Anti Norton = Anti Virus

Countless times I service PCs that have Norton AntiVirus installed, often bundled with the PC or laptop when bought (Typically Dells and Toshibas). It’s great that Computers come with virus scanners installed and it’s nice that they usually come with a free subscription for some period of time.

when the subscription runs out and goes unnoticed, many basic users still feel they are protected

But when the subscription runs out and goes unnoticed, many basic users still feel they are protected, when actually they are not. Maybe because they know Norton is installed or they see it in the system tray…

Either way, after advising clients that their subscription has run out, I’m often asked to uninstall Norton AntiVirus and to install AVG Free.

Norton need to make it more apparent that the subscription has run out and that the PC in question is not protected. Or, change their licensing/subscription structure for home users who are likely to be less PC Savy than business users.

Until then Anti Norton = Anti Virus.

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