Norton

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    Valemanposted 7 years ago

    I have had Norton installed on my PC for almost a year, and not once in that time have I had a serious attempt to attack my computer.  Yet, now that I have only two weeks to go before I renew my subscription, I am receiving notifications of several high risk attempts every day.  Would these be real attempts, and is it just coincidence that I am due for rewewal?

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not sure and you don't want to risk it do you.
      I had Norton security a few years ago. It was rubbish then but it came with my BT connection. Once the 12 months subscription ran out I cancelled it.
      There are some very good free downloads available on the internet, like McAfee or AVG. Why not have a look at them.

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      Eudorawhiteposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Norton, also known as SecurityTool, is a fake antispyware program and it is a variant of the infamous Total Security scam. Once this fake antispyware software installs itself without your permission, it will automatically scan your system and report false computer infections. The report is meant to mislead you into purchasing a full version of Nortonin order to remove these fake infections. Do not fall for this fake antispyware software scam.

      Do you want to remove the Ask Toolbar from your computer completely?
      You may want to completely remove the Ask Toolbar for one reason or another, and to do so is fairly simple:
      Remove Norton On Windows XP:
      1. Close all open Web browsers
      2. From the "Start" menu in Windows, select "Control Panel"
      3. Select "Add/Remove Programs"
      4. Select the program with the Norton logo and the text "Norton"
      5. Click "Change/Remove"
      These are where all the leftovers are located and unless you delete them and the relative registry entries, you are not likely to successfully uninstall Symantec AntiVirus. The problem is these entries are hard to pinpoint and you will properly risk a danger of crashing your pc as a result of messing with the registry.

      Therefore it's highly recommended to use the Mighty">http://www.mightyuninstaller.com/]Mighty Uninstaller software. This uninstaller will fully remove the program by uninstalling the software and by scanning your registry and your hard-drive.

  2. recommend1 profile image68
    recommend1posted 7 years ago

    Of course it is becasue you are due for renewal - who do you think creates all these viruses and slips them onto the net anyway ?  It is a BS self-perpetuating business and a total con.

  3. OddDustin profile image59
    OddDustinposted 7 years ago

    It's just a coincidence. Viruses and attacks and not coming from the company trying to protect you that is just conspiracy talk. As far as using Norton, I would ditch it and use Microsoft's free AV Security Essentials. AVG has had issues with trying to clean viruses and McAffee? Really? That company and their software is a joke. The MS software is great and free. Most viruses are really from user's poor decisions anyway not from hackers forcing their way in. Don't install freeware and screen savers and click those pop ups and you won't get a virus.

  4. markhubpages profile image37
    markhubpagesposted 6 years ago

    Valeman, the best solution for that problem is to renew your subscription or download antivirus software available on the Internet. For me I need not to buy or spend money for those anti-virus software, or any software. If you are techie enough, there are lots of software available cracked and with keygen and they are the same with the original software.

  5. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Just get AVG free and any other software you need from snapfiles.com Geek written, peer reviewed and free. I have been using them for 15 years now and have never receive a virus from any of their software in all that time, and have solved a stack of problems on my computer and others.

    Simple. They are the old webattack site and have some smart heads there from way back.

 
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