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Question about Norton 2010

by novembergrl / January 12, 2010 7:32 AM PST

C-Net says "Norton Internet Security 2010 (1 User, 3 PCs)". Does this mean that even if I buy the 3 PC pac, it can't be installed on 3 computers in different households?

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Re: Question about Norton 2010
by Carol~ Moderator / January 12, 2010 9:52 AM PST


This is a first for me. I don't remember starting a post with "I don't know". The fact is, I don't. Take a look at the below thread, which was posted at the Norton Community forum. It may (or may not) clarify things.

According to the thread, they have a "3 User" and "1 User" option. If you're plans are to use it in 3 different households, it would lead me to believe, they may also view it as "3 different user's". Confused I don't know what method they use to enforce their policy. It's ONLY a guess on my part.

"3 user vs. 1 user / 3 pc"

I'm sure you'll eventually get a response, from someone who's used Norton, or other software with the same sort of offer. If not, as you'll see in the thread, you can contact Symantec Customer Service for further clarification.

Best of luck..

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3 user software
by Phil Crase / January 12, 2010 11:14 PM PST

Yes you can load it in other computers but it will key to the original installers license key and the expiration/start date will coincide with the original install date. It is sort of inconvenient but it can be done. The software manufacturers have done this on purpose, basically for control, tracking and future resubscription.If it is done within a household or office, it is no big deal but loading for friends to use, can be a pain.

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