Norton Internet Security 2012 1 User - 3 PCs
- Network mapping and monitoring; anti-spam; smart firewall
- Social network protection; browser protection; phishing protection
- Online identity protection; parental controls management
- Stops viruses and spyware before they reach your computer
- Superior protection with fast scan speeds and low impact on PC performance
- Platform: Windows
- Media: Software
- Item Quantity: 1
Platform for Display: PC Disc
Stop viruses, spyware, online identity theft, and more with the powerful protection of Norton Internet Security. Able to quickly detect and eliminate online threats, Norton Internet Security uses four unique layers of protection to prevent threats from ever reaching your computer, without slowing you down. Plus it gives you easy access to Norton Online Family so you can protect your kids from online dangers. The result? Superior protection with fast scan speeds and low impact on your PC's performance. So you can surf, shop, bank, and socialize online without worry, annoying slowdowns, or interruptions.
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1. Installation: As in the recent versions of NIS, installation was a snap. It took under 2 minutes, but needed a restart. If you have existing license for NIS, download the update from support -> check for new version menu item from within NIS. You can update the license number from the disk later when your license is about to expire. In previous version(s), NIS overwrote existing license period if you upgraded from disk. I havent checked it on this version (I still have about 90 days left, too risky!!).
2. Interface: The main interface is less cluttered, but a new addition is a big status window (floating gadget) on the upper right corner of your screen with large buttons for different menus. Most buttons on these menus are for other Norton products unrelated to NIS (annoying). For example button for on-line back-up (costs extra!) or mobile protection for android (free), parental control (free) etc. I havent found an easy way to get rid of this yet! (Alright! It's easy. There is a close button next to it and if you close it, it does not reappear after a restart).
3. Setting up: Most of the settings are done by default and should be fine for the average user. For example how often to scan your computer, what time of the day, which files to allow to connect to the internet etc. If you need advanced settings, most of those are just a couple of clicks away and mostly easy to find. There are some menu items that could have been done better. If you had existing trusted network information from previous NIS, those are retained which is good.
4. Security: As in previous versions, NIS was good at detecting most of the commonly bothering cookies and adware. Everytime you download a file, it is checked for viruses and if it is from a trusted website and there is a pop-up saying it is clean. Similarly, like previous versions, Norton safe search marks results from google searches as safe or not. you can check website security by looking for norton trusted symbol e.g. bank sites or amazon.com - that way you wont enter your password in a phising site.
5. What's new? Like mentioned above the annoying floating gadget is new. The primary interface is less cluttered but at the same time advanced settings are easily accessible from different menus. The new version does appear to be a little faster than 2011. might be significant on older systems.
Overall, very good protection with minimal resource usage.
Install was easy but I don't see much of a difference in what 2012 offers than what 2011 had. There are a few things I don't like about 2012:
1. It scans my system a lot slower.
2. No option to totally turn off autoupdate like you could in 2011. Can turn off auto but pulse updates turn on then and gets greyed out so there is no way to have them both be off at the same time. I like to update it manually liked I did 2011 but can't now.
3. No way to turn off quick scans like you could in 2011.
4. Seems to load slower at start up when set to "aggresive" but 2011 started right away.
5. When you click on settings or any of the options the software takes longer to respond. At first I didn't think I had clicked right and tried again but it took a few seconds to respond. Future tries have the same results.
6. Constantly bugs you to sign into your norton account if you click on update and then the page has script errors and no way to turn this off. Only option is to sign or click remind me later which takes several tries and the first click on remind me later doesn't make it go away and instead just refreshes the page again.
Other than these issues it works but wish I had stayed with 2011.
I upgraded from 2010 to 2011, and from 2011 to 2012. I have yet to regret it as the software does exactly what it should: provide a highly secure firewall, and expert antivirus protection, in a practically transparent manner to the end user. I don't even tweak with the settings anymore - the software recogizes common software programs and selects the appropriate settings. It updates itself automatically. It scans automatically. You can be as involved in this process as much, or as little, as you choose. Which is how it should be. For those of you who still don't secure your computer? Well, the cost of fixing your credit rating, paying for a monitoring service to look out for unauthorized credit checks and card accounts, and your overall loss of sleep if your identity is compromised is far more than the cost of this software. Think of like insurance - we hate to pay the premium, but we are pretty happy when we need the coverage. And, now that a single license covers three computers, this software is even more of a no-brainer.
If you are renewing an existing subscription, like NIS 2011, keep this in mind: when you select "check for new version" or install a new retail NIS 2012 disk, you are NOT adding to your current subscription. You instead are purchasing a new subscription for coverage for another year. I upgraded my NIS 2011 to 2012 thinking my "remaining subscription days" would remain the same. I lost a few days, but no big deal because I was near the end of my subscription anyway. But if you have days remaining, wait to install the 2012 disk software or upgrade until your existing subscription is almost or completely gone. Otherwise, you will have your subscription clock "reset" to 366 days remaining, meaning you won't see your previous "days remaining" added to the new subscription period. It just resets it because it is a new subscription. Only if you renew your existing license through the software itself will you see your remaining days added, but that is a far more expensive route than buying a new license/key through Amazon.
Good luck and stay secure.