Norton not updating virus definitions

What’s really strange about all this is how “quietly” it happened. (CLICK HERE to read their news release on the breakup).And to make matters even MORE mysterious, especially for “consumers” who use their Norton products, if you visited the Symantec web site it was actually difficult to find information about the Norton products!

I’ve used AVG Free for a number of years without problems, and for the past year, Bitdefender Free, also with good results.

This past year, Symantec (the makers of Norton products) quietly released two new Internet security programs (Norton Security and Norton Security with Backup) and at that same time, “ended the life” of it’s two mainstream security products, Norton 360 and Norton Internet Security. Then, in early October of 2015, Symantec announced that it was breaking up the company into two separate companies, one focused on security and the other on information management.

Sometimes even if you have virus-protection software installed you can still be at risk, such as when you don't automatically get updates to protect you from the latest threats.

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With the latest Mc Afee Virus Definitions installed on your computer, you can make sure that your Mc Afee product can block online attacks, find and delete malware from your computer, and keep your personal information safe at all times.A virus can cause your PC to act in strange ways -- from going totally dark to not launching programs to mysteriously misplacing files.A computer virus is just what it sounds like: A program that alters the way your computer operates, affects its overall wellbeing, and spreads like wildfire among computers that "come into contact" with each other via the Internet.Once a virus sidesteps your home computer's security defenses -- that is if you have some in place -- it can quickly rip through your system, destroying files, corrupting data, and rendering applications useless.If your family is like most, you can't stand for your computer to be sluggish, let alone crippled indefinitely.It actually took me a couple minutes of clicking on links to finally find the Norton page showing their new Norton Security Standard, Deluxe, and Premium (that includes backup). I’ve personally used Norton Anti-Virus products off and on since the late 1980’s (yes, that’s 80’s), even before Symantec took Norton over from the guy who started it all, Peter Norton (who I actually got to meet at a California programming conference).