This blog is primarily concerned with NIS 2007 (and a bit on NIS 08). I have nothing to say about more recent versions.

This blog is more or less dormant (except for occasional comments on related news), and is being left on-line as a historical record and perhaps as a warning to future generations of anti-virus coders.


What's the point?

In an ill-informed comment on the previous post, some wag suggested that I should stop blogging about Symantec software and simply use something else. That is almost exactly the same logic as telling someone that is complaining about their local government, "Hey, if you don't like it here, then move!" It's not quite the same thing because uninstalling Symantec and installing another product is easier and cheaper than moving, but it is otherwise a very similar concept.

In fact, when NIS07 became completely intolerable on my older Windows XP desktop, I did uninstall it. All that was reported here. But, on the other desktop and this laptop (both Vista), it hasn't quite got to that point yet. I have no plans to renew the subscription, so when it runs out I will uninstall NIS07 and turn my back on Symantec products. And this blog will probable become dormant at that point.

But the main point is that this blog is not about 'me'. It is about Symantec and their decline. Years ago they were the leading antivirus solution. No longer. Now they are a pain in the butt and not worth the disk space.

The point of this blog is to document the flaws in the NIS07 software. It is a bit like a public service, so that other users will realize that it isn't their fault that the software is malfunctioning or just badly designed. And if Symantec monitors this blog and uses the information to improve their software, then that is another benefit. But the evidence suggests that they aren't exactly using all the information in a positive spirit.

If you think that this blog is a waste of time, then don't waste your time. Browse on...

But I hope that the information I've captured in this blog is useful to some.

1 comment:

Haider Khan said...

keep up the good work...i just came across ur blog today...i thought to blog abt the "symantec sucks" thing before but never got time i m also frustrated with symantec products be it ghost,av,ie each soft is slow,sluggish only i was preparing a post on "symantec sucks" thing and did a google search for images and i was surprised to find a dedicated blog ...keep up the good work,never close this blog