Google made Symantec an offer it can't refuse

Slam bam...

By on October 29, 2015 8:05:46 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums External Link

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Read this at ars technica. Not only did Google slam Symantec but also threatened to use Chrome to flag any of their sites as unsafe. Poor Symantec...they just can't win.

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October 31, 2015 4:11:15 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It's not the first time that 'bully boy' Google has flagged or threatened to flag sites.... and this time I think its association with McAfee may have something to do with the scrutiny Symantec finds itself under.  Not that I care one way or the other.... don't like either of 'em.

 

 

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October 31, 2015 6:40:36 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't like them either but I thought Symantec would at least know better.

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November 1, 2015 2:21:31 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I don't know if it's knowing better or just cutting corners to lower costs.  Many companies do it!  Some get away with it, others don't.  It would seem that Symantec has been falling out of favour with consumers and companies alike.  There was a time when it was the largest PC security company around, but far from it these days.  I know that I'd never use anything Norton or Symantec again.  Besides eating up system resources like they were free snacks, NIS frequently found false positives and locked up things I wanted/needed to use. 

In the end I found a better alternative and uninstalled it... and boy, didn't that take some doing.  To remove every single trace of it was frustrating and time consuming, but that was before the official 'removal tool' was released.  I've not used Norton again to see if that works as advertised, but I've heard that it is quite effective.  My HP 2-in-1 came with Norton in the bloatware, but that was just a trial version and easily gotten rid of because it hadn't been installed or activated, etc.  I mean, who in their right mind would install that? 

Anyway, I've done all my 'hate this and hate that' for the day, I'm off to watch some cricket on TV... England vs Pakistan.

 

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November 1, 2015 7:21:20 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Only once did I allow Norton to run the trial version, much to my dismay. Three weeks into it I discovered a host of PUPs, mostly from Spigot. Attempts were made to change my search engine and home page plus downloads not authorized by me. After careful consideration, about three seconds worth, I turned MalwareBytes loose on it. Needless to say the PUPs did not survive. Then ASC's uninstaller took out the rest. Never again did I allow Norton's BS A/V to run on any machine of mine or friends for that matter. 

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