Symantec AntiVirus 2003 - Complete Product - 1 User

Antivirus - Standard Retail - PC - MPN: 10021186
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Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2003 is the world's most trusted antivirus solution.* Now this easy-to-use program scans and cleans instant-message attachments as well as email messages. It removes viruses automatically, without interrupting your work. And automatic updates help defend your PC against new viruses. Protect your PC today with award-winning Norton AntiVirus. *Top-selling antivirus software product from October 1999 through June 2002 based on NPDTechworld retail Top Selling Business Software list.
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Required Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP
License Type Complete Product
Media Format CD-ROM
User Reviews
2 Star Review   By member regretela - Jun 9, 2003   

Strengths: Easy to Use

Weakness: Slow with the Virus Definitions-A Disaster!!!

The folks at Norton are ASLEEP!!! I download new definitions every day and always have auto protect on. But both my computer at home and here at work carried the W32.Jeefo virus for a month even though I ran virus scans regularly and had auto-protect on. Norton's definition of the W32.Jeefo virus didn't come out until 6/3. McAfee had this virus definition on May 7th!!! By then, when I ran the scan, every file the virus had gotten into during the month that they didn't alert me was destroyed when the file was supposedly "fixed". That was over 800 files on my computer at home, 400 or more at work. I didn't lose documents (Thank God), and the W2K I run on my work computer seems okay, but XP Professional took a hit at home. After trying to fix it for three days I ended up having to reinstall XP and the 65 updates it has now, as well as around 50 programs. I had to reinstall many programs at work as well. You would think Norton would at least check the definitions their competition has come up with. NOT!!! Norton is NOT reliable!!! Be afraid, be very afraid.

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4 Star Review   By member madpc - Apr 14, 2003   

Strengths: Norton AV is the best out there, from easy to use, live update (auto update or manual).keeping my computer free from viruses. Norton AV is a must have product to maximum computing experience.

Weakness: fairly expensive but the invested dollards invested is worthed.

I would recommend NA to any users (home user or bissness user). Norton never failed me and is your first defence again viruses and trojan horse

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5 Star Review   By member kmrussell - Feb 18, 2003   

Strengths: Very reliable and consistant product. The Best for Virus Protection rated #1 by Pc Magazine over and over.

Weakness: Rather pricey for the full retail version if you can't use the upgrade rebate but still worth the price. You can always go with the OEM version though for about half price with less (no?) support.

I just felt that I should give a review of this in contrast to the previous reviewer in case anyone out there is new to this product. I have my own Computer business and work with hardware/software/networking all day long. This is the best product out there for Antivirus protection and they prove it to me over and over again. I can't tell you how many computers I've ran across infected with a virus that had Mcafee Antivirus. This product works exactly as billed and catches a virus as soon as it tries to infect the system. This is the reason the experts at PC Magazine consistently rate Norton over Mcafee and other competitors over and over again every year. In fairness to the previous reviewer, while there aren't a ton of new features in this version, if you don't already have Norton Antivirus, GET IT. If you already do own a copy, you would be fine just updating your subscription and saving money, but do this at the very least. One last thing to note, even though Norton is the best out there, you MUST keep the Virus definitions up to date. And in fairness to Mcafee, the reason their product in the past was so poor at catching viri is because of their failure to notify the computer user that they needed to update their virus definitions. Just like going to the doctor to get 'booster' shots to protect against viri and diseases, you have to keep these virus definitions up to date. The latest versions of NAV have an option to automatically notify you.

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2 Star Review   By member valueseeker - Jan 28, 2003   

Strengths: Reliable product from name one can trust.

Weakness: Nothing new, some old tools are missing, and thus no reason to upgrade.

Nothing new in terms of major features, some old tools are missing, and thus no reason to upgrade. I think my summary of weaknesses says it all.

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Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2003 is the world's most trusted antivirus solution.* Now this easy-to-use program scans and cleans instant-message attachments as well as email messages. It removes viruses automatically, without interrupting your work. And automatic updates help defend your PC against new viruses. Protect your PC today with award-winning Norton AntiVirus. *Top-selling antivirus software product from October 1999 through June 2002 based on NPDTechworld retail Top Selling Business Software list.
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Required Operating System Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows ME, Microsoft Windows XP
License Type Complete Product
Media Format CD-ROM
Summary
Product Title Symantec AntiVirus 2003 - Complete Product - 1 User
Manufacturer Symantec
Lowest Price $9.99 from Amazon.com Marketplace
Power Score 3.2 | 4 Reviews
Software
Min License Size: 1 client(s)
Version / Edition: 2003
Max License Size: 1 User
Recommended System Requirements
Recommended Memory: 128 MB
Recommended Disk Space: 70 MB
Recommended Processor Class: Intel Pentium Processor
Recommended Processor Speed: 300 MHz
General
Category: Anti-Virus
Class: Software-Utilities
System Requirements
Required Disk Space: 70 MB
Required Processor Speed: 133 MHz
Required Processor Class: Intel Pentium Processor
System Requirements: Windows XP Home Edition/Professional: Intel Pentium (or compatible) 300MHz or higher processor 128 MB of RAM Windows 2000 Professional: Intel Pentium (or compatible) 133MHz or higher processor 64 MB of RAM Windows Me: Intel Pentium (or compatible) 150MHz or higher processor 32 MB of RAM Windows 98: Intel Pentium (or compatible) 133MHz or higher processor 32 MB of RAM Required For All Installations: 70 MB of available hard disk space DVD or CD-ROM drive Internet Explorer (minimum version 5.0 required, 5.5 recommended)
Required Memory: 32 MB
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Software Main Type: Security
SKU: D10021186OEM
Parent Retsku: B00006FI0T
Description: Norton Antivirus 2003
License Pricing: Standard
Software Name: Norton AntiVirus 2003
Brand Name: Symantec
Program Type: Antivirus
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User Reviews
2 Star Review   By member regretela - Jun 9, 2003   

Strengths: Easy to Use

Weakness: Slow with the Virus Definitions-A Disaster!!!

The folks at Norton are ASLEEP!!! I download new definitions every day and always have auto protect on. But both my computer at home and here at work carried the W32.Jeefo virus for a month even though I ran virus scans regularly and had auto-protect on. Norton's definition of the W32.Jeefo virus didn't come out until 6/3. McAfee had this virus definition on May 7th!!! By then, when I ran the scan, every file the virus had gotten into during the month that they didn't alert me was destroyed when the file was supposedly "fixed". That was over 800 files on my computer at home, 400 or more at work. I didn't lose documents (Thank God), and the W2K I run on my work computer seems okay, but XP Professional took a hit at home. After trying to fix it for three days I ended up having to reinstall XP and the 65 updates it has now, as well as around 50 programs. I had to reinstall many programs at work as well. You would think Norton would at least check the definitions their competition has come up with. NOT!!! Norton is NOT reliable!!! Be afraid, be very afraid.

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4 Star Review   By member madpc - Apr 14, 2003   

Strengths: Norton AV is the best out there, from easy to use, live update (auto update or manual).keeping my computer free from viruses. Norton AV is a must have product to maximum computing experience.

Weakness: fairly expensive but the invested dollards invested is worthed.

I would recommend NA to any users (home user or bissness user). Norton never failed me and is your first defence again viruses and trojan horse

78% of readers found this review helpful.

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5 Star Review   By member kmrussell - Feb 18, 2003   

Strengths: Very reliable and consistant product. The Best for Virus Protection rated #1 by Pc Magazine over and over.

Weakness: Rather pricey for the full retail version if you can't use the upgrade rebate but still worth the price. You can always go with the OEM version though for about half price with less (no?) support.

I just felt that I should give a review of this in contrast to the previous reviewer in case anyone out there is new to this product. I have my own Computer business and work with hardware/software/networking all day long. This is the best product out there for Antivirus protection and they prove it to me over and over again. I can't tell you how many computers I've ran across infected with a virus that had Mcafee Antivirus. This product works exactly as billed and catches a virus as soon as it tries to infect the system. This is the reason the experts at PC Magazine consistently rate Norton over Mcafee and other competitors over and over again every year. In fairness to the previous reviewer, while there aren't a ton of new features in this version, if you don't already have Norton Antivirus, GET IT. If you already do own a copy, you would be fine just updating your subscription and saving money, but do this at the very least. One last thing to note, even though Norton is the best out there, you MUST keep the Virus definitions up to date. And in fairness to Mcafee, the reason their product in the past was so poor at catching viri is because of their failure to notify the computer user that they needed to update their virus definitions. Just like going to the doctor to get 'booster' shots to protect against viri and diseases, you have to keep these virus definitions up to date. The latest versions of NAV have an option to automatically notify you.

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2 Star Review   By member valueseeker - Jan 28, 2003   

Strengths: Reliable product from name one can trust.

Weakness: Nothing new, some old tools are missing, and thus no reason to upgrade.

Nothing new in terms of major features, some old tools are missing, and thus no reason to upgrade. I think my summary of weaknesses says it all.

67% of readers found this review helpful.

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