OK let's stop all this innuendo

  Forum Editor 23:46 28 Sep 2004

about rocks and windows and hiring virus writers.

To base a criticism of a major software release on one day's testing is misguided to say the least, and to dismiss functionalities as "marketing jokes" is just plain silly.
When Norton Internet Security Professional was released one Industry expert said of it "NIS 2004 is still the best all-in-one security suite on the market." In tests it correctly identified 94% of incoming spam mail.

Another reviewer called it "....the best I have come across".

PC Magazine awarded it an Editors choice.

On the down side, many people have experienced a slowdown when installing NIS on Windows XP machines, and in my experience when testing is that it hasn't excelled in detecting and removing spyware. If you're going to run this software in Windows XP it's important to ensure that you have at least 512Mb of RAM and that you disable all other security software and firewalls - including the inbuilt Windows XP firewall (which is enabled by default), if you don't you'll encounter problems.

A rant is fine - we all do it from time to time, but let's try to aim for informed rants rather than what looks suspiciously like a personal grudge based on little or no real experience.

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