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Windows 7: $2 Norton Anti-Virus - Too good to be true?


06 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
$2 Norton Anti-Virus - Too good to be true?

norton anti-virus - Google Search

So, are those $2 results just useless? Or would it just need 5 years of updates once you installed it? Curious...

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06 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well, Symantec requires a subscription, those results may be only for the box and CD in there. I wouldn't trust those results...
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06 Oct 2011   #3

Windows Seven, Ubuntu
 
 

I generally buy mine off of ebay for about $18 for a single pc license. They update to the newest version if there is one. I got norton internet security 2010 off ebay for $18. Click on support after install and do a new version check. Update and your running the latest for cheap.
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06 Oct 2011   #4

Win 7 Ultimate (64-bit), Win 8.1.1 (64-bit)
 
 

From one of the sellers (provantage.com) website:
Please note that volume licenses are agreements only, and usually do not come with any software media.This may require the purchase of a media pack along with the license agreement. Please see our License Media Packs category for our latest listings.
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07 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I saw that but wasn't sure if I understood it correctly.

Huh... I have my disc from 2010... Think I should give it a go? For next year, I guess, I already ordered a 3-user license on Newegg for 2011 for $30. (Don't bother looking for that; they sold out)
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07 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

If you have a valid key you can go to Norton and download the newest version and use your valid key. The keys are good for one year from first use and are good for new versions. So a 2011 key is good for the 2012 version. Download the 2012 versions here.

Norton Anti-Virus -- http://www.norton.com/nav12
Norton Internet Security. -- http://www.norton.com/nis12

I have 70 days left on my NIS 2012 (updated from 2011) subscription and a short while ago I found NIS 2011 on sale, so when my subscription runs out I can use my new 2011 key and get another year, and get a free upgrade to 2013 next September.

Jim
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07 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

$2 per pc for a year of Norton. THAT'S INSANE!
I can't bear to think of all the money my parents have wasted on buying the $80-120 sets for years...
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07 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

I always look for a sale with rebates. The last one I bought was $9.95 after rebates for NIS 2011 3pc's. Then a few weeks later it was FREE with rebates. But I am set for about 14 Months and then 2012 will go on sale before 2013 comes out.

Jim
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07 Oct 2011   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigcitycat View Post
I generally buy mine off of ebay for about $18 for a single pc license. They update to the newest version if there is one. I got norton internet security 2010 off ebay for $18. Click on support after install and do a new version check. Update and your running the latest for cheap.
I strongly recommend not to buy licenced software off eBay. In the Norton Community, we've had people who bought Norton off eBay come to us and say that after their product key and Norton product had been working fine for a few days or even weeks, they were informed that their product key had been locked because of fraudulent use.
Some people are extraordinarily lucky and have no problems when they buy Norton off eBay. They belong to the minority.
It's worth waiting for Norton products to go on sale in official and reliable stores and buy them with the certainty that the product is legit and fine. And if you're not happy with the product, then you can ask for a refund within the specified time limit and usually get it without issues.
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07 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Athene View Post
I strongly recommend not to buy licenced software off eBay.
I also agree. There are some good buys but they are few and far between.

I have seen stories here about buying technet and msdn licenses from ebay
and when MS finds out, they put the licenses in their bad file. The next time
the user tries to update, they get the bad news.

As Many have said "If the price is too good to be true, It probably is not good"

or valid.

Rich
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