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Windows 7: Norton Subscription Fees makes no sense.

25 May 2011   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Every time I considered using a paid solution, I spent many hours researching reviews, Performance stats, firewall usability, How much control you have over the software. Almost every time I made up my mind on getting a paid one I would use it for about three months then go back to free. Simply because they suit me better. In the end its all user preference.
For me, I just find that I don't put myself into risky situations, thus I don't require more powerful solutions. I'm an MSE user on my box, and I have Avast on my wife's laptop.


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25 May 2011   #12
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I try to avoid risky situations, but with my past I wasn't so much avoiding as running into... But now days I'm happy with my MSE+ MWBytes Pro.
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25 May 2011   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I found that I run into far less when I 1). gave up on pirated software 2). quit looking for pirated games 3). stopped downloading from P2P networks.
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26 May 2011   #14
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

That's strange. I just renewed N360 for 35 = $55 and that includes 20% tax.
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26 May 2011   #15
Athene

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JerometheGiraff View Post
Norton Subscription fee is $90 for a year, yet I bought the program for $50 how does that make sense ? You would think Norton would offer the subscription fee for atleast $50 for a year and $80 for (2) years which is currently $180 for (2) years. I've grown accustom to Norton 360 but I will dump it without hesitation because of these subscription fee costs.
Hi JerometheGiraff,

Your question is addressed over here in these threads at the Norton Community:
Renewal Pricing Question - Norton Community

There is also a very good explanation over here:
Re: Subscription Renewal Price ? - Page 2 - Norton Community

Briefly: when you purchase a subscription renewal, that renewal period will be automatically added to your previous subscription, so you won't lose any days, so this may partially explain the higher fee, besides service fees for online financial transactions (via the Symantec store).

If you buy a new product key by purchasing another version of your Norton product, then those days are not added to your previous subscription. If you prefer to renew your Norton product via this method, please wait until a day or two before your subscription expires. Do not let it expire altogether otherwise Norton will turn itself off and your computer will be unprotected. Type in your new product key, and Norton will ask you to connect to your Norton account in order to register your new product key and subscription. For these reason, please keep the login information of your Norton account handy. In addition, Norton will automatically generate a txt file containing your new product key in a "Symantec" folder in "My Documents".

Finally, you can read this post (written by a Symantec Norton employee) which explains the difference between subscription renewals, upgrades etc.:
Subscription Clarification - Norton Community

Hope this information helps :-)

PS: If you open Norton 360 (version 5), then you can send Feedback to Norton by clicking on the "Feedback" option on the main interface.
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26 May 2011   #16
Athene

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Norton is horrible anyways mate. MSE and malwarebytes side by side. Is a great team and free.
Allow me to disagree you and, in order to avoid a redundant discussion about which is the best antivirus software, simply point out that antivirus software ultimately ends up being a matter of taste/matter of what fits the user's needs.

AV Comparatives is a good site for people interested in comparing the various antivirus software products and brands which are currently available.
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26 May 2011   #17
Athene

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
But now days I'm happy with my MSE+ MWBytes Pro.
I hope you have deactivated the realtime component of one of your two antivirus programs. It is strongly recommended not to have two realtime antivirus programs running on your computer at the same time as they can interfere with each other and cause more problems instead of doubling the barrier strength of your computer.
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26 May 2011   #18
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Of course. I truse MWBytes, a lil more than MSE cause we use the corporate version(forefront) here at the office and a few things have slipped past.
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26 May 2011   #19
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PallasAthene View Post
Allow me to disagree you and, in order to avoid a redundant discussion about which is the best antivirus software, simply point out that antivirus software ultimately ends up being a matter of taste/matter of what fits the user's needs.

Im pretty sure I have said that already in this topic.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
In the end its all user preference.
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26 May 2011   #20
Athene

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PallasAthene View Post
Allow me to disagree you and, in order to avoid a redundant discussion about which is the best antivirus software, simply point out that antivirus software ultimately ends up being a matter of taste/matter of what fits the user's needs.

Im pretty sure I have said that already in this topic.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
In the end its all user preference.
Sometimes, it can't be said often enough
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