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    Go to NIS 2005, or stick with NIS 2004?

    By the end of February, I have to make a decision to:
    1. <LI>upgrade to Norton Internet Security 2005, or<LI>just buy another year's worth of virus signatures for NIS 2004
    The cost difference is not large but I've read a number of comments that NIS2005 slows down your machine even more than does NIS2004. There are a few new features in NIS2005 that might be worth upgrading to obtain, provided the end result remains stable.

    Any views from people who have made the change? Or not?

    Thanks!

    John

    PS Anyone suggesting that I change to McAfee will be roundly abused!
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    Re: Go to NIS 2005, or stick with NIS 2004?

    Well, I have two main machines that receive about equal exposure to the Internet. On #1, I went to NAV 2005 (which integrated itself nicely into the existing Norton SystemWorks 2002 surprisingly!) and ZAP and am real happy.

    However, on #2, I have AVG 7 Free with ZAP, and I am very happy there too!

    Neither machine has become infected so I am seriously considering dropping Norton all together - I keep asking myself why am I paying for this bloated application from a company that has become as arrogant as Microsoft.

    I have not used Norton's firewall so cannot comment.
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    Re: Go to NIS 2005, or stick with NIS 2004?

    John, I was faced with a similar decision a year ago with Trend Micro. I had, at the time, PC-cillin 2003 and had to decide whether to "upgrade" to the latest product or pay for another year of data updates. I did the year-of-updates thing and have not been sorry I did so. This time around, I had no choice but to upgrade to Trend Micro's 2005 version, so I did it, even though they now have firewall and other stuff I don't really want. This year (as far as I know) went as well as last. I bought the new product but installed ONLY the AV part of the software and declined the firewall and other stuff. I have no recent years experience with Norton, but I would highly recommend Trend Micro to anyone. It's unobtrusive, semi-automatic and, as far as I can tell, EFFECTIVE!

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    Re: Go to NIS 2005, or stick with NIS 2004?

    <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>I was going to suggest you change to a ... , oh never mind! <img src=/S/innocent.gif border=0 alt=innocent width=20 height=20>

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    Re: Go to NIS 2005, or stick with NIS 2004?

    I had used NAV for several years , then NIS 2004 without problems, other than the known slow-down. NIS 2005 wa a different story- for reasons I was never able to determine, I was unable to connect via my ADSL modem. After many hours with modem and ISP techs, it was decided that the modem itself had a problem, and I purchased a new one- same problem. On uninstalling NIS 2005 the old modem happily connected and I now have a spare paperweight. Despite many efforts I was unable to get the modem to connect, and have returned NIS 2005 for a refund. Have moved to Zone Alarm Security Suite and have a much faster and happier PC.
    Dianne

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    Re: Go to NIS 2005, or stick with NIS 2004?

    I run NIS 2004 and have no problems (albeit that ALL Norton products run slowly, as far as I can tell). I installed NIS 2005 on my wife's computer, and she is also complaining of slow operation - but this could be to do with the HP bloatware that comes with virtually every printer they sell now. No problems running either software, apart from that.

    Zone Alarm suite does come highly recommended, though - and I shall be trying it when my own NIS subscription runs out at the end of the month.

    Regards,

    Stuart

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    Re: Go to NIS 2005, or stick with NIS 2004?

    Not trying to derail this thread but to address Stuart's comment for a brief tangent: HP Bloatware? I have a HP AIO OJ7140xi and the default install did indeed install tons of - I believe the technical term is, "crap" - including network monitoring of the device (the 7140 has a built in Ethernet print server). However, preventing ALL of it from starting (removing from start menu and with msconfig) did not affect my ability to use the device, but it took the bloat out and restored performance to all the PCs. All you need is the printer driver.
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