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#1 zz4


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Posted 15 November 2005 - 06:24 PM

A question about Norton/Symantec products ???

I have bought their Systemworks and 'other things' from 2001-2006.

I never even used my 2004,2005 that I paid for. (if using older computer often demands too many resources)

I think it was 2003 they started a new system to assure 1 user/1 computer.

Of recent it seems they support their products for about a year and after that TOUGH LUCK.

Yes...everybody is familiar with 365 day virus products.

============= but utility parts of the software ????

Does it quit working in a year?

Things like GO-BACK and other utility programs that come with Systemworks.

I just bought Norton GHOST Version 9. (from a retail store.... clearance price)

I might get to using it a year from now. It's not supported anymore ????

BUT DOES IT STILL WORK ???? I can understand no new update patches,etc. but does the basic program quit working???????????????????

I can't ask Norton/Symantec. They don't support things beyond a year or so..... :thumbsup:

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#2 acklan


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Posted 16 November 2005 - 03:14 AM

Quite frankly I moved away from Norton and MacAfee several years ago. The became resource hogs. I run somewhat older machine (P-III's). I moved all my computers to all freeware. I have provided a list.

AVG Free Edition Antivirus(I personally use)
Avast Home Edition Antivirus Freeware

Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta
AdAware SE Personal Edition
Ewido Security Suite - 14 day trial
A Squared Free

Everest home(hardware information and diagnostics)

Sygate 5.4(I personally use)
Zone Alarm

Best of all... they are free. There are hundreds of freeware programs that will do what the paid programs do.
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:39 AM

The basic programs will continue to work - it's just the autoupdates (and in some cases the manual updates also) that won't work.

As acklan has done, I've moved away from Norton/Symantec products also. There are lot's of good, free alternatives out there that will do the same job for you. And, they'll take less of your system resources to do that same job. All in all, it's a win-win situation for freeware security products.
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