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Norton Internet Security subscription box

by menace / November 8, 2004 2:40 AM PST

Hey,
Is there anyone out there that knows how to stop that annoying box that pops up asking if you want to "renew your subscription" when you start your computer

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(NT) (NT) You renew it and it stops.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 2:55 AM PST
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Re: (NT) You renew it and it stops.
by menace / November 8, 2004 9:08 PM PST

Errr...yeah thanks, but I guess I forgot to say
I dont want to renew my subscription as I dont really use my home PC much nowadays, so it dont justify the cost.

thanks in advance

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Re: (NT) You renew it and it stops.
by hairymon / November 8, 2004 9:58 PM PST

You could uninstall the software since you say don't use your computer much.

But if you still want the Norton Internet Security software with the settings you have now but do not want the subscription (keeping in mind that this means you will not have protection against any new pests that come about), there should be a setting somewhere in the software that will cancel the alerts. You can also try to call Norton and explain to them and hopefully they will give you an answer, in fact, by law they have to give you a way to disable this so I would push them very very hard.

Mr. Profitt, I rarely make a comment like this, but I was outraged at your "you renew it and it stops" answer to this person. This plays right into the hands of companies who hope to make extra money by making you think through tactics like this that you are forced to renew or live with annoyances like that and is almost (but I'll admit not quite) bordering on spyware/adware.

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Re: (NT) You renew it and it stops.
by glb613 / November 9, 2004 2:17 AM PST

The poster asked how to make to message stop. It is simple. You renew or uninstall the program.

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In that case I agree with hairyman.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 8, 2004 10:08 PM PST

You can uninstall it, then go get ZONE ALARM which doesn't have the fee or message.

Bob

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Re: In that case I agree with hairyman.
by hairymon / November 8, 2004 11:46 PM PST

Thanks. Yeah, Zone Alarm is pretty good.

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