Signing up for beta - have a question

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Jadda, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. Jadda

    Jadda Registered Member

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    Hello.

    I have a simple question for you. I have just signed up at Symantec and made a beta account that I can test beta's when their avaliable.

    But under the registration, they recuired home adress and zip code. Why? Why do they have to know where I live? Like are they coming knocking in the door or something?

    Just quriouse :)
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Can't say for sure, but I bet you signed a confidentiality agreement. If so by them asking, and you giving your home address, you are more likely to honor that agreement, knowing they have your location. Thats the only thing I can think of.

    Pete
     
  3. Jadda

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    Thanks :) You are possibly right.

    Just hope that their not kidnapping me.
     
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  5. Jadda

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    Are they serious?! So they will basicly travel to the other side of the world just to check that everything is ok?

    Well, It's not me who have to pay for the ticket :D

    But still. I would have been a little scared if a Symantec guy was knocking on the door.

    Thanks for the information by the way :)
     
  6. Chuck57

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    I signed up for the Beta as well, but changed my mind. I just can't make myself drop Blink and its Norman antivirus. Plus, with just this one machine, I'm a little nervous about running a beta anything.

    My wife on her new Dell computer has the 90 day Norton IS trial and I'm pretty impressed so far. She was going to go back to AOL (kaspersky) but likes the Norton IS so much she's going to buy it when the trial is up. We might just get the 3 user thing so, when I tire of Blink I'll have something else to play with for a while.
     
  7. Peter2150

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    Actually more important, is you have some means of recoverying should the beta have a bad build. You need something like FDISR, or images, you aren't afraid to restore. Bad stuff occasionally happens.

    Pete
     
  8. midway40

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    Beware of yellow/black vans parked around your residence :ninja:

    :D
     
  9. Brian N

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    wow Panda .. That's a new low :eek:
     
  10. Jadda

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    Haha, yeah, thanks for the tip. I'll watch out :ninja:
     
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    I have kind of asked my self that question whenever some beta or other vendors ask for it. I never could see the benefit for me to give out my address´n stuff so I always give some invented name and adress.
     
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