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Old 03-21-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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I am getting a new laptop but have just installed Norton 09 on this old laptop a few months ago. Can I use the Norton 09 disc to install it on my new laptop? Or do I have to spend another 100 bucks for a new one?
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:20 PM
 
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Too little too late IMHO, I still will not touch it nor recommend it.
Having gone through a number of other programs over the last two years (in an effort to find one that was worth a damn) I would say that is your loss. NIS 2009 really is that good. You shouldn't write them off simply because of past experience. I always look for what gives me the best, and least obtrusive protection, I don't care who makes it.

I like it better than Trend Micro or ZoneAlarm, which were the previously high-rated packages I tested.
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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I am getting a new laptop but have just installed Norton 09 on this old laptop a few months ago. Can I use the Norton 09 disc to install it on my new laptop? Or do I have to spend another 100 bucks for a new one?
Depends.

When you bought Norton was a single license or 3 license version? If three then you can have it on both. If one then you need to remove it from the old laptop first.
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Old 03-21-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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I just bought it online a few months ago. $59.00 and it can be put in 3 different comps. Tek_Freek is 100% correct with his comments.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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Depends.

When you bought Norton was a single license or 3 license version? If three then you can have it on both. If one then you need to remove it from the old laptop first.
Thanx again Tek, I checked, it is 3!
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Old 03-22-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Well, I renewed last evening. I took the Norton Internet Security 2009 -3 user version. Paid $49 online and now I can install it on my kids laptops as well. Thanks for all the feedback to my original question!
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:45 PM
 
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Too little too late IMHO, I still will not touch it nor recommend it.
Nor will I, it has a long history of being resource hogging bloatware, and no better than (if as good) as many other options.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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Nor will I, it has a long history of being resource hogging bloatware, and no better than (if as good) as many other options.
"A long history" is just that, history. Allowing yourself to miss out on an excellent product because it used to be bloatware seems a little silly.

You should read some reviews, including mine, which is found elsewhere on CD. It is short and to the point, but accurate. I've been doing this shtick for 25 years and I will not put up with junk software. As for Norton NIS 2009 I will not only "put up with it", I'll praise it.
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Old 03-22-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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"A long history" is just that, history. Allowing yourself to miss out on an excellent product because it used to be bloatware seems a little silly.

You should read some reviews, including mine, which is found elsewhere on CD. It is short and to the point, but accurate. I've been doing this shtick for 25 years and I will not put up with junk software. As for Norton NIS 2009 I will not only "put up with it", I'll praise it.
And that is nothing more than your opinion. You know nothing about me, and as such you have no basis to judge my selection of software, based on your 'shtick' of berating and belittling those that don't assume your opinion is the only valid one.

Sounds like you have resorted to the same arguments of the Ford vs. Chevrolet crowd. Trust me, I am missing nothing by the fact that Norton is not sunk it tentacles into my system, thank you very much. You are free to choose which ever software you want, but the freedom does not include the right to belittle or criticize my choice not to install your 'favorite', based on my history with Norton. Perhaps it is no as bloated, but I doubt it is any better than many of it competitors.

The mentality of the company was to turn out bloatware with the assumption the masses don't know any better, shame on them, and that sir is why I will not run, nor recommend Norton, corporate agenda based on years of cranking out a bloated mediocre product.

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Old 03-22-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Well, I renewed last evening. I took the Norton Internet Security 2009 -3 user version. Paid $49 online and now I can install it on my kids laptops as well. Thanks for all the feedback to my original question!
You did the right thing

People who discourage Norton have no idea what they are talking about or the seriousness/technical depth of some of the viruses/spyware around.

But there is one set of spyware even Norton has been unable to weed out. They came out late last year from the Russian rogue firm called Bakasoftware.

There is a software called Malwarebytes. It's the best anti-malware software to date.

A combination of Norton and Malwarebytes keeps your computer totally safe in this season. But the virus writers have been getting better, you'll never know.
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