Activation, the Tale of a Customer Lost

Last weekend Nagscifi’s copy of Norton AntiVirus decided that it needed to be activated. No more downloads of antivirus definitions and patches, no more email scanning, no more file scanning, in fact, no more antivirus protection of any kind. Needless to say, Nagscifi’s laptop is now running an antivirus package produced by one of Norton’s competitors.

The new antivirus package includes one years worth of downloadable virus definitions and patches, but in order to take advantage of the downloads the software must be registered. That is all well and good, but I am somewhat annoyed about the requirement to register as it was not mentioned in any of the sales literature. Next up, finding an antivirus package that includes email scanning and that requires neither registration nor activation (or, at least, is upfront about the requirement).

One Response to “Activation, the Tale of a Customer Lost”

  1. Charles Says:

    Have you tried Moon Secure Anti Virus? I’ve been running it for years, its free, free updates, and lighter weight than most commercial products. You can get it from SourceForge.