rant; Norton 360 renewal price

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  1. joner8888

    joner8888 Read Only Funster

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    Why does it cost £55 to renew my Norton virus 360 account online but £30 to start a new account online :Angry:
    Ripped off again :cry:
     
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    wow! somebody uses norton???
     
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    First thing I do if I buy a new machine with Norton pre-installed is to delete it. Norton is fine for large network use but far too intrusive, resource heavy and complex for normal home or small office use.
     
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    Norton is famous for causing more issues than it solves. Save yourself some money. Delete it and install this from Microsoft, its free and its better:thumb:
     
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    Second that... Why not use Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and rather good.
     
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    Or Windows Defender on Windows 8 (MSE included in Defender on 8).
     
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    Ah ha- i knew a Funster would know how to get around being conned

    thanks Jim :thumb:
     
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    you can upgrade to Windows 8 for £25 and that includes a virus checker (offer may expire in a couple of days though!)

    Or get windows security essentials free.

    Or get the free version of AVG.

    Paying for Norton does not seem like a good idea!
     
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    Ok , thanks-- i use the Norton online file back up system for documents ect, i am bit worried where they will go if delete the account .
     
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    AVG Free seems to do a good job for nothing. I haven't used Norton or Macaffee for ages on any of our family's computers.
     
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    I would retrieve before deleting the account and store on a back up hard drive..

    If you really need/want cloud storage, there are other free providers.. including Google
     
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    Open a dropbox account, its free and much more useful than the Norton online filespace:thumb:
     
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    If you want to use norton, then do the rounds of the comp shops such as staples etc as they often have the discs on offer. When they are, buy them - yours may not run our for a few months, but get them when on offer!

    That way you won't pay any more than 25 pounds tops!
     
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    I've had Norton now for a few years, and yes, it does come as a shock when confronted with a £55 renewal.....
    ...but... if you log on here you'll get the genuine article cheaper ...

    http://www.esteepc.co.uk/index/norton-360-v6-2-years-1-pc-licence-key/
     

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