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4.0 out of 5 stars Norton works fine, but is a bit pushy, October 25, 2013
This review is from: Norton 360 2014 - 1 User / 3 Licenses [Old Version] (CD-ROM)
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I am an average computer user. Surfing, word & excel, occasionally some photo/video editing. I spend a lot of time on the computer, but don't push its limits often. Mostly I like my security software to keep me from going on to sites that might be harmful. I've not used Spyware Doctor for years and I love it, because it's simple to use, updates seemlessly and regularly, and is unobtrusive and doesn't seem to slow my system too often (unless it's running the full scan in the background.) But they're getting out of this business, so I was actually in the market for a new product. I've used Norton in the distant past, and remember the most annoying thing about them was the constant communications and upsell efforts.

Well, that part hasn't changed. If one were a profligate spender, you could drop hundreds with Norton to get all the upgrades they feel you should have. And they feel so strongly about these upgrades that they remind you constantly! Pop-ups, emails, etc. It's annoying, but I know that McAfee is just as bad, so I might as well stick with Norton.

I've only had this product installed a few days, so I can't claim to have seen it long-run...but it appears to work fine. My big concern with these security products is that they don't slow down the rest of my work, and Norton does not appear to. (I remember the old days...15 years ago, maybe...when these programs just killed productivity.) It's easy to use, understand and configure. It's easy to install. It's easy get database upgrades. All that is good, so other than the ANNOYING hard-sell, I like the product fine and can see no reason not to recommend it.
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