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    Symantec - Scareware?

    Read all about it here.
    May the Forces of good computing be with you!

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    I just saw this RG. I was thinking of posting it myself. I wonder if Symantec is becomming the next McAfee. They sure seem to have changed a lot since back in the day when Peter Norton first developed the AV app that I loved.
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    Ted,

    I know exactly what you mean. For years I swore by The Norton Utilities & Norton AV. Ever since Symantec bought Peter out I've done nothing but swear AT them!
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    I'd assume that every "performance enhancement" program that does a free scan will always find something to entice you to buy the product.

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    You are so right Joe. But resorting to scaring people to purchase a product is starting to get low in my book. I'm with RG. I did swear by Norton Utilities for many years, then began to swear at Symantec, and finally said good-bye to them.
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    I was a long time supporter of Norton Utilities, and considered it indispensable under Windows XP (only have one machine still running XP).

    I was never happy with their offerings under Windows Vista, and it simply got much worse under Windows 7.
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    I gave up on Symantec a long time ago. Norton Products were great!!! early Symantec products functioned well for awhile.

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