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mikebartnz
20-06-2011, 11:20 AM
Was in DS yesterday advising a guy on some computer parts etc. He bought a laptop and the guy was very persistent in trying to convince me that Nortons was vastly improved. Do they end up getting commission when people pay after the free subscription. I know everyone here totally dislikes it but has it improved?

pctek
20-06-2011, 11:35 AM
Do they end up getting commission when people pay after the free subscription.
No but they do when they convince you to buy the boxed version.

1101
20-06-2011, 12:07 PM
I know everyone here totally dislikes it but has it improved?

They allways say the 'new version' is improved. They said that about 360
360 was a POS, especially on slower PC's
I guess it cant get any worse :badpc:

This is a company that couldnt be trusted with credit card details & was fined for this in the US.

Vallis
20-06-2011, 12:26 PM
To be fair, Norton's has improved over the last year or so. After 2003 it went downhill but it's no longer a system draining dog.

Having said that, I'm quite happy with Microsoft Security Essentials.

:)

Fifthdawn
20-06-2011, 05:01 PM
ha, the other day I remover Norton antivirus and a stopped a "few" start up programs on my mates laptop. Made a noticeable difference in how fast it booted.

inphinity
20-06-2011, 05:07 PM
It certainly uses far less system resources than it used to in older versions., which is a nice improvement. Shame it's still not really very effective as an antivirus.

linw
21-06-2011, 10:16 AM
They are now less hungry on resources but I still tell people to bin them and save money!

Chilling_Silence
21-06-2011, 10:30 AM
I think they get around 0.5% commission if my memory serves me correctly, but it adds up real quickly if you convince one person each day to buy the AV.