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Kudos0

Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?

I have a paid license of Norton Antivirus that runs out in ~40 days and I am currently using it.  I am interested in Norton Internet Security to replace it, but I would like to try it first to see how the Firewall behaves and works.  

Is a trial of Norton Internet Security possible in my situation?

The reason I wonder is because recently I uninstalled and reinstalled Norton Antivirus via a trial download and it would not work until I put in my product key (i.e. the trial would not work), so I assume the Internet Security trial would be the same but perhaps not since it is technically a different product.

So, if I uninstall my still-current Norton Antivirus and install a trial copy of Norton Internet Security will it work or will me past use of Norton have left registry entries prohibiting me from using a trial period?   If it will not work, is there anyway I can try it before I buy an actual license so I can make sure I like the firewall etc. (any temporary key someone Norton could give me via my Norton account perhaps)?  If not, I'll try Bitdefender Internet Security. 

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Kudos0

Re: Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?

I have a paid license of Norton Antivirus that runs out in ~40 days and I am currently using it.  I am interested in Norton Internet Security to replace it, but I would like to try it first to see how the Firewall behaves and works.  

Is a trial of Norton Internet Security possible in my situation?

The reason I wonder is because recently I uninstalled and reinstalled Norton Antivirus via a trial download and it would not work until I put in my product key (i.e. the trial would not work), so I assume the Internet Security trial would be the same but perhaps not since it is technically a different product.

So, if I uninstall my still-current Norton Antivirus and install a trial copy of Norton Internet Security will it work or will me past use of Norton have left registry entries prohibiting me from using a trial period?   If it will not work, is there anyway I can try it before I buy an actual license so I can make sure I like the firewall etc. (any temporary key someone Norton could give me via my Norton account perhaps)?  If not, I'll try Bitdefender Internet Security. 

Kudos0

Re: Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?

Download and run this https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us to completely remove your Norton product!
After that - Download NIS 2013 from here : http://buy-download.norton.com/downloads/2013/20.2.1.22/NISNAV/US/NIS-ESD-20-2-1-22-EN.exe

:) After installation you should have 15/30 days trial period! :) If you buy NIS you'll can activate it and it'll be not necessary to download another setup :)
Kudos0

Re: Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?


stringa wrote:
Download and run this https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us to completely remove your Norton product!
After that - Download NIS 2013 from here : http://buy-download.norton.com/downloads/2013/20.2.1.22/NISNAV/US/NIS-ESD-20-2-1-22-EN.exe

:) After installation you should have 15/30 days trial period! :) If you buy NIS you'll can activate it and it'll be not necessary to download another setup :)

Thanks but I used that removal utility before (I tested Kaspersky is why I remvoed Norton), then when I reinstalled the Norton Antivirus trial to go back to Norton it would not work until I entered my product key.   I assume they hide the registry entry so you cant keep using that tool month to month on trial. 

You sure it work before I go to through the procedures (uninstall and install NIS)?

Kudos0

Re: Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?

Remove Kaspersky with their own uninstall tool! Then install NIS 2013 ...
You have said "when I reinstalled the Norton Antivirus trial " but you want to install NIS Trial, right? :) If you have been using Norton Antivirus / paid / you'll can't use it again like a trial. But if you install another Norton product / Norton Internet Security / you'll can test it for 15/30 days! :)
Kudos0

Re: Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?


stringa wrote:
Remove Kaspersky with their own uninstall tool! Then install NIS 2013 ...
You have said "when I reinstalled the Norton Antivirus trial " but you want to install NIS Trial, right? :) If you have been using Norton Antivirus / paid / you'll can't use it again like a trial. But if you install another Norton product / Norton Internet Security / you'll can test it for 15/30 days! :)

Thanks, I will try it when my antivirus gets down to 30 days (40 now.)  I just assumed it would hold for all Norton products so my Norton Antivirus would cause the Norton Internet Security not to work. 

Kudos0

Re: Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?

Here's the link I give for the Kaspersky removal tool

http://support.kaspersky.com/1464 

If you did not run this before installing any subsequent Norton product, trial or otherwise, then it may not be working properly and it would be best to uninstall, clean up and reinstall. You can do this for Norton with one of two tools we have.

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?

NIS is a different product, an expired key for NAV will not effect the trial of it.

You can use NAV until the license expires and still get to use the NIS trial.

Dave

edit- 30 day trial NIS

http://us.norton.com/downloads-trial-norton-internet-security

Kudos0

Re: Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?

DAve,

I didn't understand the question to be about the key but about having an expired NAV and installing a trial NIS .... won't that uninstall the NAV in any case regardless of the status of the Key?

Hugh
Kudos0

Re: Will a trial of Norton Internet Security work if I have a paid Norton Antivirus license?

Of course it would uninstall the other version.  But I wouldn't reccomend that, I would uninstall the old version through the control panel first.

I understood the question to be if a license for NAV will effect (or block) the use of a NIS trial.

If the NAV license is expired, as already pointed out, you can't install NAV again and get a trial period.

But you can then install NIS and get a trial period, NAV expiring does not block the trial of another product.

For the same reason, yes if you really wanted to you could uninstall NAV, install NIS and use the NIS trial before your other license expired but that would just be a waste of 14-30 days on the NAV license.

Using up the last 40 days of NAV and then installing the 30 day trial of NIS = 70 days total

Installing NIS now gets you the 30 day trial and if you reinstall NAV you have 10 days left  = 40 days total

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