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Norton 360 version 4.0 post install impressions


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So, the new beta is installed, and for most people it seems to have been a trouble-free experience.

What are your initial impressions - is the software running discretely and efficiently, in the background, as a good security application should?

How do you find the email spam filter - too aggressive, or just right?

Does your computer seem to be running smoothly, and as fast as before?

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mark2

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so far all seems to be running smoothly in the background, have run a couple of scans no problems, not run a full scan yet but noted the option for a custom scan so i could avoid the back up routine, approx 700gb on the machine so a scan will be set for overnight.

No email to scan, as i use webmail exclusively nowadays.

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BRYNIT

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It runs smoothly in the background and I have had no problems with spam.

A few problems.

Download of large files from the net seem slower especially if they are large files.

System restore is prevented from working due to Norton 360 security feature click here which you have to turning off for system restore to work and then back on again.

Check disk was scheduled to scan my hard drive after reboot but found Norton 360 prevented check disk from working.

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sunnystaines

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tried to install the new jk mydefrag ver 4.2.5 sonar came in and deleted it, not yet found a way to tell norton its ok.

in the end disabled norton, did the install and re enabled norton afterwards

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sunnystaines

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no trouble with norton spam control, no effect on performance of pc that i can notice.

played around more today has the thumbs up.

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mr simon

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On Windows 7 64 bit the beta threw up a fuss when I tried to dowload and install Championship Manager 2010, which didn't happen with my previous AV program. It had an option to allow it through and it worked fine afterwards. Apart from that I have hardly noticed it, it has been quietly sat in the taskbar. I've had to switch the firewall of for a different game too, and that was a piece of cake, a simple right click and it gave me lots of options for when I want it back on. Impressive stuff so far.

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mobileman1953

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smooth hassle free installation, runs smoothly in the background, no reduction in performance, updates without interruption quite improved from the last nortons i used 2006,no problems with email or other software installed, quite impressed at the moment

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sunnystaines

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with the betas being revamped every two weeks or so will will we be notified of the download links so we can keep the beta going for the full 90 days for those that want to do so.

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sunnystaines

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in vista is running first class, dont know why but a little sluggish in scans on xp.

room for improvements

include the execellent UAC tool

the delayed start up list, no option to set the delay time [eg 2mins or 5mins etc]

the backup could be improved to back up the c drive to external media [memory key,hdd,dvd]

the items to delete after scan would be nice to be able to read what they are other than just 3 cookies.

overall like it, very good.

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Quickbeam

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First impression is that all is running smoothly. It's discrete once I tick the 'don't show this again' options for anything that I don't want to be reminded of again.

There was one email from my bank that got sent to the junk folder, but I pressed the 'not spam' button and it was sorted.

It is running a bit more smoothly and opening browser windows more quickly.

One thing is that the annoying instances of a blank page that needs refreshing to view (see the white screen thread) has self repaired, I haven't had the problem since installing it.

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D@ve

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Everything has been running fine since the install. No noticable impact on performance and very unobtrusive. Can't comment on the spam filter as I'm lucky enough to receive very little spam to begin with!

So far, so good!

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