The Symantec/Norton Thread.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Mayahana, Jan 21, 2015.

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    I had norton for 20 years but dropped it because of the the advertising pop ups. It is just adware now.

    Disgraceful behaviour for an av company
     
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    A kind of Frankenstein company right now TBH. Hopefully some of the good from Bullguard, Avira and in the future Avast/AVG will rub off on them.
     
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    Isn't Norton the purchaser and not the purchasee? I expect them to rub things the other way.
    Bullguard, Avira, Norton, Avast, AVG. If they pick up another company starting with "N" they can use the acronym banana.
     
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    :argh:

    Yeah, plenty of posts on their forum about that and I have made it quite clear to the forum Admin how I feel about their ads. Sadly it seems that the marketing department is running their management these days.
     
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    When they bought AVG/Avast they also got Norman. So this can be missing N :) (link: https://www.norman.com/en-ww/homepage)
     
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    That's funny. I was actually wondering about that after I typed it because I was thinking they did buy Norman. Thanks for confirming. BANANA antivirus it is.
     
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    :D love it. banana av. sounds great.:argh:

    a: i use a six-engine av.
    b: oh yeah? what av is that?
    a: it's banana av.
    b: banana av?
    a: yep. bullgard-avira-norton-avast-norman-avg. :ninja:
     
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    Norton already uses yellow color in their systray icon so they don't have to change a lot. They just have to draw banana instead of checkmark and they have new icon.
     
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    Wondering why when you go to the page that link points to that there is a gas range in the background picture. Did they just take this update out of the oven? Seriously, I don't get that it is related.
     
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    Lol that is awesome. Maybe that is why? :argh:
     
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    I'm waiting for the release of Norton Go, to see how it differs from other Norton products. This is the email which was sent to BullGuard customers a few weeks ago.
     
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    "Sadly it seems that the marketing department is running their management these days. "

    It means there is no legislation around software companies. They can do as they please.By taking over bull guard etc N will do the same thing and people won't have a choice. It should be anti competitive to do that
     
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    Sounds similar to the notice they gave to Atguard customers after they bought the firewall and subsequently screwed it all up.
     
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