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This review is from: Symantec Norton Security
Pros: This is just an update on the slow shutdowns. Norton came out with a patch that fixed this. Other users say it worked. So this is not a problem anymore.
Cons: Right now my only gripe is still Norton's upgrade policy from NIS or 360 (2014 versions) with this program. I got it here for $29.99. I considered that more than a fair price. The days of $0 with rebates may be gone.
Other Thoughts: It seems to work ok. It's saved my b-tt more than a few times blocking bad downloads and websites. No security program is perfect. Norton CHAT transferred all the remaining days from my previous subscription so I'm happy.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Symantec Norton Security
Pros: If you have been using Norton for your internet security, then this is a no brainer... get it. It has a low footprint on computer resources and has newer SONAR heuristics that provides protection from newer threats if you're connected to the internet. There has been much discussion about how much you're protected if you use your PC while not connected. ie, doing a Power Point presentation, etc and using a USB. This may affect many or few and no definitive answer has been provided by Norton yet (see Norton Forums). I'm always connected so I like the feature and don't consider it a problem.
Cons: Norton's upgrade policy from NIS or 360 to this product has been a big topic on the Norton Forums. Unlike past years where you could automatically upgrade to a newer version when it became available, they consider this a new product and you have to buy it first then they will add your days remaining from your old subscription if you contact them via CHAT. Most people are not happy with this new policy and it seems Norton doesn't really care. They are still supporting the older versions so I'd wait for a sale price to purchase this.
Another big problem seems to be some computers have experienced a long shutdown time. (20-30 minutes or longer). I'm not having this problem and I'm not sure how many are, but it's a big topic again on the Norton Forums. Norton is aware of it and is working on a fix. You might want to download the Trial version and see if it works for you or wait until the fix is released.
Other Thoughts: This is the newest Norton protection, v22 as opposed to the previous v21 version of NIS. I don't understand why this is sold as a boxed version and also a download version. All this box has in it is a card with your new key code on it. You end up downloading the program anyway. And with no disk provided, you have to be sure to make your own "bootable recovery" disk. This function is easy to do as they provide a link to make it.
I downloaded the Trial version from Norton and installed it on top of my older NIS v21 with no problems. All my old settings and Identity Safe passwords transferred flawlessly. When I got my key code from Newegg, I entered it in the program, connected to CHAT and all my unused days were added to my account.
Installing on other devices is a snap. Just email the other PC or phone through your Norton account and click on the link provided. You get 5 covered devices with this program and 10 if you get NSwB (with Backup).
This review is from: CORSAIR AX series AX760 760W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Corsair CP-9020045-NA Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
Pros: Super quiet in either hybrid (of course) or normal mode. Bought to replace a 7 year old PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W PSU which was working fine but I thought might be nearing its useful life (runs 24/7). I’ll hang on to it as a spare. The old PSU had very tight voltages but this unit is even better. Only need one PCI-e cable to run my GTX680 as it has two 6 (+2) pin plugs on the end which is working fine. My case is an Antec 900 and all cable lengths are more than adequate. It’s been running 48 hours now without a hiccup. No coil whine or any other noticeable noises. Now we’ll just see if it lasts. I have no reason to believe it won’t.
Cons: Not really a con, but it’s hard to find a definitive answer as to whether to run in hybrid or normal mode. Pros and cons for both. Anyway, I’m running in hybrid for 2 reasons. They wouldn’t have designed it to run this way and give you a 7 year warranty if they didn’t want you to use it. And second, this should keep the inside of the unit cleaner as it’s not having dust drawn inside continuously.
Other Thoughts: Not much provided on directions, but none really needed. I don’t understand how anyone could plug a cable into the wrong socket on the PSU. The CPU and PCI-e cables have an 8 pin plug and the SATA and peripheral cables have a 6 pin plug. I guess you could put the 6 pin plug into an 8 pin socket but you’d really have to work at it as there is also a tab on each plug assembly that keys into the PSU when the plug is centered with the socket. Before installing, I used the paper clip test to make sure the unit was functioning. This gave me some peace of mind before removing the old PSU. This is my first modular PSU and I doubt I could go back to non modular. Now I just have wait and see if the rebate comes through.READ FULL REVIEW