Norton 2003

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  1. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    Hi !

    my AV, Norton 2002, is expiring soon. My question are:

    Is it better to buy the cd version or download it from Symantec website?

    As I've got version 2002, is version 2003 similar?

    As a Canadian would I encounter any problem with the currency if the site is in USA?

    Thank you, Uguel. :)

    --I know they may be other good AV but I'm used to Norton and it has been reliable up to now.--
     
  2. root

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    I just read that Norton 2004 is out in a thread at DSL.
    http://www.dslreports.com/forum/remark,7340518~root=security,1~mode=flat
    You might want to read that.
    I always download and buy online only. If you have a visa card it should be no problem.
    When I buy online, I always print out the final page that acknowledges the transaction, and always back up the keys or serial numbers all over the place. If you're on a high speed connection it's no problem to download the proggies.
    Asking for the CD always costs more and takes more time, but some don't mind.
     
  3. Uguel707

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    That's neat Root, thank you!

    Yes, printing the page is a smart thing to do. It'll be my "receipt" along with the serial number. I always write them (any kind of numbers, logins numbers etc) in a notebook on my real desk. So, if one day my pc will crash, the numbers will survive! :)

    Bye, Uguel
     
  4. Mr.Blaze

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    :D for newbies like me it better to buy cd trust me more options as you can run cd as a back up lol

    id buy cd when it come to norton
     
  5. Uguel707

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    Hi mr. Blaze!

    Allright I'll take both advice into account...

    But then, then...I'll be more puzzled! :doubt:

    Ok I'll ask the "computer store" tech and see how they charge. If it's a big difference, I'll download it, if it's just a couple of dollars, I'll buy it. Thank you for your advice.

    Hope I won't say anything that sounds too "newbie"
    there. Like in "the computer store thread". :D :D :D

    Bye, Uguel
     
  6. Madsen DK

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    Hi Root.
    NAV 2004 is not quite out yet.
    Its still a public beta.
    Regards
    Ole
     
  7. libbo1

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    I no u said ur happy with norton, but u can do a better job with a few freeware apps like:

    JV16
    Spybot
    AVG
    Javacool's tools . . .
    and
    AdAware

    OK I'll :blink:
     
  8. Uguel707

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    That's ok Libbo, you mentioned good freewares here. Well let's see. I've got JV16, Spybot and, Ad Aware in my computer. I don't know what is "Javacool" and "AVG".
    Could you give me just a brief summary?

    I have installed already many programs, some worked okay and some gave me a hard time. :oops:

    Bye, Uguel
     
  9. the Tester

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    Hi Uguel707.

    My brother uses Norton.
    He bought the cd from a local store.
    I believe it was Norton System Works 2003.(the program with the av,Clean Sweep,etc..)
    I was watching prices for him at Amazon and 3 or 4 months ago Amazon and Symantec both offered rebates on Norton 2003 programs on cd.
    You could check out a local store for rebate options.
    It seems to me that Norton is one antivirus that is available in lot of places, especially on the internet.
    A lot of times the prices are very competitive. ;)
     
  10. Uguel707

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    Thanks Tester!

    Finally, this is what I did yesterday! Went to a local store, bought Norton and then I've my receipt duplicated. If I send it to Symantec's company, I'm supposed to get a 30$ refund. Which is around the price we pay online.

    Bye, Uguel :)
     
  11. Mr.Blaze

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    yup it always good to have cd and check see if it let you run it as a a boot disk read up on it

    JV16 is not recomended for beginer newbies at all as a mater of fact only an advance newbie might have a clue on how to use it with out destroyin your pc.

    whats the difrence between advance newbie and beginer

    beginer knows how to check e-mail get online may of heard what a port is and knows that the norton icon at the right bottom corner of his screen that says norton isnt just a perty icon lol

    an advance newbie has heard of a hardware fire wall knows how to run most of the important stuff on programs like tds and understands registry settings and the pc registery on start up what he can disable and enable with out messing up his or her pc

    JV16 power tools or the other one made by the same uy in the hands of a beginer newbie is dangeriouse iwould not recomend anything that can kill your registry with one mouse click to a newbie lol
     
  12. LowWaterMark

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    Hi Uguel,

    The Javacool tools are a number of free applications related to privacy and spyware protection. There are Javacool forums at the center of the main page of this forum. The products of Javacool can be reviewed here:

    http://www.javacoolsoftware.com

    SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard are a couple of key pieces of software to prevent the installation of many forms of the spyware that products like Ad-Aware and Spybot S&D generally cleanup after the fact.

    AVG references to the Anti-Virus software from Grisoft. They have a rather popular free version that many people use and also a paid version. The AVG products can be reviewed here:

    http://www.grisoft.com

    Best Wishes,
    LowWaterMark
     
  13. Uguel707

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    quote from Blaze
    I am very careful when using JV16. I always make sure the backup option is on and I delete (mostly) temporary files which names I'm sure isn't important for any application. And I delete supressed program remaining files mostly. I remember when the program was called "Reg Cleaner" by Juovani something. The progrma had found invalid entries "as said". I trusted it, deleted them and then I couldn't open my AV, nor my graphic programs and so on... Tried the backup option then a bug! Bang! Lost a lot of things! :eek: Finally most of them were found elsewhere in programs and settings...
    But I had to reload some freewares. Since that time I am very cautious with all registry cleaner...

    Also mr. Blaze a newby is "one who hurtled down the stairs four by four when Symantec's bulldog head is showing" and then swallow up a full beer! :D :D :D
    Bye Blaze!

    Thanks for the info!

    just one thing, if I have spyguards or any other applications that prevents nasty keys to install on my PC, will I need Adware or Spybot anymore? Or do they deal with different keys?
    Bye, Uguel :)
     
  14. LowWaterMark

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    You should still use either (or both) Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware, however, they should find a lot less things to clean if you are using SpywareBlaster and SpywareGuard. It's all a part of those "layers of protection" we're always talking about. ;)
     
  15. Uguel707

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    So, they work as a team!
    Thanks! :) I'll check that.
    Uguel
     
  16. LowWaterMark

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    Yes, they do. In fact, Spybot S&D even recommends SpywareBlaster. Look at the image below. :)
     

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  17. Uguel707

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    That's cogent!
    Moreover, when I was on SpywareBlaster page, I read Web Attack rated it 5 stars. I'm interested but I'll read everything carefully... ;) Hope it's friendly soft.

    Bye Lowatermark!

    :)Uguel
     
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