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There isn't one and they never release one even to us, sorry.
All I can say is various tweaks and the introduction of "Active Protection" where VirusScan dials home for reference if it encounters something unknown, before sending up a warning.
The next year's model may do away with Systemguards (we all hope) & may allow selection of areas to scan using autoscan (we've been asking for years, ever since VirusScan 7), also may allow you to ignore a detection (another thing we've been asking for, for years), but that's all we know.
Thank you for the prompt reply and are there any performance improvements in general as compared to v 9.0?
I honestly can't say as I haven't run any scans recently. I haven't heard anything on that from anyone else either. I don't think so.
I do feel that the latest version 9.3 does offer a lighter memory footprint as opposed to originally when I installed it a few days ago and seems so much responsive and does not seem to slowdown the PC and has awesome scanning speeds. It is nice to see a major change in performance overhaul from the version I used 2 years ago which had a lot of problems and caused my Windows installation to crash every now and then. Hats of to the guys for pulling of a remarkable product.
I'm sure they'll be glad to hear that. happy
As SC 9.3 users, would you mind letting me know whether you're seeing a blank About screen in SC as per my post: I'd like to know if a hokey update is doing the rounds or what...?!
I'm slowly becoming a convert from Norton. I still have 255 days left on my Norton Internet Security 2009 subscription.
There seems to be a paradigm shift in terms of what McAfee is detecting and what Norton ISN'T. There are a few things Norton is doing that are next generation and I hope McAfee takes a few cues from them.
Namely, NIS 2009 only takes up 8 megs of memory. And I LOVE the system idle time tasks, like scanning when you are away from the PC and doing all the other things it does in the background while away.
I haven't bought McAfee YET, but I am using it actively for the trial. There are some things that seem progressive, and yet for some reason McAfee FEELS old. I can't quite put my finger on it, but maybe the presentation and look of it just seems outdated.
Norton is slick and presented very nice, and shows everything at a glance without having to drive down through tabs or buttons.
If McAfee can nail down the memory footprint, and re-design the interface to be more user friendly, and keep up the detection rate, I think they would dominate the field.
McAfee if you're reading this, please get a copy of NIS2009 and take a look at it, although I'm sure you guys have already picked it apart. I want Norton's interface with McAfee's name on it happy Well, you know what I mean.
I am positive that they have copies of all the leading protection suites. They are aware of the footprint issue and I believe Sec. Center 10 may be better in that regard.
I reckon McAfee's always been on the ball when it comes down to the footprint and system resources. Speaking from experience, even on low-powered machines, it's sufficiently adept to keep things moving without impacting your work...