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NORTON Antivirus

PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:34 pm
by 999Aidie
Hi,
I have Norton Antivirus running, mainly because it came with the machine on a 30 day trial, was not thrilled with it but it did work. After the trial period it cost about £ 40.00 for the subscription, well I was working 60hrs a week with another ten travelling, so I just pushed the button and paid up. However I found if I had a problem it was going to cost me $100.00 to ask a question, outrageous. I intended to go back to Trend Micro as they have always been spot on, and technical assistance is always free. Sadly when I set Norton on they set up an automatic subscription system, well it was coming around to renewal but it was some weeks away so I was not unduly concerned, when guess what, they renewed the subscription when there was still 26 days to go before the expiry of my original subs, my bank account had been robbed. Could not find the password or email address I had used when registering so I could not cancel, intended to go to the Bank and place a stop on Symantec, but they beat me to it.

Purplus in the States would have been my first port of call as they have a lot of discount software, pay by PayPal and you get the genuine product.

http://www.purplus.com

Will get my running shoes on next year, my own fault I suppose for not being cute enough.

P.S. Please don't forget you may have to pay Customs on imports.

Re: NORTON Antivirus

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:33 am
by Andrew Daykin
I use the FREE version of AGV on my laptop - its not a work computer they are all Mac's

http://free.avg.com/

Re: NORTON Antivirus

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:40 pm
by Dale
I use the free AVG anti virus. I'm on PC running XP. Been Fine and had no problems. Well worth a look

Dale

Re: NORTON Antivirus

PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:54 pm
by Digger
I had Norton for several years but recently bought a laptop which came with McAfee on a 30 day trial. It's fine and was a lot cheaper to sign up to plus it covered 3 PC's so I took it on and cancelled the Norton. I must admit that you have to go on their website, open your account and cancel the auto-renewal option and so I had no problem.

McAfee is cheaper, and also less hungry on the PC's resources so my older desktop PC now runs faster that it did when Norton clogged it up.

Re: NORTON Antivirus

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:23 pm
by 999Aidie
Hi,
Managed to disable the auto renewal process. Nothing like getting your money in early.

Re: NORTON Antivirus

PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:27 pm
by merriman
mcafee its the best

Re: NORTON Antivirus

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:37 pm
by Cat75
McAfee is a nightmare lets the wrong things through and stops some of the things you need. try and get rid of it, its a nightmare

Re: NORTON Antivirus

PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:14 pm
by loftyhermes
I use Avira Antivir personal, and Comodo firewall both are free for personal use and nothing nasty has got onto my computer since I started using them and I think they should be given a try before you pay for one.