What I like:
I love Norton 360 ability to prevent spyware. The set-and-forget controls are a major asset. The program is easy to use. It performs its tasks when the computer is idle to minimize drain on resources. Features and utility are great. Experts say Norton 360 is an improvement on past Norton security software.
What I don't like:
I get frustrated in getting some programs to work and continue working. Slight drain on computer resources, but positives outweigh the negatives.
Norton 360 Review Highlights
Norton 360 is an Internet security suite service. Its direct competitors are Windows Live OneCare (*est. $50) and McAfee Total Protection (*est. $60). Most review rank Norton 360 very highly. Reviews note that it's Vista compatible whereas the top-rated ZoneAlarm Internet Security (*est. $40) is not. The overwhelming support from reviewers should add up to an unqualified buying recommendation. User reviews could lead to an opposite conclusion, however. More than 100 owners posting to CNet.com and more than 50 Amazon.com customers have submitted user reviews. Nearly half report a good experience with the Norton 360, but others report disastrous problems with the product and tech support. Half the Amazon users give it the lowest possible score. Many people say Norton 360 stopped working, or prevented their computer from working.
Due to its dominant market share, Symantec draws plenty of reviewer attention for its new products. PCPro.co.uk has the best review of Norton 360, a new Internet security suite. PC Magazine also has a comprehensive review. CNet.com and WebUser.co.uk focus on features and installation more than performance or compatibility. Computers.net has interesting contrarian review. Laptop magazine contributes a rave review that focuses on look-and-feel and features.