Problem with Norton 360


M

Mahmadi

Hi,

I am using windows vista ultimate edition, and I tried to install Norton 360
which compatable with vista but I am getting this error messag:

Symantec Download Manager
Thank you for choosing Symantec.

Your Product : Norton 360
Your Product Key : xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

During installation, you will have the
opportunity to save your Product Key
in your Norton Account

Could not write to the disk

I had contact Norton, but it seems they are not able to help.
Any one have any idea to solve this problem.. Appreciate your guidance.

Regards,
Mahmadi
 
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Zim Babwe

I know you probably don't want to hear this, but call Symantec and try to
get your money back. Norton is bloated, problematic, slows down your
system, and is terrible. Go look at AVG Free or Avast for your system.
They have smaller footprints and are free. AVG also has an anti-spyware
program that is good, but it costs money. You will be happier in the long
run.
 
K

Kirk

So are you saying that your installation didn't complete and Norton 360
isn't running or running improperly. Or is just a problem with saving your
product key? Did you run it as administrator?

Kirk
 
K

Kirk

I don't know about Norton being bloated, problematic, slowing dowm my system
or being terrible. I installed Norton 360 with no problems and haven't seen
anything that would cause me to think any of those things. I did have
problems with both NAV and NIS under Vista, but I was able to return those
with a full refund.

Kirk
 
H

Hertz_Donut

Please pay no mind to the trolls here.

Honu


Zim Babwe said:
I know you probably don't want to hear this, but call Symantec and try to
get your money back. Norton is bloated, problematic, slows down your
system, and is terrible. Go look at AVG Free or Avast for your system.
They have smaller footprints and are free. AVG also has an anti-spyware
program that is good, but it costs money. You will be happier in the long
run.
 
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Richard

What did Zim Babwe write which you could interpret as being troll like?
Everything they wrote is true.
 
J

John Barnett MVP

The best thing to do with 'any' norton software is dump it in the bin. Once
upon a time Norton software used to be good. Now it causes more problems
than it cures.
I certainly wouldn't use it.

--
John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
Windows - Shell/User

Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org
Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org

The information in this mail/post is supplied "as is". No warranty of any
kind, either expressed or implied, is made in relation to the accuracy,
reliability or content of this mail/post. The Author shall not be liable for
any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the
use of, or inability to use, information or opinions expressed in this
mail/post..
 
H

Harry Krause

John said:
The best thing to do with 'any' norton software is dump it in the bin.
Once upon a time Norton software used to be good. Now it causes more
problems than it cures.
I certainly wouldn't use it.


I agree. It's become bloatware. It slows down your computer, it is
nearly impossible to uninstall it completely, and...when you need help,
you get idiots on the phone or in email who can do nothing more than
direct you to long, cumbersome instruction pages on the internet that do
not fix the problems.
 
H

Hugh Wyn Griffith

You've said this before and I've said this before:

Norton 360 (and NIS2007) do not behave as you describe and I don't find
them hampering Windows, either XP or VISTA.
 
H

Hugh Wyn Griffith

Try downloading to SAVE rather than RUN from the Norton website.

Then right mouse click on the installation file and Run as
Administrator.

If that does not work you may have to get the Norton Removal Tool, run
that and then start again.

If you have any other AntiVirus program, turn that off while installing
Norton 360.
 
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Dan

Although the NIS 2007 is "lighter" than 2006, its still a resource hog.

http://www.thepcspy.com/articles/other/what_really_slows_windows_down/5

Norton has not had a good product since 2001 or 2002. Myself and others that
are in the industry can back this up with real world experience. Not to
mention Norton has a bad habit of leaving a lot of itself behind on
uninstalls. The software is badly coded and not really that good of a
product when it comes to system protection. Nod32 and Bitdefender constantly
score higher in malware testing than any of the Norton products and as a
bonus hardly even touch system resources.

Those that stick with Norton usually do not know any better and continue to
use it regardless of its lack of effectivness. And the PC tuneup tools are
even worse, just having the software uninstalled does better for system
resouces than the tools can accomplish. Use it on your PC if you wish, but
please do not try to convince others that it is a good program, when all
facts state otherwise.

Dan
 
H

Hugh Wyn Griffith

My remarks were based not on what someone has written but on my own
experience since I've been using Norton applications since Norton
Desktop for Windows.

NIS 2006 was a hog but NIS2007 and Norton 360 are not in my experience
on the same machine.
 
D

Dan

So you based your advise on your personal use vs most of the rest of the
people here with expérience working on and supporting pc's and you call us
trolls. If you would have taken a look at the link, you would see real world
results and what Norton does to systems. That was not merely what someone
had written, but real results. I guarantee you would get better results with
other products. Just because a product was good at one time, does not make
it a good product for eternity.

Dan
 
P

Plato

Mahmadi said:
I am using windows vista ultimate edition, and I tried to install Norton 360
which compatable with vista but I am getting this error messag:

Please remove Norton ASAP. Thanks.
 
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Hugh Wyn Griffith

and you call us trolls.

Wash your mouth out -- I don't go round calling people trolls or
anything of the sort.

Yes I have looked at the article -- you should again.

I don't particularly mind a boot delay since I only boot up once a day
unless I'm installing or updating something that calls for rebooting
(and VISTA has cut down on that).

The Prime Delay table actually confirms what I said: NIS 2006 about 20
/ NIS 2007 about 7

<< NIS2007 seems to do all the work of 2006 but with significantly less
load on the FileIO. I'm not shouting "go out and buy it" because of the
massive boot delay and there are still better products. >>

And finally, I quote my experience not because I regard myself as
omniscent but because it is echoed by others -- here and elsewhere. As
I said I have been doing computer support for decades and I have many
wise colleagues who share their experience.

As for computer tune up tools show me where I have recommended them --
in fact I described Norton 360 as "Norton System Works on steroids" and
that was certainly not a compliment.

Nevertheless neither NIS 2007 nor Norton 360 hog resources by which I
mean that they do not visibly slow down what I am doing.
 
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