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After ditching Norton's about 12 years ago due to it being too bloated, I find myself using it again - and loving it.

My AVG was up for renewal in 2 months and coincidentally my monthly PC mag had an article/lab test giving NIS equal top spot (for TrendMicro).

 

AVG scored 97% hit rate, NIS got 100% and poor MSE got 77% (sorry guys who still use it).

But the big selling point was system resources; NIS got 0, AVG got 3 (out of 6, higher being worse).

 

And at AUD$30 1yr/1PC it was very competitive to what I remember years ago.

 

So long story short, if you are considering a total AV/firewall/spam/malware solution, it may be time to revisit Norton (who would have thought).

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+1, seems to have improved.

Don't use it, but have recommended it to businesses who need a set it & forget it solution. 

And can pay for it.  :)

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Another +1. I had a trial version installed on my Windows 8/8.1 machine when I purchased it. Twice it intervened when it thought I was doing something foolish on the web. The first time, it completely blocked me from accessing a website it viewed as threatening. When I say completely, it means there was no option offered for me to proceed at my own risk. Period. (Note: This was not a porn website or anything like that. Later on I visited the same site on my Linux machine and it turns out there were cracked copies of Windows XP available for download. Perhaps they contained viruses/malware?) 

 

The second time it blocked me from downloading a utility from Zemana's website that tests their keystroke encryption software. I guess it takes a very dim view of any form of software that is capable of cracking encryption as well.  

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My experience has always been that the Home Versions (norton up through/including 365, which is provided for free by most U.S. broadband providers) contain a lot of default bulk that slows the PC (e.g. resource warnings of high cpu usage, password keeper that nobody notices). On the other hand the Business Products (Symantec up through/including Cloud, to which I'm currently subscribed on 2 PCs and possibly a third soon) is invisible and truly unobtrusive

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