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NIS Subscription - if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

A cautionary tale.

Despite my moans here from time to time, I've just renewed my NIS subscription for another 12 months. It cost £20 [$30 say].

In addition to the product spec, the main attraction for me is here, this Forum. If ever I have a problem - and it happens far too much at the moment!! - there are always great folks here who will sort it out for me. Never looking down on a dumb guy - as happens in some forums - and always given in plain, simple-to-understand English. Never any teccie-talk but simple step-by-step walkthroughs if it is a complicated matter.

And yes, of course the advice given always provides the solution.

A friend of mine was thinking of moving away from NIS - he uses Chrome & Firefox mainly - but after we spoke, he decided to stay. Being a typical Yorkshireman - they're very canny when it comes to spending money - he was so pleased to later tell me that he'd found a deal which cost him £3 [$4.50 say].

After checking on e-Bay, I was able to tell him it was only for six months and only for 1 PC! His wife and sons aren't happy so he's having to fork out again.

The sources of the cheap deals are mainly from Australia, Hong Kong & Singapore, with Italy there too. I'm sure they're all legit but 'let the buyer beware' - and don't forget to read the label!

Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.345/HP envy/EDGE (rubbish)/IE11 (RIP)11.285.17134.0/ OFFICE 365 Home Personal/Norton Security
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Kudos0

Re: NIS Subscription - if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

Hi Taffy_078

Very good post and warning showing what is suggested on the forum many times - purchase from a reputable source.  

BTW, here is a portion of a previous post I made in December, 2014 regarding the special offer I saw by using the Renewal Options on the main page of NIS.

I am not thrilled, nor totally convinced about upgrading to version 22.  So I decided to check out what renewal bargins were offered via my Norton Account.  I found the following on the page when I click View my Renewal Options on the main page of NIS.

It appears to me it would be wise for me to jump on the 2 year option and once v 22 is fixed (especially the slow shutdown) I could upgrade (since I already have a key) and get the remainder of the 2 years added to the v 22 license.

The short story is that I did do the 2 year renewal in Dec 2014 and  as of today I still have 775 days left, because I eventually purchased a new license for v 22, Norton Security with Backup (NS Security Premium), and was able to add my days remaining from the 2 year NIS renewal to it.

I figure the $54.99 is close to 36 quid for 2 years!

Kudos0

Re: NIS Subscription - if it looks too good to be true, it probably is!

what a bargain, Yank!!

Win10 Home v1803 build 17134.345/HP envy/EDGE (rubbish)/IE11 (RIP)11.285.17134.0/ OFFICE 365 Home Personal/Norton Security

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