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Old 11-11-2011, 10:07 PM
 
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Hi,


1) If I have Norton Antivirus, and it will exprie soon,
if I renew it, do they mail me something, do I have to wait for something in the mail or is it automatic once I give them my credit card?

If you have renewed Norton Anti Virus, how does the renewal process work?


2) In addition, if I do not renew it, is my PC automatically vulnerable to viruses?

3) Do you have a favorite anti virus program, you would advise me on?

Thanks so much,
Country

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Old 11-11-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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Don't renew it. If you've ever given them your credit card number in the past, report the card stolen and get a new number before they charge you again.

Uninstall Norton and download Microsoft Security Essentials for free.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Don't renew it. If you've ever given them your credit card number in the past, report the card stolen and get a new number before they charge you again.

Uninstall Norton and download Microsoft Security Essentials for free.
I second this. I heard good reviews about MSE and on top of that, it's free.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:47 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Hi,


1) If I have Norton Antivirus, and it will exprie soon,
if I renew it, do they mail me something, do I have to wait for something in the mail or is it automatic once I give them my credit card?

If you have renewed Norton Anti Virus, how does the renewal process work?


2) In addition, if I do not renew it, is my PC automatically vulnerable to viruses?

3) Do you have a favorite anti virus program, you would advise me on?

Thanks so much,
Country
Getting a bit technical here - but having an anti-virus software makes you LESS vulnerable. But it doesn't completely remove the vulnerability. There really isn't 100% security. Just as seat belts and air bags makes you safer... but it will never completely remove the threat of injury.

I would also agree with the above posters on using MSE.....
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Old 11-12-2011, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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As for the automatic updates, I gave them my credit card number, and, they automatically debit my account every year for the thing.

Course, my Wife 'thinks' I need an anti-virus, so, she insists that all our computers are to be protected and it cost me a small fortune when it comes time to renew, sheesh!

I wish you well...

Jesse
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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As for the automatic updates, I gave them my credit card number, and, they automatically debit my account every year for the thing.

Course, my Wife 'thinks' I need an anti-virus, so, she insists that all our computers are to be protected and it cost me a small fortune when it comes time to renew, sheesh!

I wish you well...

Jesse
There's no reason to pay for antivirus software.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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Don't renew it. If you've ever given them your credit card number in the past, report the card stolen and get a new number before they charge you again.

Uninstall Norton and download Microsoft Security Essentials for free.
Ridiculous statement. I've been buying/renewing Norton Internet Security since they fixed it in 2009 and they don't automatically renew and charge you. You have to go out to your account and tell them to do it.

Stop distributing scare tactic messages.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:30 PM
 
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Ridiculous statement. I've been buying/renewing Norton Internet Security since they fixed it in 2009 and they don't automatically renew and charge you. You have to go out to your account and tell them to do it.

Stop distributing scare tactic messages.
I know plenty of people who've been charge for another year without actively renewing for that year.
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Old 11-12-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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Yeah, uh huh, sure. It seems odd they've missed automatically charging me for three years, don't you think?
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Old 11-12-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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Computer Help Zone: Beware of Norton's Automatic Renewal Feature

http://www.techworld.com.au/article/...auto-renewals/
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