Monday Jan 15th, 2007: Issue #762
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Long term readers of Kickstart will know that I have a
love/hate relationship with Norton Internet Security.
Love, because it definitely keeps my computers clear of
viruses and other nasties, but hate for a variety of
a. Its high resource overhead slows computers down.
b. It nags you renew your license every day for the last
30 days of its term.
c. The anti-sp** part doesn’t integrate with Thunderbird,
the email client I now prefer.
d. Its automatic update function doesn’t work properly.
e. Just trying to find a way to contact support is half a
day’s job! Getting a useful answer when you do is
But for all its faults, I still usually end up buying a
new license each year, or installing the latest version.
Sometimes it is easier to stick with a flawed solution
that you are familiar with than waste too much time
searching for a different one that may well turn out to be
worse.… Read the rest