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Norton Antivirus 2004 Retail Box Version [OLD VERSION]

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  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • ASIN: B0000C8XYI
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 14, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,418 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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50 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Gadgester HALL OF FAME on August 28, 2003
Format: CD-ROM
I have to admit I feel quite ambivalent toward Symantec products. Back in the 80s Peter Norton's software was mean and lean, doing well what they were designed to do. Then Symantec bought Norton out and the software, like Windows itself, became bloatware with lots of bugs and secret registry entries that would just screw up your PC.
I don't now if Symantec ever listens to its customers. Well, since they offer generous rebates, and we customers jump on them, I guess they don't have to listen to us.
Anyway, Norton Antivirus 2004 finally came out. It, at long last, has one feature that I had been writing Symantec about for years: the ability to scan for key loggers and other snoopware. I set up a few of such programs on a virtual machine via Virtual PC, and NAV 2004 was able to identify all of them. To someone like me who does a lot of online banking, this feature alone is worth the (after-rebate) upgrade price.
Otherwise, you get the same features from the previous version, such as the ability to scan compressed files and to monitor IM chat sessions. One new feature that'll sure irk some people is the Microsoft-like product activation feature; you must type in a product code and then use the Internet or phone to activate NAV 2004 if you want to use it for more than 15 days.
Installation was easy as I upgraded from NAV 2003. Everything went smoothly. The only negative I've noticed is NAV 2004 seems to take longer to load at start-up than previous versions. (I have a P4 system running XP.) Not a big deal, but perhaps a sign of Symantec's diehard inability to write Peter Norton-quality software?
In summary, if you are concerned about snoopware such as keystroke loggers, or if you haven't upgraded in two years, get this. Shop around and you'll find rebates to help you upgrade.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Bishop on October 27, 2003
Format: CD-ROM
I have been using Norton 2004 for a few weeks now. I'm running a P4 with only 256RAM. Yet I've not seen one single problem with it that some people are mentioning. Plus I have 2 family members running it on slower machines w/o problems. I did see one person have major problems with their machine after installing Norton 2004, but the reason for it was because they had a worm on their system. Norton didn't create the problem, because they were already having trouble before that, it just found the problem (but couldn't correct it because the worm had been on for a long period of time). Try keeping your windows updates current, and you shouldn't have any trouble with Norton 2004.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 29, 2003
Format: CD-ROM
Like others, I have been frustrated by the problems that Norton Antivirus 2004 creates on my system (dual P4 1.7 Ghz CPUs, 1 GB RDRAM, so speed shouldn't be a problem). It conflicts with several other programs, causes the system to hang, requiring a reboot, and is generally a pain. I'vbe tried turning off some of the new scans it does for adware, etc., but that doesn't fully fix the problems. NAV 2003 worked great. It's bad enough having to activate the product. I wish I had stayed with NAV2003 and bought another year of virus definition updates, as I may end up uninstalling this piece of junk.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Heisenberg on August 3, 2004
Format: CD-ROM
Time was you always upgraded your Norton Anti-Virus each year. It was a bit of a ritual but I'm here to tell you that times have changed. I used the latest Norton Anti-Virus 2004 for a month and returned it to the good and very cooperative folks at Office Depot. Then, for some odd reason, Symantec sent me an e-mail and asked me to beta test their next generation program, Norton Anti-Virus 2005. I did so and have no erased all traces of each of them off of my PC.

Here's the thing - it's not that Norton doesn't provide excellent protection - it does, no doubt about it, however at what cost? I'll tell you the cost - it's your system resources. The 2004 version would routinely bring my fairly current system to its virtual knees. Now, this is because the program is trying to do the right thing. It now scans within compressed files AS they are being downloaded instead of waiting until they've nestled into the confines of your file system. Great idea but lousy execution.

Oh - virtually everything I writing about 2004 is true of 2005. The differences are minor and I'll briefly detail the new bits in 2005 at the end.

A good example of very silly coding is how the program handled a large number of JPEG files, after they have been viewed. Using ACDSee to view a large group of pictures was fine; until I closed the program...only then did Norton proceed to freeze the entire system as it laboriously scanned each and every picture. If you open a folder with say 1,000 photos in it, you best be prepared to go get a cup of tea or coffee and learn macramé from a local community center as you wait for the machine to complete its AFTER THE FACT scan.

Oh my - the horror. the horror.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 5, 2003
Format: CD-ROM
Let me join the chorus. After years of being a satisfied Symantec customer I am thoroughly disgusted by this "upgrade". It will not install on a brand new HP running XP Home. The help is useless and confusing, the most likely result is trashing other applications that previously ran. After several remove and install attempts I am left without any antivirus protection since the pre-installed NAV that ran before the "upgrade" no longer runs. This product should be pulled off the shelves until it is safe to use.
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