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Windows 7: Norton renewed for 731 days...huh what?

08 Nov 2010   #1

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Norton renewed for 731 days...huh what?

Hey guys,

So I bought NIS 2011 the other day and waited out for my current subscription of Norton AV 2010 to run out before installing the new software as well as my new key.

Today was to be the day for this. To make sure on how many days left I had I check on the main UI panel at the bottom right and instead of saying 1 or 2 days left it now says 731 days left. Just the other day it reminded me again that I only had a few days left to renew before I would stop getting updates.

I checked on our second computer and the same thing happened (it was installed at the same time when we bought a 3users key package).

Hence I'm kinda confused here as to what is going on. Is the software bugged at the end of subscription like this? Did Norton renew my subscription for some unknown reason? Anything else?

Any ideas as to why I just jump from 1-2 days left to 731? Remember my Norton IS 2011 is not yet installed nor is the latest key submitted either.




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08 Nov 2010   #2

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Hope they do not have your CC number, sounds like you have been renewed with a charge to your CC. Many companies do this. In small print it says automatic renewal.
Call your cc company if a charge disupte it now. Thats just 2 years with leap year.
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08 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Im a bit confused.

You have a Subscription to Norton 2010 curerently which about to expire correct?
You want to upgrade to NIS 2011 once it does?
You do not need to buy a new Norton package to do this.

With a Norton subscription, you are entitled to upgrades free of charge.
So upgrading from 2010 to the newest 2011 version costs absolutely nothing. The only requirement is that you need a valid subscription.


To do this, look in the support section of the main Norton window, and choose "Check for New version" as seen in my snip below.
Norton will handle the upgrade for you.




--> Now, as far as renewing your subscription, there is a option for "Auto" renewal.
This is the option I personally use.

Typically, Norton starts sending you emails a week- 2 weeks ahead of time saying something along the lines of:
Your subscription is about to expire. if Auto Renewal was selected you will be billed soon please make sure funds are available .. or something along that line.


It sounds as if you originally had a 2 year subscription, and they renewed it as a 2 year.


If you purchased a complete new package, and was unaware of all of this I would suggest contacting customer support.
If you have purchased a complete other package, plus been billed for your current sub, they can help refund one.

As far as upgrading, I would just go ahead and upgrade the current subscription.


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08 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

I checked just to make sure but my account had an old expired CC from 2007 so there's no way they could of charged me for it.
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08 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Im a bit confused.

You have a Subscription to Norton 2010 curerently which about to expire correct?
You want to upgrade to NIS 2011 once it does?
You do not need to buy a new Norton package to do this.

With a Norton subscription, you are entitled to upgrades free of charge.
So upgrading from 2010 to the newest 2011 version costs absolutely nothing. The only requirement is that you need a valid subscription.


To do this, look in the support section of the main Norton window, and choose "Check for New version" as seen in my snip below.
Norton will handle the upgrade for you.




--> Now, as far as renewing your subscription, there is a option for "Auto" renewal.
This is the option I personally use.

Typically, Norton starts sending you emails a week- 2 weeks ahead of time saying something along the lines of:
Your subscription is about to expire. if Auto Renewal was selected you will be billed soon please make sure funds are available .. or something along that line.


It sounds as if you originally had a 2 year subscription, and they renewed it as a 2 year.


If you purchased a complete new package, and was unaware of all of this I would suggest contacting customer support.
If you have purchased a complete other package, plus been billed for your current sub, they can help refund one.

As far as upgrading, I would just go ahead and upgrade the current subscription.
Yes I know you can upgrade but they issue was always the yearly renewal which, through Symantec's site is always more expensive than just buying the latest software when it's on sale. I bought NIS 2011 3PC for 34$CAN at Futureshop last week; Symantec's charges me 50$CAN for 1 PC.

I got no emails as I did not opt for automatic renewal because of the reason above. The only warning was the one from the software itself telling me that my subscription is going to end soon. That started 15 days ago and it did ask me if I wanted to renew the subscription which I clicked "no".
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08 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ah OK, I see.

If they charged you, perhaps contact them for a refund.
Maybe check to see if theres a hold on your CC.

If not ... well that is certainly odd. Not sure why it extended the renewal time otherwise
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09 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x86
 
 

I chatted online with a rep later in the evening. I think they are kinda baffled cause he pretty much went through the same path you just told me lol. The CC I have on file is an old CC so they could not charge it. Then I found out that originally, NAV 2010 was registered under my wife's email so I checked her account online and there are no CC even registered there. To be safe, on my end I still called the CC compagny with the old card number asking if there was anyway one could charge for this with either a bad number or the wrong expiry date and customer service said there is no way unless they try random numbers which I doubt Symantec has time to do nor is it legal anyways.

Hence I don't know what the heck is going on. I'll let it as it for now...as long as it still updates. I'll put away my NIS2011 and use it when those days expires I guess.

Kinda reminds me that a few years ago (maybe 4 or 5) I had NAV installed and happened to do my yearly reformating near the end of the subscription date. When everything was re-installed, including NAV, I had a fresh 365 days again. Guess, we take them when can lol.
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09 Nov 2010   #8

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If you are not charged, forget about it. Uninstall if you like and install the AV that you want.
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09 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kuliddar View Post
Hey guys,

Today was to be the day for this. To make sure on how many days left I had I check on the main UI panel at the bottom right and instead of saying 1 or 2 days left it now says 731 days left. Just the other day it reminded me again that I only had a few days left to renew before I would stop getting updates.


You could log in to your Norton Account and see what the license status is there. The number of days suggests they renewed your subscription for two years.
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