Posted 19 May 2010 - 07:22 PM
Hi stinkfist ,
There's a few reason's that Norton's got a bad name, about 4-5 years ago Norton released an horrific Antivirus product! It was buggy and bloated as hell, bringing many a computer (mine included) to juddering halt! It crashed many a computer, and then when you tried to get help to sort out the problem Norton created, the support was almost non existent unless you were willing to pay lots of money! I fortunately just gave up with it, but more than a few people paid for the support and when Norton couldn't fix it(even though paid, and they created the problem in the first place!) Norton basically said 'tough titty' 'can't fix it' 'thanks for the money' 'bye!'
And then to rub insult into injury, having paid for a terrible product and been ripped off by support, a lot of people didn't want anything to do with Norton ever again! Norton then proceded (even after being informed such) to carry on debiting their accounts!
I think they also got taken to court. They offered discounts on there products, but you had to send them the purchase reciept to get the money back. When you sent the reciept back they just lied saying that they never recieved the reciept (for tens of thousands of people!).
So there you are stinkfist, whilst norton is admitedly a better product now, why would i pay $100 for something which isn't actually any better than freeware? and to a company that has treated its customers so badly? .If you were my close friend i wouldn't actually let you buy it! but it's up to you.