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Norton 2013 beta test - and finally......

  Forum Editor 23:37 14 May 2012

Do you have any suggestions for improvements - something that might be added, or left out of the product?

This is your chance to speak directly to the software developers.

  Condom 00:05 15 May 2012

I have got used to having a secure "sandbox" where I know I can run things I am not 100% sure about without doing any harm. I think this should be something more programs of this type should develop.

Some programs just have too many bells & whistles which may be included to keep the price high rather than any other reason. For Norton to survive in this field where there are now so many good free products then I feel the price has to drop substantially either by excluding the extras or just dropping it which might not be easy for them to do.

People need a very good reason to pay circa £40 for something they can get just as good for free.

  sunnystaines 09:35 15 May 2012

as mention in another the web page info should show more info on the tracking cookies a web site is loading with an option to block them

  Aitchbee 09:52 15 May 2012

NIS 2013 houses a lot of functions 'under one roof' which will appeal to many people who don't want to be bothererd with running six or seven seperate free programs that would probably do the same job (if not better).

But then again, other people who do not wish to pay 30 odd quid a year for their security on line, will stick with the free option of installing and running several other free (dedicated) utility programs.

It's horses for courses...I suppose.

  Condom 12:40 15 May 2012

I received the monthly report from Norton this morning and I am more than a little concerned about what might or might not be happening. I have already mentioned that I initailly got a report that my PC appeared to be attacking itself but it had appeared only the once. The monthly report now tells me that it has blocked this attack 298 times in the space of a week. I am totally confused as to what is going on. Yes I have 2 PC's but they are both well protected.

I have listed the report below but I have taken out some of the detail to protect my address. The B++++ is my Surname.

Intrusion Blocked

High Risk An Intrusion attempt by B++++ was blocked

Attacking Computer B++++(+++ 168.02)

Destination Address (+++ 168.01)

Source Address (+++ 168.02)

Traffic Description UDP Port 54422

I have never had this problem showing before so I am totally baffled and if anyone with expertise in this field can enlighten it would be helpful.

  Pine Man 14:38 15 May 2012

I have no problems at all with security suites like norton and use most of the programs contained.

This beta did everything I wanted and well. Better than Bitdefender I am using at the moment.

As others have said I dont need some of the window dressing but it wouldn't put me off buying.

  Forum Editor 19:42 15 May 2012


"Yes I have 2 PC's but they are both well protected."

UDP stands for 'User Datagram Protocol'. It's a minimal message-oriented Transport Layer protocol and is used by various applications, such as VoIP (Voice over IP) and streaming media. It's also used - and this may be the answer in your case - by the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)that assigns IP addresses on a network. It's also used by the Domain Name system (DNS).

The reports that you're getting could be associated with your home network, if that's how your two machines are configured.

  sunnystaines 20:30 15 May 2012

more work needs to be done re w7 ie9. the vault is very slow to open, 1e9 freq has to close and or recover, new tabs are slow to open too.

it is also part clashing with dnt+ add on in ie9 blocking one of the files that dislays info.

if they can fix these before release of the final release it would be great.

  Condom 21:06 15 May 2012


Thank you for that but I won't pretend to fully understand whay you are saying. I'm not even sure if this is the best place to discuss this so please ask me to move it elsewhere if necessary.

Both my PC & Laptop are on my home network as are both our iPhones and Ipad as well as my printer/scanner. Are you saying that I don't have them set up correctly and Norton has picked this up or is it something else?

  sunnystaines 21:26 15 May 2012

I had earlier reported a clash with dnt+, hew version of dnt+ out today works ok with beta so scrub that earlier bit of info.

  sunnystaines 22:14 15 May 2012

new ver of dnt+ just clashed yet again, i have narrowed it down to a clash with norton toolbar.

if i delette dntplus, disabled norton reinstall dnt all ok they both work happily together but i had forgotten to re enable norton toolbar as soon as i did so the clash reappears.

can symantec liase with support, i have lised with them over this clash. would be great if its fixed.

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