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    Norton 2013 beta supports Windows 8 Metro


    Symantec has released the first 2013 public betas of Norton Antivirus,Norton Internet Security and Norton 360.
    Norton 2013 beta supports Windows 8 Metro
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJC View Post
    Symantec has released the first 2013 public betas of Norton Antivirus,Norton Internet Security and Norton 360.
    Norton 2013 beta supports Windows 8 Metro

    Ugh!!! I wouldn't install that bunch of ---pware on a PC even if YOU PAID me. !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Eighteen years ago, I fell in love with Norton Anti-virus, and I hated its evil arch-enemy, MacAfee. But Norton started putting entries on your computer that would sabotage other AV programs if you switched.

    Six years ago, I switched to free AV programs and I've never regretted it.

    But then the free ones started forcing themselves to start-up all the time, even though I only wanted one of them to be running. So now I just stick with Windows Defender, and I'm not having any problems.
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    I updated my NIS and it still seems to be working fine! FWIW
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    I updated my NIS and it still seems to be working fine! FWIW
    ??? Just yesterday you said you had to go through a process so it doesn't shutdown hang.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DJC View Post
    Symantec has released the first 2013 public betas of Norton Antivirus,Norton Internet Security and Norton 360.
    Norton 2013 beta supports Windows 8 Metro
    Ugh!!! I wouldn't install that bunch of ---pware on a PC even if YOU PAID me. !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Man do I ever agree with that statement.

    Norton turns your Windows machine into a Norton Op system, taking over your entire system for the sake of security is ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    I updated my NIS and it still seems to be working fine! FWIW
    ??? Just yesterday you said you had to go through a process so it doesn't shutdown hang.
    Hey GMan, yes I did. But that hasn't been identified yet with Norton. That shutdown procedure came from Window 8 forum and was an answer to a shutdown problem as described. Don't forget the defrag issue I posted also. I promise that when my subscription runs out, I'll see if I the problem disappears and make a full disclosure statement!
    Cheers
    Glenn
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    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    I updated my NIS and it still seems to be working fine! FWIW
    ??? Just yesterday you said you had to go through a process so it doesn't shutdown hang.
    Hey GMan, yes I did. But that hasn't been identified yet with Norton. That shutdown procedure came from Window 8 forum and was an answer to a shutdown problem as described. Don't forget the defrag issue I posted also. I promise that when my subscription runs out, I'll see if I the problem disappears and make a full disclosure statement!
    Cheers
    Glenn
    How many times did I say it was Norton already? About 8-10?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by glennc View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by GMan View Post

    ??? Just yesterday you said you had to go through a process so it doesn't shutdown hang.
    Hey GMan, yes I did. But that hasn't been identified yet with Norton. That shutdown procedure came from Window 8 forum and was an answer to a shutdown problem as described. Don't forget the defrag issue I posted also. I promise that when my subscription runs out, I'll see if I the problem disappears and make a full disclosure statement!
    Cheers
    Glenn
    How many times did I say it was Norton already? About 8-10?
    Hello GMan,
    I know that you have made this point often. But never having this problem ever in XP or in Windows 7 Ultimate, I took it with a bit of skepticism as maybe you might be mistaken and are obviously anti Norton. Finding that Microsoft Windows 8 forum mentions the shutdown problem and a fix for it without mentioning any 3rd party software being the cause also caused some doubt. Having looked at the link you provided and I will read it further, it does add credence to your confident diagnosis. But again from personal experience it never happened until Window 8 CP. Since I use it with complete confidence on W7 and it is, in actuality, the cause of the shutdown hangups with W8CP, I still feel it is worth it, especially since I already paid for it. Again I like the bloated interaction of the program. Once I read up on it and as I believe it will confirm you pov, I am still stuck with the situation as it is. When W8 becomes available it will probably be too expensive for me to care to purchase and I will go back to Ubuntu. So I see no reason to change. I again and always have appreciated your experienced advice. Thanks for the links!!
    Glenn
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