Solved can't load norton 360 onto my cpu

December 10, 2013 at 12:28:17
Specs: Windows 7
no XpUser4Real it doesn't say that when I type in the Norton.com/walmart/n360 it only tries to sell me some

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#1
December 10, 2013 at 16:04:24
Don't buy it! There are way too many good freebies available these days. There's no need to waste your money on Norton crapware.

AVAST: http://www.filehippo.com/download_a...

BitDefender: http://www.filehippo.com/download_b...

Microsoft Security Essentials: http://www.filehippo.com/download_s...

BTW, this is a CPU >>> http://www.laptopparts101.com/wp-co...

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#2
December 10, 2013 at 16:51:05
"no XpUser4Real it doesn't say that when I type in the Norton.com...."
Sorry but that has no meaning to the majority here unless you link to the post where you saw it.

I use a freebie too, like many helpers on this forum.

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#3
December 10, 2013 at 23:30:01
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Go to the Norton website:

https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us...

and select the option(s) that apply to you. Ignore those that say Norton is bloatware, they have not used it in many years and if you do anything financial on the internet you need a complete suite like Norton or Kaspersky to keep you protected.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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#4
December 11, 2013 at 07:20:43
Re #3

Yes, I've read on many websites that the old Norton bloatware image is no longer the case. There are dangers in assuming anything remains static with computers. Even three years is a long time. The bad guys are leading the field and our pet fixes are well known to them.

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#5
December 11, 2013 at 10:08:26
"Ignore those that say Norton is bloatware, they have not used it in many years"

Maybe it's not as bad as it used to be, admittedly I don't use it, I haven't used it in a whole lot of years, & I have no intention of ever using it again. There are so many free options available, why would I bother? I'm currently running BitDefender, same as I linked to in my other response. It's about as lightweight & unobtrusive as it gets.


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#6
December 11, 2013 at 10:30:33
Thank you for at least admitting that you have not used Norton. My main contention is that the free offerings from AVG, Avast etc. are fine for basic security but for anyone that needs the extra security and peace of mind that is required for anything financial on the internet then that comes at a price - hence the reason for Avast, AVG etc. going to great lengths to persuade users to upgrade to their paid-for products to gain that extra security that Kaspersky, Norton etc. provide 'out of the box'.

In my business I'm quite happy to install Avast (it does regularly come at or near the top of the list of good reviews) on customer's computers where they are adamant that they do not intend to do on-line banking etc. but for anyone who does use those services I always point them in the direction of a full paid-for suite. I'm not affiliated to any company, if a customer wants total security then I suggest Kaspersky, and for ease of use I suggest Norton. Both of these products do a very good job, as can be seen from the monthly reviews that are freely available on the net and in the conclusions you will invariably find that the paid-for solutions are always recommended for exactly the same reasons. All companies go through bad patches (I was one of those that got caught by Bit Defender's total screw-up a number of years ago that necessitated a complete reinstall in many cases and I, like others with Norton, am still wary of their product), but both Norton and Kaspersky have got their acts right and I shall happily carry on recommending them in those instances that require it.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd


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