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Renewing your anti-virus

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Johnnie C, Apr 13, 2010.

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  1. Johnnie C

    Johnnie C Thread Starter

    Feb 6, 2004
    When your anti-virus subscription expires(mine is norton) do you have to renew it online ? I went and bought the latest cd in the store, can I run this to renew my anti-virus also ?
  2. Cheeseball81

    Cheeseball81 Retired Moderator

    Mar 3, 2004
    You could do it either way. I'd usually tell people to buy a new disc just in case their computer ever crashes or they had to wipe the hard drive.

    What version did you have and what version did you purchase?
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    Just something for you to think about doing. When you purchase and download any program on-line, print off and save the webpage or Email that has the product key/serial number and contact information. Burn off the program to a CD-R and save it with the printed page in a plastic jewel case. If something happens down the line and you have to reinstall it, you'll be all set. (y)

  4. Snagglegaster

    Snagglegaster Banned

    Sep 12, 2006
    Buying the current version of Norton AV is most likely a better idea than renewing your old version. Symantec has improved their product significantly with each recent new release. If you've bought a newer version, uninstall the older one before you update.
  5. KLR


    Dec 1, 2001
    If you have the latest version (NAV/NIS 2010- then just use the code on the store bought version to update subscription.
    If you have an older version - you can download the most recent version from Symantec and then use your code you bought. Downloading is usually newer that disk version..
    Then run live update a few times to make sure you are right up to date..
  6. perfume

    perfume Banned

    Sep 12, 2008
    Dear Johnnie c,
    That's experience and wisdom giving you a fine advise! The one thing to note here is a boxed version is very good, but if programs like MBAM release new "VERSIONS" quite fast,the installation disc is useful only as far as the ID and KEY are concerned. ( MBAM prints them on the disk).

    If you are in the "good habit:)" of taking a "Backup and Restore Image", when something untowards happens, you get to apply the image back on your HD and you are ready to" light the fires and kick the tires"(thanks to Will Smith)!;)(y)
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