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October 01, 2006

Norton Upgrades

I’ve been using Norton Antivirus for some time and I must say that in general I have always felt that it did a good job. I’ve also tried a number of open source options and they were either too hard to install and configure, or they simply could not keep up with the latest and greatest bugs that showed up at my computer.

What I found was interesting in the last iteration of Norton is that even though with live update it seemed to keep up with most or the virus threats, it did absolutely nothing about spyware and malware that ended up on my computer from my many hours of surfing. This always struck me as a bit odd.

So my annual subscription came due and I decided to renew. This is actually one of the gripes I have about the whole Norton product line, but that’s another post. Anyway, it turned out that I could extend my virus protection for a year for the modest price of $30 OR I could upgrade. I’m a bit of a curious fellow so I decided to peek in and see what the upgrade was all about. It turns out that if you want virus AND spyware protection, you have to get the deluxe ‘Internet’ version of the software. What and smelly crock!

Well, what is a guy going to do, I had to be protected from those evil marketers and every time I pick up one of these bad boys it cost me a day. I bit the bullet and shelled out the $50 *GULP*

Posted by Hefe at October 1, 2006 10:21 AM

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