I Don`t Like the Look of this Norton Warning [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Tech

Is Norton AntiVirus serious?
There are 99 comments:
Female 934
Intimidating, Norton :|
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Male 51
that compueter is now swimming with the fishes! :)
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Male 168
That`s not even a good computer. l:

In 2003 it was.

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Male 8
Don`t insult Norton, or he`ll give you an offer you can`t refuse.
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Female 78
That`s not even a good computer. l:
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Female 5
You`re Norton`s puppet in a cruel world of viruses. The only thing is, is that Norton is crap ;DDDD
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Male 9
wow, is that a threat, YES!
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Male 712
When I woke up this morning, I pulled back the covers, rolled over and found a dead hard drive and two sticks of RAM lying next to me. I think those guys made me an offer I couldn`t refuse.
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Male 136
Norton does next to nothing anyway, it can`t do anything with the viruses it detects, just tells you to pay to get better updates, which are also crap. Better freeware exists.
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Male 322
OSX FTL.

I`m a PC and Windows 7 was my idea.
You`re a Mac and you jacked half of your `innovative` tech from PCs.

Don`t get me started, boy.

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Female 4,376
nice.
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Male 15,510
" *Go OSX, Go OSX!* "

Or Ubuntu Linux...

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Male 1,045
@ angilion
yes, it is.
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Male 8
Am I the only one that noticed the Godfather Reference?

I sincerely hope not...... Watch it or else =)

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Male 131
*Go OSX, Go OSX!*
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Male 490
Kapersky, Antivir, and NOD32 ftw.

I`ll stick with my nod32.

Honestly though, I don`t even need that. I was on the internet until 2 years ago with absolutely no protection and never got a virus; I scanned every so often with free scanners (like avg and avast), then used spybot and ad-aware plus just to check for spyware every so often.
I`ve only gotten one virus in my life, and it was completely my fault.

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Male 12,365
"AV as a business is similar to the mafia "protection" racket, where you pay them every month so they don`t break your legs. Somehow, it`s legal one way, against the law the other. Hmm?"

Do you really think that it is a *routine* practice for AV vendors to write and release viruses?

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Male 165
just get linux...
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Male 690
Noron`s AV is the biggest racket ever.
There are free ones that are better.
AV as a business is similar to the mafia "protection" racket, where you pay them every month so they don`t break your legs. Somehow, it`s legal one way, against the law the other. Hmm?
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Female 129
Ripped from b3ta. Again.
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Male 152
This is weak..
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Male 367
All Anti-Virus software is fundamentally worthless.
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Male 12,365
AV software is far from useless. I also cross-check with process explorer, but a decent AV will catch almost everything before it becomes a problem. You`ll only find it in process explorer when it is already active...and how often do you check process explorer?
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Female 5,222
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Male 907
Antivirus systems are useless. I prefer the old fashioned way. Process Explorer + HijackThis.
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Male 703
dont you dare screw me
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Male 12,138
Norton and McAfee: Dry-F*cking your computer in the ass more than anything the internet has to offer could possibly do.
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Male 292
AVG is the sh*t. Norton and McAfee are for n00bs
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Male 96
McAfee seems to work well for me. Maybe you should actually buy something before you say it sucks.

Using free trials doesn`t say anything.

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Male 988
bullguard ftw
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Male 34
mcafee is terrible
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Male 294
kevster, mcafee is just as bad.
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Male 1,045
fu.ck norton anyway.
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Female 3,828
lol awesome
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Male 1,523
ONLY 300 gb? hm hm hm...
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Male 1,837
mcafee boyee
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Male 1,918
Awesome, norton is an anti-virus/virus
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Male 308
ESET all the way b*tches!
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Male 4,593
Brilliant. I wish it were real.
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Female 1,283
Jeez, and my parents wonder why I switched to AVG lol.
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Female 9,560
Norton sucks anyway.
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Male 592
XD who actually uses norton?
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Male 1,485
i do hope thats real
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Male 819
"I`m waiting for the price of SSDs to come down to about $1/gb. Anyone hazard a guess as to when that will be?"

I think it depends how big of a hard drive you want. Right now 128 gb are at about 300, so within a year they should be at half price, making it around a dollar a gb.

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Male 363
"sounds like norton is threatening to destroy the computer"

quite an observation thespoon...

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Male 3,755
That`s a good computer for 2003.
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Male 148
Psssssh nobody in their right mind uses norton anyhow. Avast is where its at.

lol`d though

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Female 15,763
You wake up the next morning with only a laptop screen in your bed...
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Male 211
sounds like norton is threatening to destroy the computer... that sucks
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Male 10,855
Good thing I switched to Kaspersky.
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Male 456
@LazyMe484

That`ll still be a crap load of money for a 500gb harddrive

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Male 1,375
I have avast! and it works perfectly norton is......meh iono why so many companies use it
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Male 10,440
Norton is mediocre to the extreme. There are so many cheaper and more effective alternatives.

As for the hard drive talk...

I`m waiting for the price of SSDs to come down to about $1/gb. Anyone hazard a guess as to when that will be?

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Male 2,582
Your safer without it.
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Male 678
Norton gonna make him an offer he cannot refuse!
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Male 12,365
shunpo_31:

The only case I can think of that matches your post is using a Raptor as the main system drive and a high-capacity 7200 for bulk storage. 5400 rpm drives are usually aimed at the low-power low-noise market, not mainstream, and the difference in access times between 7200 HDD with similar areal density is minor. The only way to get a significantly lower access time is with a higher spin (to reduce rotational latency) and that means Raptor or SCSI. SCSI is rarely used on home PCs, so it`s basically down to Raptor, which does max out at 300GB.

It is not true that any self-respecting computer geek uses them.

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Male 12,365
"What quad-core comes with a 300GB HDD?"

When the first quad-core CPUs aimed at normal PCs came out, 300GB was a high capacity for a HDD, probably using 2 ~150GB platters.

It`s a moot point anyway, as this joke is dated 2003 and there weren`t any quad-core CPUs for PCs back then.

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Male 332
lol that kinda scares me a bit...good thing i don`t have norton!
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Female 931
Lmao!
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Male 7,817
wow, the norton people are getting pushy.
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Male 86
Davymid, I can fix that for you.
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Male 12,138
Never had anti-virus software in my life. Never had a virus in my life. All it takes is a bit of common sense and not surfing dodgy sites...
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Male 1,381
@mah boi:

any self-respecting computer geek uses a main processing hard drive with low-volume, high RPM stats for speed, while using other high-volume, lower RPM drives for storage. the 7200 terabyte versions are great for keeping random junk, but access times are usually less than optimal.

in short, they`re not talking about *buying* a "quad-core". REAL computer geeks build theirs from scratch.

although I would personally shoot ANY self-proclaimed geek who uses Norton. out of respect.

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Male 270

"What quad-core comes with a 300GB HDD?"

Because the size of your hard drive has much to do with what kind of processor you have...

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Male 216
If this was a true anti virus, i suspect malware
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Female 1,395
O.o I`m glad my anti-virus isnt so passive aggressive; i`m paranoid enough as it is.
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Male 172
@iluvrevenge:

Maybe you should stop downloading brotherly love pr0n from some isolated forum somewhere in the internet..

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Male 606
What quad-core comes with a 300GB HDD?
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Male 373
In agreeance with lukas1051!
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Female 369
I swear to effing God the Nortan anti-virus is pure fail. I have it and my computer is still crap galore full of cart-wheeling bugs and viruses.
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Male 1,718
Norton or HAL?
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Male 1,220
Norton? lawl.
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Male 12,365
I`m not sure which relieved my boredom more - this amusing bit of fakery or Xavroche`s ancient Greece meets the Mafia joke.

I use Avast!, Zone Alarm, Ad-aware and Spybot. All free, all working together smoothly. I`ve had to fix other people`s problems with bloaty commercial security software too often. The classic was a spate of people who had a trial of McAfee free with an off the shelf PC who bought and installed Norton when the McAfee trial expired. At the time, doing that would stop a PC from booting into Windows.

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Male 901
10 points to xavroche for making a clever joke.
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Male 3,425
AVG 9.0 to the rescue!
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Male 976
>>I refused to buy their software... then one day, I turned on my computer, and there was a trojan horse`s head on my desktop.... Don`t mess with them...<<

*rimshot*

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Male 769
the mafia for virus protection
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Male 4,393
O.o oh no...
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Male 819
I refused to buy their software... then one day, I turned on my computer, and there was a trojan horse`s head on my desktop.... Don`t mess with them...
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Male 606
Yes, this is fake.

OBTW, not to start anything, but Norton is lame antivirus for the space it takes up.

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Male 1,011
People who sell anti-spyware = makers of viruses.

Freeware ftw!

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Male 1,357
Didn`t norton actually get caught for paying some guy to write viruses?
It`s probably not true but the picture sparked a memory from somewhere!
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Male 1,406
lol, pretty funny
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Male 25,417
Im just saying something COULD happen to it!
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Male 672
`Ey Norton! Are you talkin to me? Are YOU talkin to ME?
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Male 5,094
Meh for paying for antivirus programs, use one of the free ones instead.
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Male 2,125
That`d scare me a lot o.o
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Male 126
is this fake?
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Male 1,666
Heh, creative persuasion
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Male 174
Skynet is the virus!!
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Female 163
lol. sounds like the mafia version of the warning
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Male 63
Is IAB serious asking asking us if we take the image to be serious that Norton is being serious? Shopped. I`m totally cereal. That`s shopped.
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Male 2,506
My "associate" is kaspersky
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Male 5,314
only 300GB?
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Male 291
hahaha
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Male 1,129
how could you possible have a quadcore 300gb in 2003. FAKE!!! haha thats the first time ive ever said that
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Male 976
What are you, a wiseguy?
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Male 1,403
nice
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Male 20,829
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