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Norton Internet Security 2011 - 1 User/3 PC [Old Version]
Viruses, cybercriminals and other threats can make the Internet a dangerous place. Protect yourself with Norton Internet Security 2011. The fastest, lightest security suite you can buy, Norton Internet Security 2011 safeguards your PC, without slowing it down. Youâ€ll enjoy rock-solid security without sacrificing performance. Norton Internet Security 2011 helps prevent cybercriminals from stealing your identity and your hard-earned money when you go online. It warns you of unsafe websites and suspicious online merchants right in your search results. It even blocks known malicious sites, letting you surf, socialize, shop, and bank online without worrying about being scammed or ripped off. Norton Internet Security 2011 also stops viruses and other threats, so you can email, chat, and download files without getting or passing on viruses to your family and friends.
Surf, shop, and bank online safely with the fast, light threat protection of Norton Internet Security 2011.
Lets you email, chat and surf the web without worrying about cybercriminals ripping you off.
Delivers the industry's fastest security suite for protection from online dangers without sacrificing performance.
Guards against online identity theft so you can shop, bank and visit social networks with confidence.
Updates automatically, offers easy-to-use features and includes free customer support during your subscription period.
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||Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows XP|
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329 of 334 found the following review helpful:
Renewal Costs More Than New Software - Otherwise OKNov 06, 2010
By Linus Linder
I have been using the Norton security products for many years, and I have been for the most part very satisfied with them. The one gripe I have is that every year when I go to renew my subscription, I find that I can purchase new copies of the software for less than the renewal price. Although it is relatively easy to buy new copies of the software every year and avoid the exorbitant renewal costs, I feel like Symantec is trying to take advantage of me. I think loyal customers should be rewarded with renewal costs that are at or below readily available costs for the new software from reliable sources like Amazon. Instead, Symantec prefers to try to gouge its customers. For this software which is currently selling for $37.99 on Amazon, Symantec charges $59.99 for renewal. Shame on you Symantec!
119 of 122 found the following review helpful:
Norton continues its good run.... still some flaws and cosmetic improvements this timeSep 27, 2010
By Gene Cloner
I have been using Norton Antivirus/Internet security for years now (on 3 PCs running XP) and the big turn around for the past few years with 'light' software has been great. Most times, issues have been due to non-removal of other/earlier versions of Norton software.
Installation: The recent improvements in installation are continuing to be great. I was able to upgrade from NIS2010 to 2011 in under 2 minutes. If you still have license period left from your previous installation, choose to upgrade using Norton upgrade option (You'll get pop-up notice or check Support - Check new version/product update). If you upgrade using the disc, it will over-write your existing license period (doesn't make sense, but that is the case here). However, after internet upgrade, you can enter the license code from the disc to extend the license for another year (just before your license period expires). During installation, you may notice wireless connection disconnecting a couple of times, annoying, but doesn't affect anything.
Performance: There have been slight improvement in performance this year. The virus signature and upgrades are downloaded in small size files in the background. So you do not feel it running in the background even in some older computers. I am still using WinXP and therefore cannot comment on Win7 compatibility.
Security: I haven't had attacks that damaged anything, but Norton did report preventing several Trojan-type attacks. If you or people that you share the computer with connect to unsecured wi-fi networks, often visit download sites or click links from email or visit other potentially unsafe websites, you should set the update scheduler to constantly look for signature updates rather than schedule signature updates at computer idle time. This is going to take sometime and perhaps more resources, but definitely enhances security.
As in previous versions, the Firefox and IE companion generates a browser toolbar which prompts sites of potential danger (phasing sites etc.). It also identifies most of the secure websites (amazon, credit card, bank websites, hotmail, gmail) as safe websites.
Norton has the option to use their password manager, but just like last version, the password manager is not so secure. Basically you can store your passwords and access them using a single password for the manager. However, occasionally, you can login to password manager by clicking cancel and not entering the password!!
Norton uses a website-based parental control option now. Despite being called a different name and being able to set profiles for family members, it is not reliable and not well thought-out. It blocks Google claiming that it is a discussion website, but allows yahoo without any problem. Similarly, occasionally you can get in to blocked websites just using the 'back' button in the browser.
Overall, it is still a great piece of software for protection against internet threats, but password management and parental security may not be Norton's forte.
67 of 67 found the following review helpful:
One of the best if not the best IS softwareSep 28, 2010
Well, after a few month of beta testing I guess it's time to give everybody my opinion. Since 2010 Norton became my favorite security suite for my PC, and this one is no exception. I tested it on 3 different PC running XP Pro, Vista H.P.32bit and Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. Once you get this software it will let you install on 3 different computers. Haven't tested 64bit version, but I'm pretty sure it should work the same. For those who already has a 2010 edition you won't see mush of the changes, it's more like refined version, which is a very good thing. For the interface it keeps the dark theme, with yellow text, but moves the large graphic security status indicator from the main interface window up to the task-bar and system tray icons. The UI is impressively easy to use. It's still very fast light on resources, with an extremely good protection. As for everybody else here's what to expect:
Installation: Once you run the installer, the program is ready to operate in about a minute truly fast just like 2010 version.
Interface: Like I mentioned it has a dark theme (sorry no skins) with a yellow text. Security controls are condensed into three sections in the main window: computer protection, network protection, plus a Web protection. For those who wonders, what is that map at the bottom of the interface, it represents a threat to each of its users that has been successfully blocked.
Features & Performance: The thing that makes NIS stand up it tracks your browser, instant messenger and peer to peer activities of their global customer base to check which files, links and websites have been safely used. So let's say if you are one among the first ones to download a specific file it will ask you whether or not you want to execute it. For a facebook users it has a Facebook Scan app, which checks links on facebook to determine if they connect to any sites containing malware. As for additional tools it has some few freebies like Norton Online Family parental controls, and the new Norton Power Eraser. It's a new tool that will aggressively clean your PC of fake antivirus programs and other malware that prevents legitimate security tools from being installed. Very nice thing is called Norton Safe Web, which is a browser toolbar that can alert you to any potential dangerous links. It works with IE and Firefox.
As going straight for the performance (little fact outside my own observation)- in independent threat detection and removal tests, Norton is rated as the best performer overall. Now back to my facts :)- In a few month of usage, I've seen no crashes that I could relate to NIS 2011. As far as resources goes, NIS 2011 didn't appear to slow down my system at all. It uses very little memory. Good thing since I have a 4 year old and two 3 year old PC's with 2GB and 3GB of RAM. That is a good news for a notebook users too.
Bottoms down, with a great security features like checking on your entire network, bootable recovery tool, easy interface, superb protection and lite on resources performance - to me this is the best Security software around. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Plus with ability to use the same key on 3 different PC's you can split the cost with your friend or family member if you only own one computer.
33 of 36 found the following review helpful:
Good - has flaws (most will not realize)Oct 06, 2010
I just got a very powerful (Fastest Intel chip avail and 20GB memory) PC with Win 7 on it. After a week, I put Norton IS 2011 on it. Well my performance is now noticeably slower but still within reason. After a day or 2 my CPU settled back down to about 1% on idle and only an additional 10% of my memory.
This version seems to have done a better job in letting programs I already have installed and working to continue to work. I have a lot of SW that communicates over different ports, etc. and this has not seemed to block any of them. (A major plus for me). The setup interface seems simple, but if you look at the definitions (and you will need to), Norton IS (NIS) defines things opposite from what I would have expected. So that made it almost painful to have to go through every item, look up the definitions in their help and then choose what I wanted. By default, it seemed to leave some things "open" that I would have closed and was way too "automated" for my tastes. I prefer being asked what to do. Even going through all that, not all the options clearly tell you that when you have the option set to "on" it will not ask, and when "off" it will still scan but will ask. Giving them credit, some of the options are clear and say "ask me" as an option (very few compared to previous NIS releases).
One of my biggest complaints has to do with cookies in the browser. There are many cookies I want to keep - some for work and some just cause I want them (like tvguide.com) I like it when it is setup the way I want. Well NIS considers it a tracking cookie (and it probably is) but I want to keep it. My problem is, it found 20 others that I do want to get rid of. So it gives me 2 choices, Exclude all of them from future scans or Delete them all. Nothing in between. I cannot even add the one cookie to the exclude list in some other way (I confirmed this with NIS support). It picked up others (work releated SW programs) I want to keep too (not just tvguide.com)... but I cannot keep just those... grrr... they need to fix this. Deleting all or no cookies is so early Microsoft IE, which they even fixed (well, to a point).
I do not use their Parental Controls (no need) and their Identity Safe (heard too many issues from professional reviews) so I am not taking my chances. Otherwise it is ok from what I can tell. The interface is fancy - a bit too fancy at times - do I really need to know what the threat levels are around the world in real time to my PC (Wish I could shut that off and gain the network bandwidth back).
Oh and one final grief - I told it to scan my web pages, so it added an add-on to my MS IE and Mozilla Firefox, well it did so by adding a row onto the header info. It will not allow me to move it, size it or combine it with other rows like I can with the other "row items (like Favorites / Home / Page)". It is (once again) an all or nothing deal. Keep it there and lose a line of space at the top, or remove it and get no status. Grrr.
15 of 15 found the following review helpful:
I Strayed and Played the Field ... But We're Back Together NowDec 14, 2010
By J. Michael Click
Norton Internet Security and I have had a long and often stormy relationship, characterized by a brief romantic interlude followed by an unhappy early marriage and a period of infidelity. I'm happy to announce that we've recently reconciled and are now living happily ever after.
All I've ever really wanted out of my internet security software is steady, quiet, reliable performance. I met up with Norton many, many years ago, and we seemed ideally suited. Norton Internet Security was easy to use, to install, and to configure, and proved reliable. Oh, it would occasionally become a little obnoxious, interrupting me when I was trying to accomplish an important task, but overall, we were a pretty good team. My computer always remained functional and virus-free and things were good.
Then, maybe five or six years ago, NIS started to become increasingly controlling. It was constantly interrupting my work and trying to dominate my computer. It started reporting every little single thing it was doing every minute of the day or night. Sometimes it would freeze my system, or demand to be rebooted, and eventually, feeling henpecked and battered, I separated from NIS and began to play the field, flirting with McAfee and Kaspersky and engaging in brief dalliances with some other brands whose names, I'm shamed to admit, I can't remember. None of them really fully satisfied my basic needs as well as NIS had at its peak.
Finally, because I bought a new computer which came with a free trial version of NIS, I decided to attempt a fresh start. To my complete amazement and utter joy, I discovered that Norton Internet Security had undergone a complete makeover while I was away. While it was still easy to install and configure, it had also become easy to live with, staying in the background and performing its tasks with speed, efficiency and a minimum of interruptions. In time, I fell in love with it all over again. 2010 was a great edition for us, but now that I've lived with 2011 for a couple of months, I can tell that we're going to get along better than ever. We're safe and secure together, and enjoying a trouble-free journey along the internet highway.
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