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Wrinkly70

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The subscription runs out after 9 days.
I cannot find any problems with 360, so what happens if I want to continue using it after 9 days.

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Wrinkly70

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Have extended to Feb 4th.

Previous Security has been Norton Internet Security up to 2009. Would change quite happily to 360 at a competitive price. I like the "bells and whistles" and can not generate any problems.

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those of you who have participated in the beta test forum (and by that I mean those who have actually provided feedback here, in the test forum) will each receive a one year licence for the finished product when it becomes available.

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sunnystaines

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matt

i was using norton 360v2 prior to the beta.

1]problems fixed with the beta are a fast install v2 took ages to install.

2] liveupdate on the beta works perfect, v2 was buggy.

3] i prefer the toolbar layout in ie7.

4] v3 has my vote.

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perpetual motion

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WEll Norton & Symantec are VERY well established institutions & have been for some time, There is a lot of competition out there, i belive Symantec have impressed a good few of us here & although we knew there could be some Blips i think the overall test went very well,

Since i belive Tomorrow is the last day of the test id just like to thank FE & Pca For letting me take part in all this, Its given me a much better oppinion on this product, TY Guys
PM.

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I am Spartacus

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The performance overhead is negligible on my system. Most of the time I don't really notice it's there. However the same could be said for AVG Free I was using prior to this. Also I was only using the Windows firewall.

I'm not keen on the interface although it would be a matter of time before I'm used to it.

The one problem that wouldn't have affected me until recently though is the small fonts. At the moment I'm using a 22" screen with the Windows fonts set to extra large and have set large fonts in my browser and email. Unfortunately this isn't reflected in the Norton interface but my trusty magnifying glass is helping me out.

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Totally-braindead

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I must admit I do notice no lag or any sort of performance issues with the software, but I have a reasonaly high spec system and wonder what those with a slower system notice.
It seems to work in the background with no problems at all but I do actually wonder if it is actually working properly.
The reason I say this is I am still unsure if Norton is scanning my emails, it says it is set to scan my emails but since theres no record on the bottom of the email such as you get with AVG free I am left wondering if it is actually doing it. I use Outlook 2002 if that makes any difference. I did used to use Outlook Express but since I use Outlook at my new job all the time I feel it is simpler for me to use Outlook at home as well. Maybe it is checking emails, maybe it isn't but it does concern me as I see no real way that I can test it other than except that the Norton program says it is setup to check emails.
I also hated the program adding the toolbar without permission. I have left it and it seems fine but I do not like any software, regardless of what is is doing things like this.
I've tried a few of the extras such as tune up and noticed no difference whatsoever but I keep my system quite well tuned up anyway so this is not unexpected.
The only thing I have not tried yet is the backup.
I do wish I had an older lower spec PC lying about that I could try it on because as far as I am concerned that would be a fairer testbed for me to use.
At the moment I would would describe myself as pleasantly surprised by the software as its inobtrusive and just works away, or appears to.

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clvmsn

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I must say I am totally impressed with Norton 360v3, and the same question as babybell, are we getting any further tasks???? it is nice to be involved with what appears to be a successful beta product.

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tullie

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I have a lowish spec machine and it runs like a dream

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carver

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I was running Norton 360 V2 before trying this Beta version and apart from some glitches it appears to be a far better product.

I know that I am using IE8 and this version of Norton certainly likes it better, web pages load in half the time.

E-mail scanning is so quick that you don't have time to see it done.

Scanning for viruses has been reduced to minutes instead of what seemed like hours.

I like the Tune up facility, which is an improvement over the old one but it seems a bit daft that it will not allow you to defrag manually. I have one hard drive thats over 14% fragmented but it still tells me that it doesn't need doing.

Back up has certainly improved over the old version.

People should expect things to crop up, after all it is a Beta version and thats why we are trying it.

So yes I will use it again once it's been sorted I think that they will have a good product at the end.

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restless

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Not wanting to jump the boat but I really do think Norton has won me over. Much bigger improvement over its other versions.Lighter and more user input.I do agree with bjh re the interface could be better laid out but its beta and changes could be made on final version.I would still purchase even if its not subject to change.Have had no problems whilst using it and "eek" even ran a registry clean.

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