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SatDoug

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Greetings Everyone:
I am using NAV for Windows ME (I forget what version- I'm at work- but I don't think that matters). My free trial period has expired, and as such, Live Update (as well as manual update from Symantic's site) will not update my virus definations. However, I can fool Live Update by changing my PC date settings, rolling back to a time when I was still in the trial period. After I do this, I get the virus definations, then change the clock back to the current date. When I check the date of the "last defination update", sometimes it shows a more recent date & sometimes it doesn't change at all (though I know it downloaded & installed some kind of virus defination update). Does anyone know if it "sticks", or does it go out-of-date again after my PC reboots (of course I get the "NAV Subscription Expired" window every few days, but can live with that). Yes, I'm a cheap *******, but I know there are more of you out there. Any help appreciated!
 
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If I may suggest, don't skimp on your anti-virus software. This is even more important on a work machine. Forty dollars isn't that bad when you consider the way it can save your butt. You may be able to "roll" back your system clock to get updates but that is piracy. How would you feel if someone stole your work?
One user can pass a virus such as Kleez to so many people it's not even funny. I was sent seven different versions of it yesterday because one person didn't have protection.
That right there made the payout to Symantec worth while.
Finally convinced my sister-in-law to get anti-virus. Found 153 instances on her PC.
Sometimes folks don't believe you till they see it.
Same goes for broadband connections using some form of firewall.
 

JohnWill

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If you're really a cheapskate, you know you can manually download the new virus definitions from Norton's site, right?
 
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johnwill, when a friends NAV expired we tried the manual d/l but it wouldn't install with the subscription expired. He isn't cheap, he just mistakenly thought it had expired prematurely.

SatDoug, you can get NAV 2002 here for $11 US.
 

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MadDog, seems an appropriate name. :rolleyes: I wasn't suggesting he rip off Symantec, there is a manual download that is made available for free! McAfee has a similar download available for their AV product if your auto-update has run out. If they didn't want me to download it, they wouldn't make it freely available on the website!
 
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