|MrGoodguy I think 'beta' is text talk for 'better' ;-)|
Anyway, yes almost certainly it's a trial version of Norton, most manufacturer's put something on there, jus in the hope that the purchaser will go on to buy the full licence. Wait until you are warned that the trial period is about to expire, then uninstall it and decide what you want to replace it with then. Unless you have already purchased a Norton Licence or it is being used for on-line banking or other financial stuff you can probably get away with using one of the many free security programs available.
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