Another day, another blog

A raft of public holidays gives me the time to get started on a blog about personal computing issues – the sort of thing that ordinary users wrestle with on a daily basis.

I recently helped out at a beginners computing session locally, it was interesting to see that half of the laptops either had no antivirus or an expired trial version. In one case the owner had purchased Norton 360 with the laptop but didn’t know what to do with the box. It didn’t help that the laptop came with Norton Internet Security trial version but they upsold her to Norton 360, so it wasn’t possible to just use the new product code – a re-install was required.

Looking at Norton 360 it appears to be a product developed purely for the profit margins of retailers – Norton Internet Security does the job for less money and is often on offer at less than £30 retail.


About pdthompson

PC techie - self taught, open source / free software enthusiast.
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