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Kudos14 Stats

The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

In no particular order:

  1. The scandal involving the stolen code a few years back (don’t know about anyone else, but during that time my Norton seemed to be getting mega large updates on a regular basis)
  2. The auto renew debacle and subsequent court case
  3. The fixation with trying to make everyone use the cloud vault.  They still haven’t explained this to my satisfaction and it is technically possible for a local vault to exist
  4. Releasing new products without fixing problems that have been identified during beta testing
  5. Safe search icons that are there one day and not the next.  Norton always conveniently blames a third party and tells us that other layers of protection will keeps us safe (well if that is the case, why bother to have them in the first place)
  6. The Removal tool which seems to be a “cure all” for all problems
  7. The 23 of September was always the release date for Norton 2015, but Symantec pretended otherwise.  I do not believe that they had not decided on the upgrade options prior to the release date.  It would appear they were just keeping conveniently quiet.  The promises that current users would be looked after appear wrong. It seems that it comes down to who you get when you ring/chat Norton support and how good a negotiator you are.
  8. Running a competition in Australia over six weeks and giving away six cars.  To be eligible you needed to have a certain number of days on your subscription of NIS, 360 etc.  I wonder how many people renewed their subscription to be eligible for entry to the prize draw. Norton failed to advise that anyone renewing or buying as a new customer, would be stuck on version 21.
  9. Telling us NS is all new, but it has a version 22 identifier (must have missed the other 21)
  10. Still selling boxed versions (which boldly claim that they are always up to date and newest version) and three year versions online of the now superseded 360 and NIS.
  11. Destroying the passion of members of these forums.  In the past the members of these forums have a passion that can been seen in their writings.  All I see now is disappointment, feelings of betrayal and a lack of trust (and even some anger) in what Symantec have done
  12. The forum conveniently changed over to the new format around the same time Norton 2015 was due to be released.  The changeover resulted in a lot of lost threads and the inability to post/comment (how convenient).  I hope that Norton is better at programming security software than they are a forum.

Bye

Trust dies but mistrust blossoms

Sophocles

Replies

Kudos0

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

Excellent quote from Sophocles.I could not have said it better.

Kudos0

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

Very well said.
Kudos0

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

Very well said.
Kudos0

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

I totally agree.

     
Kudos0

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

I second all the above.

Kudos0

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

Hi Sophocles ,

But i have more than 100 reasons for why buy Norton Symantec Products .

I am sure you have a amateur user and have not any experience on Security companies and Products and very Impress from some news and advertisement and lie information issued some companies same Russia company .

Also you does not try for get trust information .

i am limit at this forum for give answer to you .

Best Regards ,

Security Market Expert : AntiVirus Support , Analysis AntiVirus Market .Analysis sell and support ; AV companies policies .Write more than 4000 Post on disna.ir about AntiVirus ; Security Products ; AntiVirus Companies Policies . www.disna.ir
Kudos2 Stats

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

Someone call in the translator please.

Kudos1 Stats

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

I'll try to interpret ;)

"Hi justwondering (whose skills in quoting Sophocles are beyond my imagination),

(next line left intact)

Regarding all you have written above I have a strong feeling that you learned your opinion of honorable and reputable Norton products not as result of continuous using them by yourself but exclusively as a consequence of reading some suspicious Internet resources where the Russian ones occupy significant place.

I would recommend you to stop it immediately and begin to listen to me!

Unfortunately, the plea I gave last Friday on my AA meeting does not allow me to use more appropriate expressions.

Yours truly,

amirsafari, Esq."

Nothing personal, no offense ;)

Kudos0

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

@ amirsafari,

I suggest you go to bed, it's late, be sure to take a couple of aspirin before...

Kudos0

Re: The twelve reasons why I no longer trust Norton

Antivirus Market is very complex . Specially at these old 6 years .

Small & New companies very try come to market & sales AV and try competition with most valid and trusty Security companies same Symantec .

They support Some websites and magazines for issue lie or Destructive news and information and reports .

event they give some harmfully features at products only because advertisements . same sandbox for Home users .

we must open eyes .

Security Market Expert : AntiVirus Support , Analysis AntiVirus Market .Analysis sell and support ; AV companies policies .Write more than 4000 Post on disna.ir about AntiVirus ; Security Products ; AntiVirus Companies Policies . www.disna.ir

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