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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Norton 360 for Gamers

    I've had a few frustrating days with Norton.

    I was very happy with BullGuard but Norton just bought them out.
    One recent day Norton 360 for Gamers seamless replace BullGuard, well, almost seamlessly.

    XPro+ died!
    It took 3'30" to load and then froze.
    It could freeze for 5 minutes or longer, act fine for minutes to seconds and lock again.

    I unticked almost everything Norton had, to no avail.

    It took days to locate the problem.
    I was using Xara Backup to a USB drive on E:\.
    I changed it to a PC hard drive and tada! all working.

    I even tried copying 1GB of files to the stick and I was getting a transfer rate of 8kB/s.
    So the fault seems to be with the stick.

    All happened when XPro+ was updated, Norton arrived and the stick seems to have taken a dive.

    Now back to setting Norton to a less lax set-up.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPXv18 , XWDPv12/v15, XPGDv10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, and others back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Technical remediation and consultancy for your web designs. TG Nuggets you might like. Report faults: Magix; Xara Cloud+/Pro+

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Norton 360 for Gamers

    Bummer!
    Egg

    Intel i7 - 4790K Quad Core + 16 GB Ram + NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Graphics Card + MSI Optix Mag321 Curv monitor
    + Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD + 232 GB SSD + 250 GB SSD portable drive + ISP = BT + Web Hosting = TSO Host

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Norton 360 for Gamers

    My past experiences with Norton (apart from Ghost) were it killed a machine's performance. A bit like the initial Microsoft Office for Windows.

    My running of the Gamer suite for a few weeks has been overall positive.

    PC cooling system repaired. It now blows our cold air chilling my leg whereas before it warmed me and the dog.
    A new mouse for my gamey hand.
    XPro+ updated.
    AV secure.

    What more can one ask for?

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPXv18 , XWDPv12/v15, XPGDv10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, and others back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Technical remediation and consultancy for your web designs. TG Nuggets you might like. Report faults: Magix; Xara Cloud+/Pro+

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Norton 360 for Gamers

    What more can one ask for?
    lower taxes ... ok strike that out for a year or two....

    my impression of norton was the same back in the day, when trying it out as a bundled 'freebie' starter on laptop - glad it's got better and you got it sorted

    my eset will run a background check for hours wasting resource if I hibernate the desktop overnight more than once or twice in sucession, inconvieient... it does not happen on the laptop so i suppose I could get to the bottom of it given time, but life is short andi is not an actual security malfunction; they all have their little foibles...
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    I don't know why they call it common sense, there's rarely that much around when you need it....

 

 

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