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NortonLifeLock - News & Discussion
« on: December 08, 2020, 08:36:48 AM »
NortonLifeLock acquires Avira in $360M all-cash deal, 8 months after Avira was acquired for $180M
https://techcrunch.com/2020/12/07/nortonlifelock-acquires-avira-in-360m-all-cash-deal-8-months-after-avira-was-acquired-for-180m/

« Last Edit: March 26, 2021, 11:22:23 AM by Asyn »
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Re: NortonLifeLock acquires Avira
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2020, 12:58:57 PM »
Wow  :o
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Re: NortonLifeLock acquires Avira
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2021, 09:01:36 AM »
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Re: NortonLifeLock acquires Avira
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2021, 07:10:07 PM »
Well that certainly provides for a larger footprint!
« Last Edit: February 07, 2021, 07:17:25 PM by schmidthouse »

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Re: NortonLifeLock acquires Avira
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 03:30:54 PM »
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Re: NortonLifeLock acquires Avira
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 05:54:29 PM »
UK watchdog takes Norton to court over auto-renewing contracts
https://www.itpro.co.uk/business/business-operations/359000/uk-competition-watchdog-takes-norton-to-court

That should be a wake up call to all Internet Security Providers/Services on how Cancellation and Auto-Renewal 0ptions are handled for their consumers.

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Re: NortonLifeLock acquires Avira
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 09:05:47 PM »
UK watchdog takes Norton to court over auto-renewing contracts
https://www.itpro.co.uk/business/business-operations/359000/uk-competition-watchdog-takes-norton-to-court

That should be a wake up call to all Internet Security Providers/Services on how Cancellation and Auto-Renewal 0ptions are handled for their consumers.

I don't know why they wouldn't comply with the request, but shouldn't all companies provide the means to cancel.
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During the case, the CMA is investigating a number of aspects including whether Norton provides customers with “adequate ways” to cancel the automatic renewal or if it uses unfair contract terms to increase prices paid by customers when contracts automatically renew.

Since many give a good discount (the hook) renewal is often 100%, a long time ago paid users used to get a loyalty discount for renewal but that seems to have fallen by the wayside.  Personally I would never take out an auto payment renewal contract for this very reason as you are almost certainly going to get a renewal bonus offer close to the time ;)
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Re: NortonLifeLock acquires Avira
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2021, 09:18:08 PM »
UK watchdog takes Norton to court over auto-renewing contracts
https://www.itpro.co.uk/business/business-operations/359000/uk-competition-watchdog-takes-norton-to-court

That should be a wake up call to all Internet Security Providers/Services on how Cancellation and Auto-Renewal 0ptions are handled for their consumers.

I don't know why they wouldn't comply with the request, but shouldn't all companies provide the means to cancel.
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During the case, the CMA is investigating a number of aspects including whether Norton provides customers with “adequate ways” to cancel the automatic renewal or if it uses unfair contract terms to increase prices paid by customers when contracts automatically renew.

Since many give a good discount (the hook) renewal is often 100%, a long time ago paid users used to get a loyalty discount for renewal but that seems to have fallen by the wayside. Personally I would never take out an auto payment renewal contract for this very reason as you are almost certainly going to get a renewal bonus offer close to the time ;)

Yes that has been my experience and often pays off significantly

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Re: NortonLifeLock acquires Avira
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2021, 11:17:00 AM »
I feel Asyn's reply #4 should have been a separate thread. The importance of this on the wider AV industry, is likely to be lost under the "NortonLifeLock acquires Avira" subject line.

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Re: NortonLifeLock - News & Discussion
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2021, 11:25:48 AM »
I feel Asyn's reply #4 should have been a separate thread. The importance of this on the wider AV industry, is likely to be lost under the "NortonLifeLock acquires Avira" subject line.
Good point, I adjusted the topic title.
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Re: NortonLifeLock - News & Discussion
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2021, 07:05:11 PM »
I feel Asyn's reply #4 should have been a separate thread. The importance of this on the wider AV industry, is likely to be lost under the "NortonLifeLock acquires Avira" subject line.
Good point, I adjusted the topic title.

Yup, thanks Asyn

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Re: NortonLifeLock - News & Discussion
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2021, 10:31:20 AM »
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Re: NortonLifeLock - News & Discussion
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2021, 12:27:04 AM »
Norton 360 antivirus now lets you mine Ethereum cryptocurrency
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/cryptocurrency/norton-360-antivirus-now-lets-you-mine-ethereum-cryptocurrency/

Interesting inclusion for a Security Software.
Would make it more secure for participants/miners

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Re: NortonLifeLock - News & Discussion
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2021, 12:35:07 AM »
Norton 360 antivirus now lets you mine Ethereum cryptocurrency
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/cryptocurrency/norton-360-antivirus-now-lets-you-mine-ethereum-cryptocurrency/

Interesting inclusion for a Security Software.
Would make it more secure for participants/miners
Wonder how much resources that eats up?
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Re: NortonLifeLock - News & Discussion
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2021, 07:19:22 AM »
Norton 360 antivirus now lets you mine Ethereum cryptocurrency
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/cryptocurrency/norton-360-antivirus-now-lets-you-mine-ethereum-cryptocurrency/

Interesting inclusion for a Security Software.
Would make it more secure for participants/miners
Wonder how much resources that eats up?

I'm sure there's discussion on the Norton Community (forum)