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Topic # 52574 4-Dec-2009 21:16
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Hi Folks,
 My subscription expired today, so yesterday I made sure that it was up-to-date with virus definitions.This has been my modus operandi  since the year dot. All previous Norton products have continued to work beyond the subscription expiry date (you just 
dont get definition updates) except this one!  Norton is telling me that my computer is no longer protected from anything unless I renew my subscription immediately, Is this true?

If it is true I am mightily cheesed off, how dare Norton cancel all protection for my computer even though I have paid for protection from viruses discovered up until my sub expiry date.

Any comments folks?

Allan

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  Reply # 279429 4-Dec-2009 21:18
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Yes it is true the software is telling you this

Simple update the subscription

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  Reply # 279435 4-Dec-2009 22:04
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sunfolk: Hi Folks,
 My subscription expired today, so yesterday I made sure that it was up-to-date with virus definitions.This has been my modus operandi  since the year dot. All previous Norton products have continued to work beyond the subscription expiry date (you just 
dont get definition updates) except this one!  Norton is telling me that my computer is no longer protected from anything unless I renew my subscription immediately, Is this true?

If it is true I am mightily cheesed off, how dare Norton cancel all protection for my computer even though I have paid for protection from viruses discovered up until my sub expiry date.

Any comments folks?

Allan


Interesting. I have to say I have Norton in one of my laptops but never got to the expire date. You should either renew it or get a different software(I am using Microsoft Security Essentials on any machine that is not running Norton).





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  Reply # 279436 4-Dec-2009 22:05
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c71931f: Or uninstall Norton and get a BETTER a&v program..Norton is ...not recommended


By whom? I have Norton Internet Security 2010 on my HP Mini and it does a good job. It's a lot smaller than previous version, non-intrusive, and it works.






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  Reply # 279605 5-Dec-2009 20:22
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Well I could renew my sub, but its not worth it as the laptop it is on dual boots with linux.And I rarely use the windows system anymore. Its just a bit of a shocker that if I do choose to use windows i`m now " naked" and vunerable. Guess I`ll have to get anti-virus AVG? Is this a free download?

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  Reply # 279606 5-Dec-2009 20:31
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I would use avast free home edition



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  Reply # 279617 5-Dec-2009 21:29
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AVG is free and thanks to all for replys esp johnr for the avast tip. I think this is the way I will go, ie cheap!. I`ve turned into a bit of an oily ragger recently hence no more Microsoft/Norton.

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  Reply # 279620 5-Dec-2009 21:41
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Avast home edition is fantastic

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