Originally posted by JustMike |
I'll stick with the application that myself and others have heard of. When it comes to Windows software, with few exceptions, you get what you pay for.
Hey, lighten up. This type of response is hardly conducive to encouraging others to share their knowledge about deals. Especially such good ones!
Far from proving "you get what you pay for" Symantec, and Microsoft for that matter, only prove that you can sell any old crap as long as you market it loud and long enough.
I have, unfortunately, paid for and used four anti-virus programs over the past few years: Norton, Pc-Cillin, McAfee and Grisoft. In my opinion, anything is better than Norton AV (I spent more money on long-distance phone calls to Symantec than I did on their already expensive and problem plagued “Norton Systems Works” (sic) trying to get it to work -- let alone improve my system. The telephone support person confided to me that the program was faulty and not ready for release and that the phones were ringing off the hook). The AV program itself is over-hyped, sluggish and expensive. If you want to buy it because marketing and price inflation give you a personal sense of comfort that’s your perogative -- but don’t dissuade others from being more astute or posting better deals.
Even at $15 a year (assuming, doubtfully, that you'll get the same deal next year) Norton AV is still way overpriced for what it is. This is particularly true when grisoft.com is free to Canadians for the asking (But not to those godforesaken Europeans -- for some reason).