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Norton Internet Security 2007 Expires shortly - Could what Im thinking of to save money work ? or worthwhile ?

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
My Norton Internet Security 2007 edition Expires shortly. I think the upgrade price is around £40 (cant remember ? checking on my account under special offers the price comes up in $, $49 for 1 year on my reminder it was in £s thought ???). What I want to know is can I keep my same norton account (right now I have an option to upgrade to 2008 one, as part of my current subscription) and buy the Norton 2008 internet security from the deals in shops for £25 and then use the product key with/on my current account ??? I understand you get 3 product keys/licences with it aswell, so my sisters could also use it on there computer too, didnt know that before & bought them there own one.

I was planning first of all to uninstall my current Norton when it ran out and then install a fresh 2008 copy for £25. But thinking about it, it might be more hassle than its worth doing it that way ? ( Norton can be a pain to fully uninstall, plus I would then need to configure a few options again, might get errors, might not)

Could I get your opinions on this or has anybody done the 1st part before ?
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
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#1
hi
i found norton to be an interference with xp. dont know about latest system,
dont pay....i use anti virus grissoft AVG,,,,,,its freenever had a virus and its caught all that ive had

easy to use too

pete
#2
I got a 3 user version of Internet Security 2008 for £25.00, which was nice
#3
peterdarlison;1345622
hi
i found norton to be an interference with xp. dont know about latest system,
dont pay....i use anti virus grissoft AVG,,,,,,its freenever had a virus and its caught all that ive had

easy to use too

pete

im a avg user ! its spot on
#4
I give AVG my vote too http://free.grisoft.com/doc/2/ww/frt/0 Touch wood since getting rid of Norton I've used this and never had a problem. I've also got their Spyware together with Spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html. Oh and would definitely recommend C Cleaner http://www.ccleaner.com/. It used to be called **** Cleaner & it's great at getting rid of rubbish:thumbsup:
#5
Try this http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/113901/kaspersky-antivirus-internet-securi/all/all/discussed/ I think the code should still work but even without it it's a good deal - I've given up Norton and bought Kaspersky and found it muich better - they have a 30 day trial in case you want to test it out
#6
thanks for the links.

I'd rather stick with Norton just because I'm a little familar with it. Does anybody know if I would beable to use the product key of a bought from the shop, never used NIS 2008. To continue my current subscription ? I wouldnt mind paying £25 for the year. If I cant than I may check out the kaspersky.
banned#7
Don't think that will work :-(
Plus you would need to do some registry/file things to fully un-install it.

Gotta agree with Kaspersky comment for payed antivirus, Kaspersky is the best at the moment IMO, and a similar price :)
It won't take you much time to become familiar with Kaspersky :)

Here ya go:
http://www.kaspersky.com/store

ccleaner, like that little tool too but....
watchout for a bug if you use ccleaner, you may loose recently used programs from the start menu list & will have to make a pin to menu fix
#8
Norton is the tool of the devil (similar to adjustable spanners)

It slows down your machine, interferes with just about everything, and is not particularly good at what it's supposed to do.

I use the free version of Avast, but AVG is equally good.

And as for "being used to" Norton, there's nothing to get used to with the others. They do exactly what they're supposed to - run unobtrusively in the background, keeping your machine free of unwanted intrusions. And far more effectively than Norton.
#9
Norton is a resource hungry POS, install AVG (anti virus) free and Zone alarm (Firewall) and watch your system speed up and save yourself a couple of quid.

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