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Old 01-08-04, 04:19 PM
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Replacing Norton Antivirus/Systemworks

I've used it for years. I even BUY the damn thing each year. But I hate their new scheme that checks up on you, so I'm not getting 2004 (unless they change it).

My "expiration" is 2/14/2004 - so I need something new.

What is everyone else doing?
Old 01-08-04, 04:58 PM
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You don't have to buy each new version every single year, you can just subscribe for a year to receive regular updates for a fee of $9.95 I think (It used to be $3.95), or unintall/re-install the program and you wouldn't have to pay a dime for updates for another year.
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I'm using CA's AV Suite. The firewall part is rebadged ZoneAlarm. It's curently free due to a partnership with microsoft.

http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft/

FYI- CA is the second largest software company in the world behind microsoft.
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Originally posted by sataniko
You don't have to buy each new version every single year, you can just subscribe for a year to receive regular updates for a fee of $9.95 I think (It used to be $3.95), or unintall/re-install the program and you wouldn't have to pay a dime for updates for another year.
i tried that and it didn't work for some reason.
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Originally posted by D.Pham00
i tried that and it didn't work for some reason.
You have to go into the registry and under software delete Symantec folder. Then you can go back and reinstall the software program and be set for the next year.
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What's this about the 2004 version? It'll be checking serial numbes or something?
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People use NAV? Anti-Virus? No thank you, I don't need to install crap to slow my system down and screw up the registry.
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Originally posted by sataniko
You don't have to buy each new version every single year, you can just subscribe for a year to receive regular updates for a fee of $9.95 I think (It used to be $3.95), or unintall/re-install the program and you wouldn't have to pay a dime for updates for another year.
Mine just expired and it is actually $20. No thanks. There are usually deals around to buy it for less than that. Sheesh. Plus it has a damn nag screen that can't be turned off. What a pain in the a$$!

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