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cal67
07 Jun 2018

I have tried Norton several times over the years and hated it each time. Resource hog, difficult to fully remove. I've removed it from many computers for others and would never recommend their products. I'm actually surprised the company is still in business.

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Ted
07 Jun 2018

You did miss at least one more negative. If you have a problem they will try to lure you into using their services that are very expensive.

On the positive side almost all of the cable and satellite providers give away Norton to their users.

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Mike
07 Jun 2018

I have used Norton's security software for years. My biggest complaint about it (and actually other security packages our household has used) is that once you have installed it, it is a real hassle to replace it with anyone else's package. These security packages just won't let go! Once installed you seem to be committed for life. I have had nothing but trouble trying to unistall Norton or McAfeesecurity software and replace it with something else.

Posted by:

snert
07 Jun 2018

dropped them years ago, and replaced them with eset, and now i'm using pcmatic and much happier with them!!!

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Eric Pletting
07 Jun 2018

Norton came pre-loaded on some new computers I bought in the '90s as a trial. It didn't work right then and caused numerous problems and so was uninstalled (with difficulty) and replaced with something else. Obviously they still don't have it together. Avast Free is working for me and so far Windows Defender is doing a good job on several other machines.

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Charley
07 Jun 2018

I used Norton for many years, starting in the 1990s. Later I tried others (McAfee, Bitdefender, Trend Micro, AVG, Avast, Avira, and some others). I have friends that work at Symantec (i.e. Norton) and I know they technically do a great job on security.

But their products are overpriced. I doubt that I would pay for it. However I use Norton since as Ted said I get it free for all my computers from Comcast (my cable provider).

Also the resource hog issues which did plague Norton for years were fixed a few years back but the reputation still haunts them.

Posted by:

John Owen
07 Jun 2018

Before installing any new software I make an image on an external drive. Then I install the software and test it immediately. If it does not perform to my satisfaction all I have to do is turn the clock back by using the image. This always means that uninstall difficulties are never encountered as my system will always be in the state it was before trying out new software.

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Richard
07 Jun 2018

I have used Norton for years with no problems and the premium 10 device license can often be had for around £25 so I can add to my Android tablet as well as my PC's.

One thing to remember with Norton is not to renew directly with them. You can buy a new key much cheaper from Amazon and then enter the code in where prompted.

Posted by:

Kim L.
07 Jun 2018

I have tried Norton but did not like it. I use Spy Hunter now and find that it is the best I have used. I have tried many anti viruses and spyware. It is $39.99 for 6 months which is a little high priced but I stick with it because it works very well and I have not had a problem since I started using it 3 years ago. My computer has been completely protected.

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SharonH
07 Jun 2018

Tried Norton years ago and dumped the system hog. After my horrid experience with Avira I'm staying away from all these "security suites" (except Malwarebyte's protection) and using Windows Defender while I shop for something decent. It is unbelievable how hard it is to truly uninstall these "suites', even with Revo. No thank you, Norton.

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Brad
07 Jun 2018

I purchased their antivirus many years ago. When it ran out, I purchased a renewal on their website but the download did not work. They charged my credit card, but there was no way I could either get a version that worked or find a human that would help me. So, once bitten, twice shy. Goodbye, Norton.

Posted by:

RandiO
07 Jun 2018

This is beginning read like a spy-novel and I can't wait until the last chapter; where, you will be telling us 'who done it' (and/or which security suite you recommend)!
You are? Aren't you? Mr. Rankin?

Posted by:

Danny G
07 Jun 2018

Odd, PC Magazine seems to like norton:

https://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372364,00.asp

Posted by:

Jeryl
07 Jun 2018

I have Norton and as far as I know it works OK. The one thing I don't like is that the price seems to go up every renewal period. "Richard" in the comments said that we should not renew directly with them but to buy a "Key" and renew that way. Is that really an option?

Posted by:

Ron Mullard
07 Jun 2018

Norton is the only security that I've tried and got a virus and a root kit,ended up having to reformat and reinstall.Never again,never had any problems with any of the free ones I've tried.

Posted by:

Danny G
07 Jun 2018

Looks like PC world likes it too:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3219792/computers/best-antivirus-for-windows-pc.html

Posted by:

Martin
07 Jun 2018

I used a paid multiple-computer Norton version (whichever it was) for a couple years. It seemed to work fairly well, although it was a little expensive for me. My problem was that it would, every once in a while, on one computer or another, crash in some way, shape, or form. Each time I had to uninstall it and then (with GREAT difficulty) reinstall. I now use paid McAfee, free SuperAntiSpyware, and free Malwarebytes. BitDefender is also lurking somewhere around (??-maybe the router?-it's a multiple-user system) since my computers often get notifications from them.

Posted by:

HostUR.Biz
07 Jun 2018

I am an Internet and computer guru. I have been advising all of my clients to get rid of Norton. Since it's beginning! For all the above reasons.

When clients bring their computers to me because they run slowly, if they had Norton, I dested their speed, then removed Norton and tested again. Always faster. Then I go ahead with my Super Tuneup.

Don't know how Norton stays ion business except to collect and sell data. HaHa.

Posted by:

bill borne
07 Jun 2018

To uninstall Norton goto Norton site and look for Norton_Removal_Tool.exe
It will uninstall completely but will uninstall all Norton programs on puter

Posted by:

Phil
07 Jun 2018

I've used Norton for over 20 years now. Only a couple of occasions did I disable Norton and try another program, McAffee and AVG. I didn't like the interface (probably because like the rest of us we get used to the programs we depend on and resist change except for a good reason).

Like Charlie said, they solved the memory hog issues from years ago.

I keep a pretty tight ship here but on two occasions I was attached. Both times Norton cornered the rat and offered me the kill button.

For the price (free with Comcast), Norton's a keeper for me.

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