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norton 360 and free shredder worth £40 £24.99

michael goulston Avatar
9y, 1m agoFound 9 years, 1 month ago
this is my first post so hope this helps....

my norton was running out of date so i shopped around on line and found norton 360 all in 1 for 3 computers on the dixons website for £24.99 then looked on the pc world website and they have the same disc but charging £59 so i printed out the dixons web page took it to pc world and noticed that they were giving a free advent cross shredder away free with the purchase of the norton 360 so i asked if they would price match with dixons as it is a sister company they ummd and rrrrd but said yes ok then i said does that mean i can have the shredder as well as it was a free gift with the purchase after a few mins I WIN he he
so i got norton 360 for £24.99 and a free shredder worth £40 so a saving of about £70 so act fast before they realise the error
good luck
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#1
i reckon you were lucky (or technically unlucky)...nortons is awful...its malware (malicious software which includes virues, spyware, adware, etc), so you have paid 24.99 for a cheap shredder.....if its any good it will shred cd's, so it will come in useful when you want to shred the norton's disks...lol!
#2
anyone that buys nortons needs to stick their head in the free shredder:w00t:
#3
Hello there
Please could anyone tell me which anti virus is the best to use?? I have Norton on at the moment but it runs out in a few days and I have heard that it leaves like a virus on your pc and is difficult to remove? Is this correct? If so please could someone point me in the right direction.
Many Thanks and Merry Christmas!
#4
Clarty123;1354638
Hello there
Please could anyone tell me which anti virus is the best to use?? I have Norton on at the moment but it runs out in a few days and I have heard that it leaves like a virus on your pc and is difficult to remove? Is this correct? If so please could someone point me in the right direction.
Many Thanks and Merry Christmas!

I am not sure Norton is really that bad. When I was looking for a neighbour I found this comparative review which seems independent...
http://www.av-comparatives.org/seiten/ergebnisse/report15.pdf
Norton came up high enough for me to buy it for him (I knew he had heard of Norton and would be more comfortable with it). I bought mine from http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Products.ASP?CatID=37&Category=Software&Thumbnails=yes with free delivery (courtesy of AVForum registration). It's £11.74 for Antivirus 2008 OEM (Vista and XP), £15.85 for Internet Security OEM (Vista or XP) or a massive £2.34 for Norton 2005 retail (W98 etc.). Others available too e.g. BitDefender and Kasperspy.
I know this is not directly comparable with the original post - but some people may not need Norton 360 or a shredder.
#5
guv;1354738
Nortons is a virus! Think it's gonna get chilly in here!!!!!

At the moment I would be more prepared to accept the report I posted above than lots of people saying 'Norton is a virus' without any supporting evidence. I am not saying it is not but apparent testing versus heresay doesn't give an even fight for me. I also worked for a multinational company who have Norton as their corporate antivirus software. Maybe they overlooked the fact they have been putting viruses on all their PCs for all these years? It's a wonder they have been highly profitable being so stupid!
#6
Norton is not a virus. :?

It's generally awful at everything it does and the makers rely on people like you who feel they have dependence on it; PC World make it sound like the answer to all your problems (you know, those problems that don't and probably won't in the future exist), when their advert says "Protect your family's identity this holiday season with Norton 360!" :\

There's pretty much a universal rule to avoid malicious programs and for Windows that's to open "My Documents" (or "Documents" on Vista), click "Tools" (or click ALT on your keyboard, followed by "Tools" on Vista), click "Folder options", click the "View" tab and then un-tick "Hide file extensions for known file types".

By doing the instructions above, all files will show their file extension, like for a JPEG photo from a digital camera, it would say "Michael.jpg" rather than just "Michael".

You might ask why that helps at all; programs are the only type of file that can affect your system because they are actually "executed" by Windows (and therefore Windows does whatever the program wants it to) - a program is like Microsoft Word/Internet Explorer(should be using an alternative like Firefox) - the rule of thumb is to avoid opening any file which has an extension of ".exe" ".bat" or ".scr", because those are programs.

Obviously you'll want to download some programs, but just be extremely cautious if you are sent a program in an email or you are prompted to download and open one on a website; don't believe somebody in an email if they say the attachment is a photo/video and its extension is a program's.

Also; you can't get a virus/anything that can affect your system by simply visiting a website - you can, however, get a virus if you download a program on the website. You also can't get a virus just by downloading a program; you have to actually open the program for it to do anything.

There's my rant for the day- I'm just sick of these security firms making users feel so insecure without security software when they could just offer some simple advice. :thumbsup:
#7
oh well thought i was helping.....

i have always used norton and never had any problems


but still a bargain if like me you use norton
#8
Clarty123
Hello there
Please could anyone tell me which anti virus is the best to use?? I have Norton on at the moment but it runs out in a few days and I have heard that it leaves like a virus on your pc and is difficult to remove? Is this correct? If so please could someone point me in the right direction.
Many Thanks and Merry Christmas!


I use NOD 32 ( there is a64 bit version). It used VERY little computer resources and has an extremely high reputation. I have used it for many years and have failed to find a better one.

Norton is OK in my opinion - but just that; OK. It is so bloated that it used up too much of your computer resources and usually comes bundles with loads of other "tools" that are unnecessary. It slows the computer down to a noticeable degree. Norton also is known for tripping many false positives.

BTW, AVG FREE is (as it says ) FREE. It is better than some commercial programs and as good as most. It is a FREE download at http://free.grisoft.com/doc/5390/

Good luck.
#9
I went to pc world today and I was told that Kaspersky is a really good one? Has anyone used this one and also does anyone have any opinions on it?
#10
Kaspersky is great, however, most AV forums suggest you try the free trials before buying, AV discussions can get quite volatile, everyone has their favourites, just as much as most people dislike Norton and McAfee.
Good free software includes Avira Personal Classic, the ever popular AVG Free, and Avast, Avira has a splash screen (nag to upgrade) which annoys some people, otherwise I have used it for some time now and it is great, I have used AVG in the past and although not as good as some it is easy to use and well regarded, the only one I can't vouch for is Avast, however, take a look at [url]www.download.com[/url], click on antivirus, choose free, and see what others think.
If you are going to pay for AV, kaspersky is always very highly rated, as is the paid for version of Avira.....go to WHSmiths there are always free trials on the front covers of the computer magazines....oh, and to anyone who has it installed...good luck removing Norton.:whistling:
Mark
#11
If you are looking for kasperksy, there is a really cheap deal going on. Search the forum and you'll find it. Great deal!
#12
its easy to remove norton off the computer you just download the removal tool .how hard can that be i did it last year when i sold my laptop
#13
michael goulston
oh well thought i was helping.....

i have always used norton and never had any problems


but still a bargain if like me you use norton


Obviously you were trying to help, but I have never used an anti-virus product and I've never had any problems...

It's just common sense; viruses don't just appear on your PC because you were being totally outrageous and left your PC on all night :\
#14
michael goulston
its easy to remove norton off the computer you just download the removal tool .how hard can that be i did it last year when i sold my laptop


The point is that you shouldn't have to download a removal tool at all!
#15
michael goulston
its easy to remove norton off the computer you just download the removal tool .how hard can that be i did it last year when i sold my laptop


Calamitie
The point is that you shouldn't have to download a removal tool at all!


I quite agree, Norton is so aggresive on instal, why is it to uninstal you need to download a tool to clean it out...kaspersky doesn't need this...pcpro this month have done the comparisons on suites and Kaspersky came out top. 50% off at the moment...check the forums.
banned#16
welsh andy
anyone that buys nortons needs to stick their head in the free shredder:w00t:


Agree'd. Norton are pants

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