Norton Internet Security

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Caseyville, IL

#1 Jan 21, 2013
I've been having a disagreement with a friend over the length of time a download from Norton will last and I say it's 12 months from the date of purchase.

He has 2 computers and went to Sam's and on the advice of a man that knows a lot about computers he bought a pack of 3 of the downloads from Norton for 90-100 bucks.

He has used 2 and has 1 remaining and he is convinced that a year from now the remaining download will still be good for another year but I don't think it works that way. From what I have read when you use the first download the remaining 2 expire on the same date and you cannot get any updates past that date.

Does anyone know? I can't believe that Norton would allow that. I have a new computer and they want 50 bucks for a 1 year subscription but it's only about 16 dollars from Amazon and 26 dollars for three.
beelzebub

United States

#2 Jan 21, 2013
In illinois any goods or gift certificate(any certificate showing goods or services paid for) is good for 5 years by law. He paid for 3 downloads, he gets 3 downloads, timeframe doesn't matter until 5 years is up. You're suggesting they don't let people use their program more than a year under any circumstances, that's counter to any sensible business practice. Why would anyone bar you from using their service. Buying computor programs that far in advance isn't very bright though.
Know it

Columbia, IL

#3 Jan 21, 2013
It is 365 days from date of install. All you need is to get either Internet Security or Anti Virus, skip the 360 degree version. Your friend paid way too much. Shop online.
sheeez

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Jan 22, 2013
never pay for antivirus.
download microsoft security essentials ( it's free )
agree

Columbia, IL

#5 Jan 22, 2013
I would never pay either. Too many free and reliable one out there now
Symantec is one
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Collinsville, IL

#6 Jan 22, 2013
Know it wrote:
It is 365 days from date of install. All you need is to get either Internet Security or Anti Virus, skip the 360 degree version. Your friend paid way too much. Shop online.
That's what I thought too on the time limits. From some of the comments I read on Amazon from customers they also said what you told me.

What will happen is after 365 days the program will still work but will not update to cover new viruses. I like the Internet Security program that was installed on the new computer and I haven't had 1 virus yet. It's very good and I'm comfortable with it.
Sure

Columbia, IL

#7 Jan 22, 2013
agree wrote:
I would never pay either. Too many free and reliable one out there now
Symantec is one
You know the saying,"you get what you pay for" well you think your free stuff is going to work for you then go for it.
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Troy, IL

#8 Jan 22, 2013
Sure wrote:
<quoted text>You know the saying,"you get what you pay for" well you think your free stuff is going to work for you then go for it.
I share you're opinion on the free stuff. Personally I have tried most of them in the past and all of them did not give the level of protection that Norton does.

This is the first time I've used Norton in 10 years. The old versions really loaded your computer down and I had my first computer crash even with Norton Antivirus and Norton Firewall but that was about 11 years ago.

What bugged me was if you had the programs downloaded from Norton and the computer crashes then you have a problem if you have use System Recovery to get it working again. You loose the downloads that you paid for so you would start using the free stuff.

The new versions are great. They quietly run in the back ground and the Norton Internet Security also has Firewall protection and many features the free stuff doesn't have.

When you think of the cost of a new computer I personally think you are money ahead to get the best protection you can especially if you have online banking, credit card info and all the other things you want to keep private.
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East Alton, IL

#9 Feb 9, 2013
I'm down to 5 days till it's time to renew or change my antivirus program.
I've had over 60 days usage of Norton Internet Security free and I like it plus I've yet to have 1 virus plus it covers spyware and firewall.
What more can you ask for?
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Edwardsville, IL

#10 Feb 10, 2013
Well, I lucked out on this. I got Norton Internet Security for $31.86 directly from Norton.

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