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Old 01-19-2005, 03:06 PM   #1

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Ok, I purchased Nortan Antivirus last year for 2004, and now my virus thing has expired, and I do not wish to purchase the new one.

But, whenever I start my computer, I get an error message from Symantec stating that my virus/firewall stuff is out of date, and it offers me a check box to not have anymore updates, but I still do.

It always stays at the front, and this is posing a real big problem as I need to get rid of it asap!!!

Any help?
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:08 PM   #2
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With most major AV companies you will need to renew your AV subscription to continue receiving virus defination updates.

If you don't renew your subscription then you will not receive the latest virus defination updates. This means that you won't be protected from new viruses.

You can do 1 of two things

1) Renew your NAV 2004 subscription
2) Uninstall the software and find yourself a free AV scanner.

Hope this helps
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:19 PM   #3

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Do number 2. I uninstalled NAV and have never looked back - the speed difference was incredible on a slower computer. Plus NAV no longer ranks among the very best when it comes to detection - there is free software that does a better job. AVG and Avast or NOD32 spring to mind.
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Old 01-19-2005, 10:05 PM   #4

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Do number 1

If you update your norton online it will be pretty cheap and the piece of mind is worth it.

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Old 01-20-2005, 12:55 AM   #5
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I've used NAV for 7 + years now and never gotten a single virus as a result. I've had it catch many over there years, never any speed or other problems, even when using it on my Pent. 2 system.
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Old 01-20-2005, 10:58 AM   #6
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