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Re: Norton Internet Security

  1. #1


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Norton Internet Security

    [Crossposted to Vista Security newsgroup]

    Vista includes a two-way firewall and an antispyware application (Windows
    Defender), but not an anti-virus application.

    Did a free-trial of Norton Internet Security (2009) come preinstalled on
    your computer when you bought it?
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002

    JohnInTexas wrote:

    > I'm a newbie to Vista. What, if anything, does Norton Internet Security
    > provide that is not included in Vista? If it's just virus protection, why
    > not just get NAV or one of the other anti-virus programs?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    JohnInTexas Guest

    Re: Norton Internet Security

    Norton Internet Security 2009 trial version came with my laptop. Now, of
    course, it bugs me every hour to renew my subscription, but I don't see any
    reason. Personally, I'm not sure North firewall or malware protection is any
    better than Microsoft's. Normally, I've used ZoneAlarm as my firewall and
    NAV as my antivirus.
    --
    Thanks, John


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > [Crossposted to Vista Security newsgroup]
    >
    > Vista includes a two-way firewall and an antispyware application (Windows
    > Defender), but not an anti-virus application.
    >
    > Did a free-trial of Norton Internet Security (2009) come preinstalled on
    > your computer when you bought it?
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    > JohnInTexas wrote:

    > > I'm a newbie to Vista. What, if anything, does Norton Internet Security
    > > provide that is not included in Vista? If it's just virus protection, why
    > > not just get NAV or one of the other anti-virus programs?
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    PA Bear [MS MVP] Guest

    Re: Norton Internet Security

    Has the free-trial expired?

    Even if you want to purchase & install NAV 2009, I would STRONGLY recommend
    that you uninstall the free-trial (and LiveUpdate), then download/run the
    removal tool before installing any other AV app or security suite.

    Norton Removal Tool
    http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    [Related discussion: http://windowssecrets.com/comp/080207#story1]


    JohnInTexas wrote:

    > Norton Internet Security 2009 trial version came with my laptop. Now, of
    > course, it bugs me every hour to renew my subscription, but I don't see
    > any
    > reason. Personally, I'm not sure North firewall or malware protection is
    > any better than Microsoft's. Normally, I've used ZoneAlarm as my firewall
    > and NAV as my antivirus.
    >

    >> [Crossposted to Vista Security newsgroup]
    >>
    >> Vista includes a two-way firewall and an antispyware application (Windows
    >> Defender), but not an anti-virus application.
    >>
    >> Did a free-trial of Norton Internet Security (2009) come preinstalled on
    >> your computer when you bought it?
    >> --
    >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >>
    >> JohnInTexas wrote:

    >>> I'm a newbie to Vista. What, if anything, does Norton Internet Security
    >>> provide that is not included in Vista? If it's just virus protection,
    >>> why
    >>> not just get NAV or one of the other anti-virus programs?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Kayman Guest

    Re: Norton Internet Security

    On Thu, 28 May 2009 19:51:01 -0700, JohnInTexas wrote:

    > Norton Internet Security 2009 trial version came with my laptop. Now, of
    > course, it bugs me every hour to renew my subscription, but I don't see any
    > reason. Personally, I'm not sure North firewall or malware protection is any
    > better than Microsoft's. Normally, I've used ZoneAlarm as my firewall and
    > NAV as my antivirus.
    After you've uninstalled NIS 2009 from your OS using the proper removal
    tool, re-activate the build-in firewall application and WindowsDefender.
    Then download/install:
    Avira AntiVir® Personal - FREE Antivirus
    http://www.free-av.com/

    Good luck

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    JohnInTexas Guest

    Re: Norton Internet Security

    thanks. I will.
    --
    Thanks, John


    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:

    > Has the free-trial expired?
    >
    > Even if you want to purchase & install NAV 2009, I would STRONGLY recommend
    > that you uninstall the free-trial (and LiveUpdate), then download/run the
    > removal tool before installing any other AV app or security suite.
    >
    > Norton Removal Tool
    > http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT...05033108162039
    > [Related discussion: http://windowssecrets.com/comp/080207#story1]
    >
    >
    > JohnInTexas wrote:

    > > Norton Internet Security 2009 trial version came with my laptop. Now, of
    > > course, it bugs me every hour to renew my subscription, but I don't see
    > > any
    > > reason. Personally, I'm not sure North firewall or malware protection is
    > > any better than Microsoft's. Normally, I've used ZoneAlarm as my firewall
    > > and NAV as my antivirus.
    > >

    > >> [Crossposted to Vista Security newsgroup]
    > >>
    > >> Vista includes a two-way firewall and an antispyware application (Windows
    > >> Defender), but not an anti-virus application.
    > >>
    > >> Did a free-trial of Norton Internet Security (2009) come preinstalled on
    > >> your computer when you bought it?
    > >> --
    > >> ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > >> MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    > >>
    > >> JohnInTexas wrote:
    > >>> I'm a newbie to Vista. What, if anything, does Norton Internet Security
    > >>> provide that is not included in Vista? If it's just virus protection,
    > >>> why
    > >>> not just get NAV or one of the other anti-virus programs?
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    JohnInTexas Guest

    Re: Norton Internet Security

    thanks.
    --
    Thanks, John


    "Kayman" wrote:

    > On Thu, 28 May 2009 19:51:01 -0700, JohnInTexas wrote:
    >

    > > Norton Internet Security 2009 trial version came with my laptop. Now, of
    > > course, it bugs me every hour to renew my subscription, but I don't see any
    > > reason. Personally, I'm not sure North firewall or malware protection is any
    > > better than Microsoft's. Normally, I've used ZoneAlarm as my firewall and
    > > NAV as my antivirus.
    >
    > After you've uninstalled NIS 2009 from your OS using the proper removal
    > tool, re-activate the build-in firewall application and WindowsDefender.
    > Then download/install:
    > Avira AntiVirĀ® Personal - FREE Antivirus
    > http://www.free-av.com/
    >
    > Good luck
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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