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Old 01-25-2010, 03:05 AM
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Default Comcast now offering Norton

I haven't seen anything come up in the forums about this, so would like to let everyone know. Last Wednesday, Comcast dropped McAfee Security Suite in favor of Norton Security Suite (nearly the same as Norton 360). I've already installed it for a few customers that have Comcast and it's surprisingly quick and easy to install! (just log in to Comcast.com w/ customer's comcast email address and password and click on Security ... no product keys or subscriptions to mess around with)

I know that not everyone is a Norton fan, so please disregard this post if you're in that boat. I'm not looking to start any arguments about what's the best security suite.

http://security.comcast.net/norton/resi/?cid=33_230
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:13 AM
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well at least youll be getting more return business from them to remove viruses
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:02 AM
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That makes sense because the McAfee security sweet distributed through Comcast was such a hog that would bring an already slow system to its knees. But at the same time when I was doing tech support for Comcast I lost count of how many systems that I would need to blow away Nortons from customers systems to get their connectivity going again after all other methods failed. Six of one half dozen of the other I guess?
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Well at least the latest Norton is a lot lighter than predecesors and McAfee; that should help keep things nice and fast
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Comcast should stay out of the AV world. Period.
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Old 01-25-2010, 03:35 PM
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It is better for the customers who take them up on it how ever Symantec still lets things by too easily that it is no good. For those who don't want to pay for AV it is good but I like to think that how much could customers save if Comcast wasn't doing this? They have to buy license for this and even at a discounted rate it is still something the customer ends up paying for. I agree they should just back out entirely and let the customers be responsible and put a warning for the users that they should not be using the internet with out AV.
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well at least youll be getting more return business from them to remove viruses
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Very very true
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