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    News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    Embarrassing episode affecting cherished business customers.
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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    Touch wood, not had this issue at my work place...so far.

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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    that's an awful picture to use...
    Old puter - still good enuff till I save some pennies!

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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    If you install malware such as Norton Anti-virus then what else do you expect?
    "Reality is what it is, not what you want it to be." Frank Zappa. ----------- "The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike." Huang Po.----------- "A drowsy line of wasted time bathes my open mind", - Ride.

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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    Quote Originally Posted by iranu View Post
    If you install malware such as Norton Anti-virus then what else do you expect?
    Hmm, if I'd paid for NAV then I think "do no harm" would be high up my list of expectations.

    Thankfully I've been NAV free both @home and @work for years now, and I even managed to avoid any comment about incredulity of running any business critical systems on XP (mainly because I've got an XP VM myself)

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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    Someone should tell these people to that you can get quality antivirus programs like MS Security Essentials, Avast etc etc for free and that they should just give up and stop taking people's money to ruin their computing experience.

    Ok ok so I know there is a market for paid AV and that corporates usually can't access free AV but even so, that these guys charge premium rates and still make huge cock ups like this is appalling.

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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    Had no issues with Norton products and intend to use it. XP is no longer supported as far as I remember. Tough $hit I would say.
    As for free antivirus, am sure they run their business one way or the other. Now tell me how can that be done without any charges directly to a customer? Oh and.. When something goes wrong good luck claiming from them.

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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    It's ironic that businesses still use a pile of crap like Norton. Sigh!

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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    We use Endpoint, its not actually that bad, it does its job well, lots of functionality, easy to use management console, we have no plans to upgrade or change.

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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    Never liked Symantec !!!
    One of the reasons as above !!

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    Re: News - Symantec anti-virus update causes BSOD on Win XP

    I thought Norton have redeemed themselves? That's what I read a few months ago anyway.

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