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More than Security

  • Apr 13, 2010
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I had a little trouble installing this, frankly, because it required uninstalling another brand of security software, which just didn't want to leave. Between that and my Vista operating system, it was a slow process with several restarts. I don't think any of that was Norton's fault -- I'm just going for full disclosure.

Once installed, Norton 360 behaved well. It's in the nature of security software that you don't really know what it's accomplishing -- if it works, you don't notice it. I just have to assume that the program is vanquishing foes for me. Other brands, though, have slowed down my computer significantly. That's a big problem for me, since I work online, and one I was glad to be rid of.

Here are the things I especially like about this program, though:
* It optimizes your disk and gives your PC a tune-up.
* It backs up your files automatically and gives you 2GB of online secure storage.
* You can install it on 3 different machines at once.

I also like the fact that I don't hear from it all the time; some brands update me frequently with little bits of information I can't really do anything about, like a dog that barks at squirrels outside. Norton 360 just does its job and leaves me to do mine.

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review by . August 19, 2010
I replaced McAfee with Norton 360 and I am glad I did. A veritible "set it and forget it" software that covers anyone's needs.  the only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is it is a bit "clunky".
review by . August 03, 2010
I found my Norton 360 experience to be a positive one, as it does what it says on the box, but the horrible reviews of bad customer support concern me a lot. Unfortunately over time, companies can rely on name alone, and the Norton name still sells but there are a lot of options out there. This product will do what you want, but be wary if you have issues with it.    ****
review by . May 27, 2010
As a technical writer, I have always had to worry about anti-virus software interferring with some of the programs I use. However, with the advances in technology, I figured I would give this latest version of Norton a try.    Surprise! No installation issues. Not a single one. Couldn't believe it. (When was the last time that happened?) In addition, I made no setting changes: just accepted all the defaults at installation and it found a virus on my PC! Clicked a few buttons …
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Norton 360 offers the industry's most comprehensive, all-in-one protection against digital dangers. Its groundbreaking new reputation service provides unmatched real-time threat detection to guard against viruses, worms, spyware, bots, Trojans, rootkits, and other digital dangers. Automated set-it-and-forget-it local and secured online backup let you quickly and easily back up and restore digital photos, downloaded music, financial documents, and other important files in case of loss or damage. It even automatically tunes up your PC to help keep it running well. Plus it helps you keep your PC performing at its best by providing easy-to-understand information about files and applications that may be impacting performance.

Keeps your PC running at peak performance. Click to enlarge.

Start-up Manager lets you reduce your PC's start up time. Click to enlarge.

Protects your identity when you buy, bank, and browse online. Click to enlarge.

Web-based access to backup files allows you to retrieve and download your backup files anytime, anywhere. Click to enlarge.

Ultimate protection, performance, and peace of mind against digital dangers.

Norton 360 offers the industry's most comprehensive, all-in-one protection against digital dangers. Click to enlarge.

Protects your identity when you buy, bank, and browse online
Identifies fraudulent websites and validates authentic ones so you can safely surf, shop, and bank online.

Blocks viruses, spyware, Trojans, worms, bots, and rootkits
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