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nis xpired popup

I found vis picture floating in the comodo forum. Is it real? I doubt it is. What does the product displays when it expires?
Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.

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Kudos0

Re: nis xpired popup

I found vis picture floating in the comodo forum. Is it real? I doubt it is. What does the product displays when it expires?
Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos0

Re: nis xpired popup

Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos0

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Trying to imbed the image.
Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos0

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Hi Tywin7,

I'm not in the habit of letting my NIS expire on me! But I don't know about that image, it somehow does not look right. And what about the image provided by the OP in this thread which came from an actual pop up from an expired NIS?

http://community.norton.com/t5/Norton-Internet-Security-Norton/Subscription-Alert-wording-finally-fixed/m-p/301534/highlight/true#M129192

I've asked Symantec to confirm but I'm thinking your image does not look right or legitimate.

Also you can attach images but you must use the  symbol at the top of your reply editor, not the Add Attachment at the bottom.

Best wishes.

Allen

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64 bit, 32 GB * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32* Ghost 15 * IE 9, Firefox, Safari. Test laptop with W7 Home Premium 64 bit * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32
Kudos0

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I know how to post imgs. But I'm using my mobile phone so I can't access the toolbar. It doesn't even appear! OperaMini 5 with Sony Ericsson K800i
Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos0

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Tywin7 wrote:
I know how to post imgs. But I'm using my mobile phone so I can't access the toolbar. It doesn't even appear! OperaMini 5 with Sony Ericsson K800i

Hi Tywin7,

No offense was intended, sorry if it looked that way. Let's see what Symantec says about the image though.

Best wishes.

Allen

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64 bit, 32 GB * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32* Ghost 15 * IE 9, Firefox, Safari. Test laptop with W7 Home Premium 64 bit * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32
Kudos0

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Imo Symantec should improve their compatibity with mobile browsers. The quote function produced a strange forum error.
Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos0

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Forgot to add I'm not offended by your post. Also editing existing posts from mobile is not possible.
Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos1 Stats

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I've let my product expire a couple of times (with a new key handy for that moment), and I've never seen a message even remotely resembling that image. That said, I don't specifically recall what messages are displayed. I do know that you begin to get pop-ups, one after another, in the lower right corner advising you that AV, Firewall, etc., are no longer protecting you, and the red X in the system tray icon. I'm not overly impressed with the tactics of the folks at the Comodo forum, this looks be another one of them, IMO.

Windows 7 SP1 32bit - NSBU - 22.1.0.9
Kudos0

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killyourtv wrote:

I've let my product expire a couple of times (with a new key handy for that moment), and I've never seen a message even remotely resembling that image. That said, I don't specifically recall what messages are displayed. I do know that you begin to get pop-ups, one after another, in the lower right corner advising you that AV, Firewall, etc., are no longer protecting you, and the red X in the system tray icon. I'm not overly impressed with the tactics of the folks at the Comodo forum, this looks be another one of them, IMO.


Hi killyourtv,

Totally agreed. That wording does not look like something Symantec would say. But only Symantec can confirm for sure.

Best wishes.

Allen

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64 bit, 32 GB * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32* Ghost 15 * IE 9, Firefox, Safari. Test laptop with W7 Home Premium 64 bit * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32
Kudos0

Re: nis xpired popup

"Protect yourself now, or beg for mercy"

LOL, you would think the comodo trolls would make it a little more believable.

Kudos0

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I finally got on to the computer.  Here it is embedded!  I 100% think its fake! BTW, what's the REAL message that appeared?

Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
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Kudos1 Stats

Re: nis xpired popup

First the issue of the popup. This is a legitimate alert window. It is meant to be in the same line of humor as the following videos. Let me know if you have any questions about these alerts, and thanks for letting us know!

Tony Weiss | Norton Forums Global Community Manager | Symantec Corporation
Kudos3 Stats

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Also, currently for the forums, we are working to be more compatible for mobile devices. Right now, they're not fully compatible, but we can see a growing need for it. Thanks!

Tony Weiss | Norton Forums Global Community Manager | Symantec Corporation
Kudos0

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Hi Tony,

Thanks, I would have never guessed!

Allen

Windows 7 Ultimate SP 1, 64 bit, 32 GB * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32* Ghost 15 * IE 9, Firefox, Safari. Test laptop with W7 Home Premium 64 bit * NIS Vers. 21.6.0.32
Kudos0

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I saw that this popup was complained on the Comodo forum.  It could be see as a threat to buy Norton software or renew it.  Its almost the same behavior as rogue av, they said.

Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos1 Stats

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Yay our thread got mentioned in forbes blog! Http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2010/10/04/symantec-scareware-tells-customers-to-renew-or-beg-for-mercy/ it turns not that many also complained of the message. Now Norton have toned down the renewal reminder. http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2010/10/05/symantec-backs-off-its-beg-for-mercy-warning-message/
Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos0

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Well, I'm certainly happy to hear that this message has been "toned down". I'm still very surprised that the original message was ever approved, but I guess that's why I'm not making the big bucks, or the decisions, at Symantec.

Kudos to Symantec for realizing the mistake and pulling that message.

Windows 7 SP1 32bit - NSBU - 22.1.0.9
Kudos0

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Tony_Weiss wrote:

First the issue of the popup. This is a legitimate alert window. It is meant to be in the same line of humor as the following videos. Let me know if you have any questions about these alerts, and thanks for letting us know!


How the heck do you imbed videos?

Norton Internet Security 2011 , Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Check if you are eligable for a FREE Norton upgrade)Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.”--Thomas Alva EdisonI'm not a Symantec employee and my posts do not represent the views of Symantec.
Kudos0

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Tywin7 wrote:
 

How the heck do you imbed videos?


Hi Tywin7,

It's one of the joys of being an Administrator. 

Let's keep this thread on topic. 

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