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Re: Norton Internet Security

P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

#1
[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?
 
J

JohnInTexas

#2
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?
>
>
 
P

PA Bear [MS MVP]

#3
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/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
[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?
 
K

Kayman

#4
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 :)
 
J

JohnInTexas

#5
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/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/2005033108162039
> [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?
>
>
 
J

JohnInTexas

#6
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 AntiVir® Personal - FREE Antivirus
> http://www.free-av.com/
>
> Good luck :)
>