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LeftOfSanity
People Suck.

join:2005-11-06
Dover, DE

2 recommendations

Comcast now offers Norton instead of Mcafee.

»security.comcast.net/

They changed their offering. just found this.


inferno4

join:2008-07-06

2 edits
Good, Mcafee was complete garbage. Only way to get rid of it was to reformat my computer, will never use Mcafee in the future... I still will only use Avast as its free and it has been working great for years now.

Avast ftw!


Master Wolfe

join:2009-04-04
Panama City, FL
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1 recommendation

reply to LeftOfSanity
Yuck. I used to love Norton's products back in the day, but every time I've tried them over the last 5 or so years, they've sucked. Don't load, multiple updates to even make an attempt at getting it to work, etc. etc.


pokesph
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reply to LeftOfSanity
hmm..

I see no details or what version(s) it is.. nothing like it on the Symantec site that I could find..

So where would we find these little details.. I'm hoping to save me some $$ renewing my current Norton apps by using Comcast's free keys.
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Oregonian
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West Linn, OR
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reply to LeftOfSanity
Great find OP.

I was never happy with their McAfee offering.

I have used Symantec security for several years (currently using NIS 2010) and, while it was bloatware for awhile (2006 was especially bad), in the past few years they have totally revamped their offerings and I now highly recommend them.

Have been using NIS 2010 for a few months now with absolutely no problem.

I am glad to see Comcast making this change.


Master Wolfe

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reply to Master Wolfe
said by Master Wolfe:

Yuck. I used to love Norton's products back in the day, but every time I've tried them over the last 5 or so years, they've sucked. Don't load, multiple updates to even make an attempt at getting it to work, etc. etc.
Having said that, I could not resist giving it a shot. And, so far so good. Their downloader app leads you through uninstalling McAfee and Norton installed with no issues so far. It didn't appear to be updating automatically, however, and rather than wait to see if it did, I pushed it through.


Oregonian
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said by Master Wolfe:

Having said that, I could not resist giving it a shot. And, so far so good. Their downloader app leads you through uninstalling McAfee and Norton installed with no issues so far. It didn't appear to be updating automatically, however, and rather than wait to see if it did, I pushed it through.
What version is it?


Master Wolfe

join:2009-04-04
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360? Does that sound right? No "About" on the sys tray icon.

Norton Security Suite is all it says in the Program Menu


pokesph
It Is Almost Fast
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reply to LeftOfSanity
I just got off a chat with Norton support and the rep says its a modded version of Norton 360. (yuk)

Not the best offering from Norton as compared to NAV/NIS2010 but way better then McCrapFee

P.S. no 360 online backup is offered in Comcast's version.. has the rest of 360's apps / protections.
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Oregonian
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reply to Master Wolfe
said by Master Wolfe:

360? Does that sound right? No "About" on the sys tray icon.

Norton Security Suite is all it says in the Program Menu
Yes, 360 is certainly one of Symantec's offerings. I use Norton Internet Security 2010 and am not familiar with how 360 differs from NIS. Still, as pokesph See Profile said, I am sure it is better than McAfee.

iansltx

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Austin, TX
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reply to LeftOfSanity
Norton 360 is actually Norton's top-end security suite so Comcast is giving you a lot by letting you download that application. I may put the app on my laptop..have AVG on there right now but Norton won't hurt one bit. They've gotten MUCH more streamlined over the past year or two, so I wouldn't think twice about loading the app up.


jbob
Reach Out and Touch Someone
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Little Rock, AR
reply to LeftOfSanity
360 is at Version 3 now. Surely they're using the latest one. FWIW 360 is the highest priced Norton A/V solution. $10.00 more than NIS.


EG
The wings of love
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Bravo for CC !! This is indeed a good move IMO !!!

Say good riddance to CRAPa-free !!


PGHammer

join:2003-06-09
Accokeek, MD
reply to inferno4
Had no issues with McAfee on Vista or XP; I switched to MSE for performance reasons (and that it is compatible with Windows 7 Ultimate x64, which McAfee at the time was not). Since then, I am recommending MSE for any Windows PC with XP or later.


usa2k
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Re: Comcast now offers Norton instead of Mcafee.

IMO McAfee was faster, and less annoying than Norton.

Its been a while, so Norton may be worth a new look.

I wonder ... how long McAfee installs are good for?


Master Wolfe

join:2009-04-04
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reply to Oregonian

Re: Comcast now offers Norton instead of Mcafee.

said by Oregonian:

said by Master Wolfe:

360? Does that sound right? No "About" on the sys tray icon.

Norton Security Suite is all it says in the Program Menu
Yes, 360 is certainly one of Symantec's offerings. I use Norton Internet Security 2010 and am not familiar with how 360 differs from NIS. Still, as pokesph See Profile said, I am sure it is better than McAfee.
Here's a page with a comprehensive comparison to their Premier Suite.
»security.comcast.net/norton/resi···d=33_232


Oregonian
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said by Master Wolfe:

said by Oregonian:

said by Master Wolfe:

360? Does that sound right? No "About" on the sys tray icon.

Norton Security Suite is all it says in the Program Menu
Yes, 360 is certainly one of Symantec's offerings. I use Norton Internet Security 2010 and am not familiar with how 360 differs from NIS. Still, as pokesph See Profile said, I am sure it is better than McAfee.
Here's a page with a comprehensive comparison to their Premier Suite.
»security.comcast.net/norton/resi···d=33_232
Looks pretty impressive. I just renewed my NIS 2010 subscription or I would jump on this right away. Will definitely do it next year when my subscription expires.


EG
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Re: Comcast now offers Norton instead of Mcafee.

said by usa2k:

Its been a while, so Norton may be worth a new look.
IMO, Norton got back in to the game with their improvements starting with their 2009 product.

cracker 52

join:2007-01-23
Atlanta, GA
reply to Oregonian

Re: Comcast now offers Norton instead of Mcafee.

You may want to check and see if you can cancel. Many subscription services allow cancellation with no early termination charge within a certain period after sign-up/renewal.


Oregonian
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Thanks for the suggestion but I renewed using a boxed copy I got at Costco. The price was pretty good after a coupon they were offering. I doubt I can still return it to Costco for a refund so will go ahead and use it this year then make the switch when my subscription expires next year.


John97
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reply to EG

Re: Comcast now offers Norton instead of Mcafee.

said by EG:

IMO, Norton got back in to the game with their improvements starting with their 2009 product.
This statement couldn't be more true. They had some years of bloat but they really got it together.
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NyQuil Kid
8f The Nyquil Kid

join:2001-01-06
Brick, NJ
reply to LeftOfSanity

Re: Comcast now offers Norton instead of Mcafee.

Does anyone know if this means the McAfee product will no longer update properly? Does the switch page offered by Comcast mean customers MUST switch or is it merely being offered if the customer wants to do it?

Thanks.

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watchingeye

@comcast.net
reply to LeftOfSanity
I just updated to NAV 2010 and LOVE IT! Works great, loads fast and not a lot of drag on the system. And NO I don't work for symantec.


C0deZer0
Oc'D To Rhythm And Police
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join:2001-10-03
Tempe, AZ
reply to LeftOfSanity
I guess it just goes to show just how much improved Norton has become now.

Used to be for a while that the saying went "friends don't let friends use Norton", and so on. But the reviews on their newest antivirus and suites have been little short of stellar.
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FFH5
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
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reply to LeftOfSanity

I stick with the Microsoft Security Essentials & MS Firewall

I stick with the Microsoft Security Essentials & MS Firewall. They are fast; update automatically; and are highly rated by independent reviewers.


jlivingood
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join:2007-10-28
Philadelphia, PA
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reply to LeftOfSanity

Re: Comcast now offers Norton instead of Mcafee.

Oh and there's a Mac version too now...
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MM Blues

join:2001-10-27
Hightstown, NJ
reply to FFH5

Re: I stick with the Microsoft Security Essentials & MS Firewall

said by FFH5:

I stick with the Microsoft Security Essentials & MS Firewall. They are fast; update automatically; and are highly rated by independent reviewers.
I agree with TKJM. After years of using AVAST & ZA, I switched to MSE + MS Firewall. Small footprint, almost daily updating and perfect compatibility with Windows. What more can you ask for? Oh, did I mention that it is free?


sortofageek
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reply to LeftOfSanity

Re: Comcast now offers Norton instead of Mcafee.

Yay! Thanks for the news!

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MTBikerChris
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join:2001-08-28
Broomfield, CO
Just found this for back up. 2 gigs is not alot !!

»security.comcast.net/backup/details/

andyross
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join:2003-05-04
Schaumburg, IL
reply to LeftOfSanity
What is wrong with the standard Windows firewall and something like Microsoft Security Essentials? Both are free. The firewall is built-in (unless you are running an ancient version of Windows), and MSE has generally good reviews and appears to be resource light.