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Symantec is streamlining its Norton line, will offer a single program instead of nine

By Shawn Knight
Aug 19, 2014
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  1. Symantec is making significant changes to simplify and strengthen its portfolio of security products. The company recently announced plans to streamline its Norton product portfolio from nine products down to just one flagship product, Norton Security.

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  2. turismozilla

    turismozilla TS Enthusiast Posts: 66   +12

    "Symantec is streamlining its Norton line, will offer a single program instead of nine." Ho Lee Fuk, we're talking a 900+ MB setup then, aren't we? These companies are big on bloat.
     
  3. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,216   +1,240

    Norton is turning their line of viruses into one big super system slow down virus.
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    Makes sense, especially with AV losing ground/usage.
     
  5. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    I wonder if these means the price will be going up.
     
  6. Seventh Reign

    Seventh Reign TS Booster Posts: 131   +65

    Shoot, you beat me to it...
     
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  7. scorpian007

    scorpian007 TS Enthusiast Posts: 52   +18

    Psssh, Norton isn't that bad these days. It's using 13MB of RAM in total on my PC
     
  8. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,476   +2,034

    "Norton 460 will be retired".
    Apart from 100, what's the difference between it and Norton 360?:confused:
     
  9. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TS Booster Posts: 99   +10

    "Instead of selling many small turds, from now on we'll be offering one big pile of sh**"
     
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,149   +1,424

    The choice of yellow and brown colors on their boxes seems quite so appropriate...
     
  11. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    Beautiful. Couldn't have said it better myself.
     
  12. Rename it to Norton Virus to avoid all future confusion.
     
  13. I would rather have passionate sex with a cactus than install Norton on any machine I care about.
     
  14. Anti-virus has to be non-profit. it's too easy for them to become corrupt (cough, cough, norton).
     
  15. negroplasty

    negroplasty TS Guru Posts: 516   +12

    That's probably just the tray application, you're bound to have multiple system processes running taking up more resources than you think.

    Example, I am running BitDefender Total Security 2015. My processes are as follows:

    Name - User - Memory
    bdagent.exe - CurrentUser - 1,660k
    vsserv.exe - SYSTEM - 181,632k
    updatesrv.exe - SYSTEM - 1,804k
    bdwtxag.exe - CurrentUser - 3,292k
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
  16. infiltrator

    infiltrator TS Booster Posts: 141   +21

    That's why I never used Norton. I've always found it to be a system resource hogger.
     
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