50 of 50 people found the following review helpful
Norton 360 Version 4 or 5,
This review is from: Norton 360 v5.0, 1 User, 3 PCs 1 Year Subscription (PC) (DVD-ROM)I'm a fan of Norton 360, having used it for several years without any problems. Installation has always been straight forward providing I used a disc rather than download it from their website, which is more expensive than Amazon anyway, and it provides good all round protection. Howewever, having just installed version 5 because it was cheaper than version 4 when I bought it I am now regretting my decision. I'm not sure why the scanning processess were split but maybe in time I'll find out, and I don't see the point of the Activity Map, Online Family and Safe Web buttons but maybe others do. I'm also having one or two problems - a couple of the scans have frozen and the Gadget is incomplete on my new Windows 7 laptop. Also my partner's laptop running Vista wouldn't shut down after installation. Norton 360 is good but if like me you don't use Facebook (because as far as I can see that is the only useful addition to version 5) and were happy with 360v4 stick with it. I wish I had and may well end up doing so yet.
Tracked by 1 customer
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 2 Jul 2011 11:13:44 BDT
D. Rees says:
Helped me decide on what to bye. I have 360 version 4.0 and will be renewing it with the same.Thank you.
Posted on 28 Aug 2011 00:51:44 BDT
The activity map is just a fancy way of showing you how Norton is protecting you
I've had no issues with scans freezing, if anything they're faster on v5 than v4.
I have this running on a windows 7 64 bit laptop, a windows vista laptop and a windows 7 32 bit desktop. Works on them all
I've never had an issue with the pcs shutting down.
Facebook addition? I've not noticed anything to do with facebook
Also, if you install v4 I THINK it will work with the v5 product key.
I know my v4 product key worked with v5 when it first came out.
Posted on 6 Oct 2011 09:32:06 BDT
d cave says:
I can't understand why anybody buys this product and why it remains on the market. It probably DOES do its job quite well, but at what a price. It's a massive burden that my poor old Compaq/ XP system, slowing it down, making it take 20 minutes to boot up. And then, go into stand-by, the ruddy Norton hijacks the computer comp0letely, deciding to do a full scan, and the machine is unusable until it hasw done this process.
Norton technicians have been very helpful, but it seems the user has little control over what is happening anbd there is no way opf turning off the scans.
So I'd rather have something that leaves me in control
‹ Previous 1 Next ›