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5.0 out of 5 stars Free upgrade from 2010 to 2011, 9 Sept. 2010
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This review is from: Norton Internet Security 2011, 3 Computers, 1 Year Subscription (PC) (CD-ROM)
I've upgraded Norton Internet Security 2010 by checking for a new version within the 2010 interface and was surprised when it downloaded the 2011 version. Justed followed the prompts given by the software which was easy. Norton then uninstalled 2010 and installed 2011 with no problems it was then quickly updated when I went back online. My laptop starts quicker than the previous version and the Norton icon even appears in the system tray faster with the reassuring green tick telling you all's well. It's early days but everything is running smoothly. Even a full system scan appeared to be quicker. There's also a map showing worldwide cybercrime activity from the previous 24 hours. Click on the map and see the number of threats from cities around the world scroll along the bottom of the map. I even prefer the new interface. I would recommend getting Norton Internet Security 2010 saving you a few pounds and do the free upgrade to the 2011 version as I did. Five stars so far but if it changes will post an update.

Update. No problems so far but if you want a bit of added protection I suggest creating a bootable recovery disk and/or create a bootable USB Key. If you updated NIS2010 to NIS2011 you will not have the disk with the Norton's Recovery Tool program. It's not a problem go to the windows start menu click on all programs find Norton Internet Security in the list select and then select Norton Recovery Tools make sure you're online this will take you to the Norton Bootable Recovery Tool download page. I suggest you have a recordable cd ready. Just follow the instructions the program will download and install Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Wizard I selected create on CD/DVD media and burned a cd so I was covered. You can however burn to a USB key. The Norton Bootable Recovery Tool Wizard is now insalled on the windows program list and you can select it to Create a CD/DVD; Create ISO File; Create on a USB Key and also Update Key Definitions. I suggest if you download this program printing the instructions or writing them down and keeping them safe with the NIS2010 disk(with product key), the recovery disk and or USB key(your computer needs to support USB booting)
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Initial post: 8 Jan 2011 17:59:33 GMT
Presumably if the one-year subscription is almost expired (as mine is), upgrading for free isn't going to give you another year's subscription for nothing...?

Posted on 8 Jan 2011 18:01:56 GMT
Presumably if the one-year subscription is almost expired (as mine is), upgrading for free isn't going to give you another year's subscription for nothing...?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2011 21:25:09 GMT
F. Patel says:
I'm not so sure, I too was running 2010 and it upgraded for free today. Mind you I still have 8 months left on my subscription.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2011 11:57:36 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Feb 2011 12:05:57 GMT
Gray says:
Although you've upgraded Norton's to the latest version your subscription will run out with the 2010 product. If you're happy with Norton's I would recommend purchasing NIS2011 3 computers / 1 user from Amazon currently at £23.00 (03/02/2011). I thought I would try the more functional Norton 360 v4 as my subscription has ran out on NIS2010.

Norton 360 although has other functions does seem to slow my PC down. Just checked and Norton 360 v5. is out on 1/3/2011 so will update and will leave feed back.
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