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5.0 out of 5 stars Norton 360 v5, 4 Mar 2011
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This review is from: Norton 360 v5.0, 1 User, 3 PCs 1 Year Subscription (PC) (DVD-ROM)
Norton 360 v5 is based on the NIS2011 where as version 4 was 2010. They both have similar features but the main difference is version 5 is a better performer.The interface is broken up into sections PC Security, Identity Protection, Backup, PC tuneup and a world map you can see the worldwide cybercrime from the previous 24 hours. In my opinion the map is visual candy but not really needed.
I've found the scans take about half the time of Version 4 about 1 hour twenty minutes compared to 2 and a half hours on my system. The PC tune up utility also is handy as well as the backup protection(although I've not used the online option). The identity protection is a must and I can recommend the identity safe. There's also an option to check the performance of Norton and other processes on the CPU and memory.

Norton 360v5 good protection and not a drain on your system resources.

If you've got N360v4 you can upgrade for free by clicking on help and support on the main interface and select check for new version. I would recommend buying N360v4 if it's cheaper than v5 because you can update for free.

If you don't need all of the functions of Norton 360 it would be worth looking at these Norton products. NIS2011 Performance Pack and NIS2011 currently are good value.

Update

I've just purchased a clickfree backup device which is great. It can find all you documents, pictures and other important files no matter where they're stored on the Hard drive. It's also easy to view these and restore if required so I don't rely on N360 backup now.
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Initial post: 3 Apr 2011 13:36:37 BDT
Dude, I checked with Norton directly, sure you can go to Help & Support through your current version of Norton 360 version 4.0 and "Check for New Version." Then you can download version 5.0 for free, but by doing this it does NOT re-new your product subscription to get new virus definitions and software updates. So when your current subscription expires you still need to re-new it.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2011 08:11:24 BDT
Gray says:
You're original license for Norton 360v4 is for a year. In this year you can receive the latest version of software(v5) and liveupdate will keep this version up to date. When I updated to version 5 I had the remainder of the version 4 licence which was 238 days. I agree this does not re-new you product subscription for another year but you still receive the latest updates until your current subscription runs out. Just checked version 5 interface and it shows in the PC security section Definitions Update mine showing 1 minute ago. Hope this helps.
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