Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Mayahana, Jan 21, 2015.
OMG another computer security company being acquired. Looks like they are all falling like dominoes.
According to the article @hawki posted it isn't definite just yet.
perfect! just when I bought a 7 year license for the basic AV
Where did you find a 7 year deal?
To be fair, Symantec have always honoured their licenses so hopefully that shouldn't change.
Here's how the story started...
I was at a local computer shop and these shops usually sell very cheap boxed versions of AVs/security suites so I grabbed a box of Norton Antivirus Basic for $15 USD
I went home and installed it and loved how light it was with no bloat so I renewed it for 1 year for 20 bucks through the online shopping portal, then I got tempted, I dunno what went into me, I kept renewing it again and again until I reached a validity until the year 2026 then I was like ok that's enough.
Looks like the Broadcom purchase is a done deal.
I'll sit back and see what happens after the deal. Symantec may get "What Goes Around Comes Around" for all the companies Symantec acquired stripped and threw away. But we will see what happens. It should be interesting.
According to the article @jjc225 posted looks like a done deal.
I'm not surprised by this. They have been selling Norton v22 for years now. I'd say their current development efforts have been dead for a while. Either this will restart things or end them. At least in my speculation.
I personally believe that Broadcom must have lost its mind. Didn't they learn anything about the flopped deal between Intel and McAfee? Just stick to the semiconductor business.
Broadcom Moves Forward on Symantec Acquisition
The local endpoint agent version isn't as important as the R&D and advancements that take place on the cloud side, i.e., ML improvements, file classification, etc. If you're curious, i'd suggest reading some of their research whitepapers that go into the technologies that are part of their backend.
For anyone interested: https://www.symantec.com/about/corporate-profile/technology/research-labs/papers - The paper about malicious singletons is one of the more interesting recent ones, imo.
And aren't they killing it with the public with LifeLock tie-up?
Symantec, Broadcom cease deal negotiations: CNBC
July 15, 2019
Anyone use the Norton package provided by Comcast? Is it the whole suite? Can you choose to just install the basic anti-virus portion?
if it is Norton i dont think you can choose
Norton Security 188.8.131.52 for Windows is now available!
Maybe I should junk my Norton Protection just to be safe...This to me is a GIANT RED FLAG!
If I was using Norton, I wouldn’t junk it.
Old news. Deal has been nixed, if I understand correctly. Norton is one of the best out there.
Maybe I'm just paranoid..
Maybe so..... when my Kaspersky licenses expire, (21 days) I’ve got a nice 15 month license for Norton available. No fear in using it!
"Updated on 7th August:] Due to an infield issue, Norton Security 184.108.40.206 inline throttle has been halted.
Note: During this time, 22.18 upgrade will not be available via LiveUpdate.
Once this issue has been corrected, the patch will be re-posted."
Okay, "infield" issue is an issue found in-the-field?
You'd have to ask the forum admin what that issue is.
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