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News Symantec's LiveConnect: Adware?

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Da Dego, 10 Nov 2006.

  1. Da Dego

    Da Dego Brett Thomas

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  2. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Is "presumedly" actually a word...;)
    -- Why yes, it is! ;) -Da Dego

    If it's such a useful install, why not shout about - something doesn't quite add up.

    I haven't used Symantec/Norton for ages, because it's such bloatware, this is just another reason not to install it.
     
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  3. Aankhen

    Aankhen What's a Dremel?

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    Not according to Oxford (it's not under presume either). :p dictionary.com is not a very reliable resource, it's just the most obvious one. :)
     
  4. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    isn't Symantec a virus?
     
  5. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    I thought so too, just another process's to add to their mountain of existing ones.
     
  6. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    Symantec / Norton was great in the days of DOS when only one program (and maybe a few TSRs) ran at a time but they never learned to play well with others. They still think they need (and deserve) total system control. I haven't installed it in years but I've UNinstalled many times.

    :hehe:
     
  7. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Minimodder

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    Couldn't agree more! :rolleyes:
     
  8. plagio

    plagio What's a Dremel?

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    Yep, same here. Have to quote you
     
  9. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    My Sony laptops come with a free trial of norton. Problem is that I cant remove it without agreeing to its licence.

    When I do a system restore on the laptop I get the pop up from norton asking me to agree to its licence. now I click disagree and it disapears until reboot when it re-apears. I go into control panel and do a remove and it wont let me uninstall it. It says I have to agree to is licence first. So there you have it. I have to agree to a licence I dont want in order to remove its software or if I disagree I have to put up with it on laptop and it chucking a notice in my face everytime I switch my laptop on asking me to agree.

    It feels like a bullying tactic. Its my computer and I dont want it and they are forcing me to accept their licence in order to remove their software.


    Anyone else had that??

    I have been using NOD all this year which is far better.
     
  10. Boswell

    Boswell Minimodder

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    I would just simply phone up Sony (Symantec will only say "because its an oem product you have to phone your computer producer and not us"). They should be able to tell you what to do.
     
  11. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Why does this not surprise me?

    This is soo true of many, could not agree with you any more than anyone esle has agreed.

    This does not surprise me either.

    Try and remove Norton through Add/Remove does work, to an extent, however theres still tonnes of **** left on your pc.

    Sam
     
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