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Posted: 10/31/20 05:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Received a e-mail today that Comcast is dropping support for the included Norton Security for multiple devices. Norton will provide 6 months free, then 1 year for $29.99. Then it will cost $104.99/yr.

Stealth price increase by Comcast.


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Posted: 10/31/20 06:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RambleOnNW wrote:

Received a e-mail today that Comcast is dropping support for the included Norton Security for multiple devices. Norton will provide 6 months free, then 1 year for $29.99. Then it will cost $104.99/yr.

Stealth price increase by Comcast.


does Comcast own Norton or was Norton a strategic partner with Comcast, a partnership that has now ended? there are lots of security suites on the market.


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Posted: 10/31/20 06:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rk911 wrote:

RambleOnNW wrote:

Received a e-mail today that Comcast is dropping support for the included Norton Security for multiple devices. Norton will provide 6 months free, then 1 year for $29.99. Then it will cost $104.99/yr.

Stealth price increase by Comcast.


does Comcast own Norton or was Norton a strategic partner with Comcast, a partnership that has now ended? there are lots of security suites on the market.


Point is that Norton was included in the monthly Comcast internet charge at no additional cost. Now each user will have to obtain an internet security suite on their own at additional cost.

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Keep your operating systems updated, turn on Windows Defencer, and add Avast Free. Pay attention to where you click, avoid click-bait, and you will be fine. No need for elaborate security suites.


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Posted: 10/31/20 07:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RambleOnNW wrote:

rk911 wrote:

RambleOnNW wrote:

Received a e-mail today that Comcast is dropping support for the included Norton Security for multiple devices. Norton will provide 6 months free, then 1 year for $29.99. Then it will cost $104.99/yr.

Stealth price increase by Comcast.


does Comcast own Norton or was Norton a strategic partner with Comcast, a partnership that has now ended? there are lots of security suites on the market.


Point is that Norton was included in the monthly Comcast internet charge at no additional cost. Now each user will have to obtain an internet security suite on their own at additional cost.


the question was a reply to your statement that this is a "Stealth price increase by Comcast". maybe, maybe not.

look, it's upsetting, i get it but things change. our family doc for the last 20-yrs just notified us that unless we switch to a medicare advantage plan he will drop us as patients. we are both really ticked off...he's been a good doc for us but we're not switching...screw him. lots and lots of doctors in our area. lots and lots of security suites, too. good luck.

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coolmom42 wrote:

Keep your operating systems updated, turn on Windows Defencer, and add Avast Free. Pay attention to where you click, avoid click-bait, and you will be fine. No need for elaborate security suites.


I’m a computer engineer. Very familiar with security issues. Have had e-mail since 1983 (10 years before commercial Internet).

No I won’t use Avast free. Thanks.

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Posted: 11/01/20 08:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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and add Avast Free.


No Avast or AVG for that matter. Avast acquired AVG in 2016. Avast got caught brokering their users data even though they explicitly said in the agreements they would not. And worse, it got linked back to the actual user's. Avast has always been just a middling performer, and how many of us had to uninstall the PIA AVG toolbar. Good grief !!


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RambleOnNW wrote:

coolmom42 wrote:

Keep your operating systems updated, turn on Windows Defencer, and add Avast Free. Pay attention to where you click, avoid click-bait, and you will be fine. No need for elaborate security suites.


I’m a computer engineer. Very familiar with security issues. Have had e-mail since 1983 (10 years before commercial Internet).

No I won’t use Avast free. Thanks.


What do you like for security protection?

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if that's an open question i'm using the iobit products. there's no way to know what you don't detect but they appear to do the job...advanced system care pro and malware detect pro.

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rk911 wrote:

if that's an open question i'm using the iobit products. there's no way to know what you don't detect but they appear to do the job...advanced system care pro and malware detect pro.

rk, I'm always open for anything anyone can teach me about the computer. Particularly security issues. Iobit is a good company. I haven't used their antivirus, but I do use their Driver updater. I got the blue screen of death once, and the PC repairman said it was outdated drivers. I thought Microsoft automatically updated the drivers, he told me they do, but they don't always get it right. For antivirus, I like Bitdefender, Malwarebytes, and Kaspersky(despite the Russian connection). If your computer gets infected, one security pro follows a set procedure; first run Kaspersky virus removal tool. It's extremely good. It's an .exe program not the security suite. Next he does Malwarebytes, then Hitman Pro followed by Zemana, and also Auslogics registry cleaner. Hitman Pro and Zemana can be very destructive, but it should save the PC.

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