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want either NO security software, or pre-installed Norton Security


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#1 cafejose

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 07:19 AM

I have tried online shopping but anything I find has either MacAfee products for security & protection or something else, but nothing I found comes without security software and nothing I found comes with Norton Security.  I am trying to find a low-priced notebook/laptop computer either without any security software or with Norton Security.  Is this possible?   (O.S. must be Windows 10).


Edited by hamluis, 16 July 2016 - 07:30 AM.
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Posted 16 July 2016 - 07:30 AM

Security software comes bundled with any computer (these days) based upon the recognized need for such...and the fact that there is a partnership between system manufacturers and security software vendors that facilitates the install of unwanted software on any OEM system.  This is done in spite of the fact that Microsoft provides security software as part of any O/S that is more recent than XP.

 

Any unwanted software or bloatware which a user may find on any purchased OEM system...can be uninstalled from the system via the mechanism which Windows employs for eliminating such.

 

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Posted 16 July 2016 - 08:51 AM

The bundled security programs are generally a trial for 30 or 60 or however many days.
They want you to use it, decide you like it and purchase it after the trial expires.

As Louis stated, it (along with other bundled stuff you don't want/need) can easily be uninstalled prior to installing your choice of security program.

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 06:02 PM

Many OEM manufacturers provide trial versions of anti-virus programs preinstalled on computers as part of their software package. It is not uncommon for a computer manufacturer to partner or enter into an agreement with a well known anti-virus vendor (Norton, McAfee, etc) to include their product as part of a marketing strategy for generating revenue. Computer advertisements that say they include anti-virus protection is a selling point for many buyers. When the trial period expires, the user will have to either remove the software or purchase the full version in order to keep using the anti-virus software. Since most folks know very little about computer security and anti-virus software, many tend to keep whatever came with their system when they first purchased it. Thus, the anti-virus vendor recaps the cost of providing the trial version for free.

If you need to remove a preinstalled anti-virus you do not like or want, be sure to read Steps for Replacing your Anti-virus.


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 11:11 AM

You might want to rethink wanting Norton installed.  If it is installed you will want to update it immediately.


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Posted 21 July 2016 - 03:44 AM

You might want to rethink wanting Norton installed.  If it is installed you will want to update it immediately.

Good fine mang. This can be another reason that I can add to my list of why antivirus causing harm than good. 



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Posted 21 July 2016 - 05:49 AM

IMO, Norton is better utilized in an Enterprise system environment.
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Posted 21 July 2016 - 06:28 AM

You might want to rethink wanting Norton installed.  If it is installed you will want to update it immediately.

Good fine mang. This can be another reason that I can add to my list of why antivirus causing harm than good. 

ATY, I must respectfully disagree; having a well-planned, well-layered defense, which begins and ends with the end-user being the most responsible and most accountable unit within said defense.  Quietman7's several posts relating to security are apples of gold upon a platter of silver.  Heed his wisdom and the wisdom of others mentioned within his posts.


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Posted 23 July 2016 - 12:33 AM

You might want to rethink wanting Norton installed.  If it is installed you will want to update it immediately.

Thanks for the warning, Kilroy, but I am as careful online as I know how to be.  Also, upon any version or product upgrade of the Norton's, the expected practice IS TO RUN LIVEUPDATE immediately.  Best guess is that new installs of any security and protection software should be given a definitions or infections and product update following the install and activation.



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Posted 23 July 2016 - 06:32 AM

...Best guess is that new installs of any security and protection software should be given a definitions or infections and product update following the install and activation.

Yes that would apply to any security software.
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