Norton Antivirus is a SCAM

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My parents got a new computer, and I
apparently damaged the Norton (symantec)
antivirus program.  While trying to reinstall
I spoke with their call center three times,
and I was unable to enter the key code they
had in a new downloaded program.  So I had
to get the new updated version for year 2007.
Because my mom insisted upon it.

I wrote a detailed letter to the President of
Symantec and never received a reply. I guess
I should write the board members and let them
know how f-ed up their authenication system
is.  I had a valid key code that I had downloaded
FROM THE NORTON WEBSITE but the program
said it was only valid for the fifteen day trial.

Next time I am home, I'm gonna delete the f-ing
program from Mom's computer and buy her
a year's worth of AVG..

My advice: Do NOT buy Norton, there
is NO competent customer support. I
could never understand what the
f-ing Pakis were saying from their
f-ing indian call center.

Try AVG antivirus http://www.grisoft.com /
They even have a free version.  Do NOT
USE NORTON, it slows your computer
down terribly.

A Pissed Off Customer

Gitmo is a war crime.


Re: Norton Antivirus is a SCAM
On Thu, 01 Feb 2007 18:37:38 +0100, Anonymous wrote:

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You sound like a bitter non-technical wanna be. And gitmo is the reason
you're free to make that statement.

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Leythos wrote:
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Gitmo has nothing to do with freedom its the exact opposite actually.

Definitely nailed it on the first part though, sounds like some red neck
cant figure out how to run thier software.

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So what's he been up to since he stopped posting to acv?


Jim :)
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On Thu,  1 Feb 2007 18:37:38 +0100 (CET), Anonymous wrote:

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Norton is a memory hog, try Anti-Vir, it's free and has a higher detection
rating than AVG or Norton.  It's in our software section,

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Way to go!

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Good for her for insisting on some sort of working AV

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Shocking.


It is an utter PITA, for sure.

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Or better, Avast.  Or NOD32.  Or kaspersky.

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What were Pakistanis doing in their call center in India?  You are
aware those are 2 separate countries right?

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Did you learn your persuasiveness there?

In the event you're serious about all this, and aren't just trolling,
I'd say you're about 14 year old suburban white kid who needs to calm
down a bit, and that your frustrations with Norton crap are shared by
thousands of former customers who've simply voted with their feet to
purchase other products.

AVG isn't a terribly effective AV as things go.  It's heuristic tests
appear to lag the competition on unknown malware per teh testing at
av-comparatives.org

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On 01 Feb 2007 12:20:35 -0600, comphelp@toddh.net (Todd H.) wrote:

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usa has their own indians to go with their cowboys, so I don't see why
india can't have some of there own pakistanis.


Jim. :)



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14 is too old for this kid.  Maybe 10.
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Todd H. wrote:
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Naa - all these are foreign companies, you don't want to touch them. So
is Grisoft.  Find a nice 'Merkin company and use them, you'll be
happier, really. ;-)


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Nah.  The real SCAM is when you renew your annual NAV update license.

NAV starts warning you 30 days in advance and the renewal is one year
from the date you process the renewal.  For example if your current
license would expire on April 30th but you renew on April 1st, your new
license expires on April 2nd of next year and you effectively paid
double for April 1 thru 30 of this year!

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"James T. White" wrote:

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The scam's on you pal.

There's no need to pay Symantec to renew NAV if you use NAV version
2002.  You just un-install then re-install the product to get another
year of updates.

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How effective would a 5 year old antivirus solution be without engine
updates? Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think Symantec supports the
2K2 any longer with application updates- only with dats. I know the tech
support has ended for sure as per their support site.


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AwPhuch wrote:

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Engine updates automatically accompany definition templates when
necessary.  Find this thread:

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Subject:   Re: McAfee or Norton on New Notebook?
Date:      Sun, 07 Aug 2005 12:32:30 -0400
Newsgroups:  alt.comp.virus

Virus Guy wrote:
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ok, i'm now reasonably convinced nav2002 currently can be updated
to the latest engine...
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What Norton/Symantec says, and what the reality is, are two different
things.

A fully updated (Win-98) system running NAV 2002 will have these:

navex32a.dll  20071.1.1.10  AV Engine Jan 31, 2007
naveng32.dll  20071.1.1.10  AV engine Jan 31, 2007

Process Explorer confirms that those files are in use during a NAV
2002 scanning process.

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OK, thanks for clearing that up. I haven't dealt with Symantec for some
time, I thought I had read that after the 2K5 release that 2K2 would no
longer be supported for updates to the application itself. Memo to me....

Thanks!

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