Can You Remove Norton Internet Security 2010?
As with installation, there can be many issues uninstalling Norton Internet Security 2010. If you're planning to remove Norton Internet Security 2010, make sure you have a suitable removal tool, as the standard Windows installation wizard will not completely remove the program. Some people would consider software that you can't remove within the operating system tools as malware...
Although more of a problem with Firefox than NIS 2010, problems with the Norton toolbar can occur when upgrading to new releases of the popular browser. Many users rely on the Norton toolbar for safety information when visiting websites, so this can prove to be frustrating.
Is Norton Internet Security 2010 genuinely suitable for home users? Given the strength of evidence that suggests cheaper or free home security software is not only more functional but more popular, could it be that this software should be tailored for specific PCs manufactured by Dell, HP and other mass-manufacturers?
In addition to the issues with Explorer Crashing (see above) with certain tasks and hardware configurations, system RAM and processor cycles will be dominated by the processes of this anti-virus and home security utility. Escaping from this sort of system "go-slow" is usually only possible through a cold restart (enforced system shut down followed by a short rest for a few minutes before restarting).
Over Exuberant Firewall
A very regular complaint with Norton Internet Security 2010 is the way in which the firewall will auto-configure itself for new applications. Although this is a setting that can be enabled or disabled, standard users are not aware of this or skip through the initial notification, resulting in applications such as chat clients or network games not working as intended.
What should be remembered at this stage, however, is that not all users experience these problems. A good course of action when deciding to purchase this security suite, after checking the system requirements, is to research which pre-built systems from companies such as HP, Acer or Dell run Norton Internet Security 2010 with minimal problems and either buy one of these systems or attempt to replicate the hardware in a home build.
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