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- john townsley
April 11, 2005, 2:26 am
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I have a copy of nortons anti-virus downloaded from the net and paid up to
date. I am getting a new computer and want it on my new computer. How do I
Just copy the whole directory on norton anti-virus over or download again
I cant find anything on the web site to download this
what can i do
I can forgive theft but not incompetence :-) If you're going to
pirate software, learn to do it right. And that means keeping
As for where and how to get bootleg software, who am I to
encourage you in your life of crime? However, I will say that is
so easy and available that it would be astounding if you could
not bootstrap into it after five minutes' research.
BTW, if you do decide to trawl the net for bootleg software, be
sure your firewalls, anti-virus, and anti-spyware software are in
good working order.
john townsley wrote:
I said "...ie be careful what you download. You WILL get more than your
bargained for..." In other words, it sound like you are downloading illegal
software. Many sites claim to give users "hacked" software when in fact it
I was just trying to point that out...
"Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy operating systems." -
Either give me a sensible reply or take your nonsense elsewhere onto another
forum. This is a group for sensible people wanting help not some teenage
'have a swipe at people' for the hell of it.
If you only want to be stupid i suggest you spend your time doing something
else more meaningful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is with you and thefts.........I bought the bloody thing and have paid
to update it again.
A word to the wise.
You obviously have no clue about security and are simply intent in annoying
people for the hell of it.
Get away from this newsgroup...This place is not for you.
..I am only asking for help, not peoples narrow-minded percpetions on
I have wasted enough time on replying to some absurd and sad message
If you had paid for it, you would have it; there would be no
question of how to get it again.
Your lies were totally transparent the first time, despite your
"nudge, nudge, wink, wink" stories about having lost the
But if, by some fluke, your story were true, are you so stupid as
not to do the obvious, and contact Symantec? Why would you have
to come here whinging plaintively for help?
You are either dishonest or terminally thick. In either case you
are beyond help.
Cant you read?, how many times do I have to tell you what happened.
You can download a copy of the anti-virus without having a CD......
If you had any idea of security, antivirus or anything you wouldnt reply
with such teenage stupid replies. I have contacted symantic but decided to
ask here for help........look what I got. Some teenage half-baked accusation
about trying hatch a pirate software plot.
You have seen too many movies
Your rash conclusions are not only annoying , I find them amusing now.
How can anyone be insitant of some ridiculous train of thought without
proof. What do you want all my product details to check up if it is legal.
be my guest..check it up
Take my advice , get away from this newsgroups about security. you have no
real idea or any concept of how to speak to people. Get away from the
computer and interact with REAL people for your own sake. Stop being so rude
and if you suspect something, use investigative skills to gather up all the
Thats how it works in the real world!.....be in it
On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 07:31:52 +0000, wrote:
Actually, there is a online site, called Symantec.com, where you can
purchase their products online, without media, where it places a
downloaded file somewhere on your computer (depends on how you have
downloaded it and the browser) that is used to install it. The downloaded
file and it's update files are needed. The symantec folder won't do any
good, it's not a folder that can be copied and then work.
Don't you just love jumping to assumptions based on lack of reading the
OP's post - he already, twice, said he bought it and paid for the update.
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And twice he's been lying through his teeth.
If he bought it, he phones or emails Symantec and waits for the
answer. As simple and straightforward as that. No need to come
whinging to this group.
No need, that is, unless the clueless bugger is looking for info
on how to pirate the software (including installing it on more
than one computer or otherwise circumventing its activation
Hell, contact information and even fully-functional trial
versions - ready for instant download - are prominently posted at
the site. So he needn't be without protection even while waiting
for Symantec to respond. Moreover - and this is the icing on the
cake! - the trial version is instantly upgradeable to the regular
version by entering a valid key (which the lying or stupid
bastard claims to have).
On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 14:03:28 +0000, wrote:
While you could be right, my experience with Symantec on the personal
products side for support has been less than stellar. I own 50 licenses
for Symantec AV Corp Ed 9 and SMS for Exchange, in addition to having
purchase more than 500 licenses for clients. Even with a premium support
plan they seem to almost never return email questions sent to their
support group, only phone calls.
When calling about home/personal products they almost never answer and
have never answered emails I've sent to them.
My mother in-law downloaded and installed NAV 2004, and when she went to
update it she could not find the update file and could not remember where
she saved it.... after some looking I found the update and was able to
Other companies have gone to downloading downloader stubs and then putting
a installer on your computer - if you look hard enough you can backup the
file (such as with PcAnywhere) so that you can reinstall if you
wipe/reinstall your system.
I didn't see anything in the OP's post that indicates he's a pirate or
thief, and I've not seen anything the OP has posted since that would
indicate it. Maybe you should lighten-up a little until you have proof
that a poster is a pirate.
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Symantec's products are the very epitome of intrusive bloatware,
true. And their service is poor. But, besides being a further
indictment of john williams's poor judgment, none of that changes
the fact that his **legitimate** avenues for solving his problem
remain **solely** between him and Symantec and have **nothing
whatsoever** to do with this group.
He came here looking to bypass that legitimate route. That makes
him a thief, a liar, a fool, or some combination thereof.
Nothwithstanding his idiotic protestations, I stand by my initial
assessment of thief as the most likely explanation.
(If he had a key he had only to re-download the software again,
something I confirmed myself was not merely possible but easy.
And that downloaded software will accept - indeed, prompts for! -
a legitimate key. That he did not do this establishes that he is
a thief - or possibly a fool. But I have no interest in pursuing
the matter to conclusively find out which.)
PS The name of this newsgroup is alt.computer-security, not
alt.symantec.customer-relations. The fact that the software he
is having problems with (entirely of his own making, it seems) is
anti-virus is incidental and has no bearing on the fact that this
group is not the place to be looking for end-runs around Symantec
You clearly have reading comprehension problems. I anticipated
and answered that objection in my previous post. Nothing about
william's request is specifically related to security or privacy
matters. Yes, he happens to be talking about an anti-virus
program but his problem is unrelated to that fact - his problem
would be the same if it were a cooking program or a spreadsheet.
And, although you have autistically fixated on a side issue, the
central point remains that replacement programs and contact
details are readily available on Symantec's site. The only
reasons for him not doing so is that he is a thief, a liar, a
fool, or all three.
On Mon, 11 Apr 2005 21:04:27 +0000, wrote:
Other than your speculation, I don't see any clear sign that he's doing,
asking, trying anything underhanded or anything that indicates he's a
pirate. I'm a strong proponent of licensing and purchasing what one uses,
but see nothing in his posts that indicate anything like piracy.
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