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It is now Official
« on: September 12, 2022, 03:37:47 PM »
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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2022, 08:31:13 AM »
In a way I'm a bit sad as this feels more like acquisition that merger, but if they continue doing their own thing, I'm kinda excited, particularly on technology front if they will merge both of their technologies. The part I'm scared of a bit is the history of Symantec/Norton and how they absorbed many cool companies, talked how they'll keep them around and then dissolved them after...
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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2022, 08:43:51 AM »
Sad news.

Especially, considering how bad Symantec/Norton's own antrivurs is (for variety of reasons), from experiences of different people, and my own.

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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2022, 06:32:19 PM »
Info from Norton LifeLock

https://investor.nortonlifelock.com/news/news-details/2022/NortonLifeLock-Completes-Merger-with-Avast/default.aspx

While Vlk's merger message had a human touch, this is total and absolute corporate speak. I don't like it at all...
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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2022, 08:20:09 PM »
From https://investor.nortonlifelock.com/news/news-details/2022/NortonLifeLock-Completes-Merger-with-Avast/default.aspx

"As it starts merging its operations, the Combined Company will soon announce a new name that reflects the forward-thinking vision and scale of its comprehensive Cyber Safety platform and trust-based solutions for consumers around the world."
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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2022, 01:46:03 AM »
In a way I'm a bit sad as this feels more like acquisition that merger

Which is exactly how it is described in the Norton announcement at the
link previously posted:

"NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ: NLOK), a global leader in Cyber Safety, today
announced it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Avast."



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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2022, 04:32:32 AM »
I'm still not very happy about Norton and I really can't trust them.
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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2022, 10:03:01 AM »
I'm still not very happy about Norton and I really can't trust them.

Yeah, I have the same feeling.
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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2022, 10:55:33 AM »
I have only been using Avast Free for over 18 years

Just to let you know, David, there are at lest a dozen other products out there better than Avast! , which you may like them.

But you have to think "out of the box" .......

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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2022, 11:43:15 AM »
I have only been using Avast Free for over 18 years

Just to let you know, David, there are at lest a dozen other products out there better than Avast! , which you may like them.

But you have to think "out of the box" .......

No they aren't. I've been trying other products on and off for years and always returned to Avast because they were always rubbish. Even those today, Bitdefender is still a buggy mess like it has always been, AVIRA was a terrible joke since the early 2000's, Kaspersky has improved, but is filled with useless garbage, still requires account, installs worthless VPN every time with no option to remove it during install, you always need to remove it after install, doing unnecessary reboots. Yuck.
Windows Defender would be great if it wasn't slower than a fresh turd sliding down a 1% slope and if they ever bothered to fix the damn Folder Access Control. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that this feature has been broken for years, since its introduction. Meanwhile Ransomware Shield in Avast, that's the same feature, just endlessly better has worked great since day 1.
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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2022, 01:14:53 PM »
I have only been using Avast Free for over 18 years

Just to let you know, David, there are at lest a dozen other products out there better than Avast! , which you may like them.

But you have to think "out of the box" .......
I'll stay in the safe "Box". I've used Avast since 2003 and have never had an infected system.
Avast has kept my systems safe. I try and report on many new programs and apps but my AV isn't one of those
that I play games with. Avast does it's job and does it well. No sense trying something else and get burned.
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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2022, 02:05:35 PM »
I have only been using Avast Free for over 18 years

Just to let you know, David, there are at lest a dozen other products out there better than Avast! , which you may like them.

But you have to think "out of the box" .......

You don't think I started out using Avast, no I didn't. I kissed my share of frogs before I settled on Avast.  With its configurability it suited my requirements/needs without crippling my systems.

So long as that is the case I have no need to start kissing frogs again.
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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2022, 10:37:34 PM »
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So long as that is the case I have no need to start kissing frogs again.
maybe the frog will eat avast

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Re: It is now Official
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2022, 11:36:19 PM »
I have only been using Avast Free for over 18 years

Just to let you know, David, there are at lest a dozen other products out there better than Avast! , which you may like them.

But you have to think "out of the box" .......

No they aren't. I've been trying other products on and off for years and always returned to Avast because they were always rubbish. Even those today, Bitdefender is still a buggy mess like it has always been, AVIRA was a terrible joke since the early 2000's, Kaspersky has improved, but is filled with useless garbage, still requires account, installs worthless VPN every time with no option to remove it during install, you always need to remove it after install, doing unnecessary reboots. Yuck.
Windows Defender would be great if it wasn't slower than a fresh turd sliding down a 1% slope and if they ever bothered to fix the damn Folder Access Control. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that this feature has been broken for years, since its introduction. Meanwhile Ransomware Shield in Avast, that's the same feature, just endlessly better has worked great since day 1.

What about Webroot?  Light, performant, highly praised.


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