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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2008, 04:53:09 AM »
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2008, 05:08:24 AM »
Well there went anything good about Spyware Doctor or Pc Tools firewall  ;D
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2008, 05:49:41 AM »
They say that both brands will continue separately, but then "they" always do in this sort of situation.

Even so there could be some policy changes at PC Tools. Call me a skeptic but the only useful thing I've ever seen Symantec give away is their customers!

Speaking personally, no advantage to me in this "foreign aquisition". when CA bought VET, it moved them closer to me (VET was in Melbourne, CA HQ is in Sydney). PC Tools HQ is already here but Symantec has no Sydney office. I guess I'll cope somehow.. ;D
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2008, 05:52:55 AM »
Well at least they'll continue separately what I was worried for is that PC Tools has a excellent product in Spyware Doctor (minus the huge memory usage) great detection rates and such but I was worried that symantec might change around Spyware Doctor to make it more like Norton and that would just completely turn me away from it
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2008, 06:37:25 AM »
They say that both brands will continue separately, but then "they" always do in this sort of situation.



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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2008, 08:14:39 AM »
Ah YoKenny!

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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2008, 12:47:05 PM »
PC Tools FW free users must say bye bye and replace his FW. ;D

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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 02:56:29 PM »
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PC Tools FW free users must say bye bye and replace his FW
so i guess no more freebies from pctools after it becomes known as part of NORTON CRAP!!!!
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 04:31:59 PM »
Bye bye recommendations to PC Tools Spyware Doctor and Firewall...
They always promise independent companies... we know what that suppose for the the freewares... Bye bye...
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2008, 04:56:48 PM »
I may be foolish, but what makes you think symantec won't pursue into like PCTools FW software for free. You never know! ???
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2008, 04:57:12 PM »
Well for the time being those who wish to take advantage of the free products, but I can't see Symantec spit buying a company from the goodness of their heart and continue with the free products. They want something and are prepared to pay for it, hopefully to give them a commercial/technological boost.

All we can do is watch and see products merge in the fullness of time and the disappearance of the independent product. Like what happened when Symantec bought Power Quest Drive Image they took the best bits and merged it with Norton Ghost.

I'm still using the last Version of Drive Image before the buyout, they aren't getting any of my money ;D
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2008, 05:02:56 PM »
I've never used their software but I really hope they will independently develop their software even under Symantec.

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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2008, 09:53:26 PM »
Going to be independent
Great
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Re: Symantec gobbles up PC Tools
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2008, 11:14:19 PM »
I've never used their software but I really hope they will independently develop their software even under Symantec.
Nothing is independent to Symantec  >:(
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