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Kudos0

Issuing a big update for that

Isn't it a little bit silly to release a 100MB+ update for a logo. Some people are on limited data and if an update is going to be pushed out it should be more than just a logo redesign. Then further down the road another 100MB+. If it's not limited data, it's limited connection speed.

https://community.norton.com/en/blogs/product-update-announcements/announcing-norton-22162-update-windows

To "top" contributors I don't need a reply about how good Norton is and blah, blah, blah. Increase your post count elsewhere.

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.17.x
Labels: LiveUpdate

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Re: Issuing a big update for that

I do remember a time when even important patches were delayed until there were enough fixes accumulated to justify the release of a new product update.  So, I agree this seemed pretty silly - you click "Run LiveUpdate" to prep for a Quick Scan while you have a few spare minutes and suddenly you are stuck with a 100MB download and an hour of your time spent dealing with a new install.  Surprise!

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Re: Issuing a big update for that

Hi SGFC:

Some users also had their Norton installation corrupted by one of these recent v22.16.x updates - see Todd D Wauchob's thread Vanished Backup about how the product name on their Norton Security Premium GUI was changed to Norton Security Ultra and their Norton Backup feature disappeared from their product.

After reading Symantec employee Sunil_GA's 13-Nov-2018 comment in Life Lock In Version 22.16.2.22 to "please watch for our expanded offerings soon" I suspect that we're going to be seeing an aggressive push by Marketing to sell more subscriptions for LifeLock identity theft protection in the near future.  This is pure speculation on my part, but I wouldn't be surprised to discover that the huge +100 MB v22.16.x update has other modifications beyond the new logo that will allow users to upgrade their subscription from Norton Security Standard/Deluxe/Premium to a new product called Norton Security Ultra that comes bundled with LifeLock.
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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Premium v22.15.1.8

Kudos0

Re: Issuing a big update for that

I had exactly the same question! 

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Re: Issuing a big update for that

SendOfJive:

I do remember a time when even important patches were delayed until there were enough fixes accumulated to justify the release of a new product update.  So, I agree this seemed pretty silly - you click "Run LiveUpdate" to prep for a Quick Scan while you have a few spare minutes and suddenly you are stuck with a 100MB download and an hour of your time spent dealing with a new install.  Surprise!

Agree, SOJ. It seems Marketing is Symantec's primary focus these days. Changes for the sake of change.

Windows 10 Home X 64 Norton Security Premium Current
Kudos0

Re: Issuing a big update for that

lmacri:

Hi SGFC:

Some users also had their Norton installation corrupted by one of these recent v22.16.x updates - see Todd D Wauchob's thread Vanished Backup about how the product name on their Norton Security Premium GUI was changed to Norton Security Ultra and their Norton Backup feature disappeared from their product.

After reading Symantec employee Sunil_GA's 13-Nov-2018 comment in Life Lock In Version 22.16.2.22 to "please watch for our expanded offerings soon" I suspect that we're going to be seeing an aggressive push by Marketing to sell more subscriptions for LifeLock identity theft protection in the near future.  This is pure speculation on my part, but I wouldn't be surprised to discover that the huge +100 MB v22.16.x update has other modifications beyond the new logo that will allow users to upgrade their subscription from Norton Security Standard/Deluxe/Premium to a new product called Norton Security Ultra that comes bundled with LifeLock.
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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.9.0 * Norton Security Premium v22.15.1.8

This was more useful than the actual Product Announcement. Ugh No I don't want LifeLock. 

Speculation, Soon Symantec will kill it's Browser Protection tools e.g. safeweb toolbar and you either buy LifeLock or you have nothing!

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.17.x
Kudos0

Re: Issuing a big update for that

I'm fairly certain I don't have LifeLock but for some reason the logo on SONAR notifications says "Norton LifeLock".

Screenshot;

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit / Norton Security v.22.17.x
Kudos0

Re: Issuing a big update for that

Lifelock is only offered to US residents. I think that it has something to do with the methods they use for monitoring id's. They use the US Social Security Number and information from banks and credit agencies. For the product to be expanded to other countries, they need to have arrangements with government and banking agencies.

It is not a feature that gets installed in Norton. It is a separate business unit/service that is offered/owned by Symantec. It will never replace Safe Web and other browser extensions. 

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.
Kudos0

Re: Issuing a big update for that

"Lifelock" is just a part of the new logo.  Sort of like the Verisign "checkmark" that was added to the logo when Symantec acquired that company.  The checkmark is still there even though you may never have needed to purchase a website certificate, and despite the fact that Symantec no longer owns the Verisign business.

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