Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

  1. #1

    Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

    Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service - Computerworld

    Symantec will consolidate its cluttered Norton line of security software, folding nine products into one online service that can be used across desktop computers and mobile devices. The product, in beta now, will simply be called "Norton Security" and cost $79 a year when it goes on sale in North America on Sept. 23, said Gerry Egan, senior director of product management. It replaces Norton Internet Security, Norton AntiVirus and Norton360, among others.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Too resource heavy.....
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Too resource heavy.....
    So true but remains to be seen what the, ahem, "overhaul" would be like, they may surprise us though doubtful.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    I'll beta test the product and report my findings here...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Beloit, Wisconsin
    Posts : 123
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    Too resource heavy.....
    True! I used Norton 360 and my notebook ran so slow I had to uninstall. Hope they make a product that isn't so resource heavy.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6

    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,374
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    Hi there

    Why on Earth do you need ANY Norton product on Windows 8 / 8.1 - Windows defender is just as good and infinitely resource less hoggy.

    The days of some of these AV companies as far as INDIVIDUALS is concerned is OVER -- (Corporates - another issue entirely).

    Malvertisements which can't readily be detected and a lot of other types of computer irritants can basically only be blocked by VERY CAREFUL USER use - software is sometimes completely ineffective against these types of attacks.

    Also what about THIS type of Scam - screenshot shown below.

    Email purporting to supply me with something never ordered -- also with an ARJ (Old type of archive) which if you were to open it - Money GONE !!!! - Phone nr also a SCAM - if you were to ring it - you are then marked as an easy target for future scams. !!!

    People rabbit endlessly on about Computer Viruses -- they are really af TRIVIAL irritation these days - it's Scams like this that are becoming more the real problem which won't be solved by software. People have moved into MONEY grabbing ventures rather than just working on Viruses. They haven't completely disappeared but their importance is much less of a worry these days than other more difficult to handle SCAMS.

    Most of the problems are also when downloading stuff the download is so hidden amongst confusing links, green arrows, special offers download managers of which iLIVID seems to be everywhere, bad website links, fake websites, malvertisements and popups.

    Even Torrents are "relatively safe" - or at least music / video files - any nasties can't be embedded into mp3 / mkv / mp4 / flac files etc - the music / video player would either not play or just treat them as noise and ignore them -- don't download rar, zip. exe type files.

    The whole computer security industry needs to get away from software and ex hackers / geeks and approach the issue from the USER side -- how to recognize and avoid scams, how to use the internet safely and NEVER to give out too much info including passwords etc to ANYBODY but especially on Social media.

    It's absolutely AMAZING how many parents give out their passwords to young kids who probably are more computer literate than they are.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails scam.png  
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Symantec folds nine Norton products into one service

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Using Bitlocker and Symantec Encryption
Hi all bare with me on this, it may sound stupid and have a very simple answer. I've got a laptop which I currently have Symantec Desktop Encryption installed with C:/ encrypted. Personally not quite sure if the files it self on C:/ are encrypted or not (I'm able to access my laptop which...
System Security
Symantec System Recovery 2013 Install - HELP!
I purchased a download of Symantec System Recovery 2013. Easy enough. Pay the money, download the app. OK. Comes down as a .zip file. Zip file contains and .ISO image. Crap. Burn the image to a CD. OK. Load the CD and voila, I am in an emergency recovery disk! Where's the program...
Software and Apps
Norton 360/Norton Internet Security/Norton AntiVirus Beta
Norton 360 / Norton Internet Security / Norton AntiVirus 21.0 Public Beta Norton 360 / Norton Internet Security / Norton AntiVirus 21.0 Public Beta - Norton Community
System Security
Symantec and Win8 Sales stuff...
This is from Symantec, so take it for what it's worth... Better than Free: With 83% Faster Scanning, Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Makes Windows 8 Great Updated: 10 Jan 2013 piero_depaoli Symantec Employee +3 3 Votes Login to vote inShare. Microsoft gets it. Today, it makes no sense...
System Security
Good malware reports from Symantec (attached, free)
Here are 4 monthly malware reports from Symantec. Lots of good info here. I'm not affiliated with Symantec in any way...just a customer (enterprise customer at work, 175k endpoints)
System Security
Microsoft, Symantec shutter another botnet
Read more at source: Microsoft, Symantec shutter another botnet | Security & Privacy - CNET News
Windows 8 News
service host: Network service service host: local system download auto
Hi, I have win8 Enterprise. when i connection to internet two service with names service host: Network service and service host: local system download automatically, i thought that it relate to windows update but automatic update is off and my windows is up to date. what is the problem? what can i...
Performance & Maintenance

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook