.

For me, Bitdefender is buggy -- almost like using beta software.  And Kaspersky is untrusted.  Which leaves Norton as the best pick.

Kudos0

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I'm in the same boat. I don't trust Kaspersky one bit. I was a private Beta Tester for the new Bitdefender Total Security 2019 and you're right it was buggy as hell even the release version so I dropped them. That's when I decided on Norton.

If you look at the Tom's review you'll see Norton lacks a lot of the features that K and B include. Seems to me if someone new was shopping for a Suite they would be more likely to buy either of the other two alternatives.

Oh well it just makes Norton look bad but maybe the review is spot on.

Kudos0

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But you do raise a good point.  Norton should have more of those features...

Kudos0

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In the real world features don't necessarily add up to the best protection environment. Features can come with serious consequences for most non-tech oriented folks who look for creature features that aren't going to provide real world protections for them. Nothing more than bells and whistles. For instance, why would one need a virtual keyboard or web cam protections? Windows 10 for instance already provides those. Older OS's may need those features and that would justify, but, keep in mind, most are on the spot for or are already no longer OEM supported. I wouldn't install Kaspersky to protect my dog's food bowl. Here is another review for consideration.

Cheers

"From DOS to Windows10 what a journey it has been" / MS Certified Professional / Windows 10 Home / Professional x 64 version 1903 / build 18362.239 / N360 Deluxe 22.17.3.50 / Norton Core v.282 on Android 2.00
Kudos0

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Well, guys and Gals I am sorry to say that I really can’t comment on Norton Security. I recently bought the iPad Pro with iOS 12, and Ben though Norton says it runs on any Mobil device with iOS 8 or greater, which leaves me wondering why when I download and try to install, I get a “not supported on this device message”! Any of you or anyone know why? Could it be because I am on a public wi-if? I did get the Norton wi-fi privacy up and running, so the system shows secure. Any help would be appreciated. I am confuzzzled???
Kudos0

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SoulAsylum,In the real world every bit of software has its fanbois who are loyal to the point of being blind. Take a look at the screenshot I posted above and consider that every place where it says "No" on the Norton chart it says yes on K and B.

If you were shopping for a Security Suite and didn't have any history with any of them which would you buy ? That's the point I'm trying to make.

As for why a Virtual Keyboard obviously it's to protect against keylogger software and some people don't trust Windows 10 not be the biggest keylogger of them all so a third party solution works for them.

Take the line "Ransomware Special Protection" and the "No" for Norton. Who would buy a Security Suite that doesn't have "Ransomware Special Protection" ? Norton is supposed to be protecting us from Ransomware but who would know looking at the product comparison charts ? If Symantec was my company and Norton my product I wouldn't be happy with that particular review.

As for the review you linked to above:

"But while Norton's most expensive program, Norton Security Premium, includes backup software and 25GB of online storage, and all of its programs prompt you to add Norton's free password manager, the entire Norton line lacks the extras we've come to appreciate in other antivirus suites, such as file encryption, file shredding or a secure web browser".

Not exactly the most complimentary review no ?

Kudos0

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StevieRayRobbins:
Well, guys and Gals I am sorry to say that I really can’t comment on Norton Security. I recently bought the iPad Pro with iOS 12, and Ben though Norton says it runs on any Mobil device with iOS 8 or greater, which leaves me wondering why when I download and try to install, I get a “not supported on this device message”! Any of you or anyone know why? Could it be because I am on a public wi-if? I did get the Norton wi-fi privacy up and running, so the system shows secure. Any help would be appreciated. I am confuzzzled???

For a mobile device, you need to install a mobile version of Norton. Having a Norton Security subscription allows you to activate one of the Norton Mobile products on your mobile devices.

There currently are two products available for iOS from Norton. Norton Mobile Security, and Norton Security for iOS.  But note, that there are no anti malware features on the mobile devices for iOS.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

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I would say that Kasperskys untrusted unless you believe tge USA government. The only reason i changed from Kaspersky to Norton is because of Kasperskys faulse advertising at times plus their tech support are mostly useless and lack knowledge of their own products.
Kudos0

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I think you've contradicted yourself. It is because of the US Government I don't trust Kasperksy.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-kaspersky/trump-signs-into-law-u-s-government-ban-on-kaspersky-lab-software-idUSKBN1E62V4

Kudos0

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You cant believe everything your government tells you, I kept up with the stories  I still don't believe about the software being "compromised", and no I didn't contradicted I never said that I didn't trust kasperskys software.

Kudos0

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You said..... "I would say that Kasperskys untrusted unless you believe tge USA government".

The way it's written it sounds like you are saying Kapersky is untrusted.

Anyway I won't use Kaspersky but if you trust them by all means use their software. Tech support hasn't been really good for any security suite I've used. 

Kudos0

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I meant wouldn't say, lol I will correct it now if I can.

Kudos0

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Thats why I didn't edit it cause you only get 60 minutes to do that.

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"Norton's formerly crushing system load is now on the light side"

Er, Norton has been extremely light on system resources since the major change in 2009. So not sure where they have been.

Of all AV products I've used, BD uses by far the most system resources - almost 300MB at idle. Far more than Brand M, even. Yet it's the darling of the media reviewers. I refuse to use it because of the high memory use, and because it is extremely buggy. The only product that uses less memory than Norton is Brand W, and that's really a different type of product, although a very good one at that.

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