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    I've always been real happy with the security capabilities of Norton Systemworks.

    However, like many people I've not been happy with the "system hogability" of Norton.

    Now, in the latest release they are advertising that it is "really fast !!! ".

    Does anyone know if Symantec has finally responded to the wide spread feeling that the suite is too demanding on the system? Is the new release really any better in this regard?

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    [quote name='bhdavis' post='772152' date='24-Apr-2009 09:47']Does anyone know if Symantec has finally responded to the wide spread feeling that the suite is too demanding on the system? Is the new release really any better in this regard?[/quote]
    Speaking from personal experience, I have had Norton installed for many years. The past few years, I've been using Norton Internet Security. The 2007 version displayed a small improvement, 2008 was better and 2009 has improved dramatically. Internet Security 2009 has made significant improvements. You may (if you haven't already) want to read this review.

    I'm sure you'll get varied responses on this topic - from the old standard "Norton is a resource hog" to "never buy a security suite", and that's fine. Security software seems to elicit the most passionate responses and opinions, whether for or against. I've had good luck with Norton, I've not had to deal with "bad stuff" invading my machines, and I see minimal (if any) impact on system performance, especially with NIS 2009.
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    I've had Norton AntiVirus since the 2002 version, and I agree with Rebel that the 2009 version is a huge improvement. It uses very little memory (some 10 MB when it's not scanning) and it's very unobtrusive. Scans take place when the computer isn't busy with other things, and pause when you start using the PC.
    I haven't had a single infection for years. I can recommend it without reserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhdavis' post='772152 View Post
    Norton Internet Security.
    [quote name='HansV' post='772180' date='24-Apr-2009 12:46']I've had Norton AntiVirus since the 2002 version[/quote]
    I hate to butt in here since I don't use Norton, but is there any significance in the fact that you three fellas seem to be talking about different Norton products?

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    Norton SystemWorks, Norton AntiVirus and Norton Internet Security share the same protection components.

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