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    Norton Antivirus 2009 Beta

    The latest Symantec beta has been released...

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    This Software is considered unfinished and new Features and Functionality will change before a Final Release later this year.


    The 2009 releases of Norton Internet Security and Norton AntiVirus were engineered to be fast, and light on system resources. The Norton Protection System includes an innovative new technology that uses security information from millions of users to pre-determine what files and processes are safe, and what aren’t. Coupled with Norton’s acclaimed Browser Protection technology for blocking web-based attacks and our enhanced SONAR technology for detecting unknown threats, Norton 2009 protects without impacting performance.

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    Installing this Beta will uninstall some Symantec and/or other third-party programs already installed on your machine. ensure that you have your prior product media (i.e., disks) so that you can re-install your products after the Beta version expires.


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    This Beta release will expire on September 23, 2008.

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    Re: Norton Antivirus 2009 Beta

    People might not agree with me, but Norton, cough cough!!!!!!!

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    Its working absolutely great this version is 1000times better than any previous version I have used or any other AV I have used to date.




    Free activation...Just waiting on the email now.

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    Re: Norton Antivirus 2009 Beta

    But did you know, the program has access to key areas of Vista including the Kernel since SP1 came out.

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    Re: Norton Antivirus 2009 Beta

    Quote Originally Posted by WildEagle View Post
    But did you know, the program has access to key areas of Vista including the Kernel since SP1 came out.
    Why is that a problem?

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    Re: Norton Antivirus 2009 Beta

    Symantec seems to think they can do a better job than Microsoft at protecting the key areas of Vista it has access too. What happened, in the United States, was that Symantec and McAfee started whining about not having access to those key areas, and were on the verge of whining to the U.S. DOJ, and if that would have happened, Microsoft would have been, for lack of better terminology hung out to dry, possibly. Microsoft eventually gave in to the whiner's at Symantec and McAfee and allowed those programs access to those key areas starting with Service Pack 1. Ever since this happened, I have no faith in Symantec or it's Norton Products.

    This is not good, as the way Microsoft had things set up with Vista, was that absolutely no antivirus or internet security program would not have access to those key areas of Vista, and those two companies would have to completely rewrite there programs to make them Vista compatible, and the companies mentioned decided one day, no way were they going to do that, so they started whining and got their way about getting access to key areas of Vista, as a result with Service Pack 1, anyone running at Symantec of McAfee product, probably isn't as secure as both those companies would have the sheeple believe.

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    Re: Norton Antivirus 2009 Beta

    I concur with Wild on this one - I was incensed beyond belief when I saw what Symantec and McAfee pulled. If I could run Vista stable without SP1 I probably would for this very reason....

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    Re: Norton Antivirus 2009 Beta

    This is why my Vista 64 SP1 rig is as stable as I've gotten, I will not run a Norton or McAffee product on my system.

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    Re: Norton Antivirus 2009 Beta

    I had problems with speed with Norton and Mcafee. running vista x64 home premium.
    A fellow in CA. put me on to using Avast. this is free for home users. the co. has very
    good reports in pc mag. and others on reviews. they have been in business since 1988.
    might want to check it out.
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    Re: Norton Antivirus 2009 Beta

    Microsoft and Symantec are both delusional on how to protect our computers. Why not fix the OS and get rid of all the extra crap.

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