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Got ZoneAlarm Antivirus/Firewall working on Windows 8

  1. #31


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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Just get Norton 360 version 6. It has a robust firewall built in as part of the entire software package, and it installs and works perfectly with Windows 8cp.
    Very much not recommend this due to the various bsods of types across the board that Norton is infamous for.

    The suite type packages such as this are on the extreme end of instability, out of all of their products.
    (clear throat) Total nonsense! I was one of the beta testers for this product, and can say nothing but good things about it. Been running it since pre-beta stage along with Windows 8dp & 8cp and HAS never blue screened on me. Take a look at the product and leave the taste from previous versions out of your mouth. You will find it as the BEST overall protection suite on the market today. The footprint is tiny compared to all other versions of NAV, Systemworks, and 360. Matter of fact Nortons360 AV program alone destroyed others in detection, and that was by a independent testing lab. System resources are small in use as well, and if you need to see proof of that, I will happily post my system resource screen. REMEMBER seeing is INDEED believing.

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  2. #32


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    Just because you beta tested and it worked well for you does not mean it does across the board.

    See the crash dumps I see for years on a daily basis then come talk to me. Matter of fact, it's so bad that often it crashes with NTFS 0x24 and users that are smart enough to install WinDbg couldn't even figure it out. They return their HDDs to the store because they think they're broken.
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  3. #33


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    Then WHAT you are basically saying is, people are not smart enough out of the box to install Norton 360.
    Again NONSENSE! I just think you are a hater! There are WAY too many good reviews of this version of
    Norton 360 from such magazine as MaximumPC, PCToday, PC Magazine, Windows magazine, etc. This product DOES as it claims©
    MaximumPC Magazine April 2012
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  4. #34


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    You know - don't you see how time and time and then time again I solve bsods like they are Kindergarden stuff?

    On all sites, there's always some dude or two that thinks they know better and has never even seen a crash dump in their lives. Or dudes like Night Hawk in the USB 3.0 thread. I have solved 10s of thousands of them. Then I am forced to put the smarties in their places, unfortunately, for the sake of technical excellence.

    What I am saying is Norton is the worst product you could ever possibly install on a machine besides AVG and perhaps sptd.sys.

    Not hard to understand. Please don't put words into my mouth.

    Are we on the same planet?
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  5. #35


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    FFS Gman! Lets not mix apples and oranges OK? We'll just agree to disagree..FINE with you BTW, there hasn't been a BSOD in decades, last O/S that BSOD was Windows 2000 ME. They are NOW GREEN Screens of Death. LoL
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  6. #36


    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Just get Norton 360 version 6. It has a robust firewall built in as part of the entire software package, and it installs and works perfectly with Windows 8cp.
    Very much not recommend this due to the various bsods of types across the board that Norton is infamous for.

    The suite type packages such as this are on the extreme end of instability, out of all of their products.
    I agree. Norton isnt the most stable on win 8. Someone told me it was to be bundled with win 8 which I didnt believe given its history, but reality is worse

    @Mike Lonewolf. It is obvious you are a Norton fan, and thats fine but you espouse information you cant back up. You did it before WDP was out about Norton being bundled and when I asked for a source you had 2 vague references to offtopic threads. I used to use Norton but like anything else I am not married to it.
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    I think it's because Ed Bott pushes it after his contact with John Harrison of Symantec. Obviously, I have nothing against them personally...just saying.
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  8. #38


    Yep. It takes a village.
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  9. #39


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    Well seeing as how (to date) there is really nothing else out there that gives you any type of protection, 360 is the logical go to player so to say.
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  10. #40


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Lonewolf View Post
    Well seeing as how (to date) there is really nothing else out there that gives you any type of protection, 360 is the logical go to player so to say.
    Please stop making clueless statements. You've made enough already before this.
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