We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Contact Forum Editor

Send an email to our Forum Editor:


PLEASE NOTE: Your name is used only to let the Forum Editor know who sent the message. Both your name and email address will not be used for any other purpose.

Beta Testing


It's free to register, to post a question or to start / join a discussion


 

Norton 360 version 4.0 post install impressions


Forum Editor

Likes # 0

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?

Like this post
Quickbeam

Likes # 0

I've had virtually no spam since installing it (Vista HP with Outlook 2007).

Tomorrow I'll start my netbook first and see if it still gets spammed (XP with Outlook 2007 and still using the McFee 90 day trial).

Like this post
carver

Likes # 0

I didn't mention any thing about spam filter because since changing e-mail address (touch wood and all that)I haven't had any, the only thing that I can say is that up to now Norton has identified all e-mails correctly as not spam.

It's what happens when you have some thing that works, you just expect it to do it's job and let it take care of itself.

Like this post
sunnystaines

Likes # 0

just installed W7 norton beta working ok again sonar blocked jk mydefrag but was able to reverse this in monthly report view.

norton not opening this morning in xp not sure why yet,nothing happens when clicking on shotcut or via start icon missing from taskbar.

Like this post
Newuser38

Likes # 0

All seems ok I was not asked to remove Microsoft Security Essentials and N360 is blocking it. The spam filter works ok I think as per Norton usual standards from my experience currently of Norton Security 2010 on other PC's.

Like this post
Giant68

Likes # 0

So far I am quite impressed. The install was smooth and hassle free and now it sits in the background and appears to the job it was designed for. I have not noticed any speed difference, either faster or slower, but I have installed it on a brand new laptop with a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate and shed loads of RAM. I also need some free time, possibly tomorrow, to investigate the backup function which is showing as having failed a backup on 28th.
Ran a scan of the whole system and it seemed to run quicker than AVG, which I have always used prior to this.

Giant68

Like this post
Fruit Bat /\0/\

Likes # 0

Runs quietly in back ground doesn't seem to affect performance speed of my 3.2 Ghz 1M ram Medion.

Had to reset both gmail and freeserve email accounts before being able to receive mail, although outgoing mail was unaffected.

Spam filtering needs "training"

Like this post
BSOD

Likes # 0

Quite pleased with the performance of Norton. The machine runs smoothly and it might just be a little bit faster than normal.

"is the software running discretely and efficiently"

Yes it is. I have to keep checking to see if it is working as there is no sudden drop in performance. Definition updates are clean , fast and unnoticed. No flashy alarms bells, sounds or popups to tell you are up to date.

I usually get very little spam and 70% auto goes to junk folder. Now all spam is in the junk folder.

Very impressed, so far.

Like this post
QuizMan

Likes # 0

I should add that there is no apparent performance hit after installing it.

Like this post
QuizMan

Likes # 0

It seems to perform well so far. It is not at all intrusive.

I have not yet tweaked any of the settings and that seems fine for the anti virus and firewall, but spam is getting through that was blocked by my previous spam blocker. Having said that, most spam is captured at server level by my ISP.

I need to have another look at the backup facility. It looks like I can elect to backup whole drives, but not selected folders within that drive. I have only spent a few moments on this and, as rain is forecast for later, it will be something to do after the gardening.

Like this post

Reply to this topic

This thread has been locked.



IDG UK Sites

Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

IDG UK Sites

How to join Apple's OS X Beta Seed Program: Get OS X Yosemite on your Mac before public release

IDG UK Sites

Why the BBC iPlayer outage was caused by a DDoS attack: Topsy and Tim isn't *that* popular

IDG UK Sites

BBC using Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to trial 4K/UHD, pan-around video, augmented video and...